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  • Ted

    Thank God for a pastor who makes some open hearted sense, for a change, rather than yet another angry bigot fomenting resentment to drive donations, and padding his parsonage deduction.

    The anti-Christ haunts mega-churches, and those who fill them.

  • Ed

    No one has ever found god and proven that they have done so.

  • OK, she has tattoos and is weird but I just want to know whether she preaches against the gay agenda or not. All this other talk about forgiveness and other things is so confusing. Mark Driscoll has tattoos bt he preaches against the gays so he is OK.

  • Bernardo

    Amen and that is because it does not exist.

  • Mike

    Ok, as a former christian and an agnostic myself, I dig her “openness” and “acceptance” and her rewrite, “Blessed are they who aren’t so sure they’ve figured it out that they stop taking in new information.” However, as a professing christian, doesn’t she have to qualify that statement? Something like, “Blessed are they who aren’t so sure they’ve figured it out that they stop taking in new information AS LONG AS they eventually realize Christianity is true.”

  • Ronald: I’m pretty sure that she doesn’t “preach against the gays.” In fact, I suspect that she would say that Jesus would far rather hang out, eat, and socialize with questioning and faith-wrestling LGBTQ folks than people who are so certain of their faith that they would apply a litmus test such as yours. I’d suggest reading the book–I suspect that one of the types of “wrong people” she mentions finding God in are in the LGBTQ community.

  • You must be kidding, or you didn’t really read the interview.

  • The interview doesn’t make it clear whether she is an “LGBT affirming” liberal moonbat or whether she is accepting of the gays as long as they admit their brokenness and agree to be celibate or convert to straight.

  • ben in oakland

    Ronald is a poe artist. look up Poe’s law.

  • George Nixon Shuler

    I know that many of you have heard Pat Robertson, Jerry Fallwell and others speak of the “Homosexual Agenda,” but no one has ever seen a copy of it.
    Well, I have finally obtained a copy directly from the Head Homosexual. It follows below:
    6:00 am Gym
    8:00 am Breakfast (oatmeal and egg whites)
    9:00 am Hair appointment
    10:00 am Shopping
    12:00 PM Brunch
    2:00 PM
    Assume complete control of the U.S. Federal, State and Local Governments as well as all other national governments,
    Recruit all straight youngsters to our debauched lifestyle,
    Destroy all healthy heterosexual marriages,
    Replace all school counselors in grades K-12 with agents of Colombian and Jamaican drug cartels,
    Establish planetary chain of “homo breeding gulags” where over-medicated imprisoned straight women are turned into artificially impregnated baby factories to produce prepubescent love slaves for our devotedly pederastic gay leadership,
    bulldoze all houses of worship, and
    Secure total control of the…

  • George Nixon Shuler

    INTERNET and all mass media for the exclusive use of child pornographers.
    2:30 PM Get forty winks of beauty rest to prevent facial wrinkles from stress of world conquest
    4:00 PM Cocktails
    6:00 PM Light Dinner (soup, salad, with Chardonnay)
    8:00 PM Theater
    11:00 PM Bed (du jour)?

    source: http://www.jokebuddha.com/joke/The_homosexual_agenda#ixzz3nAVYHyn3

  • “All I can say.. if God punishes, then I don’t understand Jesus on the cross saying, “Forgive them…”

    Yeah. None of it makes sense. So why are you a pastor?

  • This Pastor is like all the others. She is selling something which makes no sense no matter how hard you try:

    CHRISTIANITY = God turned himself into a man so he could later arrange to have himself commit suicide by having himself slaughtered painfully (‘lamb of god’ means lamb sacrificed for god) so that humanity would be saved (Savior) from….God’s own eternal wrath.

    But it only works if you believe it is true….????

    Makes no sense whatsoever.

  • Ted

    You can’t prove a negative. So we each have freedom to believe the glass is half empty or half full. That’s really all there is to be said in so-called “logical” discussion of faith in God.

  • Dominic

    Yeah, Pastor, Jesus approves of your comparison to Him. When was Jesus a foul-mouthed, tattooed woman? Acquire some dignity, please.

  • Patrick Mullen

    You are right. It doesn’t make sense. And Nadia does not believe that either. She is from the strain of Christians, of which I am one also, who believes the “wrath of God” line is simply wrong. Yes, you can use the Bible to prop up that old two-faced wrathful-loving God, but that is not the God Jesus proclaims. The fact that God does not have to satisfy God’s wrath is exactly the truth that empowers Nadia’s proclamation.

  • George Nixon Shuler

    Nah. You’re confusing fundamentalism with Christianity.

  • Mike

    Am I? Isn’t Christianity, fundamentalist or not, about realizing what a terrible person you are and that you deserve to burn in hell forever and the only way to avoid burning in hell is to believe that god became a man, then had himself killed because you are such a bad person? I’m not saying this is the ONLY aspect of Christianity, but I don’t know how you get around it unless you believe no one goes to hell. Then I would call you a universalist, not a christian, and that’s cool with me.

    My issue here is she is downplaying the less desirable aspects of the “fundamental” tenets of her faith in order to attract more people. I get that. More and more people are drifting away from Christianity. Churches need to adapt to stay alive like any other business I guess. Just be willing to admit that at the end of the day it’s either repent, or perish.

  • Mike

    Are you saying that you as a christian (and Nadia, I guess) do not believe in original sin and that everyone either has to believe Jesus died for that original sin or they have to be eternally punished for it?