Daily Archives: October 9, 2011
A good idea if you want to make a really, really stupid video is to make one trying to persuade Christians to give you money, arguing from a secular perspective.
Simply idiotic, you would think; apparently some people don’t, as the video above shows.
The ways this video is outright moronic are such that one feels sorry for those behind it. Nevertheless, let us spend a word or two just for the fun of it.
The video is centred on the idea that it is wrong to give money to churches, the bright idea being to give them directly to secular non-profit organisations instead, who are seeing their taxpayer-funded trough decrease whilst religious organisations prosper.
The target of the video is mainly – but clearly, as a proxy for the entire religious sector – Protestant “megachurches”. About these, we learn:
1) That the are growing like there’s no tomorrow.
You don’t say? Perhaps it is because an awful lot of people want to be…. wait… Christians?
2) That the biggest had revenues of $70m last year.
And? It’s called “mega-church”, not “micro-church”. How much money did Oxfam make?
3) That their pastors can earn a lot of money.
Fine with me, as long as they only get what the board allows them to get and don’t waste or promote an abortionist agenda like, say, the relevant UN organisations.
4) That in order to give, you don’t need “church”. But, dear geniuses, these people don’t go to church in order to give, rather they give because they go to church. They see their giving as part of their being Christians, not as the fulfillment of some strange obligation to keep abortionists, atheist and socialist self-appointed wannabe do-gooders in gainless employment.
Even from a Catholic point of view, this video appears totally brainless because it asks for the money of Christians without even understanding why Christians give money in the first place. This is really, really stupid, and the fruit of a mentality so much centred on secular values, that the supernatural element of the exercise is seen as an unnecessary middleman taking money away from the well-intentioned do-gooder that, for reasons unknown to them, keeps giving money to a church.