"Begin at the beginning,and go on till you come to the end: then stop." (Lewis Carroll, 1832-1896)

Alice came to a fork in the road. "Which road do I take?" she asked."Where do you want to go?" responded the Cheshire cat."I don't know," Alice answered."Then," said the cat, "it doesn't matter."

"So long as I get somewhere," Alice added as an explanation. "Oh, you're sure to do that," said the Cat, "if you only walk long enough."

"All right," said the Cat; and this time it vanished quite slowly, beginning with the end of the tail, and ending with the grin, which remained some time after the rest of it had gone. "Well! I've often seen a cat without a grin," thought Alice; "but a grin without a cat! It's the most curious thing I ever saw in my life!"

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Monday, June 12, 2006

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"The Chaser" has done it again, and good for them! "The Chaser" is a satirical television show on Australian television which is part of the CNNNN network. (Yes, count the "Ns".) One of the comedic targets of "The Chaser" has been Hillsong Christian Church. Hillsong is the largest fundamentalist christian church in Sydney, Australia.

From Hillsong's true believers:~

In Sydney's bible belt, Hillsong is an evangelical church with political muscle and business acumen is attracting thousands of supporters.

And when it comes time for the offering, parishioners are reminded they can pay by cash, cheque or credit card.

More than 18,000 people flock to the Baulkham Hills and city Hillsong churches to hear The Word each weekend.

  1. The Chaser Takes The War To Religion.
  2. The Chaser's War On Everything
  3. The Chaser Decides
  4. Battle Of The Cashed-up Cults Part 1: Hillsong Inc
  5. Welcome To Hillsong
  6. Hillsong's True Believers



Blogger Darius said...

Haven't read it myself, but heard an interview of the author of a book describing how well-organized and truly threatening to democratic institutions - well, what's left of 'em anyway - fundamentalism is here in the states. "The Kingdom Coming" is the title, by one Michelle Goldberg.

13/6/06 11:31 am  
Blogger Dikkii said...

Evangelical/Charismatic/Pentacostal churches scare the bejesus out of me.

OK, so the traditionalist churches have their problems, but they all look like a Sunday school picnic (nyuk nyuk nyuk) compared to these absolutely bizarre practises:

* Glossolalia/Xenoglossia
* The Toronto Blessing
* The Golden Sword Prophecy

I kinda get a little creeped out about the fanaticism that they whip up, too.

Hope that doesn't make me a bigot.

13/6/06 7:48 pm  
Anonymous Jeff said...

"OK, so the traditionalist churches have their problems, but they all look like a Sunday school picnic (nyuk nyuk nyuk) compared to these absolutely bizarre practises:"

Traditionalist churches are becoming more and more rare. This is a shame, indeed.

14/6/06 12:00 am  
Blogger beepbeepitsme said...

Re darius: Yes, christian fundamentalism originated in the US. I am not sure if many people inside the US realise that and take it onboard. Any fundamentalist churches we have here are not "home grown". They are fundamentalist christian religions which have had their birth in the US.

14/6/06 9:43 am  
Blogger beepbeepitsme said...

Re Dikki: yes, they seems to be basically the problem when people decide as part of their world view "that anything is possible."

They become more conducive towards believing all sorts of nonsense without verification. Like "talking in tongues", which even some believers admit is "pretend."

14/6/06 9:47 am  
Anonymous Jeff said...

"Re darius: Yes, christian fundamentalism originated in the US."

John Nelson Darby may disagree with you on that.

14/6/06 12:51 pm  
Blogger beepbeepitsme said...

John Nelson Darby did not start or begin an evangelical, fundamentalist religion. Evangelical christian fundamentalism is a dynamic of the US.

It is predominately, a protestant, fundamentalist, evangelical movement spawned in the US.

14/6/06 1:17 pm  
Anonymous Jeff said...

You didn't say evangelical. You simply said fundamentalist. There is a big difference.

14/6/06 11:27 pm  
Blogger beepbeepitsme said...

Fundamentalism: >>> An organized, militant EVANGELICAL movement originating in the United States in the late 19th and early 20th century in opposition to Protestant Liberalism and secularism, insisting on the inerrancy of Scripture.

15/6/06 1:00 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fundametalists can be evangelical, but not all evangelicals are fundamentalists. Fundamentalists believe in the divine inspiration of scripture as the Word of God. They would not agree with charismatic beliefs as they are not based on scripture, eg the speaking in tongues in Acts does not mean speaking rubbish, but speaking in other languages, so that all men understood. Fundamentalism was not born in the USA, it is a result of the early European reformers, such as Lutherans, Anabaptists, etc. Many of them moved to the USA due to persecution at home. They all believed in the divine revelation of scripture and that the Bible is the Word of God. This is why they were persecuted as they undermined the Roman Catholic Church which believes that only the Church has the right to interpret scripture.

15/6/06 10:26 am  
Blogger beepbeepitsme said...

RE: anonymous : Not all fundamentalists are evangeliical protestants, but in a western context, most are.

And certainly as the conversation was in reference to Hillsong Church in Australia, (a fundamental evangelical church with american origins), Jeff knew exactly where the conversation lay.

He just wanted to be a pedantic, annoying bastard.

15/6/06 11:20 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

it was a matter of time before all you Christ haters came out of the closet and started slinging excrement at one of the most powerful sources of truth in sydney...yes, some of you are scared, and you should be! the power in that place is enough to blow your meagre source of spiritual power out of the water...JESUS CHRIST IS LORD AND HIS BLOOD HAS THE POWER TO DESTROY THE WORKS OF evil powers, your time is this and tremble..and if only the blog author reads this...i'm praying for you, despite your hatred of all i hold dear

8/7/06 5:04 pm  
Blogger beepbeepitsme said...

RE anonymous:

Welcome to the blog. Please continue to post your rantings, as they are very entertaining. Also invite your friends to post here as well. I like to see my statistic's counter turn over.

I think you should pray for a sedative for yourself initially, then I think you should conduct an experiment.

Try this: ~ Shit in one hand and pray into the other, and see which one fills up first.

I leave you with that thought.
Kind regards, beep :)

8/7/06 9:56 pm  
Anonymous T4Z said...

ok first of all you would like to point out that i was threatend by Beep to post this comment or she would call upon demonic forces to take me. This only goes to show her evil alliances and i can't express hard enough to people not to consider her reasons and facts but concentrate on how this 'logical thinking' will only lead you away from whatever superstition you have adopted.

12/7/06 12:52 am  
Blogger Bruce said...

Ah! The old Glossolalia!!! I was just recounting a tale over at Anonymous Lefty, of how I cut my finger open years ago. I forgot to mention that after it happened, one of my Christian friends saw it and started speaking in toungues.

It was a strange day.

20/7/06 4:28 pm  

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