I concur that the blower should not be starting. The main burner will light due to the themostat too. If the thermocoule is hot enough then it will allow the gas valve to open, period. It does not sense the blower, or the fact that your fingers or arm are in proximity to the "flame thrower"
If the thermostat is off the funace should follow this sort of order when heat is called for.This assumes the pilot is lit and staying lit.
Call for heat
Spin up blower, at 75% of speed it should activate the sail switch that feeds 12 V to the gas valve.
Electronic gas valve opens, gas will not make it to the burner if the thermocouple has not been heated due to the safety valve, and pilot ignites gas.
Internal bi-metal temp switch senses heat and allows furnace to continue to run. If no heat is sensed then furnace goes into lockout and thermostat must be reset to remedy the lockout.
There are really 10-12 steps, but I distilled them down for this example. The trouble shooting is straightforward, but if LP gas scares you, HAVE A PROFESSIONAL DO IT! The $100 is cheap compared to the personal loss that could occur.