Jesus Freak dropped by to tell me how she felt...
Please, stop bashing this man. First of all, Possummomma totally blows this out
of proportion. Have any of you actually met this guy in person? Have any of you
actually seen one of his talks? You wouldn't understand anything Possummomma
said unless it was in the right context. He is an awesome, awesome man who would
give up his life for Jesus. Try actually going to one of his talks, and then you
Jesus Freak,Yes. I have seen one of "his talks". The bits I saw on the
documentary were vile and abusive. I don't have to meet the man in person to see
the manipulative and abusive tactics he uses. Furthermore, he's an adult who put
his abusive activities on camera. If he were peddling that crap anywhere other
than a church, then he would be arrested for child abuse. If he were a regular
teacher, in a school, who regularly threw kids to the floor or had them reenact
a crucifixion and yell epitaphs at each other, he would be arrested and fired.
It's amazing what behavior people will look past when someone ties it up in a
bow of religion.
Well, apparently, that wasn't what Jesus Freak wanted to hear (or consider)...
Key word: Bits. From those bits in the movie, there is no way you could possibly
realize what kind of a person he is. Have you ever actually seen him in person
heard him speak in person, went up to talk to him afterwards to see what an
awesome and powerful person he is??He is a man who is very close to God, and who
would do anything, even put himself through extreme pain for the Lord. Even his
son looks up to him. Do you know what he shared with us at Soulfest last year?
He told us that when his son was still a toddler, when he was just learning to
talk, his son said, "Daddy, can you tell me what God looks like? Because I
forgot." His whole family, his whole team is just like him. They are so close to
God They could step right over you, but do you know what they do instead? They
bring themselves down to your level and pray for you. And that is what I am now
going to do for you.
Mmmmkay. So, the Fatica family is praying for me? I suppose that's preferable to zip-tying me to a crucifix and blindfolding me while pretending to whip me. Or, you know, yelling in my face like a belligerent asshat and pretending to hold some imaginary moral high ground. Because, as most reality show celebs profess: Justin must have been the victim of cruel editing. Well, Jesus Freak, let me just say this: They can't use what you don't give them. I don't care if he was doing what he did with the purest intentions and a devoted heart - NO ONE has the right to inflict the physical and mental abuse that he inflicted on those children in that movie. There's a line that shouldn't be crossed and he not only crossed it...he stood on either side and did little tap dances for the camera. If he is an example of being close to God, then your God is unworthy of worship. I have no doubt that, to some, he is "awesome and powerful". My issue with him is that he's an arrogant bully who is cloaking his abuse in religion. Power corrupts. Again, from this perspective, if your comments are to be taken seriously, it would appear that your God surrounds himself with arrogant child abusers (pedophile priests, abusive motivational speakers, etc.,.). Nice God. What is that old saying about judging a person by the company they keep? Your God isn't looking so hot.