6th July 2010

“Intense interest by a group of three or four evangelists in a potential convert, an essential part of the conversion process, the flattery and feigned affection, the rapt attention to those being recruited and the flurry of 'sincere' compliments are a form of 'love bombing'.”

Chris Hedges

6 Responses to “6th July 2010”

  1. The Heretic Says:

    Of course they love you, they want your money.

  2. Grumpy Old Git Says:

    Yep. First and foremost they are after your money. Secondly, their message is so far into the realm of fantasyland, they have got to sweeten it somehow.

  3. Rozmarija Grauds Says:

    Hmmm and how about all that gilt and pomp at the Vatican, the silk threaded brocade, the golden chalices and crystal and the Pope’s scarlet slippers ! In poor countrues in Europe, little children dropping hard-earned pennies into collection plates under the beaming smiles of their hungry parents~~~~~~~~~

  4. John Says:

    I think religion and its dictators are all the same: “do as we say; not as we do”. The evangelist’s interests are catamount to mind raping and butt raping a child; they are forever traumatized and attempting to get over it.

  5. Grumpy Old Git Says:

    Yes, Roz. How about that? Probably surpassed by the ‘missionaries’ in Central America (albeit 500 years ago) when they baptised newborn native infants, then dashed their brains out on the rocks, in the sure and certain knowledge that their ‘souls’ had been ‘saved’. It’s amazing what ‘faith’ can lead to.

  6. Braathwaat Says:

    I once heard an African say that when the Christian missionaries arrived the Christians had the bibles & the Africans had the land. When they left the Africans had the bibles & the Christians had the land. God it seems, does work in mysteries ways.