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Joel Osteen upgrades God to God version 2.0

Become A Better You - Joel OsteenLeoPardus recently posted a few You might be a Fundy if… one-liners. Among them was:

You might be a Fundy if… God regularly opens up convenient parking spaces, JUST FOR YOU.

Well, it turns out that this is not far from what is being preached at one of the largest churches in America, Lakewood Church in Houston, Tx. According to a Slate Article by Chris Lehmann on Joel Osteen’s new book Become A Better You:

Joel Osteen’s God really wants you to dress well, stand up straight, and get a convenient parking space.

The article gave this analysis of Joel Osteen:

Joel has pointedly refrained from … really doing much biblical preaching at all. He has the wardrobe and tirelessly dapper mien of an oil industry lobbyist; it’s as a walking advertisement of the success creed, and not as any manner of prophet, that he’s made his name. “I’m not called to explain every minute facet of Scripture or to expound on deep theological doctrines or disputes that don’t touch where people live,” he writes dismissively in Become a Better You. “My gift is to encourage, to challenge, and to inspire…”

Continue Reading January 8, 2008 at 12:27 am 71 comments


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