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1/15/2011 4:23:50 PM Why do people close thier eyes and raise thier hands?  
tercium
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Ever notice that the very religious people raise their hands close thier eyes and sing propagandistic and jingoistitc songs? why is this? are they showing off?




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1/15/2011 6:07:11 PM Why do people close thier eyes and raise thier hands?  
queenofhearts61
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I believe they think they are more holy if they put on a good show.

1/15/2011 8:30:23 PM Why do people close thier eyes and raise thier hands?  
tercium
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I always thought it had more than just a tinge of insincerity and bamboozlement about it

1/15/2011 8:45:52 PM Why do people close thier eyes and raise thier hands?  

duchessa
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Quote from tercium:
Ever notice that the very religious people raise their hands close thier eyes and sing propagandistic and jingoistitc songs? why is this? are they showing off?



No, only possessed.

1/15/2011 8:50:09 PM Why do people close thier eyes and raise thier hands?  
tercium
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and I apologize, the original post the word their is misspelled

1/15/2011 9:07:35 PM Why do people close thier eyes and raise thier hands?  

duchessa
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Quote from tercium:
and I apologize, the original post the word their is misspelled



Don't worry...they are possessed regardless..lol

1/15/2011 10:46:11 PM Why do people close thier eyes and raise thier hands?  

duchessa
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they close their eyes, clasp their hands..... and hollow like b*tches in heat.

1/15/2011 10:48:23 PM Why do people close thier eyes and raise thier hands?  
logic49
Union Grove, AL
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Quote from tercium:
and I apologize, the original post the word their is misspelled



i always close my eyes and hang my head down when i get 'embarrassed'. do ye think that
might have something to do with it? lol

don't worry about spelling, we're good people here . we don't care about spelling.
just glad to have ye on board.
if it wasen't fer speel chcek i cudn't speel shet,,,,lmao

2/5/2011 2:44:03 PM Why do people close thier eyes and raise thier hands?  
tercium
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thanks logic, i thought everybody in the south was either Southern Baptist or Assembly of God. i was the first, but finally came to my senses!

2/6/2011 8:59:14 PM Why do people close thier eyes and raise thier hands?  

duchessa
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Quote from tercium:
thanks logic, i thought everybody in the south was either Southern Baptist or Assembly of God. i was the first, but finally came to my senses!


NOPE, I had the pleasure to share brunch with the members of NAFTA North Alabama Freethinkers Assoc.)...they are in Huntsville.

2/6/2011 11:32:41 PM Why do people close thier eyes and raise thier hands?  

torisdad
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Because they were brainwashed by the parents, grandparents, and other influential people in their lives.

2/7/2011 7:23:34 PM Why do people close thier eyes and raise thier hands?  

duchessa
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Quote from torisdad:
Because they were brainwashed by the parents, grandparents, and other influential people in their lives.


I had the opportunity of seeing them in action.

A friend passed and I went to his funeral....Gee, the people looked possessed; they were stretching / contracting their arms, shaking their heads left to right...and back, their eyes closed, heavy breathing...the women (while shaking their arms) were front bending & almost leaking the floor with their tongues...and chanting praises to the lord...it was hilariously pathetic.

2/8/2011 1:33:39 AM Why do people close thier eyes and raise thier hands?  
juicyjay91
Mishawaka, IN
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Closing their eyes symbolizes their blindness, fixing their hands together is a gesture of bondage.

2/8/2011 7:30:38 AM Why do people close thier eyes and raise thier hands?  

duchessa
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Quote from juicyjay91:
Closing their eyes symbolizes their blindness, fixing their hands together is a gesture of bondage.


IAW: Their "blind faith and slave to" the lord.



Here, again, I see the need to post Seneca's words:


""Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful.""

2/8/2011 7:40:04 AM Why do people close thier eyes and raise thier hands?  

ilithi_dragon
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They're probably experiencing a euphoric endorphin high that they are interpreting as a religious experience that is really more of a chemical and emotional feedback from 'worshipping' in a large crowd. You can get the same kind of euphoric group oneness, etc. in any crowd sharing a positive/happy experience, that's a big part of why I loved the opening and closing campfires and songs, skits, etc. in Scouts, because being part of a mass group celebration feels very, very good. Our brains are wired to dope us with feelings of goodness about group solidarity and we get positive feedback on our emotions from large groups of people (positive and negative). Which is why you see such extravagant outcryings of worship/love of god/etc. during large congregations, and why people enjoy going to church. It's the group activity and solidarity and positive feedback of emotions that we enjoy, and that can drive people to extravagance because their positive feedback drives them to a euphoric high that they think is a religious/spiritual touch of god.

