Friday, 4 March 2005

Fw: awesome true life testimony

I just got sent this email from a family member who prophesies to be a Christian. I don't think that people who regard themselves as Christians should be spreading this kind of vile incitement to religious hatred and bigotry.

A quick search on google proved that this story is completely false and nothing of the kind ever happened.

This is the kind of bullshit that puts me right off organized religion.

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Subject: awesome true life testimony

HI!

I thought this was interesting. What do you think? I'm learning to re-think "my rights"...

> We know that 80% of the town of Meulaboh in Aceh was destroyed by the Tsunami waves and 80% of the people also died. This is one of the towns that was hit the hardest.
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> But there is a fantastic testimony from Meulaboh. In that town are about 400 Christians.
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> They wanted to celebrate Christmas on December 25th but were not allowed to do so by the Muslims of Meulaboh. They were told if they wanted to celebrate Christmas they needed to go outside the city of Meulaboh on a high hill and there celebrate Christmas.
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> Because the Christians desired to celebrate Christmas the 400 believers left the city on December 25th and after they celebrated Christmas they stayed overnight on the hill.
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> As we all know the morning of December 26 there was the earthquake followed by the Tsunami waves destroying most of the city of Meulaboh and thousands were killed.
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> The 400 believers were on the mountain and were all saved from destruction.
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> Now the Muslims of Meulaboh are saying that the God of the Christians punished us for forbidding the Christians from celebrating Christmas in the city. Others are questioning why so many Muslims died while not even one of the Christians died there.
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> Had the Christians insisted on their rights to celebrate Christmas in the city, they would have all died. But because they humbled themselves and followed the advice of the Muslims they all were spared destruction and can now testify of God's marvelous protection.
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> This is a testimony of the grace of God and the fact that as believers we have no rights in the world. Our right is come before God and commit our lives to Him. Our right is kneeling down before the Lord almighty and commit our ways to Him. He is our Father and is very capable to care for His children. Praise the Name of the Lord.
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> Bill Hekman
> Pastor Calvary Life Fellowship in Indonesia.

4 comments:

  1. I have come across more and more of this fundemental claptrap on varoius blogs in recent weeks. For me, the thought of these people gaining any sort of power and imposing their twisted beliefs on the rest of us is the scariest thing imaginable. More so than the thought of a fanatic 'muslim' blowing parts of this country up. I am more glad every day that I don't live in America.

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  2. I get some variant of this from some of my family members with the caveat "if you love Jesus, you'll forward this to 10 people". I always get one with someone writing a poem about how kids can have blue hair at school but can't pray. The funny thing is that the poem is the same, but in one email it's a 3rd grader, in another it's a student giving her high school commencement speech, or a high school principal reading it a football game. The sick thing is that people will use a tragedy such as the tsunami and the ensuing human toll as fuel for their self-appointed evangelicism.

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  3. hey nice to another 20 something blog... will be checking in often

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  4. Emails are emails. The truth is the truth. Best thing to do is to discern what the truth is. Whatever religion people believe in *I dont care*, just some got saved; this is better than nowt!
    It's a shame that hate breeds hate, which in turn breeds more hate.
    And for the inner workings, least not get hateful, but do something opposite.

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