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Iceland Bans American Televangelists

Postby Exit40 on Wed Aug 30, 2017 6:00 am

Iceland Bans American Televangelists
AUGUST 22, 2017 BY ANDREW HALL

Reykjavik, Iceland – This island nation situated in the North Atlantic took a monumental leap forward today by passing legislation banning American televangelists. The Icelandic Psychological Defense Act (IPDA) takes effect immediately. No American televangelist may set his or her foot in the small nation of 330,000 souls. No programming by such people may be shown on Icelandic television or played on the radio.

Genesis of the Icelandic Psychological Defense Act
Like most of the world, Iceland is watching the United States of America with growing concern. President Trump won the election in part by blowing demagogic dog whistles so loud even racist German Shepherds across the Atlantic could hear. Many in Iceland wondered if he could’ve won without the support of conservative churches and their faith-based flocks hoping for the biblical apocalypse?...

Snip... Icelandic and American conservative Christian relations soured ever since Iceland declared Christianity a public health threat. This new action is causing American televangelists to declare a spiritual holy war against Iceland. Prayer groups are forming to pray-bomb Iceland back into the Bronze Age. If they are successful, then it is expected the country will become the 14th state of the Confederacy.

Read more at http://www.patheos.com/blogs/laughingin ... FhytJUI.99

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Re: Iceland Bans American Televangelists

Postby Jericho on Wed Aug 30, 2017 8:20 am

Click on the first link and it says its satire.

The story you are reading is satirical. The post may have links to real events that the satire is based on, but the Laughing in Disbelief article is fake.

There are winks to readers in each piece besides the link(s) to this page that I humbly offer as hints that the story in question is satirical.

Read more at http://www.patheos.com/blogs/laughingin ... ZE66mSk.99
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Re: Iceland Bans American Televangelists

Postby mark s on Wed Aug 30, 2017 11:58 am

Maybe there are a lot of "televangelists" who should be banned.

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ειπεν αυτη ο ιησους εγω ειμι η αναστασις και η ζωη ο πιστευων εις εμε καν αποθανη ζησεται
. . . saying to her Jesus, I AM the resurrection and the life, the one believing into Me even dying shall live . . .
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Re: Iceland Bans American Televangelists

Postby ToledoDebbie on Wed Aug 30, 2017 5:29 pm

I realize that this post was "satire" and meant by the publisher to be "funny"? I wonder if something like this could really happen today and if it did, how should we react?

I see the enemy and his surrogates becoming bolder and more outrageous with each passing day. Those that have chosen to or have unwittingly aligned themselves with the enemy, are behaving as if they are mentally ill or suffering from some kind of mass hysteria or delusion. You can't even have a reasonable conversation with many of these people, they will not listen. They might as well put their hands over their ears, close their eyes and scream at the top of their lungs, "LA LA LA LA LA".

If you are not walking in lock-step with their agenda and whatever that entails, you are a threat to them and they will either physically attack, run away, ridicule, or start the laundry list of name calling (Racist, bigot, part of a hate group, ignorant, and every nasty curse word under the sun). I want so much to reach out to these poor souls, but, they don't seem capable anymore of rational thought. Am I the only one that is surrounded by family, friends and neighbors that all seem to have lost their marbles? :cry:
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Re: Iceland Bans American Televangelists

Postby Exit40 on Thu Aug 31, 2017 6:50 am

Now how in the world did I miss that ? Sorry folks. Heat wave and little sleep must have got to me. I agree, some televangelists should be banned, here.

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Re: Iceland Bans American Televangelists

Postby Jericho on Thu Aug 31, 2017 8:21 am

I'll have to disagree. Banning people because you don't like what they have to say is a slippery slope. What if someone says next Christians should be banned? Thank goodness for The First Amendment. You don't have to like what they say, but they have the freedom to say it.
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Re: Iceland Bans American Televangelists

Postby WOODHENOT3 on Thu Aug 31, 2017 9:13 am

mark s wrote:Maybe there are a lot of "televangelists" who should be banned.

:banned:


:a3: I think so too.....
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Re: Iceland Bans American Televangelists

Postby mark s on Thu Aug 31, 2017 4:45 pm

Jericho wrote: What if someone says next Christians should be banned?


They will!

