NLQ Question of the Week: Why Are Inanimate Objects Blamed For Sin?

NLQ Question of the Week: Why Are Inanimate Objects Blamed For Sin? December 10, 2015

QuestionoftheweekThis is a new series we have started running on Thursdays. Examining some of the questions involving long held Quiverfull theology and life.

Today’s Quoting Quiverfull postings both bring up an interesting point in Evangelical and Fundamentalist Christianity, that inanimate objects can be ‘sinful’ or lead you to sin. It’s an idea I’ve seen again and again, from some of my former friends at the old church insisting you cannot buy things made in China or India because they might have evil spirits attached, or believing that having a television in your home is a portal to hell. Add in Pat Robertson’s yearly claims that Satanists work in the candy factories and put curses on the Halloween candy and that’s a whole lot of things that aren’t alive and don’t have souls that could make you sin.

Why is that? Is this just fear-mongering taken to Olympian levels or a case of people within the extremes of the church not understanding how real life outside the fundy bubble actually works?

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