I was reading this horrendous and absurd news here about how a husband intended to divorce his wife and leaving the children all because on the advice of a medium insinuated that his wife was the devil in disguise that might one day kill him.........
A few years ago, a good friend of mine ended his marriage all because his wife was abstaining herself from him as far as sex was concerned, when she began to fervently attending a so called "religious teaching" that propagates purity, so sex to them was something defiling . Now my friend is happily married.
Another friend of mine, spent a few hundred dollars buying a pendant (to me it should not cost more than 50) when he was advised by a modern, suave, clean cut looking master and the best part was the master guaranteed him that he would be able to find his soul mate within a year's time and it has been three years now, he is still Ya Chek Kong (single)
Finally, another friend who is involved in another type of temple activity and this friend eventually was ascended to some kind of assistant to the temple abbot. What surprised most is how my friend would put the abbot's request higher than the rest even including his family, for example, if the abbot were to call him to pick him at anytime of the day, he would leave everything he is doing and just do it for him even if he is in the middle of a meal with his family.
Even for me as a Christian, i won't simply believe all the sermons that are preached behind the pulpit by the pastors, you can call me anything you like but i strongly believe that those pastors are just like you and me, mere human, they can be overruled by their own interest, seeking own glory and sometimes preaching only what they themselves think is perfect.
It is sad,ain't it? How sometimes we lose own wisdom to believing such fallacy, we seek man's councils without challenging it. Funny, ain't it?
What is the weirdest so called religious antics you ever heard of?
P/S : When we have our heart's desires in check, most of the times, we would be fine