Offshoot churches destroying Christianity

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Recently a church leader named Tony Alamo came under allegations of arranging child marriages. This isn’t the first time Tony Alamo has had problems with the law. When his wife died of cancer, Alamo claimed she would be resurrected and kept her body on display for six months while their followers prayed. He also went to prison for tax evasion.

For years self appointed preachers have distorted truth and interpreted the bible to fit their own twisted ideas. Sure, throughout history every religion has had its share of people abusing the beliefs of others to fit their own agenda but there seems to be a surge in the United States in recent decades. All this has led to Christianity being mocked by many.

In the New Testament it states that in the end there will be many “anti-Christ”. I believe that these self professed and often confused “preachers” are, in many respects, anti-Christ. You see, an anti-Christ twist the truth to deceive others and to lead many away from the truth. Isn’t that exactly what preachers like Tony Alamo are doing?

In a recent interview of Tony Alamo I heard him state that many old testament leaders had many wives. He used this to justify polygamy. I would think someone who professed to be a preacher for over 40 years would know the facts. There are many writings in the New Testament to dispute his teaching. For example… “Tit 1:6 If any be blameless, the husband of one wife, having faithful children not accused of riot or unruly“.

Sure that is a small point but lets look at the big picture. He claims to be a Jew….his church is the “Tony Alamo Christian Church”…he follows many teachings of the Old Testament. Yes, the Old Testament does have wonderful teachings but Jesus taught a “New Testament”. I would not know first hand but I would guess his followers are a confused lot. Unfortunately, I am sure they don’t even realize this.

Whenever someone like Tony Alamo high jacks a pulpit, Christianity takes another hit and another mocking joke is born. This further drives away those that may otherwise have joined the faith.

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What happened? What are we going to do?

 

Both candidates want tax cuts and yet increased spending in some other areas of government. All this with an included 700 BILLION+ bail out. I know it’s the old “politician trying to win votes” concept but lets be realistic. Cutting taxes and increased spending all on top of a huge messy bail out does not make much sense to me. Ok…I am not an economics major but I do know how to run a house.

 

Let us pretend this was my household budget. It would not make sense to me to find a lower paying job (lower taxes)….buy more stuff (increase spending on programs)….and buy a huge home (bailout). If this were the case I would be declaring bankruptcy within three months.

 

Wait one minute. Isn’t this how the whole mess began? People got more credit….bought more stuff…and bought homes they realistically could not afford. Sounds like a vicious cycle to me.

 

So, with either candidate it seems we are in for a dark road ahead. The only winners will be the big execs who made millions from these companies. Oh sure the FBI is stepping in to investigate but what are they expecting to find that was illegal? Just greedy business practices convincing people to buy homes at inflated prices.

 

When did this idiotic practice start? Was it with the Bush administration? Maybe it was Clinton’s. No, I am sure this has been going on for years. The signs were written on the wall. For years we heard of the housing bubble. Someone in the government should have taken notice when the average Joe was buying a million dollar home at interest only loans hoping to sell it in six months for 1.5 million.

 

This was a clear risk even the average Joe should have seen. After the interest only period was over …BAM…huge…and I mean HUGE mortgages. Average Joe knew he could not afford it. This meant foreclosure…..this meant bankruptcy for Fannie and Freddie among others. Maybe average Joe thought someone would bail HIM out when he made a bad decision.

 

These companies and the homebuyers gambled and lost. Now we all are going to pay. This is only the beginning of a bad economic turn for the worst and the world will suffer.

To dig out we need to treat this like a household….stop spending on a lot of social programs…we have no choice…at least for a few years. I know a lot of people will be angry but it is time for tough choices. Either let the country melt down or cut back on spending.

 

These two candidates will need to make tough choices and stop beating around the bush on a plan. With Palin and Obama having limited experience I don’t see a silver lining anywhere.

 

 

If you have wondered why celebrities seem to be so important in elections you need look no further than how Gov. Palin is scheduled to meet with several world leaders. As you read the list of top dignitaries you will notice which one gets top billing….is it with Iraq President Jalal Talabani or Pakistan’s newly-elected President Asif Ali Zardari? Is it with the presidents of Georgia and the Ukraine? Maybe the prime minister of India will get top billing. India does have a sixth of the worlds populous and controls the global help-line industry. At least it seems that way when I call for assistance from US companies but this is another story.

 

No…no….the most important “leader” apparently will be none other than Bono. That’s right ….THAT Bono…of U2 fame.

 

Ok…ok…I know Bono is a hard worker when it comes to international humanitarian issues but will the world turn to him for global answers now? Well, he is a celebrity I guess and we all know celebrities are far above us when it comes to issues of using that squishy thing in our heads….I heard smart celebs call it a brain. I will stick with my “folksy” term and call it a melon. Cheers to you Matt Damon.

 

My question now will be…what does Bono think of Palin…Hmmm, the world will hang on his decision.

 

I am as much at fault as any other. After all, I even labeled him as a dignitary. Modern U.S. elections have become more and more of a popularity contest of who can attract more celebrities. I and many of you can scream of how much you don’t care what some pampered celebrity thinks of how you should vote but apparently the majority do. Today it is Bono….twenty years from now maybe a reformed Brittney Spears.

 

I can only join in the throng and wait to see if the new philosophical leader gives Palin a blessing of the highest rock order. We will hang on your word o great Bono.

 

 

Every election it is the same thing. If you are a celebrity you either feel the need to try to convince us simple folk how we should vote in the upcoming election or you are coerced by the media to say something ….well…idiotic.

That is exactly what happened to Matt Damon the other day. He tried to convince us simple folk how to vote and at the same time made an idiotic statement. He would make the other celebtards proud. During the interview he stated he knew nothing of Sarah Palin but began to list here prior work experience albeit briefly.

In typical celeb fashion he made it sound as if Gov. Palin was from little “folksy” Alaska and had no other experience but being a “hockey mom”. In other words, if you aren’t from L.A., NY or SF you are an ignorant cuss apparently. Oops sorry…..you are FOLKSY and where I come from “folksy” can be interpreted as “dumb ass”.

Lets not fool ourselves…..Sarah Palin has had many jobs in her lifetime….teacher, executive, mayor and Governor of the largest state in the union but according to Matt she has no experience. I will not compare her to Sen. Obama’s vast (cough) experience….because after all Matt didn’t either.

I don’t mind if celebtards have strong political beliefs. I do mind when they are so pretentious they assume everyone else in the middle of the country are ignorant hillbillies. Sen. Obama did this too when he stated that us simple folk cling to guns and the bible in rough times. Gee paw….gas is going up again we better load up the shotgun.

Oh sure…Matt came of strong and intelligent as far as celebtards go….but he came apart and lived up to all those great celebtards before him. Matt stated his most pressing concern and quit possibly a vote turner for him would be if Sarah Palin believed dinosaurs were alive 4000 years ago.

You know what…Matt is right. War in Iraq…don’t care. Economy….I do not care. Crime….so what? What Josh Howard thinks of the national anthem….like a true folksy American…I do not care. The important issue should be if a T-Rex was the real cause of King Tuts demise.

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