Friday, July 4, 2008

Faith Healing and Violence

I would like to introduce you to Todd Bentley. Born in 1976 in Canada, his parents divorced and he fell into a life of drugs, alcohol, and criminal activity that included sexual molestation.

Now I would like to pause right here. If you read the title of this entry, you might suspect that this story will continue with a weird story of Bentley being "saved" by a faith healer. But no, actually, Bentley became the faith healer! He converted to Christianity at 18, and has caused some controversy with his revivals, where he recounts his adventures healing people. The highlights are below:

This is utterly bizarre to me, and I'm used to bizarre. If what he is saying is true, how can he get away with that stuff without being arrested?

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