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Churches on fire
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Churches on fire
Man sets churches ablaze because he's still poor despite preaching of prosperity
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.... am I supposed to make the obligatory comment that arson is bad and you shouldn't do it, or the obligatory comment that using faith and gullibility to scam poor people out of what little money they have is bad and you shouldn't do it?
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Churches have a long, sordid history of burning heretics.

Turnabout is fair play.


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(03-19-2020, 02:20 PM)Reltzik Wrote: .... am I supposed to make the obligatory comment that arson is bad and you shouldn't do it, or the obligatory comment that using faith and gullibility to scam poor people out of what little money they have is bad and you shouldn't do it?

Yes.
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(03-19-2020, 01:33 PM)Phaedrus Wrote: Man sets churches ablaze because he's still poor despite preaching of prosperity

Good for him, they deserve it.   Deadpan Coffee Drinker

The only prosperity those preachers care about is their own.  May they burn in hell.
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There should be a class action lawsuit against "prosperity preachers".
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(03-19-2020, 11:30 PM)Gawdzilla Sama Wrote: There should be a class action lawsuit against "prosperity preachers".

Class actions don't work that way, but yes.  Yes there should.
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(03-20-2020, 12:30 AM)Reltzik Wrote:
(03-19-2020, 11:30 PM)Gawdzilla Sama Wrote: There should be a class action lawsuit against "prosperity preachers".

Class actions don't work that way, but yes.  Yes there should.

Stealing money from people is an industry called "prosperity ministries".
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This was a recent church fire in Melbourne, Australia...

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Looks very cosy.      Dance
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♫Churches on fire,
For Rock & Roll!♫
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Churches have been incredibly useful during the coronavirus crisis. Closing their doors and cancelling services. Billions of dollars to your churches, synagogues, and mosques well spent, it's almost as if the money would have been better used donated to local hospitals and shelters.
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(03-20-2020, 01:33 PM)jerry mcmasters Wrote: Churches have been incredibly useful during the coronavirus crisis.  Closing their doors and cancelling services.  Billions of dollars to your churches, synagogues, and mosques well spent, it's almost as if the money would have been better used donated to local hospitals and shelters.

LOL... yes, buildings all over the world that are supposed to be places of safety and sanctuary due
to the powers of an omnipotent god are suddenly rendered not so by a tiny, invisible organism that
was apparently created by that same god.    Do not the theists see something wrong with this?
I'm a creationist;   I believe that man created God.
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(03-20-2020, 01:33 PM)jerry mcmasters Wrote: Churches have been incredibly useful during the coronavirus crisis.  Closing their doors and cancelling services.  Billions of dollars to your churches, synagogues, and mosques well spent, it's almost as if the money would have been better used donated to local hospitals and shelters.
Saw an electronic sign outside a church today.

WITH GOD ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE
SERVICES ARE CANCELED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

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(03-20-2020, 01:33 PM)jerry mcmasters Wrote: Churches have been incredibly useful during the coronavirus crisis.  Closing their doors and cancelling services.  Billions of dollars to your churches, synagogues, and mosques well spent, it's almost as if the money would have been better used donated to local hospitals and shelters.

My wife recently commented that if the hospitals needed space to house those infected, they could commandeer all the empty Catholic churches around here.
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(03-20-2020, 03:11 PM)Alan V Wrote:
(03-20-2020, 01:33 PM)jerry mcmasters Wrote: Churches have been incredibly useful during the coronavirus crisis.  Closing their doors and cancelling services.  Billions of dollars to your churches, synagogues, and mosques well spent, it's almost as if the money would have been better used donated to local hospitals and shelters.

My wife recently commented that if the hospitals needed space to house those infected, they could commandeer all the empty Catholic churches around here.

The churches would charge too much for succor and care, as ever.
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(03-20-2020, 03:11 PM)Alan V Wrote:
(03-20-2020, 01:33 PM)jerry mcmasters Wrote: Churches have been incredibly useful during the coronavirus crisis.  Closing their doors and cancelling services.  Billions of dollars to your churches, synagogues, and mosques well spent, it's almost as if the money would have been better used donated to local hospitals and shelters.

My wife recently commented that if the hospitals needed space to house those infected, they could commandeer all the empty Catholic churches around here.

At least they'd be doing some good and justifying their tax exemption.
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(03-20-2020, 08:51 AM)SYZ Wrote: This was a recent church fire in Melbourne, Australia...

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Looks very cosy.      Dance

It's burning like hell.  Angel
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It's their own damn fault. They obviously didn't pray hard enough.
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(03-20-2020, 08:09 PM)no one Wrote: It's their own damn fault. They obviously didn't pray hard enough.

They interpreted the New Testament wrong. We are the only ones who got it right.
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These prosperity gospel / "name it and claim it" preachers are always playing with fire because they attract mentally unstable people and the desperate. Occasionally, it backfires like this.
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