CHURCH WEIRD DIVERSITY


WHAT FLAVOR CHURCH DO YOU HAVE OWNERSHIP IN
Churches come in many flavors, and varieties.  Think if one value in a specific church was real, and salvation would come from that specific church,  the other 4998 are fakes.

Church, It is like an amusement park, you go on the rides you like. Some wade through the water, some sprinkle water, the ever popular Baptismal water boarding, and the do-it-yourself bathtub drowning.  

Then we have community singing and weird really strange dancing,  snake handling, adoration of rats and mice, self-flagellation and whipping, tambourine banging, smoke and incense, beyond normalcy prayer sessions, group admonitions, screaming,  hands thrust to the heavens, all sorts of weird things...

For entertainment we have choral groups, junior choral groups, youth groups, senior singing group, responsive reading, bad choreography, foaming at the mouth, or glee clubbing.  

For many Catholic children and some chorus wives it seems a definitive amount of pediphilia, abuse and a little sex here and there for internal entertainment which is only now making the big screen.  Over 300 priests and 1000 victims in one community of a state and till recently charges not brought forth.  Now they will be.

The reality of child molestation by the Roman Catholic Church has surfaced time and time again, and yet, somehow, it continues to happen.  If you watched the movie Spotlight, perhaps you have an idea of just how things are going down. But let’s break it down to date.

According to Jack and Diane Ruhl of the National Catholic Reporter, since 1950, the Vatican has spent a disgusting $3,994,797,060.10. That’s nearly $4 billion, but that number may even be a bit conservative, as we cannot know for sure the agreed upon “under the table” amount to silence the abuses.  I am not interested in what they paid, I want to know who they castrated, removed from the church and handed to the police and those in jail.  Tithe money is not hush money, it was to feed the poor, no to protect the perverts.

The figure is based on a three-month investigation of data, which includes a review of over 7,800 articles from LexisNexis Academic and NCR databases and information from BishopAccountability.org. Reports from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops were also used. 

If the amount of money dished out was divided evenly amongst the U.S.’s 197 dioceses, each one would get almost $20 million.  An incredible amount of cash from hard working people who support the good faith and intentions of the Church — people who are parents to little boys being sexually abused — is being used to cover up unfathomable crimes executed by priests.

Since most church doctrine comes from stories past down and altered throughout the ages, no one can claim they know or attended any of these Biblical stories and events, thus the truth remains a rumor no matter how you twist it.  The competition for the right to be first has caused more deaths in the history of the world than any other reason.  The most predominant are called Crusades.  

WHO WERE THE CRUSADERS,  LOSERS ON BOTH SIDES

If you took the time to study the Crusades you would be surprised at what you would find. Understand the two sides of  grunts or foot soldiers who basically killed and died for nothing.  Their motivation on both sides were based on the next world.  

Death through a divine act was good. Permanent yes,  but good and no refunds. The Saracens got the seventy-two Vestal Virgins, and the large size Viagra.  The Christians got an E-Ticket to skip purgatory and go directly to Heaven with streets of gold and great wine.

Millions took advantage of these great offers. Estimates of the two sides who burnt their dead range from two and a half million to six million. No big paychecks out there. Just a piece of cloth.  This was in the name of Religion, which generally encompasses brutal, vicious, sadistic, harsh, slow death by the arrow, the spear, the balls of fire, stones, starving and torture, lots of torture.  Boiling oil was not a dry skin remedy….


Crusades were expeditions undertaken, for a 120 years by those who vowed to deliver the Holy Places from Mohammedan or Muslim tyranny.  During this period the bad guys were referred to as the “Saracens”. The good guys, the CRUSADERS gets it's name, from the cross made of cloth and blessed by the Pope and worn by the Christian combatants.

Basically the term “Crusades” extends  to include all wars undertaken, by vow and directed against infidels, who included but not limited to Saracens, Muslims (Mohammedans) the usual goths and pagans, heretics, Jews,  and those who had been excommunicated under the rule of the pointy hats.  Religious Crusades were waged by the Spaniards against the Moors for three hundred years. European crusades were organized against the Prussians and Lithuanians, and the totally brutal extermination of the Albigensian heresy was due to a crusade.

he crusade corresponds to a political conception which was realized in Christianity only from the eleventh to the fifteenth century; Four hundred years. This proclamation sees all peoples and sovereigns under the direction of the Popes.  No exceptions for allergies, foot injuries or religious conscientiousness.  All crusades were announced by the pointy hats. 

The Crusader was also granted privileges, such as exemption from civil jurisdiction, inviolability of persons or lands, etc. Of all these skirmishes involving hundreds of thousands of troops in the name of Christendom,  the most important were the Eastern Crusades.  

Meanwhile nothing has ever been settled,  the wars went back and forth and today Jerusalem, the mother of all the worlds predominant religions is still the hotbed of hatred and supposedly, according to scriptures, the place where the apocalypse will start.  Good lets get it over with. The fake news about it has been used as a threat for too long.


CHRISTIAN CRIMES  AGAINST HUMANITY

JAN HUS (1369 – 6 JULY 1415) 

Often referred to in English as John Hus or John Huss, was a Czech priest, philosopher, reformer, and master at Charles University in Prague. Hus is considered the first Church reformer, as he lived before Luther, Calvin, and Zwingli.  He was a key predecessor to the Protestant movement of the sixteenth century, and his teachings had a strong influence on the states of Europe, most immediately in the approval of a reformist Bohemian religious denomination, and, more than a century later, on Martin Luther.  Burnt at the stake.


