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Saturday, September, 18, 2010

Ann Coulter and “Fast Track” Christianity

Filed under: celebrities, christianity, my stuff, politics, video, what the freak — mete23 @ 11:43 pm

A friend of mine showed me today a video of Danny Deutsch interviewing Ann Coulter on the Big Idea Show. It was extremely horrific watching this and afterwards my friend (not a Christian) said that she was a “demon.” Yeah seriously…she might be. I immediately thought of the many Scriptures that speak of false prophets who deceive and dress in sheep’s clothing but are actually ferocious wolves. She really shouldn’t be allowed to speak or rather shouldn’t be speaking on behalf of all Christians and worst- Jesus.

Some thoughts:

  1. Watching this video made me understand on a deeper level of why Christianity is such a thorn in America, American politics and academic circles. Growing up in an ethnic-specific church fortunately spared me (for the most part) from hearing the hateful and offensive comments personalities like Ann Coulter make.
  2. On that note, I feel that non-whites and international students (mostly at my school) need to understand and acknowledge the fears that many whites have. A lot of friends from school probably came to Wesleyan for the sole purpose of avoiding and rejecting Coulter-like people. So understandable. Christians deny any association with these “crazy conservatives” and say that’s not the real Jesus, it’s not what Christianity is about, I’m not like that but what are we saying? Have we said anything as loud as what Coulter is saying? Her words have been filling up the airwaves and Jesus’ teachings have been drowned out. I am so guilty of not clarifying who Jesus is or what the Christian faith is. I guess sometimes we also need to be silent and just be with those who are bitter and hate “Christians.” Maybe even if I tried to explain, it would make things messier. Restoration work is needed.
  3. What Scripture says about how false prophets will deceive people (Matthew 24. 11) and even the elect (Matthew 24.24) is frightening because people are listening and following Coulter! All seven of her books have made the N.Y. Times Best Seller List, selling about 3 million copies. Can anyone be so inflexible and unyielding in their beliefs? She believes that conservatism is the best and most perfect view and liberals, liberal thoughts are just completely wrong. She also speaks at a bunch of mega-churches across America. Who is inviting her to speak? Who dares to allow her to speak from the pulpit?

Comments on the video:

  1. She glorified the diversity in mega-churches and commented that mixed-racial couples in New York City look like they have a “chip on their shoulders.” I think I still agree with Martin Luther King when he remarked on how the most segregated day of the week is Sunday at 11:00AM when church service usually begins. That mixed race couple in NYC may be showing more love than churches have been showing to one another.
  2. What the heck is “fast track Christianity?” It certainly is not fast track if Paul’s words of running a race with perseverance and pressing on until the end are mentioned in the New Testament. It maybe easy if she is saying that all you have to do is believe in order to get to heaven but believing requires things like dying to the self, loving God with all of our hearts, minds and souls and loving people until it hurts.
  3. Finally, her anti-Semitic comment about how she wants “Jews to be perfected” has got to be the most blasphemous thing. Does she think she has attained perfection? Is not sanctification a daily and grueling process of working out our relationship with God?
  4. Deutsch kept pointing out how she was suppose to be “educated” and yet she still was making outrageous comments. She graduated from Cornell University cum laude with a B.A. in history and then got her law degree from University of Michigan. It is possible that academia’s liberal bent might have incubated her super conservative views.

My concluding thoughts are that I’m tired with watching these videos of people who claim to be Christians and are not speaking words of Love. If I do watch them, however, I will respond to them and I pray to God that my responses will represent God in a more truthful light.

Saturday, January, 16, 2010

Top 10 Pat Robertson Gaffes

Filed under: celebrities, politics — mete23 @ 1:06 am

Time put out a list of top ten seriously stupid things that “Christian” televangelist, Pat Robertson, has said.

Some favs:

Karate Demons, “took ghetto kids and made them fine citizens,”  “inhaling some demon spirits!”

“That guy was a homo!”

Friday, April, 10, 2009

Tom Cruise in Tropic Thunder

Filed under: celebrities, films — mete23 @ 12:16 am

This made the movie awesome. Tom Cruise is a super versatile actor for pulling this dance off. This was not the original song. I don’t remember what the second song was but  he first danced it to T-Pain’s Apple Bottom Jeans. Good stuff. Tropic Thunder is not a classic must-see movie but I don’t think it was a waste of two hours. Lots of laughs and the plot is pretty original.

Ben Stiller always plays similar characters but he produced and wrote this movie so kudos to him. Scattered throughout the movie are surprise appearances from random celebritites like Lance  Bass and Jennifer Love Hewitt.

Friday, March, 13, 2009

They Are Both Pregnant

Filed under: celebrities, news, TV — mete23 @ 4:59 pm

neil_patrick_harris500Alyson Hannigan and Colbie Smulders from HIMYM are both expecting babies in the spring. The show did not include their pregnancies in the storyline but I think Hannigan’s character, Lily, did reveal her tummy in one episode. Smulders just sits in front of the anchor’s desk more often.

Monday, February, 2, 2009

Australian Open Logo

Filed under: attire, celebrities, sports — mete23 @ 11:34 pm

The Australian Open concluded earlier this week with Rafael Nadal defeating Roger Federer in the men’s division and Serena Williams over Dinara Safina in the women’s side. The great tennis matches entertained me while I was at the gym. But! this “Melbourne” logo that is imprinted on the floor and walls around the line judges are ugly. It doesn’t look like it fits in a tennis court.

Nadal’s outfits did look splendid. Some people were mad that he gave up his usual tanks and long shorts for the traditional polo and knee length shorts, but I think both of his outfits were great.

nadal-fashion

The one on the left was his 2009 Australian Open outfit. The middle one was from 2007 and the right one was from 2005.

Monday, January, 19, 2009

Scooter is David Burtka

Filed under: celebrities, TV — mete23 @ 11:58 pm

And David Burtka is Neil Patrick Harris‘ boyfriend. Neil Patrick Harris is Barney Stinson on How I Met Your Mother.

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