PP-005: The Journey (Part 1) Show Notes Welcome to podcast #5 of Pentecostal Peril www.pentecostalperil.com In this show we want to take a critical look at the Pentecostal Religion…. From an Atheist point of view, of course. In this episode we follow our hero Charlie as he takes an epic trip to see his mentors. First Stop… John Alexander Dowie and the city of Zion… Wiki Link to John Alexander Dowie It’s time to take a look at the great healer and see just what made him tick… This guy’s bull deserves its own Nobel Prize. We follow Johnny from his controversial conception to his Australian preaching career. We watch as he heads off the Australian plague with his miraculous healing abilities. And we look on incredulously as he pulls a Great Balls of Fire. We also reveal the answer… In the form of a question, of course… To last week’s Pentecostal Peril & Jeopardy…. Listen in to the first part of Charlies Journey… that leads him to the discovery of the Pentecostal Religion… This Week’s Definitions Re-Def Congregationalist: Congregationalist churches are Protestant in flavor and get to run their own affairs Or… Each church is run by its own congregation…. Get it…..Congregationalist… Dissimulation: Which means to disguise or conceal stuff…like thoughts and feelings… Those sneaky church goers… concealing their thoughts and feelings from the preacher… Shame on them… shame…. Wicked Hipocrisy: Wicked hypocrisy… Not just regular old hypocrisy but wicked hypocrisy… The really bad kind of hypocrisy… Hypocrisy is the practice of claiming to have moral standards or beliefs to which one’s own behavior does not conform…. Pharisaic Formalism: Now Pharisaic… besides being incredibly hard to say… just means having to do with the Pharisees And the Pharisees are members of an ancient Jewish sect, distinguished by strict observance of the traditional and written law You know… them laws that have you throw rocks your old lady until she’s dead…. Cause she was sneakin off to the barn with the boys….