BEING LED ASTRAY
by stray thoughts. On showmanship.
Or not. Try this observation—
Mark 16:16-18 says:
“Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned. And these signs will accompany those who believe: In my name they will drive out demons; they will speak in new tongues; they will pick up snakes with their hands; and when they drink deadly poison, it will not hurt them at all; they will place their hands on sick people, and they will get well.”
—uplifted from a webbie (clicketh hereth).
One has one’s dubious doubts … I mean, The Holy Church spends fortunes preaching to the unconverted—the propaganda mills grind 24/7 yet just about break even. Why?
Why indeed, when all they ever need do is provide a simple public demonstration.
Okay, I attended ‘Jesus 78′ (Reverend Clark Taylor of Australia) in Auckland because a ‘charismatic’ (fruitcake) workmate at the time insisted that my attendance would guarantee my enlightenment.
Quite a show—but all that Taylor actually needed do would have been gobble down some poisons of my choice and let God save him. How hard was that?
OR he could have driven out some of my demons—I have plenty. But did he do that? No~! (So missed a great opportunity…) NZ being a snake-free-zone he was off the hook there; but I would have personally taxied Taylor to the local hospitals for him to cure the sick. Win/win.
I guess he was just too busy signing up all the new recruits—
—especially after the spotlight had fallen on the absolutely stunning divine long-haired slender blonde damsel in the free-flowing form-clinging filmy white robe, who led the two little angelic cherubs by the hand to the dais …
When he called for volunteers to “Come forth and be saved” there was a stampede of drooling optimists. Well done, top marks.
I don’t know if this is the same guy—
—but the methodology looks familiar. Good to see him still out there saving souls (ah, souls!).
Audience is smaller … show needs more snakes, no?