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Mystic or Psychic?

Reading Time: 2 minutes Here’s another short one from Dana Horton: Mystic or Psychic? (3 minute read) We’re going to tackle a topic that’s been on all your minds this week:  What’s the difference between mysticism and psychism? Or to put it another way, are you a mystic, a psychic, neither, or both? Mysticism. Mysticism is mostly connected with […]

Posted inReligion

The Jezebel Spirit Manifests in ‘This Present Darkness’ (LSP #111, Ch. 8)

Reading Time: 8 minutes If you couldn’t tell, this book just fascinates me–not because of its writing or story, but because it lets readers peek at the seeds of some very ugly traits in evangelicalism. One of the worst of those traits is their deep hatred of uppity women. They call that uppity-ness a Jezebel spirit. So today, Lord Snow Presides over the Jezebels destroying humanity in This Present Darkness.

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Meet the Professor in ‘This Present Darkness’ (LSP #110, Ch. 8)

Reading Time: 9 minutes Most of the awful traits we see in evangelicals nowadays began to take shape during the Satanic Panic. One of those traits involves their deep hatred of psychology and higher education. If that antipathy confuses anybody observing their culture, today’s post might be of help. Today, Lord Snow Presides over the orgy of evidence that Frank Peretti uses to paint a professor as evil.

Posted inReligion

Cold Reading, and the Christians Who Told Me All the Things I NEVER Did

Reading Time: 10 minutes We’ve been talking lately about how Christians treat the people they’re trying to recruit. Sales-minded Christians often borrow strategies from the Bible, and this one is no exception: cold reading. I’ll show you what it is, why Christians like it, what they think is happening when they do it, and–of course–what’s really happening. The Conjob’s Mainstay. Conjobs […]

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Miracles for Sale (LSP #62)

Reading Time: 7 minutes Every time I think I’ve seen the lowest that opportunists can go, they reach a new nadir. It’s like they’re all in a competition or something. Today, Lord Snow Presides over the most distasteful grifting attempt I’ve seen lately: the selling of false miracles to desperate people trying to conceive.

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Petition: Make all those who sell psychic services prove that their abilities are real.

Reading Time: < 1 minute If ever there was an official government petition to sign, this is it. The description: Those claiming psychic abilities or the ability to speak with the dead, must prove under proper controlled conditions that they actually possess this ability before they are allowed to charge money for providing such services. Many professions require those practicing […]

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