1993 called, they want their hair back!
I was pretty sure I'd find something good if I typed "I sure do love Jesus" into YouTube search, but DAMN.
I can't decide if this child's addicted to all the attention he's getting, or if he's just a few brain-chemicals shy of a lucid thought.
My inner Bill Frist tells me that he's a narcissist who claims Jesus speaks through him because he feels people will hang on his every word.
But what the fuck do I know? It's not like I have Jesus around to fill in the blanks for me.
I think it starts as one and becomes the other. You should be suspicious of any church that encourages someone who is rolling around on the floor spasming and screaming gibberish, instead of dialing 911 or calling their parents to the nursery to calm them down. Eventually they start worshiping epileptics.
Why was he praying in Klingon at the end?
Don't copy what I'm saying!
This is actually a deleted scene from Terminator 2.
It is fun to read the Bible while high and all, but come on.
Oh yes, we shall have much from this one...
Seriously though, I don't understand the whole praying in tongues thing. Sometimes making nonsense noises is good (like I guess this was) and other times it's bad (for supposed possession and such) In either case, all it seems to be is random sounds strung together without thought, and somehow that makes it special.
Does anyone know why it's supposed to be special? Really, I'd love to know.
Speaking in tongues happens when you're possessed by the Holy Spirit. God is speaking through you in the original language which everyone spoke before the Tower of Babel business, or something. Why God would want to speak to you in a language you don't understand is unclear, as is the reason the language isn't consistent from possession to possession. Whatever God's reasons, speaking in tongues offers the social cachet of a direct personal line to God without the responsibilities that might come with it if you were given a message you could interpret.
Biblically, people who "spoke in tongues" were assumed to be possessed by the spirit of the lord or a saint who was talking through them in a language the actual person couldn't possible understand, thus proof that the person was blessed and not just batshit insane.
Somewhere a long the line, talking in complete bullshit nonsense became an acceptable substitute for ACTUAL speaking in tongues. I think it began with American evangelicalism sometime.
Whoa...we must have posted at the exact same time.
Oh, you meant why do people do it at all. As usual, (1) SP beat me to it and (2) because they have misread the Bible.
So, there's this book called Snow Crash...
I got a message from Jesus once too-
You wouldn't believe how much fun I'm having here. The beach is so beautiful I could eat it with a spoon, and the pool has a bar that serves drinks the size of my face! I got a present for you, you'll never guess what it is. Also, repent and come to the Father through Me.
Wish you were here,
A young Val Kilmer...
This kid is fast becoming my favorite PoETV exhibit.
Esei karto gorodte esei karto gorode esei gorodokate goroda esei.
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