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One Sunday when I was younger, I was attending a church service. The pastor was preaching on spiritual warfare (angels and demons). During the message, the piano (a decent 15 feet from anyone) struck a note, and later, a vase on the altar fell over, not shattering but bouncing back up and righting itself in place. I don't believe there are coincidences, and I don't believe that was one of them.

Omega, Matrix Fans Forum 15 Comments [6/25/2005 12:00:00 AM]
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Rime

I, on the other hand, can believe in coincidences, regardless of how odd they may seem.

6/26/2005 10:41:53 PM

Storme

Going to church under the influence of strange substances is not a good idea...

8/27/2005 8:47:24 PM

ashibaka

The last sentence marks this as either a troll or excellent comedy.

8/30/2005 3:57:53 PM



You have got to stop doing those drugs.

5/28/2008 12:37:39 AM

PirateFaafy

Going to church under the influence of strange substances is not a good idea...

You have got to stop doing those drugs.

Guys, this is a Matrix Fans Forum. He probably just took the Red pill. And the blue one.

6/23/2008 5:39:26 AM

Me

Yeah, I was talking about stuff once and a thing happened. Amazing!

6/23/2008 2:23:15 PM

Blakey

Hi,

I don't believe in coincidences too, and I say:
Your pastor is a trickster, a con, a liar!
These are cheap tricks that have been used by greedy preachers of innumerate denominations since the dawn of mankind!

CU in hell

11/2/2008 12:02:20 PM

a mind far far away

And if you watch an episode of Benny Hinn on TBN, you see hundreds of people at a time get up out of wheelchairs, and he'll stand there and yell "FIRE" and everyone will just fall over (my guess is from laughter). I've been a Pentecostal, and it's all psychological and learned behavior. You're right about one thing, though, those events weren't coincidence, they were set up to happen by your pastor.

11/2/2008 12:20:58 PM



I don't believe this happened.

11/2/2008 12:27:33 PM

Canadiest

They tell many stories like this to entice people into church going. it's bullshit

11/2/2008 1:09:47 PM

Quantum Mechanic

I believe you are lying.

12/25/2010 5:52:23 AM

Anon

A fundie who's imagination runs wild. A fundie who WANTS to see miracles.

It's exactly the same psychological phenomenon in so-called 'holy' places like Lourdes, France. "Miracles" there occur only in the main season when there are a lot of pilgrims, and the mood gets religiously hysterical. Suddenly, somebody cries "A miracle!!!!" And everybody is deeply convinced that he just experienced a real miracle. Interviewed, these people tell things which they proveably cannot have seen in reality. It's their brain which adds the details.

Pilgrims are visiting Lourdes also in winter. And NEVER (yes, NEVER) a "miracle" occurred in winter. The reason is clear: "Miracles" are a collective delusion. The same obviously happened here: The pastor preached about 'supernatural' things, the atmosphere in the church became 'holy' and excited, and the brains of certain spectators immediately made connections which weren't there in reality.

Everything "supernatural" is nothing but a psychological phenomenon. It's all in our brains. Like 'God', who is nothing but a cultural-psychological phenomenon.

12/25/2010 7:43:17 AM

Quantum Mechanic

Make shit up much?

4/20/2013 5:29:58 AM

Ebon

Liar.

4/20/2013 1:43:17 PM



"I don't believe there are coincidences"

So what does it mean when you stub your toe or forget your keys?

4/21/2013 4:56:56 PM
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