Grave sucking…

31 May

Grave sucking…

When I first heard of grave sucking I assumed it must be a joke.  Surely no one would buy into something so silly.  Well my friends, this is for real.  Grave sucking or mantle grabbing is the belief and practice of pulling the supposed Holy Spirit powers from the dead bones of a previously empowered believer.  It is taught that when a Spirit empowered individual dies their mantle or mission dies with them.  In other words God’s mission for that believer was thwarted when that believer died.



14 responses to “Grave sucking…

  1. infowarrior1

    May 31, 2015 at 1:02 am

    The Atheists are going to have a field day on this one.

  2. Eric

    May 31, 2015 at 4:21 am

    Sort of like vampirism in reverse.

  3. Will S.

    May 31, 2015 at 7:00 am

    @ infowarrior1: No doubt.

    @ Eric: Oh dear.

  4. infowarrior1

    May 31, 2015 at 9:01 am

    @Will S.

    The lack of critical thinking about the supernatural is what leads to silliness like relics and certain objects somehow having miraculous power. As if a statue of a saint can heal the sick or something.

    Which either leads to people being conned or reaching into the spiritual world and opening themselves up to demonics.

  5. Will S.

    May 31, 2015 at 6:53 pm

    @ infowarrior1: As a Protestant, I share your opinion about such things, though I don’t wish to start an argument with any of our Catholic friends over the matter.

    But Pentecostals and most ‘non-denominational’ Charismatics are Protestant (though there are some Charismatic Catholics), and so don’t believe in relics, etc. But some of them somehow do end up believing in this shit.

  6. infowarrior1

    May 31, 2015 at 8:41 pm

    That’s fine 🙂

  7. Will S.

    May 31, 2015 at 9:09 pm

    Furthermore, I think this ‘grave sucking’ is downright crazy. 🙂

  8. pukeko60

    June 1, 2015 at 5:00 am

    I thought snake dancing was crazy, but this is worse. And unhygenic. At least the catholics keep their relics in display cases.

  9. infowarrior1

    June 1, 2015 at 6:16 am

    @Will S. pukeko60

    I think our Catholic friends should be outraged to find their practices bastardized beyond belief by Pentecostals and certain charismatics.

  10. Will S.

    June 1, 2015 at 8:50 pm

    @ Chris: Indeed.

    @ infowarrior1: Exactly.

  11. feeriker

    June 2, 2015 at 11:26 am

    Proof positive that in some people, atavistic pagan beliefs never really die.

  12. Will S.

    June 2, 2015 at 6:11 pm



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