Winter Driving Best Books of the Month Valentine's Day Shop Learn more nav_sap_SWP_6M_fly_beacon St Lucia easycohice_2016 All-New Amazon Fire TV Grocery Valentine's Day Cards Amazon Gift Card Offer chiraq chiraq chiraq  Amazon Echo All-New Fire Kindle Paperwhite Prime Exclusive Savings in Video Games Shop Now SnS
Customer Discussions > Christianity forum

Weirdest encounter with a religious person


Sort: Oldest first | Newest first
Showing 1-25 of 138 posts in this discussion
Initial post: May 30, 2012 6:06:35 AM PDT
The Voice says:
Just for curiosities sake, I want to know what is your weirdest experience with a religious person. I knew someone who came up to me on the street and said they had a super anointing of God and that the world was going to blow up. They looked normal not like someone who has issues. When I told them that was not the case they got enraged. Later on I found out this person got kicked out of a church for being a sower of discord and caused major damage. Anyone else have weird run ins with others?
Your reply to The Voice's post:
To insert a product link use the format: [[ASIN:ASIN product-title]] (What's this?)
 

In reply to an earlier post on May 30, 2012 6:09:29 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 30, 2012 6:09:57 AM PDT
doulos says:
Oh yeah. When the so called 'Toronto blessing' was in full swing. Barking and howling people.........you can probably 'google' it.

Posted on May 30, 2012 6:13:20 AM PDT
doulos says:
another was a guy that was involved it a weird cult. who would always answer every question with yepper.......... wore a robe, and lived in the desert with a bunch of other like dressing people. Cults, World Religions and the Occult: What They Teach, How to Respond to Them Good book, good writer.

In reply to an earlier post on May 30, 2012 6:23:09 AM PDT
Ryan Willis says:
Google can tell you anything but it's top results will usually only show one side of the coin. I guess some things never change.

If anything, it's the gifts of tongues that's really weird to see if you've never actually seen it before.

The whackiest stuff I've ever seen in religious people is those who teach that there are "heaven portals" located around the world and supposedly one is in New Hampshire or something and Christians have to take control of these "portals" so that the angels can be free to travel between heaven and earth.

In reply to an earlier post on May 30, 2012 7:19:24 AM PDT
doulos says:
Iv'e seen it myself. Was just suggesting it, thought there may be some footage.

In reply to an earlier post on May 30, 2012 7:33:17 AM PDT
Ryan Willis says:
There is. Everything God does though gets a bad rep. I think some tend to forget that the Azusa Street Revival was condemned by most churches at the time and the secular media made a complete mockery of it. The same went for the Charismatic Renewal, as it's called. The Quakers, the Wesleys, even the Reformation itself, all condemned by the majority churches around them.

In reply to an earlier post on May 30, 2012 7:38:23 AM PDT
doulos says:
I believe all you just mentioned had their legitimacys. I have quite a few works of Smith Wigglesworth, Wesley, Finney, Tozer, and quite a few of the charismatic renewal, and Revival accounts.

In reply to an earlier post on May 30, 2012 7:49:18 AM PDT
Ryan Willis says:
But you believe Toronto to be different? I ask that purely out of curiosity.

Because, as you said, certainly enough of us look at Azusa Street and the Charismatic Renewal as being from God for the most part yet they were both condemned by the majority of the church at the time were they not? And they had their own share of "whacky" stuff that they were mocked for but now we look back and we're ok with it, but at the time both of these movements were strongly opposed by other Christians.

In reply to an earlier post on May 30, 2012 10:05:30 AM PDT
M. Simonson says:
I have not really run into any of the weird guys. I knew a guy long ago who thought he saw angels everywhere, but he ended up in and out of psych hospitals and didn't want to bother people or talk about it.

The weirdest people who ever came to my front door seem to believe that Jesus had a wife, and apparently they both came back, but this time as Koreans. They have one of those "Church of God" names. They used other passages to say things like you have to celebrate the old passover to be saved. Funny how scripture gets twisted, like using the "queen of heaven" passage where they were probably worshiping some derivation of Ishtar and said that was her.

Posted on May 30, 2012 10:16:39 AM PDT
The Voice says:
Wow a heavenly portal that is nuts.....

This is not a thread for debating revivals just for people to share wierd experiences.

I had some come up to me and tell me that electric guitar is demonic and only organ & piano are of God...

In reply to an earlier post on May 30, 2012 11:21:23 AM PDT
Ryan Willis says:
Some people honestly believe that. I've had people tell me that watching anything with curse words in it was a sin essentially.

Posted on May 30, 2012 2:20:05 PM PDT
The Voice says:
Really???, someone once told me that anyone with long has was in total rebellion, yet one of the most Godly men I know that ministers in the inner city has long hippie hair...

In reply to an earlier post on May 30, 2012 2:40:36 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 30, 2012 3:10:16 PM PDT
M. Simonson says:
"Really???, someone once told me that anyone with long has was in total rebellion"

I met those who came out of the 70s and said weird things like "You could always tell when a brother was saved because he would get a haircut"

Come to think of it, in the late 80s and early 90s I did meet a lot of very weird and strange characters that came out of 70s "Jesus Movements" Some of them were very strange to be sure. But just like with the guys who claim that Jesus came back with his wife "God the Mother" if they weren't pushy or confrontational I don't really remember much about them.

Posted on May 30, 2012 5:17:48 PM PDT
The Voice says:
god's mother??