2/8/2011 9:21:30 AM Why do people close thier eyes and raise thier hands?  
muldoon1959
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People pay good money to get that stoned out of their mind.
Hmmm.........these jokers might be on to something

2/8/2011 5:58:46 PM Why do people close thier eyes and raise thier hands?  

duchessa
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Quote from muldoon1959:
People pay good money to get that stoned out of their mind.
Hmmm.........these jokers might be on to something


Always I get a kick out of your posts.

I will never forget the lady shaking her head left to right, her tongue hanging 20" out of her mouth and her eyes popping out of their sockets... and yelling three Hallelujahs every other second.



[Edited 2/8/2011 5:59:15 PM ]

2/8/2011 9:34:01 PM Why do people close thier eyes and raise thier hands?  

duchessa
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Quote from ilithi_dragon:
They're probably experiencing a euphoric endorphin high that they are interpreting as a religious experience that is really more of a chemical and emotional feedback from 'worshipping' in a large crowd.



...and those manipulating the lambs know very well how to provoke a chemical "revolution".

2/18/2011 8:34:48 PM Why do people close thier eyes and raise thier hands?  
queenofhearts61
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I saw all this as a child. Scared the s##t out of me. I think it is the same thing that winds up a hanging crowd.

Muldoon I know something you can smoke that does the same thing. Let me know if you are interested.



[Edited 2/18/2011 8:36:23 PM ]

2/19/2011 5:31:18 AM Why do people close thier eyes and raise thier hands?  
logic49
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Quote from queenofhearts61:
I saw all this as a child. Scared the s##t out of me. I think it is the same thing that winds up a hanging crowd.

Muldoon I know something you can smoke that does the same thing. Let me know if you are interested.




i'm always up for some good weed,, lol

4/7/2011 1:51:21 PM Why do people close thier eyes and raise thier hands?  

45linda
Weatherford, TX
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I absolutely agree with you. I wondered if somebody would offer this response. I think they absolutely feel euphoric.

4/8/2011 9:23:34 AM Why do people close thier eyes and raise thier hands?  
gjlover
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I wonder if they do it because they think they are expected to do it in church?

4/9/2011 6:21:58 AM Why do people close thier eyes and raise thier hands?  

duchessa
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Quote from gjlover:
I wonder if they do it because they think they are expected to do it in church?


Nahhhhhhhhhh. their eaten brain can't think that high

4/11/2011 7:34:51 AM Why do people close thier eyes and raise thier hands?  
musicaliawesome
Anaheim, CA
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when i was young my youth pastor told me when you sing really think about what the song is saying, close your eyes and really think about the song, raise arms and think about what it would be like to hold hands with jesus. i tried and i tried and all i got was muscle cramps on my deltoids

7/3/2011 3:01:53 AM Why do people close thier eyes and raise thier hands?  
kinkaju
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I do the same thing useualy at a rock concert! if you clap your hands to the music no cramps
stairway to heaven by Led Zepplin does it every time for me



[Edited 7/3/2011 3:05:01 AM ]

7/3/2011 6:48:42 AM Why do people close thier eyes and raise thier hands?  

duchessa
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And to think they live in the first world.



7/8/2011 12:16:01 PM Why do people close thier eyes and raise thier hands?  

duchessa
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7/8/2011 3:34:49 PM Why do people close thier eyes and raise thier hands?  
waitingnolonger
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I think they raise their hands "to get closer to God", if I remember correctly. I don't know about the closed eyes; maybe they're imagining the feel of God's touch or something. Whatever the reason, it looks ridiculous.

7/8/2011 3:55:43 PM Why do people close thier eyes and raise thier hands?  

duchessa
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Quote from waitingnolonger:
I think they raise their hands "to get closer to God", if I remember correctly. I don't know about the closed eyes; maybe they're imagining the feel of God's touch or something. Whatever the reason, it looks ridiculous.



I call those moments "the endorphins dance". Delusional..utterly delusional.

7/8/2011 4:25:24 PM Why do people close thier eyes and raise thier hands?  
kinkaju
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they raise their hands because its a hold up (highway robbery) & closed eyes mean they don't see reality!
because the other sheep in the flock do it (herd mentality)(monkey see monkey do)



[Edited 7/8/2011 4:27:03 PM ]

7/8/2011 7:12:09 PM Why do people close thier eyes and raise thier hands?  

duchessa
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Quote from kinkaju:
they raise their hands because its a hold up (highway robbery) & closed eyes mean they don't see reality!
because the other sheep in the flock do it (herd mentality)(monkey see monkey do)


Which other but people with "heard mentality" could believe there is a guy hanging from a cloud and overseeing / judging everything we do?






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