Full Time Christian Retardation

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.

  16 comments for “Full Time Christian Retardation

  1. November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: Wendy Okay…..Incredipete is effing funny too. Happy?

  2. November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: Incredipete Hey, what about some props for my incredibly tongue-in-cheek comment? Don’t I deserve more than a *snicker*?

  3. November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: Wendy HRT is so effing funny. God I love him!

  4. HRT
    November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: HRT talk about the pot calling the kettle bald. *snicker*

  5. November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: Incredipete It doesn’t matter what you say, HRT. You Internet people are all the same.

  6. HRT
    November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: HRT Um, yeah, I’m not going to be able to contain my comments to an appropriate length comment. I’ll have to save that for an entire entry. But thanks for sharing your perspective kid.

  7. November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: Stacey Incredipete, I gotta say I’m with you on the televangelists. They give me hives. Also, those Colts players get around, don’t they? My disclaimer: I didn’t put those comments here… and I actually *live* in Indianapolis.

  8. November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: Marvin Harrison Give me da’ ball man! I’ll score at least 1 TD on that sorry Chiefs defense.

  9. November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: Edgerrin James I think I’ll just gain 100 yards and a score a TD too

  10. November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: Peyton Manning Is anyone going to watch me “wallop” on the Chiefs defense again? They couldn’t stop me in the playoffs last year and I’ll just continue where I left off. Just count on 300 yards passing, 3 TD’s and a “W” as I walk once again beat the Chiefs.

  11. Meg
    November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: Meg My mother and I had the whole “end of the world” conversation last night.

  12. November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: warcrygirl I agree with you Incredipete. Honestly, why do churches still prostelyze anyway? When Christ was here I could understand it, it was to spread the word as it was new then. Well, Christianity has been around for 2,000 years, who hasn’t heard of it?

  13. November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: Roger Aaaaaahhhh, Christians. A source of constant amusement for us at work. Nothing soothes the heart more than pointing to a spanish or portugese truck with a picture of a young bearded bloke on the side, often dressed in robes, or with a ring of twigs around his head and asking the driver, “who’s that then?” They are often still shouting abuse at us several minutes later. Of course there’s not really anything wrong with christians as such. I just couldn’t eat a whole one…..

  14. November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: Incredipete My dad was a pastor. His name is Jim. My mom’s name is Pamela Kay. I took great pleasure in calling them Jim and Pammy Kay. They were not amused.

  15. November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: Teets again OK – now that I have actually read the entry, I must say, you have struck upon one of my pet peeves. It annoys the peanuts out of me when people start trying to predict the end of the world. First thing you know, you have a bunch of mindless lemmings drinking the koolaid. I don’t like doomsayers, and that’s exactly the category you can file these “christians” under. Of course, they are happy about it, and wish they could go to heaven right NOW. That’s why they don’t consider themselves doomsayers.

  16. November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: Teets Just stopped by to say First!

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