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    Terasiel is offline Senior Member Community Builder
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    Confessions of a porn addict pastor

    AN AUSTRALIAN pastor who inspired hundreds of thousands of people with his fight against terminal cancer has admitted he faked his illness to hide an addiction to porn.

    His deception was so great his wife quit work to care for him, he forced himseld to vomit regularly at night and even lost his hair to fool his family and the public about the extent of his illness.

    Guglielmucci, whose parents established Edge Church International, an Assemblies of God church, had earlier this year released a hit song, The Healer, which debuted at No. 2 on the ARIA charts and was featured on Sydney Hillsong church's latest album.

    It since has become an anthem of faith for believers, many of whom are suffering their own illness and were praying for a miracle for Guglielmucci - more than 300,000 people have watched one performance on YouTube.
    I can't even begin to figure out whether what to say about this.

    I...Uh...Um...ga....ger....uh.............Porn is free!

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    No one is more judgmental than a huge church. They are so full of shit. People have been strokin' hairball since the dawn of mankind.

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    ^Well put.

    The multiple levels of stupidity by both the pastor and the people around him just makes me lol to no end, regardless of any implications of this little episode.
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    Well, Henchy, do you believe that it is because of their having been "brain washed" by their religion, or have you simply been to all the huge churches in world, and in having observed them, come to the same conclusion?Or is this just speaking from opinion. Then again, could it be anything but? And Urameshi, I don't really believe it is because they are stupid, rather then just did not know, but were trusting enough, and caring enough to help.
    (i do not know what it is about you that closes and opens; only something in me understands the voice of your eyes is deeper than all roses) nobody, not even the rain, has such small hands.

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    I rest my case. Asceticism has absolutely no positive effect on humanity.

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    That's a true hero. Him and Ted Haggart the evangelical hate preacher. Why are the greatest hypocrites always the most religious?

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    Quote Originally Posted by StealDragon View Post
    I rest my case. Asceticism has absolutely no positive effect on humanity.
    i always did believe that the Buddhist's "Middle Way" was a good rule of thumb for living.

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    Quote Originally Posted by darksoulzero View Post
    Well, Henchy, do you believe that it is because of their having been "brain washed" by their religion, or have you simply been to all the huge churches in world, and in having observed them, come to the same conclusion?Or is this just speaking from opinion. Then again, could it be anything but? And Urameshi, I don't really believe it is because they are stupid, rather then just did not know, but were trusting enough, and caring enough to help.
    Let he is without sin cast the first stone.
    If people really followed this rule. Everyone would have to drop their rocks and go home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by darksoulzero View Post
    Well, Henchy, do you believe that it is because of their having been "brain washed" by their religion, or have you simply been to all the huge churches in world, and in having observed them, come to the same conclusion?Or is this just speaking from opinion. Then again, could it be anything but?
    I'm not sure what Henchy believes on the issue, but for me it would be all of the above and more (the more being most of what was outlined in the blog Steal had in his sig and which I no longer have), and btw, I don't hold those claims as true for all churches or denominations.

    Quote Originally Posted by darksoulzero View Post
    And Urameshi, I don't really believe it is because they are stupid, rather then just did not know, but were trusting enough, and caring enough to help.
    That, my friend, is my definition of stupidity right there. If you're so sheltered that you don't even suspect how your donations or spendings are actually used or misused, then you're stupid. Everyone kept this guy off their radar because he was a pastor; that was stupid.

    Quote Originally Posted by StealDragon View Post
    I rest my case. Asceticism has absolutely no positive effect on humanity.
    Who said the benefits of asceticism had to extend past the self? Also, it's hard to gauge the value of asceticism if we really haven't tried it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Urameshi-sama View Post
    Who said the benefits of asceticism had to extend past the self? Also, it's hard to gauge the value of asceticism if we really haven't tried it.
    But I imagine we have. There have been so many Buddhist, and Christian, monks and nuns over the years who said that they've commited their lives to asceticism. A few of them had to have succeeded at it.

    The question is, what the Earthly reward? I sure as hell wouldn't want to live a life where all I do is read old religious documents, clean, garden, and pray all day.

 

 
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