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  •  from a (former) Baptist (12+ / 0-)

    on the fire and brimstone side of the house:

    there are three faces of god (godhead, litterally from the bible since there isn't a "holy trinity" in there)

    God- the eternal, no beginning, no end, the before and the after and all that etc.
    God the Son - Jesus, god in human form as son of god
    God the Holy Ghost - the power of god in action, or how god interacts with his creation

    So when evagelicals flip on god mode and start healing people or speaking in tounges, they are calling on the holy spirit. God in a form that can work through them.

    If you do not understand the logic of one god in three forms, they will tell you it is supposed to be a logic bomb on purpose-- the practice hinges on incomprehension anyway. You know- tide comes in, tide goes out, we got no clue how that just happened.

    I guess it is hard to put together bronze age superhero justice league from so many pre-existing religions. Hard to craft pure monotheism when everyone you want to convert has a god under every rock or tree or in every cloud.

    It scares the crap out of kids though, and that's enough to keep generations in the churches I guess.

    •  So the Holy Spirit is like the Force? (TM LucasArt (0+ / 0-)

      I grew up in an evangelical church, never could get a handle on the holy ghost concept.

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