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Why I Am Not an Evangelical

September 25th, 2009, Promulgated by Gen

Well, so many reasons, but this video says it all. Really, folks, brace yourselves. If you watched the film “Jesus Camp,” you have already seen this. However, it might be worth another view, seeing as how it really makes you feel good about being a Catholic.




8 Responses to “Why I Am Not an Evangelical”

  1. avatar Ben Anderson says:

    come one now – that's an obvious over-generalization to say "this is why I'm not an evangelical". That's the same logic that the evangelicals use when they see pro-choice, pro-same-sex marriage Catholics and say, "this is why I'm not Catholic". The majority of my evangelical friends would be just as flabbergasted by this video as the Catholics who read this blog.

  2. avatar Gen says:

    Fair enough, Ben. I agree with that. However, the only times when I have experienced Pentecostal/Evangelical folks are when they are publicly and purposely attacking Roman Catholicism, Islam, Judaism etc . . .In fact, an Evangelistic gentleman told me that I should be "born again" into his fold, for "Mary was no virgin. She was a whore."

    I guess the video is just one more nail in the coffin of Pentecostal dissent. lol

  3. avatar Ben Anderson says:

    Oh, I've certainly encountered those people, but I just think we need to be careful not to overgeneralize. To label a group and oversimplify differences in beliefs is something we should avoid. I've heard just as many misinformed arguments against Protestantism coming from Catholic lips.

    Maybe a better title would be "Why I am not a Pentecostal". The majority of Evangelicals in this country are not Pentecostals. Even then, it's probably overgeneralizing to say that most Pentecostals are like this. I don't know too much about Pentecostals, so I really don't know.

    I only say this because I think there are many potential converts who are turned away from the Church because of statements like this. I encountered some anti-evangelicalism when I came into the Church and believe me, it usually just comes off as ignorant – in the same way the "Mary is a whore" statement is ignorant.

  4. avatar Anonymous says:

    This very present today in this area. Especially Greece. I was one of them once.

  5. avatar Gen says:

    Glad to have you here, now. What made you switch? (If you don't mind me asking.)

  6. avatar Anonymous says:

    What made me change?


    Thanks I'm not going anywhere

  7. avatar Anonymous says:

    That is some scary stuff in that video. I actually know some people who would do things like talk to their bowling ball. This also reminds me of those tv televangelists. They always say "In Jesus' name, do…"

  8. avatar Persis says:

    I agree, some pretty scary stuff!
    I think what bothers me is that I see so much anger. I understand that we all battle with evil, but waging "war" has not helped in the past and it won't help in the future.

    Did these people forget what the "greatest commandment" is?

    Love is the only answer people!

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