Tuesday, August 12, 2008

    Praying for an Obama Rain-Out




    There is so much wrong with what the guy in this video is talking about that I don't know where to start. Produced by James Dobson's organization and under the guise of some lame humor, this message trivializes God, trivializes prayer, and (despite his protestations in the video) makes Christianity look like a competition between those who have God's ear and those who don't. I sincerely hope we are offering our youth a deeper more challenging understanding of faith than what I'm hearing in this message.
    --Brian

    5 comments:

    emergentjourney said...

    I don't think it is going to work because I tried praying for rain during the middle of his corny video and God didn't deliver.

    It could have happened because God lives outside of time and he could have gone back and rained during his cheezeball speech...but it didn't happen. too bad :(

    Conservative American Christians...I am sure glad I live in Canada!

    Pastor Marvin Nelson said...

    Man, that is so ridiculous, I don't know where to begin. So many people feel this way and talk this way about Obama. Check out my blog for a book review on this subject: youthmaster.blogspot.com

    J.D. Eddins said...

    Actually there might be a something wrong with asking for rain. I love that one of criticisms of Obama is that he is pro-choice, while McCain isn't exactly a pro-life hero. I am still undecided, but this video almost makes me want to vote for Obama- I hope God doesn't strike me with lightening if I do. I guess I'll pray about that...

    Brian said...

    Glad to hear I'm not the only one who finds this ridiculous. I almost wonder sometimes about people that profess to be the "right" kind of Christian, and yet they talk about God in such flippant ways. I just don't think that true theists would talk about God this way. I'm not a theist (I'm also not an atheist --that's a topic for a post some day:) but if I were one, beleiving that God was a personal being listening to my words and thoughts, I certainly wouldn't take such a silly attitude toward prayer. A true theist wouldn't even talk about God in the third person since your assumption would be that "he" is present at all times, right? It's like talking about somebody who is standing right next to you, but acting as if they weren't.

    Eric said...

    I'm a Denver minister who's trying to get tickets to that event (and who would gladly sit in torrential rain of biblical proportions to watch it). I think the video was pretty funny--he has a good sense of humor. But yeah, his theology of prayer is perhaps a little skewed.