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Benny Hinn

I've seen healing of various kinds come through faith.
On the other hand, I've seen what happens when people capitalize on that faith.
Here is an article about Benny Hinn, the highest-paid fake-healer in the world.

My favorite line refers to the press corps in Australia being allowed to just up and say the truth right out in front of people. If that were permitted here, we might get rid of Hinn and the other trash like him.


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Aug. 17th, 2003 07:28 pm (UTC)
My sister was sucked into a cult. She spent like 10 years there until she and her husband finally woke up and saw the light (the members caught the leader in bed with young boys - underaged teens). The whole thing made the newspapers, and one of the members not only proved the leader was preying on members children, but that everything he had ever told him was a lie.

No he didn't go to jail, and about HALF of the members stayed in the church. Did I mention they bought lots of guns and started paramilitary training and moved to some undisclosed location in the midwest?

Many people in cults sadly will not open their eyes even when shown the truth. That's why they're in cults in the first place I guess. And I don't even want to go into the pain this caused my own family for a decade.
Aug. 18th, 2003 01:43 pm (UTC)
The sad thing is that Hinn's moneymaking industry doesn't really qualify as a cult - it lacks several key elements, including coerciveness and restriction of the victim/participants.

It does, however, have a cultic following - people who self-regulate - but the key is actually that it preys on the credulity of people who don't want to believe that someone would fake the power of God.
You'd think after all these years, we'd be on to that trick.
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