Friday, April 11, 2008

Jonathan Edwards and Tacos...


Kudos to Stan the Man (a friend at NYU) for this insight on my previous Post:
I think at the core, it is not even about the personality around whom these people flock it is the comfort of having a community around this unifying element.

"Hey, do you LOOOOOVE John Edwards? I LOOOOOVE John Edwards too! Let's get tacos!"

"Hey, isn't John Piper like the best theologian EVAH?!?!!1! Yah, totally brah. He's such an awesome guy. Let's play video games."

And it's ludicrous because all of this is ignoring the one person who had the right to start a personality cult around himself, Jesus.
I have a few more thoughts about this topic. I even have a 'Lead Balloon' for you'all (Let the Reader understand). Just for fun. If you want...

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Pic on Flickr by Ephemeron.

6 comments:

Gordon Cheng said...

I even have a 'Lead Balloon' for you'all (Let the Reader understand). Just for fun. If you want...

We want, we want!

Send it through!

Justin said...

Did you ever write a Lead Balloon, Gordo?

Anonymous said...

Bring on the 'Lead Balloon' I say...
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heraldsandperegrines said...

This a most excellent post! Funny and true..

Pete said...

I'd be keen for a lead balloon, especially because I really should be sleeping right now (silly friends having concerts on Friday nights).

I think Christians like getting together, and many need the excuse to have some "good" reason to meet up outside of their normal church networks and commitments.

Otherwise, you are right. It could be sad that a created (albeit saved) person is being the focus of our conversations and relationships rather than the creator.

Eun said...

that matthiasmedia site is a very interesting read indeed!