Monday, December 22, 2008

"Spiritual Lostness"

From Pastor Rick's personal website.

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The Church is everywhere in the world. There are villages that have little else, but they do have a church. Rick Warren --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

The Church is the most magnificent concept ever created. It has survived persistent abuse, horrifying persecution, and widespread neglect. Yet despite its faults (due to our sinfulness), it is still God’s chosen instrument of blessing and has been for 2,000 years.

The Church will last for eternity, and because it is God’s instrument for ministry here on Earth, it is truly the greatest force on the face of the Earth. That’s why I believe tackling the world’s biggest problems – the giants of spiritual lostness, egocentric leadership, poverty, disease, and ignorance – can only be done through the Church.

Let's see here. Egocentric leadership? Certainly not a problem w/ "The Church." No one could possibly get the impression that this tub of lard would just love to have a "Church" that rules the world while he's the Pope thereof, could one? This toad has such a huge ego that he can walk around decrying poverty & disease, yet obviously eats enough to feed a starving village, & hasn't the discipline to trim down a few stone. Ignorance? That's "The Church's" specialty. Promoting it, that is. We're not going near "Spiritual Lostness?" Seriously, can any one even define this alleged "spirituality?" We suspect that if it exists, it has more to do w/ spirits of alcohol than ghosts. And "lostness?" Work on your English before you start working on the rest of the world, porky.
Yet somehow, despite the "persistent abuse" & "horrifying persecution" that the Christian church has inflicted on its fellow humanoids (think Crusades & Inquisition, for starters) it has survived. 
And Rick (or his Holy Ghost Writer) states "The Church will last for eternity," then goes on to list eight "distinct advantages" the "Church" has over gov't. & business, the eighth of which is: 
8. The Church provides for God’s conclusion. Since we believe the Bible is God’s Word, we already know the end of history. Jesus said in Matthew 24: “The good news about God’s Kingdom will be preached in all the world to every nation, and then the end will come.” It is inevitable and unavoidable.
So much for the eternity of the "Church." But what is the big fucking deal? All of these freaks continually proclaim the imminent end of the fucking world (Of which we are entirely in favor, so we hate these bozos w/ an extra passion, for having led us on again & again.) so why do we have to fix the world in the first place, if it's all about to go up in flames? How these fucks will end ignorance when they can't master logic is beyond us.
It wasn't Orwell who invented Newspeak.

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