|God HATES You!|
“Some of you, God hates you. Some of you, God is sick of you. God is frustrated with you. God is wearied by you. God has suffered long enough with you. He doesn’t think you’re cute. He doesn’t think it’s funny. He doesn’t think your excuse is “meritous” [the word he's looking for here is "meritorious"]. He doesn't care if you compare yourself to someone worse than you, He hates them too. God hates, right now, personally, objectively hates some of you.” ~Pastor Mark Driscoll
Did you think Fred Phelps ("God Hates Fags") said this? No, this was said by an extremely popular evangelical pastor and author. He runs a church business in
and thousands upon thousands hang on his words each week. Aside from his congregants, his books sit on
the shelves of many of the evangelical Christians in your town. Seattle
Do you know evangelicals who are caustic? Negative? Angry? Bitter? Hateful? If so, they are probably taking their social cues from guys like Driscoll. Many reasonable sounding Evangelicals quietly appreciate his "punch in the face" attitude, and quote his nastier bits amidst high-fives when non-Christians aren't around.
Still, I find his rants somewhat encouraging. To me, they are the angry, dying gasps of a group that is becoming more and more marginalized - like the man who gives the finger to the witnesses observing his execution.
Ugggghhhhhh! Hackman! You are just becoming SO anti-Christian!
Perhaps.... but not Anti - Christ. I don't think Driscoll represents Jesus in any way, shape, or form. A Christianity that defends him, I believe, has nothing to do with Jesus.
Lest you think he was just having a bad day, realize that this is pretty typical material from him. If he had no followers, like Phelps, he probably wouldn't be worth mentioning; but Christians by the scores march to the beat of his drum.
Honestly, I am waiting for the other shoe to drop. Guys like this are always hiding something....