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There are some tricksters in religions like Hindu which can do some things that would knock off his socks... and we Christians understand that demons can indeed do things that will try to convince people that they are indeed some kind of holy man or what ever.

My aunt and uncle were in India after the 2nd WW and saw real men walk on red hot coals. The feet did not feel pain, and the guy did not die.
That is not a slight of some sort. It is, as we would believe a work by demons who have that kind of power... to awe and trick people into those kinds of things.

I am Victory67, Unbelief.org 34 Comments [11/28/2007 7:06:57 PM]
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AnonymousAsshole

Nope, sorry, the walking on coals thing is just a simple trick. Nothing more, nothing less and no demons involved.

However, if you wish to believe in demons, go right ahead.

I would expect no less from a fundy fucktard such as yourself.


11/28/2007 7:15:15 PM

Berny

I've seen video of Christian preachers doing the same trick but saying that they were able to do it through the power of the Holy Spirit.
They were full of shit too.
Walking through red hot coals is possible because of basic physics. No supernatural entities or agencies are at work.

11/28/2007 7:16:48 PM

James

It's nothing to do with demons. It's simply a disciplined mind. And you can't die from walking on coals unless you stand on them for half an hour and get 3rd degree burns all up your legs.

11/28/2007 7:17:25 PM

Not_You

At Girl Scout camp, we used to take turns jumping through the camp fire. Were we possessed by demons?
An ability to work through pain is a matter of personality, not demon possession.

11/28/2007 7:29:58 PM

Horsefeathers

"There are some tricksters in religions like Hindu which can do some things that would knock off his socks..."

Sai Baba isn't really a God man. He, and others like him, are no more impressive than Benny Hinn. Somehow though I think you'd believe Benny Hinn and his ilk are the real deal.

"and we Christians understand that demons can indeed do things that will try to convince people that they are indeed some kind of holy man or what ever."

So, standing in front of a camera in a mega church and soliciting little old ladies to send you their pension check makes you a real holy man because you're Christian yet a Hindu holy man is a demon. Right.

"My aunt and uncle were in India after the 2nd WW and saw real men walk on red hot coals. The feet did not feel pain, and the guy did not die.
That is not a slight of some sort. It is, as we would believe a work by demons who have that kind of power... to awe and trick people into those kinds of things."


You twit. It's simple physics with a bit of physiology thrown in. Skin is largely composed of water; water doesn't conduct heat well; blood flow through the feet carries what little heat there is away from the sole of the foot; the feet stay only seconds (at most) on the coals before being lifted which cools them further. The coals generally have a layer of ash also which is a really poor conductor of heat and the coals tend to be raked repeatedly throughout the preparation part, making an uneven layer, which means even less surface area of the foot is actually in direct contact with the coals. That's the basics.

In other words, you're a moron.

11/28/2007 7:37:56 PM

Doctor Whom

If demons are limited to doing well understood sideshow stunts, why worry about them?

11/28/2007 7:48:49 PM

Gadren

*gasp*

I have photographic evidence of devil-possessed evilutionists tricking True Christians(TM) into thinking that God isn't the only one who can create life!


11/28/2007 8:04:09 PM

anevilmeme

The walking on hot coals trick has long since been debunked.

11/28/2007 8:14:39 PM

PhantasyElementz

LOL! Turn on the National Geographic channel once and awhile, for Pete's sake! Anybody can walk on coals like they do! It's just physics! Sheesh...

11/28/2007 8:20:06 PM

Old Viking

Anyone can do it. Even you. Just walk at a brisk-ish pace.

11/28/2007 8:32:41 PM

aqualung

But if they were to walk on water however you'd all say they were Jesus right? No? Does not compute.

11/28/2007 8:46:41 PM

Jake Steel

It's not demons





...oh wait your fundie mind can't tell them apart can it?

11/28/2007 9:16:49 PM

Mike

ANYONE can walk on coals. ANYONE.

11/28/2007 9:19:32 PM

sze a

Walks on hot coals = demons.

Walks on water = deity.

Gotcha.

11/28/2007 9:22:23 PM

Man Called True

This guy would see a street magician do the Linking Rings and scream, "SATAN!"

Gadren: BUNNY!

11/28/2007 9:36:17 PM

Osiris

Fun fact: If your feet touch the hot coals for a brief moment you won't actually feel it.

11/28/2007 9:36:21 PM

Jesus Klingon

disclaimer: I know demons aren't real.

I've said this before, and it bears repeating: if I had the power of a demon, I wouldn't squander it on cheap parlor tricks.

11/28/2007 9:36:58 PM

Michael

Personally, I'd rather watch some Hindu walk on hot coals than have Benny the Blow Job Hinn and his magical hair blow on me. The Hindi isn't begging little old ladies out of their pensions.

11/28/2007 9:51:45 PM

SSJPunk

I've personally walked across hot coals. The physics demon allowed me to do it ;)

11/28/2007 11:03:55 PM

Prager

WOW! They must really have been impressed by Lepustophiles; this is the demon that grants the power to pull rabbits out of hats. The EVIL is palpable!

11/29/2007 1:19:27 AM



What they think is that you're as gullible as the guys you mean to critisise.

11/29/2007 3:25:05 AM



In the village where my mother used to stay for Easter Holidays(Manrique, Spain), there was a tradition, in St John's night, that men did the same carrying either their girlfriends or children on their backs..............it's a Christian tradition, are they demon possesed too?

11/29/2007 3:26:43 AM

Blackvoice

Just because it looks cool doesn't mean it's the devil's work.

11/29/2007 3:31:18 AM

demodocos

Recently at the "Flat Earth Books" bookstore:


11/29/2007 5:07:28 AM

Athar

Oh man! Thats the dumbest thing I've ever heard I am Idiot67!

11/29/2007 5:51:01 AM
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