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Featured Kenneth Copeland 'curing' people of Coronavirus through their television screen..

Discussion in 'Religious Debates' started by Nowhere Man, Mar 25, 2020.

  1. Nowhere Man

    Nowhere Man Bompu Zen Man with a little bit of Bushido.

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    Televangelism has always been a shady and scummy area of religion and in this case crosses the line whereas a person walks around thinking they're cured....

    Televangelist Kenneth Copeland is “curing” people of coronavirus through the television

    Would it be practical to see a law pass that prevents religious-based scumbags like Kenneth Copeland to impersonate doctors and medical providers in terms of giving a diagnosis and offering cures?
    Especially so during serious situations like this.
     
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    Revoltingest I am the one who naps.
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    Does he say if it'll work on atheists?
     
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  3. oldbadger

    oldbadger Skanky Old Mongrel!

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    Revolting.......
    You don't need Kenneth Copeland. You've got OldBadger.

    All you need is OldBadger, just stretch forth thine hand and place it upon thy screen. That is your computer screen, not some euphemism for any bodily parts.

    And now giveth up thine heart and soul in the knowledge of the great Badger and thou shalt be saved......... no more colds, flu, coughs, covids...... and thine enemies shall be vanguished in painful flames, according to thy generosity.
     
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    oldbadger Skanky Old Mongrel!

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    It's a registered British Charity!
    The Charities Commission needs its bumps feeling.
     
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    The size of his head and the shiny stuff on his fingers scares me.
     
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  6. sun rise

    sun rise "Let there be peace and love among all"
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    It's a lunacy feeding frenzy right now.
     
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  7. Kangaroo Feathers

    Kangaroo Feathers Yea, it is written in the Book of Cyril...

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    Some people might be embarrassed, then, by the fact their orange idol spends so much time and energy sucking up to televangelists. Some people might even go a step further, and start wondering if that suggests that maybe their orange idol isn't actually as wonderful as they'd previously thought...
     
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    He believes in what he is doing. If you don't approve, then just change the channel.
     
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    That won't stop him killing people.

    Make no mistake, televangelists do kill people. They may not put a gun to someone's head but they drain the bank accounts of vulnerable people and encourage them not to seek medical help.

    To do that during a pandemic in which people really need to pay attention to their health is utterly irresponsible and morally reprehensible. It should be illegal too.
     
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  10. ChristineM

    ChristineM "Be strong" I whispered to my coffee.
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    So he believes in putting people at risk and causing death?
     
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  11. Revoltingest

    Revoltingest I am the one who naps.
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    He believes in taking money from gullible people
     
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    oldbadger Skanky Old Mongrel!

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    See?
    Told y'a!

    Now you can select any three individuals for 'orrid and tragic catastrophes. Obviously a greater number would need another donation. Oldbadger does paypal n' stuff.
     
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  14. Windwalker

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    Kenneth Copeland is essentially a pretend Witch Doctor. He practices "Christian Magic" like his Voodoo counterparts, except with less actual foundational religious practices. His Christian Magic brand is really more a commercialized product for profit. Much more snake oil salesman like, than an actual Shamanic practitioner. A con man, is what I'm really trying to say, like Jimmy Bakker selling Silversol.

    But there is no law against prescribing magic as cures, so long as it does not put people at risk, either to themselves or to others. They can spread his magic oil on their forehead, touch the TV and pray all they want. It may make them feel better for trying, but they should also go to an actual doctor if they show any symptoms of the virus.
     
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    ChristineM "Be strong" I whispered to my coffee.
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    Even when it means those gullible people could become seriously ill and perhaps die of his greed and callousness.

    If someone dies because of his actions i hope the law is not merciful to him
     
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    There are already such laws. Its considered malpractice for anyone to impersonate doctors or medical providers.
     
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    It make you really wonder why it is not being enforced on these people.
     
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    It annoys, but I think I know why. They skirt the law by couching everything in prayer, but the laws limit them by not allowing them to claim to be medical persons. I don't like it but prefer it to letting the laws specify what to pray, which appears to be the alternative -- just going by what other countries do.
     
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    If he was selling sugar pills and claiming they were a cure, that would be unquestionably illegal. I don't see why this is any different. No case is ever going to brought against any Christian preacher for this though. Too many people in the US system rely on voters to keep their jobs for that to happen.
     
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    If he is saying it will cure coronavirus, he should be jailed. Put him in with Harvey Weinstein. That'll test both his faith, and his cure. Weinstein has tested positive.
     
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