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Lying for Jesus: Rick Joyner

September 6, 2012

I would say this is the most ridiculous video I have watched recently, but there’s still Cindy Jacobs, William Tapley, Pat Robertson, Todd Bentley, Lou Engle, David Barton… and unfortunately, that list can go on and on and on and on.

In this particularly ridiculous video Rick Joyner claims that prayers regrow amputated limbs, and the best/saddest part is he can’t even say it with a straight face:

Of course, as with all of these stories, the facts are vague and there is no evidence whatsoever to substantiate the outlandish claim.

The sad part here, as always, is the credulity and desperation these claims prey on: people really do get horribly sick, they really do suffer terrible accidents, and unfortunately, there are always snake-oil salesmen wearing sheep’s clothing ready to pounce on these frail and hurting souls.

I’ve deconstructed these sorts of claims so many times I find myself recently not caring to restate myself yet once again. Who knows, maybe in the future my indignation will return and I will fully flesh out the ridiculousness and impossibility of such claims, but today: Joyner is a bad liar making ridiculous claims.

Let’s see what YouTube has to say!

No conscience. No shame. No integrity. Maybe God can regrow those for you. ~ SalamaSond

It grew a little bit back until prayer was “interrupted”? Are there rules to this stuff? Do you just get one chance at it, and if you *&%# up you’re SOL? This is positively the lowest magical bean salesman I’ve seen in a while. ~ rrpostalagain

Couldn’t you just resume prayer or restart? What, the celestial gates of bullshit were closed forever? ~ Wolverchenus

Yes, you half-way healed a missing finger. And I’m a 9000-year old demi-god with four arms and can fly by shooting fire out of my ass. IT’S TRUE BECAUSE I SAID IT!!!!! ~ aestevalis0

It’s not often you’ll find any wisdom in the comments at YouTube, however, today is that day!

4 Comments leave one →
  1. September 6, 2012 3:38 pm

    Your responsibility is to prove his claim untrue FIRST before accusing him of lying. Where is your evidence that the amputees were not healed?

    • September 6, 2012 6:32 pm

      Someone here doesn’t understand the concept of “burden of evidence”.

      • September 8, 2012 5:12 pm

        You make the accusation you need evidence to support it. But then if someone is lying, they are NOT lying for Jesus. Think about it.

    • Quatloo permalink
      September 10, 2012 8:06 am

      Proving a divinely healed amputation wouldn’t be too hard. Just some verified before and after pictures. Or better yet, a video of it happening. I mean, these televangelists do everything on TV anyway, what’s one more video?

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