Is your pastor well educated


Did I hear you say that the clergy are well educated and therefore not in the same category with the fortune tellers and other quacks who claim to do business with the supernatural powers? Ah yes there is the rub. Your pastor has been to school true, but he has never been taught to think. He is a parrot. Forgive him. He can’t think for himself. His thinking has been warped because he has been indoctrinated with religious superstition. His education has been slanted. He has been told what to believe. It ha s been poured into him through a funnel. When he is graduated he is a beautiful bird who wears a colorful robe on Sundays and repeats the same lingo week after week. A moron could do just as well.

G. Vincent Runyon

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As Onyango Makagutu I am Kenyan, as far as I am a man, I am a citizen of the world

30 thoughts on “Is your pastor well educated

  1. kcchief1 says:

    I think Mr Runyon might be on to something here. 🙂

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  2. Violet says:

    It’s the same for “christian counselors” who have not one iota of real psychiatric training. These people should be banned from saying they have any REAL credentials. 🙂

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    • Interesting you say that because this is a scam that’s nearly as old as Christianity itself. Religionist “scholars” called themselves doctors precisely to create the illusion that their delusions had value.

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      • makagutu says:

        Church doctors, they called themselves. The monkish class were the ones, in medieval Europe, treating people in most places.

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      • Ron says:

        Not true. According to online etymology dictionary (and other sources) the word “doctor” is derived from the Latin word for “teacher” and its first usage to describe a medical professional occurred during the late 14th century.

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        • Thanks so much! LOL. You didn’t quite understand what I said, did you? Let me try again in more simple terms: From its inception the church and the clergy used terminology to make it seem like their mythology had a basis in facts/science/study. This involved creating a school of thought that was entirely divorced from Aristotelian logic and titles that gave the impression of authority- even if the only authority was in superstition.
          Do you need pictures?

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    • makagutu says:

      We are in agreement

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    • basenjibrian says:

      I am not so sure. The “science” of psychiatry, while better than religion, is pretty sketchy to me. An empathic preacher who has made a career out of listening to people and trying to provide kindly advice might be better than a lot of “doctors”

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      • Violet says:

        It’s true that psychiatry started out not grounded in hard evidence, but much of it now is quite solid. We have all sorts of reliable studies done on diseases, medicines, and treatments. Practices evolve as we learn more and more.

        If pastors just stayed silent and listened I’d have no problem with them. But they give shit advice. Like a child or adult being messed with by demons, how people’s problems are caused by sin…there is even a big rise of exorcisms going on in the modern day. That shit is DAMAGING. Priests and pastors have zero proper training yet they parade around like they do, and that is unacceptable.

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  3. Could not agree more with that.

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  4. renudepride says:

    A very simple yet straightforward post, my Kenyan brother! And so very true. Most of the clergy of any faith are educated NOT to think for themselves but to merely “parrot” the teachings of their particular belief system. If they were taught to think, where would their followers be led? Naked hugs, O Sanctified One! 🙂

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  5. Nan says:

    There’s little wonder Christians believe what they do. It’s been repeated and repeated and repeated (ad nauseum) for thousands of years to each succeeding minister of the gospel and then passed on to the gullible sitting in the pews. How can it possibly be otherwise?

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  6. atheistsmeow says:

    Pastor???? I don’t have one of those…….

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  7. Steve Webb says:

    IF a pastor is a parrot he is indeed not educated. Any reasonable education at a higher learning school (University/College) should push the boundaries of the mind and teach above all else critical thinking.
    Now, if you go to a catechismal school…then yes, you are learning to parrot the doctrine of a particular denomination.
    Get your facts straight before disparaging remarks about an entire people group.
    Whether you believe or not is entirely your choice…but I assure you that one point in your life you have contemplated God, and made a choice to believe or not.
    Taste, and see that the Lord is good…

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  8. Real real me says:

    In the place where I live, I know a case where an acquaintance wanted to study to be a priest just because “the money are there”.
    Just yesterday there was a priest in my house (guest) and judging by my religious knowledge, he acted profanely, even seem to suggest support of a husband to cheat on his wife.

    I’m so glad I moved on.

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