I watched this man, Pastor Mark Driscoll - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XicnbW06fbk&feature=youtube_gdat...  
the other night and it made me write this:
I give money to good causes. I'm nice to my friends. I say sorry when I hurt others. I use the talents I have been fortunate enough to posses. I keep my house neat and make nice dinners for my family. I love my family. I love my family more than anything else in the world especially my children. I write nice poetry for people when they've lost friends, feel down, need a laugh. I think and keep trying to learn. I protest when I see injustice. I concede when I'm wrong. I build people up when they're down. I don't judge others but give opinions where I think they are justified. I try to be the best, most considerate, thoughtful, helpful, generous, non-judgemental, intelligent human being I can. Everyday. I try to do that. 
But you believe I am going to be burned for all eternity in a pit of fiery hell. You believe my contribution to the human race deserves nothing but punishment once my body dies. No exceptions. No get-out clause. 
HELL. 
You believe the only way I can proceed from this life into another of bliss, is to accept Jesus into my life as the one true saviour. 
And the reason I need a saviour? 
Because of a story about two people who sinned against god a REALLY long time ago. 
NO
JUST NO
I'm a good person with good standards and you are a bully. 
I was not born 'broken'. 
I was not born 'a sinner'. 
I owe no cosmic debt. 
I AM 'worthy'. 
I am everything, I can be, even without 'You'. 
I will look to friends, family and those more knowledgable for advice on decisions I can't make myself. 

Please stop scaring people who don't have the facility or want of knowledge to make their own minds about their own afterlife.

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Comment by John Holbrook on January 19, 2012 at 11:39am

Very well said. Thanks.

Comment by Doug Reardon on January 19, 2012 at 12:43pm

Amen!

Comment by Cristynfaye on January 19, 2012 at 4:27pm

Heh.  I'm from Seattle, where Mark Driscoll is based.  Don't even get me started on how much I loathe him.  This video is TAME compared to his misogynistic bullshit that he passes off as doctrine.  You are right, he is a bully, and sadly, his ministry is growing not only in this area, but in other states as well.

Comment by KaraC on January 20, 2012 at 1:48am

There is a hilarious quote from him in this Huffington Post article :

"If a man were to masturbate while engaged in other forms of sexual intimacy with his wife then he would not be doing so in a homosexual way. However, any man who does so without his wife in the room is bordering on homosexuality activity, particularly if he's watching himself in a mirror and being turned on by his own male body."

Erm, what's all this "watching himself in a mirror" business? And from his essay here

"there is urgent kingdom and gospel business for you to be about and neither time or money for you to waste while standing on the sidelines with your pants around your ankles looking for a bottle of lotion."

Uh-huh. Since he devotes a whole chapter to it, we can assume he is very much in favour of "Manly Men".  Females get a bit of a free pass in his "Masturbation" chapter:

"In fact, no survey seems to have discovered any culture in which more women masturbate than men. This may, in part, be explained by the more convenient and visible external nature of male genitalia. "

Hmm. But there is hope, boys:

"Question: Can my wife masturbate me?
 Answer: Yes. During a menstrual cycle, following a pregnancy, when there is not sufficient time for lovemaking"

Mr. Driscoll saves the day.

Comment by Barry Eckert on January 20, 2012 at 4:27am

This guy, like the others of his kind, is a total dipshit. He may not be tossing any bombs (yet), but he is a terrorist anyway - a psychological terrorist.

Comment by Barry Eckert on January 20, 2012 at 4:34am

This is off-point, but what salvation army dumpster does he get those horrid shirts from? Looking at the thumbnails of his other rants mental diarrhea attacks um sermons (I'm not about to watch another, thankyouverymuch), he apparently has a closet full of tasteless 1970's plaid. Do they even still sell that shit?

Comment by Barry Eckert on January 20, 2012 at 6:11am

The next time you are out hunting or camping and sitting around a fire, take a long stick and put one end of it in the fire. When that end gets hot and glowing red from glorying in the fire until its heat and light are transferred to it, take it out and look at it.

Glorying in the fire? WTF?

Comment by Nicki Temple on January 20, 2012 at 6:57am
I just had to watch three Hitchens and a Matt Dilahunty to cleanse my ears and eyes. No more Driscoll for me. It hurts!
Comment by Barry Eckert on January 20, 2012 at 7:28am

@Nicki LOL! I should try that

Comment by Steve on January 20, 2012 at 9:26am

Mark Driscoll is an insane, deeply insecure, homophobic, misogynistic sociopath who is building his ridiculous "church" as pure personality cult

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