Tuesday 6 March 2012

Archidiot of Evangelicalism

Franklin Graham, what a doofus.

I'm not sure what qualifications Franklin waved around to secure the ascendancy to his dad's evangelistic empire, but I suspect it didn't have a lot to do with intellect, talent or spirituality.  Nope, it was probably the lure of taking on the lucrative family business or, to put no fine point on it, nepotism.  A quick dose of repentance for youthful indiscretions (whiskey, guns and motorcycles) and ta-da, a big payout from well intentioned but naive supporters... perhaps the devil made him do it.

Graham has chronic foot-in-mouth disease, Rush Limbaugh with a leather-covered Bible, a braying ass in an expensive suit.  His fans admire this trait; they call it 'outspoken'.

Okay, he's entitled to an opinion.  Every moron in a hurry does.  He doesn't have the right to bear false witness, to misrepresent, to lie.

A little lesson in humility wouldn't hurt.  And a substantial slash in income to his guilt-based religious extortion racket.

For the record, Graham shows little evidence of being a Christian himself, or much of a Christian, judging by the "fruits of the spirit" criteria in Galatians 5:22-23.  You know - love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.

Maybe he's a closet atheist...


  1. There's something wrong with motorcycles?

  2. All these leaders treat their church as if it were the family business. What qualifications did Joe Tkach Jr. have except that he was his father's son?

    When HWA died, Joe Jr. was working as a factory foreman (he was also an unpaid local church elder). Then when HWA died, Joe Sr. became Pastor General, and viola! Joe Jr. works his way up the hierarchy so fast it made our heads spin. When his father died, Joe Jr. became head of the church and has been living, on a good salary, off our past contributions ever since.

  3. Someone needs to fire that guy. He is a disgrace to both Christianity, humanity and logic.

  4. There's something wrong with motorcycles?

    It's a symbol of rebellion. What? You've never watched a James Dean movie? Hell's Angels? (heh heh heh)

    "Nepotism", "braying ass in an expensive suit", "guilt-based religious extortion racket"...yep, that about covers it.

  5. Jonathan Robinson said...
    Someone needs to fire that guy.

    It's hard to fire the guy who OWNS the business lock, stock and barrel.

    The only way to fire these guys is to walk away from them and quit sending them your money.

    And, no, it's not robbing God to not send a preacher your money. Because, if it was, the preachers you don't send money to would be robbing God too - and you can't send money to all of them, can you?

  6. Yeah, before reading the comments, I was also wondering what might be wrong with whiskey, guns, and motorcycles, just so long as you don't mix the usage of them into a lethal situation.

    No matter what a father happens to be, it's never a guarantee that the son will do a good job of following in his footsteps, or exceed his father's accomplishments. I've noticed this not only in the field of religion, but also in the manufacturing and service industries, the world of politics, and in the music and television industries. I'd say that overachieving sons are the exception rather than the general rule. There aren't too many Hank Jr's, JFK's, Peter Fonda's and Joel Osteen's around. For every one of those guys, there are usually at least a dozen freeloaders, who either lack their Daddy's intellect or work ethic.

    Remember, many successful people have the same mindsets and skills as a sociopath, they just apply those attributes in a different way!