Like a bad penny (or a persistent rash), Paula White is back.
HT: Slaughter of the Sheep
She strikes me as a combination of a female Joel Osteen and a pale imitation of “Mary” on the old Mary Tyler Moore TV show.
False teacher of self idolatry. From such, turn away.
Yes my favorite! How has the prosperity gospel and false teaching and the health-n-wellness movement functioned without her! I wonder how that divorce and lawsuit and affair and investigation all worked out?
The Scripture says it better than I ever could:
Jude 12-13: “These are spots in your love feasts, while they feast with you without fear, serving only themselves. They are clouds without water , carried about by the winds; late autumn trees without fruit, twice dead, pulled up by the roots; 13 raging waves of the sea, foaming up their own shame; wandering stars for whom is reserved the blackness of darkness forever. “
This skank is ersatz Paris Hilton-cum-Lindsay Lohan for today’s Amerikan Xtian. But not to worry: she’s soon to be “raptured” with Camping and his brood.
Skank? Really? You’re ok with using that type of language?
Heretic? Surely. False prophetess? Certainly. A cloud without water? Absolutely. A wolf? Without a doubt.
But a skank? Come on, AZT.
I know you like to “play the ‘bad cop’ as it suits my churlish, antisocial personality,” but this kind of language is uncalled for.
Let’s try to be less derogatory in our comments.
So you think having an affair with — of all people! — Benny Hinn doesn’t qualify her for christening to High Skankhood and a seat at the Round Table of that ignominious Order? What if I had used something more traditionally “Biblical-sounding” like harlot or whore? In fact, I personally would find whore to be considerably stronger, more “derogatory” than skank, but you apparently see it differently. Also, skank is a better stylistic fit alongside the Hilton-Lohan reference.
Anyway, I meant no offense to you or your readers, dear Pilgrim. Please pardon.
Tex is an ARIZONIAN, and yet he has the gall to call other people nasty names?!? Pot, meet kettle! :0)
When are you going to move back to the real “Promised Land”, brother? You know, flee the Egypt of your bondage…return as the prodigal…all that typology…’nuff said.
CD, I don’t pretend to understand how it furthers this discussion to slanderously deny my Texanality (not that there’s anything wrong with being a non-Texan); nor do I cotton to poking fun at my present exile. I will, of course, return to Home Sweet Texas in the Lord’s good timing, provided He has not ordained that my sorry carcass fall and rot in this here wilderness. Amen.
Always striving to follow such admonishments as Colossians 4:6 and Ephesians 4:29 myself, I have come to demand (and expect) the same of not only myself, but also the contributors and commenters on this blog as well.
I have been trying to raise the standard of speech on here (beginning with me) for a while now, and holding others to that same standard. (After all, it’s not my standard but the standard that Scripture dictates is expected of a Christian.)
I can only control what occurs on this blog, so what you say in other venues is something that you have the freedom to do elsewhere. An example of this is when you suggest on your blog that Harold Camping put a gun in his mouth and pull the trigger. Although this is not the type of speech I would approve of on this blog (and I hope I’m not alone in this matter), you have every right to say it on yours.
The content of our speech is especially sobering in light of Christ’s warning in Matthew 12:36 when He said:
But I tell you that every careless word that people speak, they shall give an accounting for it in the day of judgment.
I would expect your tongue (fingers) to show restraint and refer to a woman who commits adultery as an adulteress. Using the pejorative street slang term “skank” implies less that you’re stating fact, and more that you’re intentionally being derogatory.
It’s always good to remember that just because you can say something doesn’t always mean you should say something.
P.S. Was her affair ever confirmed? I heard the reports a while back but then the story just died. Even if the rumors were untrue, however, I’ll certainly concede that she’s still a spiritual adulteress.
I thought about calling for Camping to castrate himself, but that’s been done…in some book or another…
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