Friday, April 20, 2012
now this is confirmation
ht: How to Manipulate a Bloke Into "Revival"
I don't know if I would have put it like this before hearing what this guy says in this video, though I was aware of it to some degree. But I've gotten to the point where I'm think things like this...
That what most people mean by "revival" is little more than manipulation.
That what most people mean by things like "God showed up" and "The Spirit was really present" is little more than psychological manipulations--getting people to sing your little songs, do the rah-rah thing to get them psyched, get them expecting something to happen by among other things saying something will happen, and such things.
As Pringle makes clear, you shame people into joining in. If they aren't joining in, if the aren't jumping around and speaking meaningless gibberish, or crawling around barkning like a dog, or whatever the manifestation-of-the-month may be, then something's wrong with them.
So all that is created are a bunch of easily-led and easily-misled followers of experiences.