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Sunday one of the pastors at my wife's church said "God is still in the miracle business in 2013" or something liek that then he gave a butchered version of the Missouri Miracle in where rescue workers could not free a girl from a wrecked car until a mystery man appeared and said "Your tools will work". After searching through photos nobody saw any man. The sheep burst into praise to god for sending an angel. Well now the priest who was there has come forward.

 

 http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/mystery-solved-priest-performed-miracle-missouri-crash-article-1.1425257 

 

Did no one fact check anything . The sad part is this is not the first misinformation that has been spewed from the stage. Sadly no one will care about the man that has come forward because the angel story is much better. It make me so mad. I can show this to the sheep and they wouldnt care at all. I wouldnt care if it was just the media but the way in which this information is disseminated reinforces the idea that we are all just puppets whose fate is in control only by the puppetmaster and people are OK with that. 

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They don't want to know that it's untrue, even if in fact it is. It would spoil their

fantasy moment.I bet that even if the Xtians know that it's not a miracle they would not

tell their Xtian friends that they did. It's more fun to pretend.

bill

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The thing that sucks about glorifying God is that it steals credit and gratitude from the people who work hard to make things happen.  Imaginary friends didn't do jack.  This priest is at best a minor player who helped slightly by offering kind words while the firemen did the work.

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The thing that sucks about glorifying God is that it seals credit and gratitude from the people who work hard to make things happen.  Imaginary friends didn't do jack.  This priest is at best a minor player who helped slightly by offering kind words while the firemen did the work.

 

Yeah, everything is always "it's a miracle, thank God! Let's praise God!"   Let's not so major respect to the humans that bothered to learn how to perform certain tasks, that wanted to do certain jobs or volunteered to do stuff, or the people who taught them.  No, let's not respect our fellow humans, let's all praise somebody in the sky.  

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This shows how easy it can be to get people to accept a story when they're in the market for it.

It should give pause to anyone who claims the stories in the Gospels are factual history.

If people want to believe something badly enough, nothing can alter their perception of what happened.

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Wow, this is topical. There was a Ted talk a couple days ago about the dangers of willful blindness

http://www.ted.com/talks/margaret_heffernan_the_dangers_of_willful_blindness.html

 

Sadly, it is a human problem and not just limited to religious affairs. It is those that are the most passionate and dedicated that are willing to step out to the plate and call out the emperor has no clothes. 

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The thing that sucks about glorifying God is that it seals credit and gratitude from the people who work hard to make things happen.  Imaginary friends didn't do jack.  This priest is at best a minor player who helped slightly by offering kind words while the firemen did the work.

 

Yeah, everything is always "it's a miracle, thank God! Let's praise God!"   Let's not so major respect to the humans that bothered to learn how to perform certain tasks, that wanted to do certain jobs or volunteered to do stuff, or the people who taught them.  No, let's not respect our fellow humans, let's all praise somebody in the sky.  

 

 

the asshole thing is that christians could choose to do both and give glory to god and credit to man for the effort he puts in but they choose not to in the ignorance of fantasy that controls them.

 

There are always other options and that is one reason religion is a nut kick. It closes them all and give you one way to do things that normally have a miriad of possible paths.

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The thing that sucks about glorifying God is that it seals credit and gratitude from the people who work hard to make things happen.  Imaginary friends didn't do jack.  This priest is at best a minor player who helped slightly by offering kind words while the firemen did the work.

 

Yeah, everything is always "it's a miracle, thank God! Let's praise God!"   Let's not so major respect to the humans that bothered to learn how to perform certain tasks, that wanted to do certain jobs or volunteered to do stuff, or the people who taught them.  No, let's not respect our fellow humans, let's all praise somebody in the sky.  

 

 

the asshole thing is that christians could choose to do both and give glory to god and credit to man for the effort he puts in but they choose not to in the ignorance of fantasy that controls them.

 

There are always other options and that is one reason religion is a nut kick. It closes them all and give you one way to do things that normally have a miriad of possible paths.

 

 

That is true. They could attribute it to both, but that's never the case. It's always GOD put them there, GOD chose to MAKE them want to do that job, GOD wanted them in THAT place at THAT time.  Huh, amazing, some mysterious ways. 

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