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Conversions from Covid-19
#1
Conversions from Covid-19
This whole Coronavirus is really making people sad and scared.

I wonder if during this time of fear, worry and anxiety, people might turn to Christianity in droves.

As in, they might dust off their bible and search for answers in it. Maybe they will cry out to God their father and beg Jesus to save them from the plague...

I hope that is the case..

What do you think? will people flock to Christ in this time of doubt?
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#2
RE: Conversions from Covid-19
Nah, they'll probably flock to God Rama.
teachings of the Bible are so muddled and self-contradictory that it was possible for Christians to happily burn heretics alive for five long centuries. It was even possible for the most venerated patriarchs of the Church, like St. Augustine and St. Thomas Aquinas, to conclude that heretics should be tortured (Augustine) or killed outright (Aquinas). Martin Luther and John Calvin advocated the wholesale murder of heretics, apostates, Jews, and witches. - Sam Harris, "Letter To A Christian Nation"
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#3
RE: Conversions from Covid-19
Flock to Christ?


Sheep flock.


Nuff said.
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#4
RE: Conversions from Covid-19
Some no doubt will.

Others will see what is happening in Italy, a very devout country, and will turn away from it.

Unfortunately I'm seeing a lot of religious leaders who are trying to milk this pandemic for more personal glory. Parasites like Kenneth Copeland and Joel Osteen have stressed the importance of continuing to tithe.

I don't personally care if people turn to Cyril the Wombat God, so long as they consult medical professionals and not listen to charlatans, which includes faith healers, anti vaxxers, and "alternate" medicine practitioners.
Sanity adjacent.


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#5
RE: Conversions from Covid-19
Your god is imaginary.
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#6
RE: Conversions from Covid-19
If an all powerful god does nothing to stop the virus, either he is not worth bothering with or he does not exist.
The meek shall inherit the Earth, the rest of us will fly to the stars.

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RE: Conversions from Covid-19
(March 21, 2020 at 12:24 am)Posting4Jesus24 Wrote: This whole Coronavirus is really making people sad and scared.

I wonder if during this time of fear, worry and anxiety, people might turn to Christianity in droves.

As in, they might dust off their bible and search for answers in it. Maybe they will cry out to God their father and beg Jesus to save them from the plague...

I hope that is the case..

What do you think? will people flock to Christ in this time of doubt?

You want fear to be their basis for belief?

That's very fucked up, but then, fear has always been a part of any theist belief.

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RE: Conversions from Covid-19
(March 21, 2020 at 9:36 am)brewer Wrote:
(March 21, 2020 at 12:24 am)Posting4Jesus24 Wrote: This whole Coronavirus is really making people sad and scared.

I wonder if during this time of fear, worry and anxiety, people might turn to Christianity in droves.

As in, they might dust off their bible and search for answers in it. Maybe they will cry out to God their father and beg Jesus to save them from the plague...

I hope that is the case..

What do you think? will people flock to Christ in this time of doubt?

You want fear to be their basis for belief?

That's very fucked up, but then, fear has always been a part of any theist belief.

Fear, famine, plague and war is the drive of religion. There is a reason why it is on the magic book.
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RE: Conversions from Covid-19
(March 21, 2020 at 12:24 am)Posting4Jesus24 Wrote: This whole Coronavirus is really making people sad and scared.

I wonder if during this time of fear, worry and anxiety, people might turn to Christianity in droves.

As in, they might dust off their bible and search for answers in it. Maybe they will cry out to God their father and beg Jesus to save them from the plague...

I hope that is the case..

What do you think? will people flock to Christ in this time of doubt?

Some will, no doubt, and no doubt, others will turn away from it.  Look at the First & Second Great Awakenings in United States history for an example.  Still, conservative Christianity is a minority belief system in the Western World, and overall, is in decline.
And without delay Peter went quickly out of the synagogue (assembly) and went unto the house of Marcellus, where Simon lodged: and much people followed him...And Peter turned unto the people that followed him and said: Ye shall now see a great and marvellous wonder. And Peter seeing a great dog bound with a strong chain, went to him and loosed him, and when he was loosed the dog received a man's voice and said unto Peter: What dost thou bid me to do, thou servant of the unspeakable and living God? Peter said unto him: Go in and say unto Simon in the midst of his company: Peter saith unto thee, Come forth abroad, for thy sake am I come to Rome, thou wicked one and deceiver of simple souls. And immediately the dog ran and entered in, and rushed into the midst of them that were with Simon, and lifted up his forefeet and in a loud voice said: Thou Simon, Peter the servant of Christ who standeth at the door saith unto thee: Come forth abroad, for thy sake am I come to Rome, thou most wicked one and deceiver of simple souls. And when Simon heard it, and beheld the incredible sight, he lost the words wherewith he was deceiving them that stood by, and all of them were amazed. (The Acts of Peter, 9)
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RE: Conversions from Covid-19
The bulk of churchgoers are well over 70. I don't foresee any increase in numbers from a disease that picks off the over 70s.
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