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Wed Apr 8, 2020, 10:23 AM

'Death is a welcomed friend': Pastor calls on Christians to defy coronavirus lockdown -- even if it..

..kills them

Spell was charged with violating an executive order that bans churches from holding large gatherings, but showed his defiance last Tuesday by holding a service that was attended by over 1,000 people. Speaking to TMZ, Spell said that true Christians would be willing to die from coronavirus, adding that those who “prefer tyranny over freedom do not deserve freedom.”

“The bible teaches us to be absent from our bodies so we can be present with the Lord,” Spell said. “So like any revolutionary, or like any zealot, or like any pure religious person, death looks to them like a welcomed friend.”

[link:https://www.rawstory.com/2020/04/death-is-a-welcomed-friend-pastor-calls-on-christians-to-defy-coronavirus-lockdown-even-if-it-kills-them/|]

Fucking dangerous idiot. He not only wants to sacrifice his own religious community but the wider community that his congregants mix with @ work etc. If they go to church and end up dead they made their choice, but how dare they make that choice for everyone they mix with in the wider community. Bloody literal death cult. Zealots are so exhausting.

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Reply 'Death is a welcomed friend': Pastor calls on Christians to defy coronavirus lockdown -- even if it.. (Original post)
Soph0571 Apr 8 OP
Zoonart Apr 8 #1
Thomas Hurt Apr 8 #4
Iggo Apr 8 #17
no_hypocrisy Apr 8 #2
Pantagruel Apr 8 #3
C_U_L8R Apr 8 #5
gibraltar72 Apr 8 #6
Major Nikon Apr 8 #7
Firestorm49 Apr 8 #8
LonePirate Apr 8 #9
S.E. TN Liberal Apr 8 #10
SheltieLover Apr 8 #11
WhiteTara Apr 8 #12
WhiteTara Apr 8 #13
Cartoonist Apr 8 #14
AtheistCrusader Apr 8 #15
Iggo Apr 8 #16
struggle4progress Apr 10 #18

Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 10:26 AM

1. The cult of the holy victim demands sacrifice.

When did Christianity become a death cult? It has been a cult of victimhood for many years but this takes it up a notch.

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Response to Zoonart (Reply #1)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 10:30 AM

4. sure, what are few deaths to own the libs...

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Response to Zoonart (Reply #1)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 07:47 PM

17. It's always been a death cult.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 10:27 AM

2. Fundamentalists can follow their Jim Jones to the gates of Hades.

Don't drag me along with you

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 10:27 AM

3. Religion

makes you stupid.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 10:32 AM

5. "Don't be afraid to die" -- Jim Jones

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 10:35 AM

6. End times Bullshit.

Betting he isn't giving up his riches. And it extends into Trumps inner circle.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 10:36 AM

7. Drinking the kool-aid

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 10:39 AM

8. Jim Jones!

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 10:40 AM

9. This is based on greed and power.

First, if people don’t show up at “church,” then the “pastor” cannot pass around the collection plate, especially if the church does not have a robust remote broadcasting and internet/phone processing system to handle donations.

Second, if the economy remains in a partially shut down status, the right wing fears voter reprisal in November that might dethrone their king at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. They crave the need to be in power almost as much as they crave the Almighty (the American dollar).

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 10:49 AM

10. Stupid asses.

I wish all the nutty zealots could be dumped on an island and given free reign to see whose god is greater as they kill each other off. With them gone the rest of us could go about enjoying life and creating governments that serve the needs of people.

It is so sad that the minority of idiots are allowed to make life less enjoyable for the rest of us.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 10:49 AM

11. Asshole religious freaks need to be locked up

WHY are they allowed to continue defying lock down orders?

🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 11:02 AM

12. In the words of Sappho

If death was so great
The Gods would be first to die.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 11:06 AM

13. On second thought

they should all go to church and get up close and personal with each and every one and then go visit their loved ones and hug and kiss each of them.

The rest of us STAY HOME!!!

Oops did I just say the quiet part out loud?

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 12:22 PM

14. Only religion does this

In trying to deflect from the guilt of sexual abuse, some theists like to play whatabout and point to other groups saying it goes on everywhere.

This kind of Insanity though, is pure religion.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 06:05 PM

15. Him first.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 07:44 PM

16. Grifters gonna grift.

Fill the coffers, then fill the coffins.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Fri Apr 10, 2020, 04:39 AM

18. "Today I ask heaven and earth to testify against you, for I set before you

life and death, blessings and curses: now! choose life, so that you and your children may live"

Deuteronomy 30

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