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They [missionaries] claim to have witnessed cases of repossession among converts of ancient idolatrous cultures, such as in China and India, and also among aboriginal peoples and primitive civilizations, who live in servile fear and abject bondage to Satan and demons. The claims of these missionaries appear valid



Merril Unger, withchrist.org 40 Comments [12/27/2012 5:50:29 PM]
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They [children] claim to have witnessed Santa Claus. The claims of these children appear valid

12/27/2012 5:58:11 PM

Filin De Blanc

Repossession? What, were these people unable to pay their mortgages or something?

12/27/2012 6:03:38 PM

rubber chicken

possession is 9/10ths of the law

12/27/2012 6:14:06 PM

Sergeant343

What about all those "exorcisms" that "worked" in other religions? Those don't count do they?

12/27/2012 6:38:49 PM

John_in_Oz

Well, you don't pay your instalments, you gotta expect that sort of thing.

12/27/2012 6:39:42 PM

Dr.Shrinker

The missionaries have to make sure the rubes keep sending them money somehow. Horror stories probably work far better than telling them about feeding the hungry or housing the homeless. Fundamentalists are notorious for not having any interest in things like that.

12/27/2012 6:40:15 PM

LAchlan

A bit like "Fear of God is the beginning of wisdom" or whatever nonsense you lot come away with..?

12/27/2012 7:25:28 PM

Alfador

[citation needed]

12/27/2012 7:37:43 PM

Meeeh

The claims of these missionaries appear valid



12/27/2012 7:40:27 PM

Sasha

claims of these missionaries appear valid

...after 6 or 7 shots of tequila.

12/27/2012 7:50:08 PM

Lucilius

Clarification: "The claims of these missionaries appear valid, because I'm extremely gullible."

12/27/2012 8:01:11 PM

Knight of L-sama

You know... I'm not sure that this is actually all that fundy but rather a horribly garbled retelling of the religious traditions of another culture.

Specifically the tribal traditions in parts of Mongolia and Northern China where the local shaman is voluntarily possessed by/channels the spirits to convey messages etc and so one. While India is the culture that gave us the word 'avatar', in the original sense of a person being a mortal vessel for a god.

Of course neither is all that different from 'being touched by the Holy Spirit' especially in the charismatic traditions or the idea of Saint performing miracles in the Catholic and Orthodox traditions respectively. So yeah, some minor fundy points for the enthocentrism, but not as off the wall as it first appears.

12/27/2012 8:39:46 PM

Doubting Thomas

Their souls were only repossessed when they couldn't make the payments to Satan.

12/27/2012 9:41:46 PM



They [Grandpa] claim to have witnessed Grandma getting run over by a reindeer on Christmas Eve, possibly while intoxicated on eggnog. The claims of this grandpa appear valid

12/27/2012 11:01:58 PM

anti-nonsense

they appear valid to you, the rest of us know they are completely ridiculous.

12/28/2012 1:56:58 AM

Raised by Horses


12/28/2012 3:14:24 AM

Justanotheratheist

The hundred dollar bills I made up in my bedroom appear valid, too.

12/28/2012 4:35:54 AM



Hmmm...

A valid point.

12/28/2012 4:50:02 AM

Reynardine

I've witnessed cases of repossession, too. If you don't want to live in abject fear of Satan, don't buy cars from him.

12/28/2012 5:04:53 AM

KittyKaboom

Repossessed. It can happen.

12/28/2012 5:52:08 AM

D Laurier

They {missionarys} are liars.
Satan is a god of the judeo/christian/islamic complex. He is unknown anywhere else untill missionarys arrive spewing warnings about him.

12/28/2012 6:41:30 AM

dionysus

They live in fear and abject bondage alright, but not to Satan but to a totalitarian government or a large poor class or overpopulation. And yes, there is such a thing as overpopulation. Go to any major city in India and it'll show you what one billion people condensed into a peninsula can do.

12/28/2012 7:14:23 AM

Mister Spak

"They [missionaries] claim to have witnessed cases of repossession "

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0100475/

12/28/2012 7:19:37 AM

Seeker Lancer

The claims of those missionaries are however not valid.

12/28/2012 7:25:22 AM

Horsefeathers

"They [missionaries] claim to have witnessed cases of repossession among converts of ancient idolatrous cultures"

Oh, of course they have.

"The claims of these missionaries appear valid"

Oh, of course they do.

12/28/2012 7:25:48 AM

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