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    Religious People

    Mark Driscoll pretty much sums up my thoughts on religious people:

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    1. Josh R on Fri, February 04, 2011

      I agree with Driscoll for the most part -  with one caveat. 

      We are all religious people.  If we are one issue voters against religion we are still religious.  If we define ourselves as being against religion we can still be more about what we are against than what we are for. 

      In short it is not a cut and dry “If you do this you are committing the sin of religion” act.  It is more an element of human nature that needs redeemed and retuned to the Gospel.

    2. bobby on Fri, February 04, 2011

      I agreed with it all and enjoyed it, but I had to chuckle a little on the first point.  Someone who talks a lot about what they’re against and criticizes everything they hear or read…sounds a lot like Driscoll at times to me.

    3. Robert on Fri, February 04, 2011

      Bobby, you make a great point on Driscoll.  The bottom line is that we can all be religious zealots over our personal pet peeves.

    4. Fred on Sat, February 05, 2011

      I’m sorry. It’s probably good. I just can’t listen to the pro wrestler of preachers. He comes across as just that fake, macho and loud to me.

    5. David on Sun, February 06, 2011

      Huh? “they are negatives?” Is that a sentence?

    6. stvnhthr on Mon, February 07, 2011

      I agree with Driscoll pretty much.  I think people in the Bible belt might be a bit put off by his bluntness, but for the context of Seattle it is right on point.  Plus if you read any of the NT Pauline epistles you’ll see Paul could be viewed as being pretty negative as well.  But there is a balance, Driscoll always offers a clear presentation of the positives of the Gospel (as Paul did) and then deconstructs the competing secular world view or error in the church.


    7. Oliver on Mon, February 07, 2011

      Driscoll is defining starts by defining himself what he is against, people that are against things…???Ironic isn’t it?  This bozo doesn’t have a clue what he is talking about.

    8. Oliver on Mon, February 07, 2011

      Driscoll begins by defining what he is against, he is doing the same thing he is accusing others of doing.  Hmmm….maybe he is a religious person?  Maybe he is a hyprocrite!  He isn’t doing what he is preaching!  What is funny is that Driscoll is one of the biggest “religious people” I’ve ever heard!

    9. Nancy on Mon, February 07, 2011

      Driscoll is so young and immature…so puffed up trying to strike a note of ‘experience’ yet is SO guilty of the very things he is talking about! In fact, with each point he made, I thought, “well, that sounds just like my pastor!” The most religious people I know are (mostly young) pastors—-it’s their way or the highway——it’s a staff of their choosing or it is no staff at all—-it is getting a church in huge debt while they chase a ‘dream’ to add to their resume, it’s telling the congregation to get radical—to make sacrifies as they tweet from their iPhone or iPad…..the most religious people I know are in the pulpit, who haven’t A CLUE how to work in the world, live on realistic paychecks, or eat supper opened from a can in the pantry….they spend their time facebooking, tweeting (and usually re-tweeting smarty pant comments from others), and they preach the latest trend or the latest best-seller.  Their kids are brats who have a sense of entitlement, etc. Not all, but so many that it is downright blasphemous. Save it, Driscoll. Lower your voice, ask for forgiveness, and just save it.

    10. David on Mon, February 07, 2011

      @Nancy: Oh yeah! You hit it! You go! Right on! Mmmm!

    11. Jack on Tue, February 08, 2011

      I’m not a huge Driscoll fan but I tend to agree with him here.  I’ve had too many encounters with the very religious people he’s talking about

    12. David Buckham on Tue, February 08, 2011

      The content of what is said is pretty much on target. Being religious, for me, has always been about following a set of rules and regulations. Being faithful, for me, is about trying to follow Jesus Christ (done by knowing and doing what Christ said and did). If in the process I get called religious, so be it, I’m ok with that, but I wouldn’t say I am religious.

      I was once told gold, regardless of how much there is or where it is found, is still gold. There is a lot of value in what was said above.

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