Saturday, October 08, 2005

Fear Factor: Christian Style

And the little children shall lead them:

FLORENCE, Ala. - The First Assembly of God Church has a Fear Factor ministry that lets youths swallow live goldfish in order to teach them about fear.

"We need to be realistic about what the Bible says about fear and not be afraid to share our faith in school," youth minister Anthony Martin told the TimesDaily in a story Thursday. "We can't let that fear rule our lives."

Martin said the ministry's participants are between the ages of 14 and 21 and that they had to get their parents to sign a waiver to be involved.


"Through this ministry, kids are surrendering their lives to Jesus and developing a deeper relationship with Jesus," Martin said. "The method of the ministry that we use to bring people is going to change, but the message is going to stay consistent."

For adults ages 21-25, there's a special program where they are required to put brown-skinned people in 'stress positions' for lengthy periods to teach them 'fear of the other' - all in good fun, of course. No parental waivers required!

Tipped off by Blondesense.


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