Nigerian Christian preacher Temitope Joshua is a multi-millionaire wannabe messiah with a devoted following in Africa. Joshua has decided to act to help the desperate situation in Sierra Leone. He sent a private jet to deliver 4,000 bottles of his patented holy anointed water and $50,000 in cash to defeat Ebola. Just what these ebola villages need, holy water from Brother Joshua.
Temitope Balogun Joshua (often called T. B. Joshua) is the founder of The Synagogue, Church of All Nations (SCOAN), which runs a Christian television station called Emmanuel TV. He has a reported 1 million followers on Facebook alone and claims to be able to faith heal the sick. He is one of the richest pastors in Nigeria and has claimed the ability to make cancer and HIV disappear as well as the ability to see into the future. This includes the claim to have predicted plane crashes — claims that were challenged as cheap tricks in this video.
His claim to have magic water is not welcomed by doctors who are struggling to convince victims to come to clinics and end their reliance on traditional witchcraft and home remedies.
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Pat Robertson told him to do it as an act of good will…l
A peer reviewed study showed that people who pray for divine help in alleviating their illnesses get the same outcomes as those who don’t. If delusion makes them feel better good on them, but it’s still delusion.
I’m surprised some fundie conservative theocrat here didn’t think of this first. The dumb leading the blind.
Annie – you are like the fundamentalists that pick and choice verses from the Bible to make their case. Faith is important to the healing process. It is not a cure, but it can hasten the cure. Why do you think placebos work? People have faith that they will work. Patients who have confidence in their doctors heal faster than patients that don’t.
These false prophets can’t fool the boss
Isa 28:7 But they also have erred through wine, and through strong drink are out of the way; the priest and the prophet have erred through strong drink,
they are swallowed up of wine, they are out of the way through strong drink; they err in vision, they stumble in judgment.
Isa 28:8 For all tables are full of vomit and filthiness, so that there is no place clean.
Isa 28:9 Whom shall he teach knowledge? and whom shall he make to understand doctrine? them that are weaned from the milk, and drawn from the breasts.
If some folks had any sense, they would scare themselves, but that would take some self awareness.
Oh my, do you mean some people preach that God is a slot machine, and if you stick a few nickels in him, you are going to hit the jackpot??? The Bible tells us there will be false prophets, and Jesus, himself, felt obligated to commit assault and battery on people who were using the Temple to make money for themselves.
Nothing new in this. Or in 1-900 Psychic Hot Lines, or YOU Too Can Get Rich on Foreclosure Sales!, or I Made $500 yesterday working at home from my laptop! Greedy people will screw other people any way they can.
And can you believe this? Some greedy people took advantage of a bunch of gullible Democrats, and made up a story about Obama getting impeached to raise a bunch of money!
Other people raise money by frightening scairt Democrats claiming rabid Christians are going to take over the country and impose the 10 commandments on everybody!
“If you don’t have faith, you don’t get healed. If you have sin in your life you don’t get healed.” Pat Robertson.
God doesn’t loves us all? Whaaaaat?! “God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son to die for us….”
Pat Robertson says healing didn’t work because some people enjoy being sick.
Snake oil Christian salesman…
Watch Televangelist Benny Hinn get busted.
Benny’s income makes Joshua’s money beg look like chicken feed. Try $250 million/year….Someone can check. I could be wrong.
Religion – the scourge of the world. If there was a “hell”, those who peddle this bs are surely from its “pit”. The stupid is very, very strong with those who believe in this type of mysticism, be it in Africa or any other country in the world.
But for those who peddle it the most, stupidity is very lucrative – taking from those who can least afford it.
It is OK to have your version of belief in the supernatural, however, it is not OK to harm others with it. A prime example, is the denial of science and the scientific method which has given us so much since the dark ages.
Holy water??? Indeed!
Playing with people’s minds – a time-tested path to wealth and prosperity. Actual labor and productivity – not so much.
Prosperity Preaching and the American dream to get rich. The African preachers learned it well.
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