What is up with Kirk Cameron?

by Markfromcali 36 Replies latest watchtower beliefs

  • L_A_Big_Dawg


    Ray COmfort, the fellow with Kirk Cameron, does his type of open air preaching in Santa Monica on the 3rd St. Promenade.

    I have never seen him nor any of the people trained by him act in "Pentecostal" fashion. In fact, I much prefer his style to the style used by the church I attend.

    Comfort uses skits, and illustrated sermons, similar to the methods of Jesus in the NT.


  • L_A_Big_Dawg

    wednesday, I see that you either read and didn't understand my post, read and ignored my post, or have your mind made up despite another viable and orthodox alternative being made known to you.

    Besides , if you have an issue with the exisistence of hell, then I think you should take it up with Jesus. He spoke more on hell than any other person in the NT. Though I'm sure that you will deny that Jesus said anything about this topic, due to your reading of The Jesus Seminar.


  • freedom96

    You will find fanatical though sincere people in every aspect of life. Careers, friends, family, church members, again, everywhere.

    If you don't like something someone is doing, just do as I do, and don't watch or listen to them. They are going to do whatever they like anyway, and not listening is the easiest.

  • Markfromcali

    Hi LABD,

    First of all I have looked into just about every major religion, with the exception of Islam, both to study it, during my inital journey away from the JWs, and after I became a Christian. Personally, I don find much merit in the world religions. I rejected Buddhism, Hinduism, New Age, JW's (which I was raised in), LDS, SDA, etc. of the basis of one question. That question is, "What must be in order for what is to be what it is?"

    Actually it isn't even about religion for me. As I've said in other posts before, far too often it is only an intellectual matter for many and whether or not there is anything deeper becomes irrelevant as it is either not seen at all or is limited by a belief system. Again, I would include all belief systems here. Having a certain set of ideas does not make for a spiritual person.

    By the way, how did you reject the New Age thing? I never did find out what that is.

    None of the religions I mentioned adequately answer that question. Christianity answered that question in spades. My "pride" does not come from the fact that I know Christianity, or believe that I have relationship with Jesus that will save me from hell. It does not come from my belief that many will be eternally removed from God's presence after death. I get no pleasure from that. In fact that is what motivates a number of Christians to proselytizing. You know concern for the fellow man. However, I think that it is easier for the secular person to think that Christians are a bounch of nuts, wackos, idiots, etc. than to actually look at what the real issue is.

    I agree, there is a tendancy to completely dismiss Christians as a group based on the behavior of some and that is unfair. I would have to point out, though, that it doesn't get any more real than a real person, if you're talking about a particular issue that is only conceptual. That's my point about pride, aside from obviously defending a certain identity it does not look at what is being defended - not in terms of how reasonable these ideas are, but that it is only an identity. Concern for the fellow man becomes a projection in this case, because while one may mean well their love is limited by their beliefs. Love your neighbor as yourself becomes about yourself rather than your neighbor, or more to the point rather than about love itself. To put it another way, we could say it is like love your neighbor as you believe they should be.

    This is why I see fit to discuss the individual, we must know ourselves in a deep sense beyond the divisions of belief and concepts before we can actually love others as ourselves. Of course, one can choose to take part in a dialogue where both parties respects the unconsciousness of personal identification (whether it's yourself, the other or a third party) and only talk conceptually in a distanced sort of way, I myself do not find that satisfying when it comes to matters of spirituality.

  • talesin


    Did you read my reply? And the banquet illustration was a Hindu concept, not Buddhist. I was tired, and had a brain fart!

    OOPS :)

    Edit to say:

    :: Again, I would include all belief systems here. Having a certain set of ideas does not make for a spiritual person.

    Yes, Mark, that is more or less my point as well.

  • L_A_Big_Dawg

    No, not yet Talesin. I printed it out, because I wanted to give it some more thought.

    My initial reaction after I read it was to pop off, and called you a tree-hugging pagan.

    I'll post a reply today, though. I promise.


  • talesin

    Heheh, thanks, buddy!

    I do think Jesus' teachings as outlined in the Bible, and the ways of love that he practiced, are valid, and can make the world a better place.

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