Posts Tagged ‘christian science’

Well, kind of a survey, according to Yahoo…

Instead of it being a “national poll”, it was 3,000 dorks fresh out of a Sci-Fi convention. Instead of this being a global representation of religion, it was a remote, dank section of Manchester.

alien-jesusBut for what it’s worth, Britain’s Daily Mail cheeky marketing survey to promote the puerile X-Files movie got enough love to go on the Wall. So, good on ya’.

That said, the poll of 3,000 people found that 58 percent believe in the supernatural, including paranormal encounters, while 54 percent believe God exists. Women were more likely than men to believe in the supernatural and were also more likely to visit a medium.

Well, I have an example for the latter: Oprah! Next?

So, what’s the deal with these 3,000 dolts who think E.T. is more viable with faith than J.C.? I just don’t get it. There has never been proof about life on Mars, and century-old debates about life in heaven, yet slimy invertebrates are slightly more realistic?!

Ooooo K. Anyone from the story provide a talking point?

“While it is difficult to know for certain, the tendency to believe in the paranormal appears to be there from the beginning,” said Christopher Bader, a Baylor University sociologist. “What changes is the content of the paranormal. For example, very few people believe in faeries and elves these days. But as belief in faeries faded, other beliefs, such as belief in UFOs, emerged to take their place.

I suppose that makes sense. While most of the Church doesn’t seem to grasp personal evangelism like back in the day, we always have TBN to fall back on, right? Anyone? Is this thing on?

Our latest submission to the “No. Really?” department is this axiomatic story from MSNBC entitled “God vs. Doctor.”

Stand down cult watchdogs, this is not a story about Christian Scientists but rather doctors everywhere realizing that the proof of their medical degrees isn’t a match for the power of God. According to this study, “divine intervention can revive dying patients.”

You don’t say?! No, really. They said even more.

More than half of randomly surveyed adults — 57 percent — said God’s intervention could save a family member even if physicians declared treatment would be futile. And nearly three-quarters said patients have a right to demand such treatment.

“A right”?! Well, thank God we live in a democratic nation. For a minute there, I thought this really was Beijing. And now doctors everywhere are sighing in relief because they have an ‘out’:

“Sensitivity to this belief will promote development of a trusting relationship” with patients and their families, according to researchers. That trust, they said, is needed to help doctors explain objective, overwhelming scientific evidence showing that continued treatment would be worthless.

Nice. I always thought there was something farfetched about that whole “Lazarus come forth” and being raised from the dead at the very request of Jesus ballyhoo. But this story clearly wipes the cobwebs from my comprehension and the next time I hear this message, I can shout “Amen” with a clear conscience.

Thanks, MSNBC.

Get out of that chair... and walkA few days ago, the Wall was illuminated by a controversial story concerning 16-year old, Neil Beagley, who CHOSE to die (basically) from a urinary tract blockage.

You see, Neil was an oxymoronic Christian Scientist, a dank place in theology where faith and logic have to become roommates, except when it comes to the doctor’s office.

An ailment that requires little evasive action went untreated and Neil died, because of a simple delusion that using a doctor equals having no faith in God’s healing ability.

Enter the state of Oregon, Neil’s former home, according to the Seattle Post-Intelligencer (easily, the most confusing name for a news source in America).

“We’re going to have to look at it again,” said Senate President Peter Courtney of Salem, who helped write the 1997 and 1999 state laws that address religious defenses in faith-healing death cases.

FYI Mr. Courtney, this isn’t a ‘back to the drawing board’ moment. This is a question of the first amendment and you sir, are currently walking on PC eggshells. For more than a century, this is a religious sect that has been filling its zombies’, er… followers’ minds with the simple belief that “man” (the male/female spiritual being who appears as an individual human being) is the reflection or expression of wholly good and perfect man.

Look, suffice to say, faith healing is a true act of God and his divine providence. Moreover, it shows his undying love for us. It has happened in the past, and it happens today… sometimes. You cannot manipulate God into a faith healing. This isn’t a slot machine, and if on a good day you get three halos… jackpot, you’re healed! As previously mentioned in this first post of this tale, even Jesus hired a doctor.

It’s stunning what the human mind is capable of doing, including convincing its owner that an annual check-up is from the devil. Say “ah”, it could be your last breath, eh?

Summation of a sectThe world population clock is sans one as a 16-year old boy leaves this planet because of religious belief. No, he’s not a martyr in anyway, just a victim of religious brainwashing.

Note this disturbing story from FOX News.

Neil Beagley of Oregon City, Ore. belongs to an odd sect called “Followers of Christ.” And now, the dreaded sarcosanct oxymoron that has troubled genuine believers since 1879 – Christian Science.

Although this splinter group that says they aren’t affiliated with any other, they are responsible for propagating these “scientists'” one chief dogmatic delusion – people don’t EVER need, or should REQUIRE a hospital, only Dr. Jesus and his holy house call.

You see, young Neil had a urinary tract blockage that went untreated, allowed urea to get its toxin in the bloodstream and he died. Evidently, this twisted sort of allegiance runs in the family, according to the story:

In March, the boy’s 15-month-old cousin Ava Worthington died at home from bronchial pneumonia and a blood infection.

Her parents, Carl and Raylene Worthington, also belong to the church. They have pleaded not guilty to manslaughter and criminal mistreatment, and their defense attorneys have indicated they will use a religious freedom defense.

After earlier deaths involving children of Followers of Christ believers, a 1999 Oregon law struck down religious shields for parents who treat their children solely with prayer. No one had been prosecuted under it until the Worthingtons’ case.

I understand faith and divinity. Faith is a hallmark to any espoused Christian. I realize when you are sick, it’s refreshing, rudimentary and respectful to God to pray for healing. However, MEMO to all the Mary Baker Eddy disciples out there: EVEN JESUS RECRUITED A PHYSICIAN TO BE IN HIS DIVINE DOZEN. And – here’s the kicker – he wasn’t even a Christian when Jesus requested his company.

His name was Luke, maybe you’ve heard of him? Good writer too but I doubt you have read his best-selling book. Last time I went into a bookstore in one of your “churches”, I couldn’t locate a Bible. But hey, next time my walk with Christ require teachings on yoga, TM and my ‘inner child’, I’ll make sure to visit again.

Pontius Pilate was marked in infamy for washing his hands after the throngs demanded Jesus’ blood over Barabbas’. He didn’t want the blood of Jesus on his own hands, reluctant to execute the man who would be King. QUESTION to Neil’s parents – and the rest of the ‘Scientific’ nation – where do you think this boy’s blood will land?

Try washing that off… it’s a stain that bleach can’t even remove.