In reply to an earlier post on May 30, 2012 5:41:13 PM PDT
M. Simonson says:
"god's mother?? "

Oh, I think that they believe that Jesus was Jehovah along the lines of of a Unitarian model.

Been a while ... but I think this is them.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Mission_Society_Church_of_God

There is always something "weird" about these people, just like the more bizarre out of the 70s movements. But it's hard to put one's finger on it. Often a look in their eye, also they often seem to have a forced politeness that comes from training in a way you can tell it's not their natural behavior.

So most of us were taught to be polite, give others a chance to speak, be polite to people on the phone etc...
But there are those who are taught to take advantage of that and when they are doing it out of training it sort of shows up.

In reply to an earlier post on May 30, 2012 5:43:37 PM PDT
mrs exp says:
CAM,
One of the fruits of the Spirit is 'self-control.'
exp

Posted on May 30, 2012 5:55:07 PM PDT
The Voice says:
Here is another weird movement

http://duluthbible.org/

On paper they look normal, but if you do not go to their church or adhere to their doctrine they believe you cannot go to heaven. SOOOO if you are a baptist/lutheran/Pentacostal/ name any other church they are preaching a false gospel. I got in an online debate and a member told me Bill Graham preaches a false gospel and all those people that here it are not Christians...

Posted on May 30, 2012 6:54:42 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 30, 2012 6:55:13 PM PDT
Spinoza says:
I don't know if this counts as religious, but many years ago, right after Elvis died, I was shopping in the supermarket with my then girlfriend. We were in the vegetable and fruit section, and started discussing Elvis, his music, his impact on us.

Well, there was a woman of about 70 or so, who turned around to speak to us. She was holding a rather large cucumber, and shook it at us and gesticulated with it as she commented:

"Elvis is alive and living in Nevada in the desert just outside of Las Vegas. He's got the power AND the money to overcome death, and is resurrected by the power of Jesus!"

My gf and I just looked at each other, then burst out laughing. We must have laughed our guts out for about ten minutes. Truly unexpected, bizarre, and funny as hell.

Posted on May 30, 2012 7:41:27 PM PDT
The Voice says:
That is hilarious... in high school where I am from there was a prophecy that the virgin mary was going to make an appearance at a river. Some friends of mine made some t-shirts up that said the date, place and I saw mary and made money off it, despite no appearance...

In reply to an earlier post on May 31, 2012 2:31:21 PM PDT
Spinoza says:
dat94 says:

Really???, someone once told me that anyone with long has was in total rebellion, yet one of the most Godly men I know that ministers in the inner city has long hippie hair...

Spinoza says:

Jesus is always portrayed with this long, flowing blonde hair down to His shoulders. Looks like a 1960s hippie to me...

In reply to an earlier post on May 31, 2012 9:11:38 PM PDT
most brand name churches beleive that

90 of the 91 different baptist sects think most of the others are going to fry

billg does mislead people
mob psychology
go down to the 50 yard line
pick up a get out of heck free card
go back to living and sinning like you always did
thinking that they are good to go

billyg forget to tell them that faith without works is dead

In reply to an earlier post on May 31, 2012 9:20:07 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 31, 2012 9:21:18 PM PDT
Lj3d says:
Ryan Willis says: If anything, it's the gifts of tongues that's really weird to see if you've never actually seen it before.

Lj3d: Watch the Bill Maher agnostic/atheist documentary "Religulous" and see grown adults including a Minister end up looking and babbling like a five year old kid while speaking in tongues.

My own weird experience was a guy who absolutely insisted demonic possession was real because he could see it in mental patients, Charles Manson etc. I told him that people are capable of almost limitless expressions and limitless mental illness symtoms. Charles Manson was one of these kinds of people. But of course, the guy I was talking too insisted on demonic possession. When we have to see other people as somehow more powerful than we know people to be...we get caught up in a lot of irrational trappings.

Also take a look at "the documentary Jesus Camp" if you want to see weird.

In reply to an earlier post on May 31, 2012 9:24:28 PM PDT
Lj3d says:
Spinoza says: Jesus is always portrayed with this long, flowing blonde hair down to His shoulders. Looks like a 1960s hippie to me...

Lj3d: And Jesus was portrayed as having long hair before the hippie movement. Yet some Christians of the 1960s would chastize male hippies for not cutting their hair.

In reply to an earlier post on May 31, 2012 9:37:02 PM PDT
doulos says:
Lies........ although I do not follow Billy much. I have read a few of his books, and Decision magazine. You DO NOT know what you are talking about. quit reading the liars, and look at the source material sir.......

In reply to an earlier post on May 31, 2012 9:39:18 PM PDT
doulos says:
as far as Heaven and Hell - read the scriptures.......... Here is just 2 passages. Revelations 20:10-15 & 21:8
The good thing, or good news is. Christ Jesus has made provision to be saved from death and hell. see, John 3:1-16 whta will be your choice Luke 13:3 Acts 3:19
‹ Previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 Next ›
[Add comment]
Add your own message to the discussion
To insert a product link use the format: [[ASIN:ASIN product-title]] (What's this?)
Prompts for sign-in
 


Recent discussions in the Christianity forum

 

This discussion

Discussion in:  Christianity forum
Participants:  20
Total posts:  138
Initial post:  May 30, 2012
Latest post:  Jun 7, 2012

New! Receive e-mail when new posts are made.
Tracked by 1 customer

Search Customer Discussions