Christianity Johnson on 27 Jan 2009 12:23 am
If you are a fan of WhyWontGodHealAmputees.com, this is painful to read:
This poor guy is in a wheelchair with severe muscular dystrophy. MD is a genetic disease, meaning that it is hard-wired into your DNA. According to Wikipedia, “Muscular dystrophies are characterized by progressive skeletal muscle weakness, defects in muscle proteins, and the death of muscle cells and tissue.” It is not a pleasant disease.
But this poor guy is writing about delusional Christians who walk up to him, touch him and expect their imaginary “god” to heal him on the spot:
On another occasion I was visiting a well known evangelical church in London called Kensington Temple. Just before the service began a group of people approached me and before I knew it had encircled me and were ‘laying hands’ on me. Several of them started to pray in tongues and became increasingly ecstatic. One of the group placed his hand on my head and exhorted me to “Stand up in the name of Jesus.” When I failed to do so he became quite agitated. “Rise up in the name of Jee-sus!” he demanded. I shrugged apologetically, sorry to disappoint him. Suddenly the atmosphere changed. “If you truly believe you will be healed.” Nothing happened. The group backed away from me. Someone looked at me disapprovingly and said, “you have to want to be healed.” The group wandered away from me muttering sadly at my lack of faith. Suffice to say I didn’t much enjoy the sermon that followed on the theme of miracles.
It is hilarious that these Christians can be so delusional and so stupid in their beliefs. But their ignorance and delusion, and their utterly inconsiderate behavior, is also so very sad. How can people consciously allow themselves to become so detached from reality like this, and then impose their stupidity on others in public?