The Holy Ghost Hokey Pokey

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When I first heard of this, I thought it would go under the heading of “daily hilarity”, but while it is funny in theory, it’s actually sad to watch wounded people—literally physically wounded people—make such utter fools of themselves at the hands of exploitative charlatan “faith healers”:

The video’s poster, more sympathetic to Christianity than I am, puts it this way:

Perhaps the saddest, lowest, most incomprehensible moment in the history of Christianity. It is difficult to understand how any form of Christianity, at any point in the history of humanity, under any circumstance possible, could degrade into this foolishness.

To see any form of content so divorced from the extreme emotionalism is horrifying. It’s the Hokey Pokey, and they treat it like magic.

And the way that dude sings the song… it’s the Hokey Pokey dude. Come on.

And Ed Brayton is right to highlight this line as the goofiest:

“Alzheimer’s is not Biblical.”

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About Daniel Fincke

Dr. Daniel Fincke  has his PhD in philosophy from Fordham University and spent 11 years teaching in college classrooms. He wrote his dissertation on Ethics and the philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche. On Camels With Hammers, the careful philosophy blog he writes for a popular audience, Dan argues for atheism and develops a humanistic ethical theory he calls “Empowerment Ethics”. Dan also teaches affordable, non-matriculated, video-conferencing philosophy classes on ethics, Nietzsche, historical philosophy, and philosophy for atheists that anyone around the world can sign up for. (You can learn more about Dan’s online classes here.) Dan is an APPA  (American Philosophical Practitioners Association) certified philosophical counselor who offers philosophical advice services to help people work through the philosophical aspects of their practical problems or to work out their views on philosophical issues. (You can read examples of Dan’s advice here.) Through his blogging, his online teaching, and his philosophical advice services each, Dan specializes in helping people who have recently left a religious tradition work out their constructive answers to questions of ethics, metaphysics, the meaning of life, etc. as part of their process of radical worldview change.


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