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Funny and Weird

Posted by spritzophrenia on January 10, 2011

When God comes down to do miraculous things, people fall over. Or is it just that religion makes people weird? A little while back I wrote about my experience of NOT being “Slain in the Spirit”, as pentecostals like to call it. If you want to see an extreme version of this, here are two hilarious videos featuring Benny Hinn. Hinn is somewhat controversial as he preaches a “health and wealth” message which many Christians consider goes counter to the actual teaching of Jesus. “God wants you rich”, and needless to say, Hinn is fairly rich.

Anyway, these are funny.

Benny Hinn, Dark Lord of the Sith:

Great music, “Let the Bodies hit The Floor” by Drowning Pool:

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Is anyone else disturbed by this? What do you think?
I do want me one ‘o them holy lightsabres πŸ™‚

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17 Responses to “Funny and Weird”

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  2. Theresa Seeber said

    I shared the first one on facebook earlier – too funny.

    As for the second one…. I just laughed so hard when he first yelled “Flooooooooor!” And he reminds me of a four year old child who has a hitting and pushing problem.

  3. Pastor Bobby Dufrane said

    Why I know That There is a God and That He Loves Me

    A Personal Testimony.

    Allow me to share a story. Not too long ago doubt was creeping into my head about the Lord and then a miracle happened.

    It was 3 years ago and 50 members of my church were enroute to a bible camp in the Blueridge Mountains of Virginia. They were traveling in a chartered bus. As they sang blessed hymns to the Lord, Satan was up to his old tricks. You see, the bus driver was an atheist socialist and that day his coffee mug was filled with vodka. As the bus wound up through the switchbacks, the driver became progressively drunker. Then it happened. It was that day that changed this poor sinner’s life forever. Entering a particularly tight switchback, the besotted driver finally lost control of the bus and it plummeted 1500 feet down into a ravine where it exploded into a fireball incinerating the flock. The only survivor that fateful day was a young boy who was thrown from the bus by his father seconds before it hit the bottom.

    This young boy suffered severe brain damage from hitting a rock head first and will have to wear a football helmet and drool cup for the remainder of his life. But his survival proved to me that miracles do happen because God does exist and loves me. The Lord caused that accident to bring me back to his flock.

    Hallelujah!

    Praise Jesus! Just open your eyes to his miracles and you will see him everywhere.

    • I know this is a sarcastic post, but it’s funny so I’ll let it stay πŸ™‚

      • watergirl21 said

        ok, thank you for clearing that up, because I was reading this post trying to think of a polite way to say this guys off the deep end….kinda like the bus. and the fact that I was taking it seriously just means scares me, cuz there are people out there…….

  4. papo1957 said

    Check out this pastor who has no formal education, just reading & mediation toward the Holy Bible. 38 yrs. of ministry & all you have to do is have personal relationship with JESUS CHRIST for many hours without ceasing praying & talking. You have to deny yourself everyday & take your burdens & leave it @ the cross.

  5. Lydia said

    I don’t know, Jonathan.

    Yes, the videos are hilarious..but I do feel kind of weird making fun of other people’s religious beliefs (or maybe I should say the expression of their beliefs?).

    I’m not defending the more, er, _interesting_ aspects of Benny Hinn and his theology. I’ll even admit that these videos are damn funny. But there’s still something about the idea of taking footage from someone else’s religious gathering and turning it into a joke that just doesn’t quite sit right with me. Would it be ok to do this with video taken at a Catholic mass? A synagogue? A mosque?

    Or maybe I’m over-thinking the entire thing. It wouldn’t be the first time I’ve done something like that. πŸ˜‰

    Thoughts?

    • You’ve raised a good point, Lydia.

      I see myself an an “insider” here, I was one of these people and to a degree believed this stuff. ‘Tho perhaps I am not an insider now. However, I can see that if someone thought God was really there and it was really special to them it might be offensive.

      Humour is not easy in that respect.

      • Lydia said

        That is so interesting, Jonathan. I don’t think of myself as an insider any longer. I’ve been away from that culture and those beliefs for too long. I think I’d share your opinion if I still thought of myself as one of them, so to speak. πŸ™‚

  6. leesis said

    as an ex as well I remember when I was convinced beyond doubt. Unlike you Jon I didnt believe some of it…I believed everything my Pastor said from 12 years of age to 18 and it took me another two years to understand JC really wasnt going to crash thru the sky and send me to a eternal burning pit were I would weep and nash my teeth along with all the sinners of the world.

    This memory, some twenty-eight years later allows me to feel a gentle compassion for these folk and an understanding that for now the structure of their theology, no matter how weird it seems to others gives them the sense of comfort they need right now.

    I know sometimes the intensely religous can be annoying. But so can the intensely anything. Like Lydia I am discomforted by laughing (though I have a wickedly irreverent sense of humour) at something so near to these peoples heart.

    • You’re right, compassion is sometimes lacking when we look at something like this. Maybe i’ve erred too far on the irreverent side. I guess that’s a mistake I have to live with.

  7. Barry said

    I about fell out of my chair when I watched the Benny Hinn-Dark Lord of the Sith! I consider myself Christian, and as such, I believe that God has a sense of humour. THIS is some funny stuff!

    Thanks for posting!!!!

    • Thanks Barry, glad you enjoyed it. When I was a christian I had a sense of humour too, though some might have found it a little boundary-pushing.

      • Karl Rand said

        Yes, the Almighty may have a sense of humour but a very twisted one. Torturing yourself as your own son so that evils committed by those of your own creation, humanity, may be forgiven is a very sick joke. A ‘joke’ that has twisted human thinking for centuries.

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