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Worst kind of people, and I can tell from personal experience. There is a quote from Shakespeare that says: "And thus I clothe my naked villainy with old odd ends stolen forth from holy writ, and seem a saint when most I play the devil".
I agree. Letting Neil deGrasse Tyson on TV is embarrassing. Anyone who promotes the idea that after the universe formed it looped back in time so it could be the cause if its own creation has serious issues.
I've watched a plethora of videos on YouTube where people pronounce the word "cavalry" as "calvary" but this marks the first I've ever heard this hilarious verbal inversion the other way round. What amuses me most about this is that by sounding out either word letter for letter, one can produce the proper pronunciation, yet despite this fact these two words continue to be confused and mispronounced. Thanks for the laugh Simon.
Publicly, overtly evangelical Christian = adulterous gay pedophile, probably partakes in domestic violence too. (Nothing wrong with being gay unless your life is dedicated to telling others that there’s something wrong with being gay... hypocrisy is an abomination and hypocrites should be stoned to death)
I was on vacation in Orlando when Jim and Tammy Bakker moved to Orlando. There was a big billboard which said
Jim and Tammy
Go to Miami.
I found out where they had set up their new TV ministry. It was an abandoned minimall with grass growing up in the cracks. The phrase which came to mind was "how the mighty have fallen." it was very very sad.
Even in my more devout, younger years. I held a deep hatred of televangelists and mega churches. It screams of vanity and it makes my blood boil. Especially prosperity gospel hucksters. I sincerely hope there's a cold, horrific hell waiting for them.
Oh there was Tammy Faye Bakker—by the way pronounced Baker in spite of the extra K. My friends and I would watch her just to see her heavy trampy makeup, false eyelashes, hair color but mainly to watch her cry. Rarely a TV time happened that Tammy didn’t turn on the water works especially while praying for someone and asking for money. Amazing woman.
What about Jim Jones convincing his followers to not only drink Kool-Aid laced with cyanide, but force their babies and children to drink it too. This occurred in Guyana, South America on November 18, 1978.
Shortly before Haggard’s scandal broke, he was “interviewed” by Richard Dawkins for Dawkins’ documentary on Faith. He was arrogant and condescending AF. As Dawkins’ production crew were packing up, Haggard sent a security detail over to the Dawkins group that ordered them “off of his property” immediately bc Dawkins had said ‘we are all animals’ which Haggard interpreted as calling his children ‘animals’. Some fairly pompous behavior by a guy who, by deduction, was at the time smoking meth and having ghey sects while preaching “Fahgs are bad, m’kay’, lololol.
'Deny lust and you will be molested by strange perversions.' I read that quote in a collection of similar sayings like 'Deny anger and you will be consumed by rage.' and similar things. The more inhumanly 'pure' someone claims to be, the greater the likelihood they are in reality a savagely immoral character who has harmed many.
+gritsnsand There's a difference between denial and control, my dude. To control something, you first have to acknowledge that it exists. By denying that something even exists to begin with, you are by definition unable to control it, which allows it to grow and fester unchecked, but unseen.
So the message is don't try to control anger, lust, a desire to steal or kill ? Don't try to improve yourself, just go with the flow? I believe that was summed up as "Do what thou wilt", the motto of Aleister Crowley. No thanks.
For the #2 entry: Jessica Hann described it more as an pressured/assault not an affair. And another pastor was involved. I believe she sued him and then it was settled as well as the previous hush money paid before. Idk. It was a messy situation all together.
Why would anyone belong to a Megachurch? My sister belonged to one. It was held in an amphitheater with a giant screen and a Rolling Stone quality speaker system. The reason most people go to church is social interaction. How do you get that if the congregation is thousands?
7:34 “Cavalry” chapel. 😂 That must be the kind where towards the end, where the preacher has everyone almost ready to die of boredom, when all of a sudden a bunch of dudes on horseback barge in through the front door to rescue everyone. 🤣
For the sarcasm-impaired, he should have said “Calvary”, not “Cavalry”, Calvary being another name for Golgotha, the place where the Christian Bible says Jesus was crucified. Interestingly (I think, anyway), one thing we can perhaps infer from Simon’s slip is that he is not a Catholic, or at least, not an _Irish_ Catholic. Too many old Lenten hymns, taught by too many fierce old lady teachers, drove the word “Calvary” and how it is pronounced _(“You boy! How many times!? It’s Calvary, not Cavalry! <slap>”)_ deep into the brains of all Catholic kids in Britain and Ireland to allow them to then forget it in later life.
All the preachers that are not mentioned here either havent been caught yet or have and its just not well known. Anybody knowingly spreading lies and granting absolution for donations is immoral by definition
J.C.B of the USA. One of the scariest people in the US is Robert Jeffress. Talk about stark, staring, raving bonkers - he is actually scary. To even pretend he is sane and rational, is folly of the first water.
By the way, do you mean Joseph C. Bamford of Norfolk? (UK) They invented what you guys call the 'backhoe.' They are one of the largest family companies in Britain.
sirfer6969. Simon Whistler IS English, or at least British. (All English are British, but not all British are English.) But he probably misread the script. Calvary is definitely a place, cavalry is not. I've noticed he often opts for the American pronounciation, probably because he's largely working for an American audience.
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