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Latest Activity: Jun 16, 2012
Started by James Allison. Last reply by T. Duker Jul 17, 2011.
I was attracted to the Pentecostal/Charismatic movement since my conversion to the faith in the early seventies. My hometown contained one of the bigger charismatic preachers, Lester Sumrall, who was…Continue
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@T.duker is there any way to retrieve deleted posts.
I am looking for stories of people leaving their religion and becoming atheist. I am writing a book. My story as a former muslim will be included.
Sure I'll give you one but it would be nice to know what it is for.
Did I miss something? Oh well, here it is: Amen brother.
@ Billy Clutch - I think "charasmatic church" is probably an outdated term these days but back in the 80's a charasmatic church was thought of generally as a church that practiced the prosperity teaching, speaking in tongues, and healing. Think Jim and Tammy Fay Baker and the PTL Club.
Yeah, 30 years ago when I belonged to a Charasmatic church I was "slain in the spirit" once. It was weird. I have heard that it is a phenomena called "group hypnosis" or some kind of hysteria thing.
If I recall correctly, the name of the evangelist was Marilyn Hickey. I was not in any kind of excitable mood that I could tell. I was just standing in line waiting my turn. When it was my turn she just touched her finger lightly to my forhead and boom I was out for about two or three seconds, at the longest.
It still weirds me out when I think about it; not that it makes me question my atheism at all, but it was just freaking weird.
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