Wednesday, November 04, 2015

Arkansas preacher would like to remind the ladies that their body is not theirs, it belongs to God.

Courtesy of Raw Story: 

During a Sunday sermon at Crosschurch about the dangers of pornography, Crawford likened the issue to abortion rights. 

“We have bought into what I want to call this morning theological dualism,” the pastor opined. “This is the idea that you can separate what goes on with our bodies with what goes on soul and spirit.” 

According to Crawford, the Bible contradicted the belief that people had a right to control their own bodies. 

“This idea that you hear about in the abortion debate that it’s a woman’s right to choose and she has the right over her own body, no, that’s not true!” he exclaimed. “What that means is that your arms and your legs and your head, it all belongs to God.”

"God owns you."

And we wonder why the Bible did not seem to have a problem with slavery.

I continue to be amused that so many people living today do not realize that the concept of the soul is a primitive contrivance for understanding consciousness and placating fears over mankind's mortality.

There is no scientific evidence to support the concept, and in fact mountains of data which refute it out of hand, and yet so many reasonably intelligent people cling to it like a drowning man to a piece of driftwood.

Which of course leaves them susceptible to the kind manipulative religious claptrap that this idiot is spewing in that video.

And that is just sad.

25 comments:

  1. Leland4:07 AM

    In my mind, the primary reason religions have succeeded so well in fooling people is a very basic fear. People just cannot seem to accept the finality of death. It scares them to death (Pardon the pun, please.) and they are willing to listen to all the garbage simply to give them comfort against the idea of limited existence. It removes that fear from their consciousness.

    Quite an intelligent move on the creator's (human) part actually - using fear to control fear and thus control people.

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    1. Anonymous4:51 AM

      I believe you're exactly right, Leland. It's all about fear, the fear of the end. The older I get, the more I see old friends starting to wonder about life after death. Some have even started to go to church.

      Mildred

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    2. Anonymous5:17 AM

      My little Brethren peace church has about 25 regular attendees. 3 are over 90. Another four are over 80. 2 are over 70. 10 are in our sixties. We have six school age kids with their parents, and two babies. Now, how long do you think we are going to be able to continue? And we are not alone. Most churches except the rah-rah evangelical ones with people fifty and younger, are getting smaller and smaller. Check the obits, where more and more people are being cremated and not having any 'ceremony' at all (including the wishes of my own mom, who shocked the family recently by preparing for her own cremation and burial, and writing the obit..good on MOM!) But I am seeing many instances of this...more and more unchurched folks preferring not to drag their scattered kids and grandkids back to see them in a casket costing $10,000, and having a service costing a couple more thousand, and then a burial and finding a church to host a meal for people who haven't been in church for decades. Not to mention finding an officiant. My mom is not afraid. She is 83 and healthy, and she is far more scared of spending a couple of years in a nursing home than she is about an afterlife.

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  2. Anonymous4:08 AM

    Hey Jeffie,
    With all that sweet taxfree money you're bringing in, wouldn't it glorify God a little better if you had the decency to wear a tie? Just sayin'.

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  3. Anonymous4:16 AM

    In Arkansas a woman's body may belongs to God

    But if you visit Alaska your body belongs to Todd

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    1. Anonymous5:18 AM

      How come these guys never mention their own bodies? Did God just give men license to have as many women as they want to..impregnating them all along the way?

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    2. Olivia5:46 AM

      Well, yeah.. That's what it's all about, really.

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    3. Olivia5:47 AM

      Well,yeah... that's what it's all about really.

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  4. Anonymous4:21 AM

    So, by extension God owns mens bodies also, too? In that case, the religious nut cases should appeal to MEN to "keep it in their pants" unless they are ready to marry and take responsibility for the children they help produce.

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    1. Balzafiar4:34 AM

      No, no no! Do as they SAY, not as they DO. That's the religious right/Republican way.

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    2. Yeah, if God owned their dicks and they were only to be used to procreate, in service to Him, things would change in a hurry.

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  5. The Duggars are associated with this church. Jill Duggar Dillard and her husband Derik the grifting missionaries attend Crosschurch.

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  6. Anonymous5:40 AM

    The word "worship" means "to work for" and almost all verbiage used in religions is about willingly offering yourself and your children up as slaves to a God who, as you can read in the highly entertained book by Steve Wells (Drunk with Blood) is a self-admitted genocidal maniac.

    The crazy, it hurts.

    That said, if there is a spiritual essence that exists independent of the body, I'm going to make sure mine is as far removed from the ideas and promises of being anybody's slave as possible. Sovereignty and all that.

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  7. Olivia6:00 AM

    I don't have a problem with believing in a soul. You can believe or not, just don't join or start a fucking religion to make those souls follow all the delusional things that are swirling around in your head. If God is all powerful and can do anything, let him take care the mess he created and you go feed, clothe and shelter all those people that Jesus told you to take care of.

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  8. Anonymous6:19 AM

    Todd would like to remind the ladies that their body is not theirs, it belongs to him.

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  9. It's so curious...there are so many "sins" available to secure your ticket to hell, why are Christians so obsessed with what they consider forbidden sex? (And the answer to that no doubt holds the key to why so many Christian ministers & politicians who are brought down when their "illicit" sex is revealed.)

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    1. That's a good question. I wonder how our society would change if we were as obsessed over gluttony (including obscene amounts of wealth), or usury?

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  10. Anonymous6:20 AM

    And these men, who obviously have self esteem issues and megalomaniac tendencies, are allowed to spew this claptrap TAX FREE. What's wrong with that picture?

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  11. Randall6:24 AM

    GOD might own a woman's body...
    but YOU don't.

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  12. Anonymous7:47 AM

    Why don't rich people like kochie brothers get lasik eye surgery?

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    1. Anonymous3:40 PM

      I don't know about them but I'll tell you that I can well afford lasik but I need those glasses to cover up the wrinkles. At my age there isn't enough botox in the world to do the magic of some dark plastic frames.

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  13. Anonymous8:41 AM

    Churches need to be listed as hate groups.

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  14. Anonymous9:12 AM

    The issue is not that some people are religious and believe they don't own their own bodies. The issue is that some people are religious and want to tell other people they don't own their own bodies.

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  15. Anonymous3:04 PM

    He looks like he's done his due diligence, and then some, in studying pornography and the effect it has on a man's libido. Good Job, Pastor, that thing that looks like fangs? It's a staple remover...... oh and be careful of papercuts. Have fun explaining to God how they got there wink wink.
    Want to feel some empathy on how it feels to be owned, join the prison complex undercover and tell Bubba "not tonight, I have a headache"

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