Let’s talk about “full time Christian work.” I’ve heard this term my entire life. It’s like the “pinnacle” of Christianity. The high school I went to had guest speakers all the time that encouraged students to go into full time Christian work. The acceptable outlets for full time Christian work include: Pastor, Missionary, Pastor’s wife, or Missionary’s wife.
Yes, that sounds pretty narrow minded. Keep in mind I think it’s stupid. First of all, anyone that claims to be “Christian” should be living a Christian life “full time.” Not just on Sunday, as many people do.
But to me, saying that if you aren’t going door to door witnessing, you aren’t all that you can be, that’s just… dumb. Jesus himself had a real job, as a carpenter.
But the lowest form of full time Christian work has to be Televangelist. Yes, people like Swaggart, Pat Robertson, John Osteen… these guys are doing more to give Christianity a black eye than any Satanist could ever do.
Pat Robertson once claimed to reroute a hurricane away from his CBN broadcasting headquarters by praying. Of course, the hurricane veered away from there, and went on to destroy hundreds of homes and kill several people. I guess God thought sparing Pat was more important than all of those other people. OR, I suppose it’s possible that Pat actually has NOTHING to do with weather patterns.
These guys always claim that the end is near, and that they know when the second coming of Christ will be. Oddly, Jesus said that not even He knew when the time would be. Hmmm. And they claim they know because of the “signs of the time.” I think the Bible had something to say about that, too… “A foolish and wicked generation looks for a sign.” Hmmm again. Sounds like those televangelist guys are shooting blanks.
They say incredibly stupid things, do incredibly stupid things, and then say God told them to say or do them. They reinforce the hypocrisy that has turned off so many people that grew up witnessing hypocrisy in the church.
I saw my fair share growing up. Sometimes it’s hard to figure out where the crap ends and the substance begins.
I don’t really think I have a point to this entry…. sorry about that. I was just thinking about it after watching some retard talk about how turmoil in Iraq meant that the end was near. Yeah, because the Middle East has never had conflict before. Duh.