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Zoroastrian Christianity

November 15, 2010

In the ancient Persian religion of Zoroastrianism fire is the symbol of purity and the spirit of Ahura Mazda par excellence. The temples of Zoroastrianism were called Fire Temples where there priests attended the sacred fire.

A Zoroastrian is not a fire worshiper, but through the reverence of fire they believe that they were/are able to establish a connection to the spirit and power of Ahura Mazda.

It seems to me that there is a modern group of Christians who wouldn’t be so hard to integrate into some form of Zoroastrianism. They really, really like fire too. They are in awe of the Fire of the Lord, and they to want to enter into divine communion and intimate connection with their fire God.

Of course, when your religion more closely resembles shamanic trances, experiential lunacy, and Zoroastrian theology more than anything ‘Christian’ from the NT or the first few centuries CE (other than the Montanists) you might have lost the plot just a little!

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The irony of this girl ‘praying’, “Have mercy on the hearts of the billions of fools out there,” just about caused my head to explode! The stupid, it burns!

Fire! Fire! Fire!

14 Comments leave one →
  1. November 15, 2010 12:34 pm

    Haha! It looks like Todd Bentley’s head is on fire. Perhaps all those stage lights reflecting off his shiny bald head caused the few remaining brain cells to go up in smoke?

    • Headless Unicorn Guy permalink
      November 16, 2010 8:10 am

      Maybe it’s an allegory of “fried brains”?

      (“This is your brain… This is your brain on Todd Bentley…”)

      But never mind Tatted Todd and his flaming head, did anyone notice the title font he was using?

      Classic Star Trek title font.

      (Doo, Dee, Doo Doo Doo Doo Dooooooooo…)

  2. November 15, 2010 2:10 pm

    Have they forgotten how often the use of fire in the OT (and the NT) was indicative of judgment?

    Seems like I remember someone saying once, when you pray, don’t babble like the idolaters, since they imagine they’ll be heard for their many words.

    Also, why in the σκυβαλα did this have to be videoed and posted on youtube? Hmmm….

  3. November 15, 2010 2:16 pm

    Todd Bentley’s pants are on fire

  4. Chris E permalink
    November 15, 2010 4:22 pm

    The Todd Bentley advert for his ‘Holy Ghost Fire by webinar’ reminded me – strangely – of Uri Geller’s habit of announcing that people sitting watching TV at home might also experience his spoon bending powers.

  5. Chris E permalink
    November 15, 2010 4:28 pm

    One more thing – those little flames just above his head end up looking like horns!

  6. November 15, 2010 4:31 pm

    @ Chris, totally looks like horns! The first video is rather frightening, the second is just weird. Why is she inviting youtube viewers into her bedroom to watch her pray by herself for 5 minutes?!

    • Headless Unicorn Guy permalink
      November 16, 2010 8:12 am

      Well, a lot of YouTubers do borderline “in my boudoir” porn.

      Maybe this is just the Born-Again version?

  7. Chris E permalink
    November 15, 2010 4:37 pm

    The little dog has the sense to run for cover.

  8. Headless Unicorn Guy permalink
    November 16, 2010 8:16 am

    There is ANOTHER aspect of Zoroastrian theology that has its application.

    Zoroastrianism is a Dualistic Cosmos. Ahura-Mazda, God of Light and Good, and Ahriman, God of Darkness and Evil, co-equal, co-eternal, and constantly at war with each other.

    Remember Spiritual Warfare types? Who have Satan (or should I say Ahriman) at least as powerful/omniscient/omnipresent as God (or is that Ahura-Mazda)?

    • November 16, 2010 8:23 am

      I like the way one noted scholar puts the complexity of Zoroastrianism: it has dualistic traits with monotheistic tendencies. And check out what form Ahriman takes and what he gives the first man and woman. Some lights should blink on your dashboard!

  9. November 16, 2010 12:32 pm

    My second attempt to get through the Bentley video – success. Yes, it is similar to being successful at shooting oneself in the head! I’d be afraid to get around fire if I were Bentley, that used car salesman grease is flammable! Yikes.

  10. Helgi permalink
    November 18, 2010 5:56 am

    Has anyone else noticed that Bentley never blinks, if you look at his eyes, they stay open through the entire video.

    • Headless Unicorn Guy permalink
      November 28, 2010 12:08 pm

      Just like The Terminator…

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