How do you feel about my (former) church?
Wait, there’s more! Jesus wasn’t the Messiah?
Another Roman conspiracy? We have to buy your book to figure it out? Didn’t jesus say something about money lenders in a temple?
Other blogs are following this Right Wing Wanker’s statements more closely than I am. I just wanted to join the fun.
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I actually saw Hagee numerous times in person in my youth.
These days listening to him preach makes me grind my teeth.
He and the rest of the Word Faith movement are a plauge upon the world and the faith they exploit.
Wife Unit grew up in the charismatic movement in and around Atlanta…she’s got some war stories, let me tell ya. Nothing about Hagee specifically, but about that general type. Not all (not even most) evangelicals are that crazy, not by a long shot.
I’ll have to watch these when I get home. One of our favorite pastimes when on the road was to find INSP or Trinity on hotel cable and go MST3k into whoever was on. Benny Hinn was a favorite target (ask Avery about my half-drunken riff on Benny Hinn’s hair actually being a living wolverine), as were the Crouches on TBN (“Oh Lord, it’s that Crouch thing again!”) or Rod Parsley on INSP.
Then again, I grew up 15 miles from Jerry Falwell’s hometown. My opinion of Falwell has moderated over the years, but while I think he did more good than bad overall, I still have some serious problems with how he ran his church.
BTW, if Hagee is a right-wing wanker, does that make Jeremiah Wright a left-wing wanker?
They’re all just a bunch of wankers.
Charismatic movement? I am only familiar with “charismatic” as a flavor within catholicism. There’s a few Charismatic churches in my hometown and I knew some people that did like going to Mass there.
But I have no clue if charismatic within Catholicism means the same as charismatic within Evangelism. What “charismatic” means to me is a pretty colorful (to be polite) brand of celebrating mass including amongst other things, people randomly speaking in tongues and other stuff bordering on the faith healer kinda deal.
Is this at all related to your wife’s kind of charismatic exposure, Lewis?
For the record, I can’t say I’m familiar with Wright outside of what’s come up recently but going by what I’ve seen in the last month or so, I’d say he’s wankerific.
Actually, Torteya, that is exactly what the Charismatic adjective means in reference to just about any Xian denomination.
Charismatic = Speaking in tongues, shouting amens, dancing in the spirit, etc. Basically anything outside sitting in the pews and nodding your head.
(the Pentecostal movement pretty much was the spearhead for all of this. It started sooner and Pentecostals tend to see themselves as separate. but its all the same thing to me. I grew up in Pentecostal churches.)
You combine Charismatic with Evangelical and you have a lot of people that are going to save you from going to Hell by being loud about it.
At this point, I should point out that the history of Xian faith and the pentecostal movement has been something of a passion of mine for a long time.
Itanya pretty much nailed it. I’ll have to find out what denomination my wife’s old childhood church was–wasn’t Pentecostal, might’ve been Church of God of Prophecy or one of the other myriad Church of God offshoots, many of whom are charismatic. She did tell me they had a church split when she was about 10, because the pastor thought he was possessed with the spirit of Moses. Cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs!
I am unwilling to call Wright a Left Wing Wanker for a number of reasons, first and foremost being I don’t know what he said that would qualify him as being “left wing.”
Hagee can be labled a Right Wing Wanker due to his extremely socially conservative values.