But my comment was just expressing my opinion, and not something I plan on acting on. I also greatly value the first amendment! And I get the slippery slope thing, but I have a much different reason for not rising up in direct opposition.

And remember . . . I'm a "pre-tribber" on a "pre-wrath" forum. I have no problem with people expressing different views. We can talk about it. If we all behave, we can all grow together. (That's not the reason, just to be clear.)

Now . . .

I expect we all agree that the first amendment ends with yelling Fire! in a crowded theatre. But we extend it to those who will persuade people into hell under the guise of prosperity gospel (so-called), or whatever their heresy is. It's a Poison Pill. You don't get well. You don't get rich. And the preacher's promises are attributed to God. "I tried Christianity, but it didn't work." My friend Sandy said that to me not long before she suicided. Back then I didn't really know anything, I couldn't tell her why. Now I know. It's too late for her. Hopefully God had given her even just enough faith to be saved, if not to live the abundant life. But it didn't seem like it.

She had her own problems, but the one who was to be her "spiritual doctor" gave her poison instead of medicine through his greed filled words. What if my doctor diagnoses an immune system deficiency, but prescribes a chemo drug instead of an immune system booster, and kills me? Do we allow that freely? I don't think so. Criminal charges would be filed, I'd imagine.

But he simply just wrote a note, expressing his view. The druggist filled it. But I took it. So it's on me, right? Yeah, I'm responsible for what I put into my body. But he is not without fault.

I've been seeing the loss of critical thinking skills, basic logical reasoning, over the past 1-2 decades. It's getting bad, in my opinion. My friend is always telling me about his disputes with people on facebook. All I can think is, what a waste! Over and over I see it. Their arguments make no sense, and when challenged, they get personal, or change the subject, or just make more irrational arguments.

The lastest was the guy who was saying that as people are volunteering help for the Houston people, it's a demonstration of the socialistic political climate as our government swings that way.

:eek:

Of course, the reality is that as people offer of themselves, it's actually contrary to socialism, since it eliminates the need for government redistribution of assets. The people are just giving it away. And it's the capitalist companies who are making these massive donations of supplies. But anyway . . .

The Bible tells us that false teachers will increase, faith will decrease, basically, all these things we see happening in the culture will continue, and will become worse and worse, until it becomes intolerable, as the phony churches puddle together into the Harlot, who will be destroyed by the beast.

We're in the middle of this process. We pretty much all of us, I think, regardless of when or if we think the rapture will be, agree that what we're seeing is the run-up to the end of the age. (Sorry Jay! But in my mind, regardless of our difference, I believe we share the same faith in Jesus! Much love!)

If this is true, then we're going to find this more often confronting us.

So what should our response be? How should we feel about it? What should think about it? What does the Bible teach us? How did the Apostles handle it? What did they tell us to do? (The real Apostles, that is . . . the 12.)

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ειπεν αυτη ο ιησους εγω ειμι η αναστασις και η ζωη ο πιστευων εις εμε καν αποθανη ζησεται
. . . saying to her Jesus, I AM the resurrection and the life, the one believing into Me even dying shall live . . .
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Re: Iceland Bans American Televangelists

Postby SueAnn on Thu Aug 31, 2017 6:30 pm

Jericho wrote:I'll have to disagree. Banning people because you don't like what they have to say is a slippery slope. What if someone says next Christians should be banned? Thank goodness for The First Amendment. You don't have to like what they say, but they have the freedom to say it.

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Re: Iceland Bans American Televangelists

Postby shorttribber on Thu Aug 31, 2017 9:08 pm

mark s wrote:Maybe there are a lot of "televangelists" who should be banned.

:banned:

Luke 9
46 Then there arose a reasoning among them, which of them should be greatest.
47 And Jesus, perceiving the thought of their heart, took a child, and set him by him,
48 And said unto them, Whosoever shall receive this child in my name receiveth me: and whosoever shall receive me receiveth him that sent me: for he that is least among you all, the same shall be great.
49 And John answered and said, Master, we saw one casting out devils in thy name; and we forbad him, because he followeth not with us.
50 And Jesus said unto him, Forbid him not: for he that is not against us is for us.

It's not so easy to just allow God to do the sorting, but it's His Work, and we can be sure that He is Very Good at it...Not Us.

Love and :hugs: Mark
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