People wonder how Jesus performed the miracles he did. God has allowed people to use his powers to perform good. Such a miracle worker is Benny Hinn. This is pure proof that Jesus and God exists.
My theory is that Jesus is directly related to BOTH Bruce Lee and Mr. T, allowing him to perform incredible feats from the sheer physical power and pity radiating from him body.
Ihaterednecks;4210137My theory is that Jesus is directly related to BOTH Bruce Lee and Mr. T, allowing him to perform incredible feats from the sheer physical power and pity radiating from him body.
The problem is Bruce Lee was killed by an accident. A once in a life time accident.
Guys, if you don't take BibleLover seriously, I'm going to freak and take a huge shit on your chest.
No! I'm Spamacus!
17th June 2003
This is the Pub, let's please try to keep the thread serious.
Serio;4210141The problem is Bruce Lee was killed by an accident. A once in a life time accident.
That's what he wanted you to think. Bruce Lee can kill himself 300 times a second and you wouldn't even notice it. He can traverse through dimensions and bring armies to their knees.
Voice of joy and sunshine
26th May 2003
As a religious sacrament it's certainly easy to see its value, apparently 'curing' diseases that science cannot yet touch. In a sense science is the competing religion here; its 'miracles' occur in every day life, you don't need some abstract belief in a higher power to have faith in the power of science because it's right in front of us. I always find this sort of thing slightly odd, on the one hand there are thousands of people who believe in it but it would be so easy to prove incontrovertibly were it true, just wander into a hospital and cure a bunch of people who have a medically verified disease. Yet for some reason that's not done, we're presented with crowd situations, people with diseases unverified by any authority we can put trust in, and expected simply to go along with it.
There are many reasons that someone would want to fake this sort of thing, allowing their religion to compete with science and enforce the solidarity of their group-dynamic is certainly one of them, and it would be easy enough to fake. A few tens of thousands handed over to a family to pretend to be ill and then healed, or perhaps even some form of random hypnotism, the crowd situations certainly contain elements that would allow such a thing to be done relatively easily. Around ten percent of any large group you gather will be incredibly susceptible to suggestion; the effect is only amplified by a belief that the suggestion will be successful. Get them to concentrate on one thing, the sound of the holy man’s voice, tell them about the power of god while in a highly suggestible state. The parallels between that and a hypnotic induction are startling. It’s possible that it could be done without the presenter even realising he was doing it.
On the whole I see as yet no proof of the healing power of god and many reasons to suppose that someone would wish to fake it, either knowingly or unknowingly; perhaps to allow them to compete with another belief of our times, that of science, which has taken a great many believers from the churches. People can even be made to ignore pain under hypnotic suggestion; frankly we’re presented with a situation in which a miracle is not the only possible answer and it seems much more likely that a group dynamic, or even simple trickery, is at play here.
Once I see a legal and official medical report saying that that kid is cured of his diesese I'll believe that he was cured. Until then, sorry I can't believe something from a video.
I don't believe in modern day miracles. That's mostly because biblical those acts had a particular purpose at that particular time. To day that purpose is mostly accomplished. Accordingly the Bible says those miracles have come to an end.