Friday, January 04, 2008

2008 Resolutions of the Televangelists

I don't know if any of you read the Wittenburg Door, but I thought this was hilarious.

Sample:

Joel Osteen: I resolve to frown at least 15 minutes each day so my smile will look genuine the rest of the time. But I will do it hanging upside down in my gravity boots so that the frown looks like a smile.

4 comments:

Judah Himango said...

It was kind of funny, although some of the bits I think crossed the line into mocking. I guess it's meant to be lighthearted.

Gary Kirkham said...

It was funny to me probably because, from my view, it was based on reality. I guess there probably was a little mocking in there. It's no secret that television preachers aren't high on my list. Many of them are getting rich at the expense of poor people looking for a way out of their plight.

Maybe it would help me to remember that Jesus died for the televangelist just the same as He did for me. :)

Joel Brueseke said...

I thought it was funny too, and I agree that it crossed the line into mocking. One thing that makes this stand out against other "blanket" criticisms of televangelists is that it does point to specific true cases in the lives of the individuals it points out. I mean not only can I not figure out what the "tax exempt purpose" of a $23,000 commode would be, but I'm really not sure how a purchase like that can be justified when people are sending in their hard-earned money. That toilet cost 1/3 of the purchase price of my entire house!

Indeed I'm not out to question their salvation, and they are saved by the same blood that saved me.

Daelon said...

I agree with you, Joel. I try not to be too cynical or anything. But I couldn't help giggling at the John Hagee one. It was worded funny. It hit my funny bone! I couldn't help it! The more I tell myself not to laugh, the more it comes...Ugh. I had the same problem in class. Lord help me when I get the giggles.