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#1 leftofpunk

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Posted 13 September 2006 - 10:01 AM

So i have an uncle who admittedly I never see but I got a call out of nowhere last October from him. Just a catch up i suppose but then he starts telling me how he's found Christ and he's a Pentecostal and such and kinda starts evangelizing to me but it felt more like he was just explaining it to me and not trying to convert me. The things he said though were insane. I grew up church of christ but really wasn't involved much. We weren't active really although I did walk in on my parents standing in a circle all holding hands shaking and screaming weird things (tongues I suppose) but I don't think I was supposed to see that.

Anyways he's telling me stuff like he won't own anything with the word "devil" in it. Like someone gave him a Dirt Devil for xmas and he tossed it in the trash. I mean it's a vacuum cleaner! I asked if he'd eat a devils food cake and he said he wouldn't. I tried to explain it was only flour and water and eggs and junk but he didn't get past the devil part.

I haven't heard from him since then but someone who's an ex-pentecostal posted in the testimony forum and it reminded me of his phone call.

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Posted 13 September 2006 - 10:22 AM


Being raised in the Cult myself, (Ass of God) I can say... Yes they are that crazy... :wacko_old: :loser: :crazy:
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Posted 13 September 2006 - 12:44 PM

He won't eat devil's food?

Well then, you'll just have to tell him it's chocolate cake. :yum:

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It's sick and sad listening to people who've just found "faith" yet are so weak in both faith and esteem they can't even bear to hear certain words.

Christianity is like a crow that comes and picks at the bones of your sense of self and makes you think you have wings.
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Posted 13 September 2006 - 12:58 PM

I'll send him a cake and call it Satan's Delight and see whats up then!
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Posted 13 September 2006 - 01:41 PM

My mom won't put artichoke "chokes" in the compost because she worries that-- get this-- that those fine strands will somehow miraculously survive composting and the soil to choke her with whatever crop she grew.

So by comparison not eating "devil's food cake" sounds sane.

Some Christians are soooo superstitious!
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Posted 13 September 2006 - 02:07 PM

Pentacostals.....

They are, without a doubt, the most insane Christian sect in America. They're responsible for the Hell House events held each Halloween and for Jesus Camp.
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Posted 13 September 2006 - 02:55 PM

I'm an ex-pentecostal (UPCI) and never ran into that. I've run into superstitions like it, though -- some which were more pitiable, some less so. I have been told to change my desktop wallpaper -- a scene from SimCity 4 -- because my mom was convinced that there was a demonic face in the clouds. Obviously, Maxis and EA are part of a Satanic conspiracy, and are subverting good Christian folk through their games.
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Posted 14 September 2006 - 02:22 AM

The Pentecostals are one of the most radical sect of Christianity..Very emotional..and very FAKE! Ive been to a few of the churches and they are OUT THERE! I know some Charismatics and their lives are messed up..they sin like the rest..go to church speak in jibber jabber..run around and then tell how holy they are...I just ask any thinking person with 2 brain cells to just stand back and observe....What I dont understand is how people can be in these types of churches for years....
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Posted 14 September 2006 - 06:08 AM

I'm Ex-penticostal and believe me, they are not like that. Anyone who believes stuff like that is going way overboard. I knew of one lady who used to cut anything remotely non-christian out of her TV guide (like horroscopes, adds for psychics etc). That's extremist bull shit and no sane Christian would go that far.
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Posted 14 September 2006 - 06:48 AM

I'm Ex-penticostal and believe me, they are not like that. Anyone who believes stuff like that is going way overboard. I knew of one lady who used to cut anything remotely non-christian out of her TV guide (like horroscopes, adds for psychics etc). That's extremist bull shit and no sane Christian would go that far.


I disagree. The Cult I was in was like that. Take Smurfs for example... They believed they were the devil incarnate. :eek: Church services, Smurf burnings (along with records, playing cards and anything else seen as 'evil') on the topic of the hour as hysterias navigated fear. Perhaps your particular church wasn't as out there as some other Pentecostal sects, but they are out there. It's one of the most emotionally crippling sects of Christianity.

I dare say that I don't see anything about the Christian religion 'sane', just varying degrees of insanity in my opinion.
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Posted 14 September 2006 - 01:34 PM


I'm Ex-penticostal and believe me, they are not like that. Anyone who believes stuff like that is going way overboard. I knew of one lady who used to cut anything remotely non-christian out of her TV guide (like horroscopes, adds for psychics etc). That's extremist bull shit and no sane Christian would go that far.


I disagree. The Cult I was in was like that. Take Smurfs for example... They believed they were the devil incarnate. :eek: Church services, Smurf burnings (along with records, playing cards and anything else seen as 'evil') on the topic of the hour as hysterias navigated fear. Perhaps your particular church wasn't as out there as some other Pentecostal sects, but they are out there. It's one of the most emotionally crippling sects of Christianity.

I dare say that I don't see anything about the Christian religion 'sane', just varying degrees of insanity in my opinion.