GIROLAMO SAVONAROLA, 1452-1498

The Italian religious and political reformer, entered the Dominican order at Bologna. In a convent at Brescia his zeal won attention, and in 1489 he was recalled to Florence. His second appearance in the pulpit of San Marco -- on the sinfulness and apostasy of the time -- was a great popular triumph, and by some he was hailed as an inspired prophet.

His gift of prophecy led to his being cited in 1495 to answer a charge of heresy at Rome and on his failing to appear he was forbidden to preach. In 1497 came a sentence of excommunication from Rome;  He was brought to trial for falsely claiming to have seen visions, and uttered prophecies, for religious error, and for sedition.  On May 23, 1498, this extraordinary man and two Dominican disciples were hanged and burned, still professing their adherence to the Church.


GALILEO GALILEI  15 FEB.1564 - 8 JAN.1642

Was an Italian physicist, mathematician, astronomer, and philosopher who played a major role in the Scientific Revolution. His achievements include improvements to the telescope, incredible astronomical observations and support for Copernican’s theory.  

That the sun is the center of the Universe and not the earth.  Galileo has been called the "father of modern observational astronomy, modern physics", and "the Father of Modern Science".

His contributions include the confirmation of the phases of Venus, the discovery of the four largest satellites of Jupiter and the observation and analysis of sunspots. Galileo also worked in applied science and technology, inventing an improved military compass and other instruments.

Galileo later defended his views in Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems, which appeared to attack Pope Urban VIII and thus alienated him and the Jesuits, who had both supported Galileo up until this point. He was tried by the Inquisition, found "vehemently suspect of heresy", forced to recant, and spent the rest of his life under house arrest

It was while Galileo was under house arrest that he wrote one of his finest works, Two New Sciences, in which he summarized the work he had done some forty years earlier, on the two sciences now called kinematics and strength of materials.

MICHAEL SERVETUS  29 SEPT 1509 OR 1511 – 27 OCT 1553
Was a Spanish theologian, physician, cartographer, and Renaissance humanist. He was the first European to correctly describe the function of pulmonary circulation. He was a polymath versed in many sciences: mathematics, astronomy and meteorology, geography, human anatomy, medicine and pharmacology, as well as jurisprudence, translation, poetry and the scholarly study of the Bible in its original languages. 

He is renowned in the history of several of these fields, particularly medicine and theology.  When Calvin requested that Servetus be executed by decapitation as a traitor rather than by fire as a heretic, The Geneva Council refused his request. On 27 October 1553 Servetus was burned at the stake just outside Geneva with what was believed to be the last copy of his book chained to his leg. Historians record his last words as: "Jesus, Son of the Eternal God, have mercy on me.


THE FUNDAMENTAL CHURCH of SNAKES 

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Truthfully I love snakes, Black Racers and Corn snakes here in Florida, they keep the fruit rats in check very well thank you.  

Our variants of poisonous Rattlers, include the Southern Copperhead,  Highland Moccasin,  Florida Cottonmouth, Water Moccasin, Eastern Diamondback, Timber Rattlesnake (Photo), Canebrake Rattlesnake, Dusky Pigmy, Pigmy Rattler, Ground Rattler, Eastern, Western, Coral Snakes, and Boas, and huge (20ft) Anacondas keep people in check.

We rescue the Racers and Corn snakes and they have a nice place in our garden and no fruit rats.  Christian culture identifies the snake as a symbol of evil, tempting Adam and Eve into the fall of man.  Darwin saw the snake as a means of keeping rodent populations down.

Snake handling is a religious ritual, totally friggen stupid and dangerous in a small number of very fundamentalist Christian churches in the US usually characterized as rural and Pentecostal, the most popular the Church of God with Signs Following.  (Usually the signs read Hospital and anti-venom this way...)

Again a Church with constituents who are weak and a little stupid, severely handicapped by bullshit.   Practitioners believe it dates to antiquity and quote the Bible to support the practice, especially:  

"They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover." (Mark 16:18) 

"Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you." (Luke 10:19)  

NOTE:  HEY STUPID DON’T BELIEVE THIS HORSESHIT
100 DEAD PEOPLE TESTIFIED IT DIDN’T WORK, THEY ARE DEAD!

Obviously Mark and Luke knew nothing about poisonous snakes.  If you are not a true believer,  its possible the snake is having a bad day, and  you might have a problem, it could backfire... You should have a venom kit (specific to the variant) of snake you are handling nearby with oxygen and a medic team available since so many Preachers (notably fakes, over 100) have died believing this false worship as an act of sheer stupidity. 

JUNE 21, 2012 (CNN)
Mack Wolford, 44, the Dean of the Pentecostal serpent handlers in Appalachia, was laid to rest Saturday at a low-key service at his West Virginia church a week after succumbing to a snake bite that made headlines across the nation.  

History repeats itself, Wolford’s own dad was a serpent handler who died from a snake bite in 1983.  Poor bastard didn’t his dad teach him only play with the ones we pulled the fangs from. Like father, like son, stupidity is hereditary obviously.

Mack Wolford was bitten by his yellow timber rattlesnake ( A really bad variant named Fred) at an Evangelistic event in a state park about 80 miles west of Bluefield, in West Virginia’s isolated southern tip.  

FEBRUARY 18, 2014 (CNN)
A Kentucky pastor who starred in a reality show about snake-handling in church has died -- of a snakebite.  Jamie Coots died Saturday evening after refusing to be treated, Middlesboro police said.   On “ Snake Salvation," the ardent Pentecostal believer said that he believed that a passage in the Bible suggests poisonous snakebites will not harm believers as long as they are anointed by God. 

The practice is illegal in most states, but still goes on, primarily in the rural South not specifically known as a center of intellectual or scientific pragmatic embellishment.  Coots a third-generation “Serpent handler” obviously did not believe enough.  God took the snakes side, he loves all creatures.

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