If you think Xtian wackos havent lost touch with reality and bought into a “we’re at war with everyone who disagrees with us” mentality..you have been living in a cave with Osama.
From the Associated Press —
Ron Luce, whose Texas-based Teen Mania organization put on the event, said it hopefully would inspire a “reverse rebellion” against corrupting influences such as MTV and the online meeting hub, MySpace.com. The rally, which also will visit Detroit and Philadelphia, featured religious rockers, speakers and the debut of what Luce called a Christian alternative to MySpace.com – at advance ticket prices of $55 and walk-up prices of $199.
“This is more than a spiritual war,” said Luce, 44, a Concord native and a President Bush appointee to a federal anti-drug-abuse commission. “It’s a culture war.”
City leaders readied for the battle earlier this week, when the Board of Supervisors passed a resolution condemning the “act of provocation” by an “anti-gay,” “anti-choice” organization that aimed to “negatively influence the politics of America’s most tolerant and progressive city.”
Luce said it was the first time one of his events has been officially condemned.
Both sides clashed Friday outside City Hall, where Luce led a pre-Battle Cry gathering of teenagers waving triangular red flags flown from long, medieval-looking poles that went with the event’s military metaphors.
whoa whoa… wait a minute.. Myspace.com?? when did myspace become an attack on the foundations of christianity? oh wait.. it doesnt threaten CHRISTianity it threatens Xtianity.. goddam kids want to think for themselves..
what REALLY bothers me is the last paragraph: “teenagers waving triangular red flags flown from long, medieval-looking poles that went with the event’s military metaphors.” uhhh wtf? The “corporate” site set up for the “teen mania” ministries invited teens to “create your battle plan”. How exactly does the use of a war mentality fit in with the teaching of Jesus?
James 3:17 – But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere.
John 20:22 Jesus came and stood among them and said, Peace be with you!
Just a few instances of extolations of Peace.
Another thing that confuses me: fundie Xtians believe that the world will become an immoral whorehouse with a one world government in the end times, and then Jesus will come back (depending on whether you believe that the shit hits the fan before or after Jesus takes the faithful
in his spaceship to heaven in the rapture). So why are the fundies screaming for us to pull out of the UN and trying to squash things they see as immoral like homobortiopeaceactivism?
isnt it all inevitable, since Jesus is coming back to
beam you up take the ‘faithful’ into heaven in his U.S.S. CHRISTERPRISE.