I've gotta agree with you about Joel Osteen. Good preacher. Preaches the love and Grace of God. Don't get me wrong. It's not just a "feel good" doctrine. He spells it out truthfully. But he's balanced.
Do ANY preachers really think that folks are going to get converted to God by hearing that if we vote wrong, he'll smite us?
After all, doesn't scripture say that it's the "GOODNESS" of God that draws men to repentance?
I never knew anyone who entered into an authentic relationship with Christ based solely on fear of judgement and someone SCREAMING IN THEIR FACE. What brought me to Christ was his unconditional love and acceptance of me AS I AM.
Off my soap box.
Pass the offering plate, crackers and juice.
And the jello.
> Has anyone heard the clip of Sean Hannity and Rosie
> O'Donnell on the View?
> Erling played it on KRMG before he retired. It was just
> disgusting. They were screaming at each other, talking over
> each other and GOING NOWHERE! This finished me off on talk
> radio. This "ream the other guy out" approach dates back to
> the days of Joe Pyne and Morton Downey. It's horrible talk
> and even worse broadcasting. I remember when you could
> listen to talk radio and actually LEARN something. If you
> have XM, give Air America a listen. It will just about make
> you pass out. It's not the politics, its the horrible
> broadcasting standards. As far as DelGiorno's Christianity,
> you really have to find your own "place" in your faith. For
> some people, like DelGiorno, it's the "in your face" faith.
> I never believed or followed that. When I was 15, a
> preacher from a church in my hometown cornered me in the
> production room of the little radio station where I worked
> and badgered me about "where I was going to go when I died".
> I mean, come on, I was 15. All I wanted to do was get his
> Sunday morning show recorded. And that soured me on these
> guys for decades. Then, one day I caught Joel Osteen on TV.
> Changed my life. But yes, there is a place in talk for
> someone who isn't far right or left. Being that we live in
> an age where people a drawn to hysterics (Sean/Rosie), I
> don't how the ratings would be on a station such as this. I
> have also tried to find an mp3 of the Sean Rosie episode,
> but never could. Anyone's thoughts?
> > I have one qustion: is there a place in today's "talk
> > for someone who DOESN'T pander to hard-right
> > I'm beginning to have my doubts...
Edited by GaryThompson on 11/11/05 03:34 PM.