I have to agree with Japedo here. I was also in the Ass of God and the C of God as well. They were absolutely nuts. My mom wouldn't let me have secular music. I can remember all the stupid shit with some songs being played backwards having satanic messages in them. Like Queen's Another One Bites the Dust supposedly says "Decide to smoke marijuana" when played backwards. That was all pentecostals, folks. They are lunatics. My ex-wife's mentor used to claim to see angels and demons all the damned time. And my ex would see someone on the news arrested for murder or something equally horrible and say how she could just SEE the demons in them. :Wendywhatever:
This is TYPICAL pentecostal behavior. If you've experienced differently OnceConvinced, then you're the exception not the rule.
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Posted 14 September 2006 - 04:42 PM

I'll nod my head as another of the crazy fucking pents. Also Ass of God.

Jesus... the shit I saw...
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Posted 14 September 2006 - 05:16 PM

Although I wasn't a pentecostal myself (ex-southern baptist), my wife was. Her grandfather was an AOG minister. When she was a teenager her mother and aunt tried to exorcize an "evil spirit" from her, which was no more than the attitude of a headstrong teenage girl. She laughs about that now as an ex-christian, but it was very real to her and her family at the time. Such superstitions!
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Posted 14 September 2006 - 05:42 PM

I'm an ex-pentecostal (UPCI) and never ran into that. I've run into superstitions like it, though -- some which were more pitiable, some less so. I have been told to change my desktop wallpaper -- a scene from SimCity 4 -- because my mom was convinced that there was a demonic face in the clouds. Obviously, Maxis and EA are part of a Satanic conspiracy, and are subverting good Christian folk through their games.

Well, praise be to Jahee-ya-sus-ahaaa!!! An Ex UPC'er!!! :bounce: :woohoo: :wicked: :bounce:

As a former UPCI, Holy Ghost filled, tongues-talking, holy rollin', Jesus-Name Pentecostal, I salute thee upon thy deconversion! I'd be curious to know more about your experience?

Actually, one of the churches I was in there was one member who refused to shop at a Supervalue store after he saw on the sales receipt it said "Store Number 666". Even in my youth I tried to tell him that the store down the road was store #667, but he was still convinced it was a sign of Satan. It was lunatic fanatacism like that which eventually led to me to question the sanity of the whole belief system. I guess I was too smart to stay saved... :(

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Posted 14 September 2006 - 08:03 PM

I was raised Pentecostal. We went to AOG, COG and all kinds of storefront churches, backwoods churches and tent meetings. I actually went through an exorcism once. I remember feeling stupid at the time but I really believed I was possessed. I was asked to come and repent once because I cut my bangs. My father made us wear dresses to go swimming. I can't stand to talk to him now because he still preaches that shit even after he ran off with my Sunday school teacher when I was a kid, and remarried 3 times after divorcing my Mom.I'm 49 and some of that shit still screws with my head, but I'm getting better.
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Posted 14 September 2006 - 08:22 PM

I have to agree with Japedo here. I was also in the Ass of God and the C of God as well. They were absolutely nuts. My mom wouldn't let me have secular music. I can remember all the stupid shit with some songs being played backwards having satanic messages in them. Like Queen's Another One Bites the Dust supposedly says "Decide to smoke marijuana" when played backwards. That was all pentecostals, folks. They are lunatics. My ex-wife's mentor used to claim to see angels and demons all the damned time. And my ex would see someone on the news arrested for murder or something equally horrible and say how she could just SEE the demons in them. :Wendywhatever:
This is TYPICAL pentecostal behavior. If you've experienced differently OnceConvinced, then you're the exception not the rule.



OMG Don't tell me.. Tiff shuttlesworth... and his revival bag of tricks Music.. also Arosmiths Walk this way was "Hail Satan" Beatles Number Nine... was Turn me on dead man... MAN I hate those people!! Now that I'm older I realize the power of suggestion.. he told everyone what they were going to hear first.. which I'm convinced now is why I heard it.
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Posted 14 September 2006 - 08:42 PM

OMG Don't tell me.. Tiff shuttlesworth... and his revival bag of tricks Music.. also Arosmiths Walk this way was "Hail Satan" Beatles Number Nine... was Turn me on dead man... MAN I hate those people!! Now that I'm older I realize the power of suggestion.. he told everyone what they were going to hear first.. which I'm convinced now is why I heard it.

What pisses me off so bad is that I had a lot of great LPs like Frank Zappa and I broke them into pieces because of scare shit like this. I listen to vinyl for music and I cringe to no end when I remember that act of sin to those albums. Damn the stupidity!

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Posted 14 September 2006 - 09:55 PM



I was so sheltered that I had no rock music to burn.. However.. I did attend a 'burning' once.. and someone threw in 'evil playing cards' and all I remember is them ohhing and awing about how the blue flames were demons leaving.. Singing hosannas and all that shit.. :Wendywhatever:
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Posted 14 September 2006 - 09:55 PM

So I have no idea what denomination I was when i was younger but I remember not being able to play cards (even Sorry) or watching the Smurfs and just shit like that.

For some reason church of christ or god maybe or assembly of god come to mind but I'm not really sure.

I remember my mom always telling me about what the "end tiems" will be like and some guy had predicted when it would be. I remember her telling me about a blood red moon and just very strange shit.
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Posted 15 September 2006 - 01:36 AM

Well maybe in the States Pente's are a lot more extreme. I've been to quite a few Pentecostal churches in New Zealand and none of them are like what you guys are saying. Yeah sure, there is the odd nutter, but it's the same with every denomination I have come across..
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