May 1, 2009
Well, that interview should set Christianity back about 2000 years in that County.
I wonder if "Jesus loves you" is the new "no comment."
This is so what I'm going to do next time someone asks me to talk about something tricky.
Being from St. Louis, I immediately recognized the reporter. He does the "You paid for it" segments all the time and has helped in some cases. Being familiar with the topic of the segment, the Juvenile Center, it seems this clip is a few years old. I have to give the reporter credit for sticking to his question despite the man's behavior. I wonder if the man thinks the reporter is doing an immoral thing...
Jesus loves you. Everyone else thinks you're an asshole.
This is cool. Thanks for posting the video link.
"I hope that you continue to (love Jesus)" sounds like a threat. Almost like he's indirectly suggesting "respect your government and back off this issue with your report, or we'll 'sick the hounds' on you and/or your loved ones". Maybe I watch too many crime dramas... but this was a little creepy.
But what about genocide, and sexual abuse and environmental sustainability??? Um, uh.. um... Jesus loves you!
Well, he is certainly not the first one to use Jesus for his own self-interested purpose, is he? This may be about as blatant as it gets, but I am different only by degrees much of the time and so is most every other believer I know. We map out our journeys and then ask Jesus along for the ride. Then, hopefully, we come to our senses from time to time and try to get our hands off the wheel. But I've found my times of sanity/clarity are not nearly as often as I would like.
I like his message. I'm just not sure that it's on point.
It's like one of those toys that you press a button and it talks... but it only has so many phrases before it repeats itself.
taking the name of the Lord in vain to hide some sensitive things???
You know we all want to try that just once to see what reaction we will get. I think that the next time someone asked me a question, I'll answer with the questions, "Do you love Jesus as much as I do?" I'm old and I better write that down or I may forget it. Then if I ask that question, will I remember the original questiion I was asked? It doesn't matter, just bring one more to the table and we can figure it out later. In God's Grace John
Context is critical. Even a statement as beautiful and powerful and true as "Jesus loves you" can be a byword when stated in the wrong context. I don't think the man meant any harm but he certainly didn't help the image of Christians. He made Christians look we want to gloss over tough questions when the reality is that the contagious, controversial person of Jesus Christ did anything BUT gloss over the controversial issues of His day. Let's all take from this that we will on purpose confront issues head on in a way that will honor Christ!
Gooooood morningggg Here is what i think about the whole concept it's a time and place to speak about the lord and a time to not i think this is when god say do not use the lord thou god name in vain for this is vain all he had to say that i can not answer this or that question. Instead of using god ,god is one no to play with or try to use. For he made us all he see all /he know all/ see all and he have to pay for that one that's for sure no disrespect but as you can see that was not call for and god name was use in a negative way of being smart and very arrogant.God have mercy on him too because god said forgive them for they not what they do or say do he know that jesus love him too.
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