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"Virginia Pastor Gerald Glenn dies of covid-19 after saying 'God is larger' than the virus - The Washington Post" https://www.washingtonpost.com/religion/2020/04/13/virginia-pastor-church-dies-coronavirus/
 
I am so sad for these poor people and their families. They put all their hope, faith, healing in their Gods name and this is what happens.  More Bible teachers have died from this too. So much for there God protecting them.
 
 
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People of great faith still look both ways before crossing a street. This virus has become a political/religious statement.

 

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There is no defense against willful ignorance and or stupidity.

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I am reminded of the common adage:  "God helps those who help themselves".  Take precautions, not because you lack faith, but precisely because you have an understanding of the natural world.

 

The further away from the faith world you get the sadder it becomes to watch all these people still living in Plato's Cave.  See Republic, Book VII

 

So many preventable deaths and so unnecessary.

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Jesus called his pastor home....for being a dumbass. :)

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Back when I was part of the more extreme end of the cult, prior to deconverting, "giving in" to sickness was giving into the devil. The concept was that if we pushed through and still preached and prayed for the sick that God would see the faith and cure us. Instead it was a great way to spread sickness, especially among the indigenous people. The cult leaders even said that if we puked while eating with the locals, we had to eat the puke or it would offend the locals. Impossible when you can't even keep water down. It was pure bullshit, and other missionaries in that region said that was absurd, and to stay home if you were sick. But we said "That's why you're not seeing the dead raised". Of course our folks weren't either, but they still claimed it was happening... because if you act like it did, God would see the faith and... 

 

So much delusion, so much needless suffering, so much spreading the cult to ignorant people instead of giving them learning that could actually benefit them. 

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@Fuego My parents still have this thing where saying "I have x sickness" is confessing to the devil you are sick which then gives the devil an opportunity to make you sicker.

 

Even now when visiting I might say, I feel blah blah, I might have x and mum will say "Oh don't say that" as if saying it will have an effect on whether I have x or not.

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I should post this article on facebook for my fundy friends ....

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