“That’s what’s wrong with America today”. No, not the sitting down to pee thing, the fact that this guy thinks it’s important. That the most important thing he can tell his congregation* this morning is that men and pastors (who naturally must be men) should pee standing up. It’s like it’s some manner of dire sin, like hypocrisy or denying the resurrection or something. Apparantly, the moral and spiritual decline of the world is caused by people who pee sitting down. What, therefore, can we assume about his attitude to women?
*I am assuming he has one, of course. Other than one ‘amen’, there’s no evidence of there being anyone else there, leading me to wonder whether or not this is actually a joke.
“spiritual decline of the world is caused by people who pee sitting down” – I know, I really did laugh when he said that the President sits down to pee like it was the ultimate sin!
I can’t say for sure what he actually was trying to get across?!
This is what awaits you after disestablishment. Don’t do it!
I guess the fact that the chapter and verse numbers were added later and therefore cannot have anything to do with the Hebrew number-symbolism escaped him. This whole thing brings to mind the old adage, “pity a man[sic] with ambition so small he writes his name on a lavatory wall”.
“I will destroy him from Jeroboam that pisseth against the wall”.
What about will happen to “Him from Texas that pisseth against SPCK”?
I have to say that one of my first thoughts was whether those particular verses ever come up in the lectionary…
You know, this preacherman feller in the video might be a little bit out there, but he’s not that different from the average American preacherman. Honestly.
For starters, go to the (Episcopal) Diocese of Central Florida website and check out the sermons and “teachings” of the megachurch non-denominational preacher from Wyoming who is leading a revival and diocesan “churchplanting” conference there.Click on “A Kingdom Mandate” at http://www.cfdiocese.org/ and follow the link to the audio recordings of the recent revival. Tuesday evening is fairly typical: “The Bible says.” “Spiritual warfare.” “Signs of the End Times.” Above all: “Power, power, power.” Power is a constant theme. God has power and He will give US power and then we will have POWER!
OK, I am feeling cranky today, but I really, really resent the fact that this kind of stuff is being shoved down our throats as the only acceptable form of religion in America. I liked the Episcopal Church as it was, before you Brits and your Primates and Windsor Report and the rest of your blunt Instruments of Communion battered it beyond recognition and turned it into one more version of the standard-issue fundie-Pentecostal hooie.
Philip of Samaria says:
ohohoho this is the lunatics taken over the assylum. Stop thinking and only believe…
Verily I say unto thee, far better to pisseth whilst thou sitteth. If thou shouldst pisseth agaist a wall thou shouldst take heed of the message to the males of Jeroboam. God’s comming to get you.
The preacher guy posted the clip himself. Along with another clip explaining why Billy Graham is going to hell. Worrying.
Then I browsed their church website and the preacher’s wife’s blog. It goes so far beyond laughable that it actually becomes not funny anymore. These people live their lives so fixated on the words of the original KJV that they seem to actually miss the loving God the book speaks of. It makes me really sad.
Verily, a mighty man is he that pisseth a Jeroboam. Such an one riseth up early to drink and continueth towards night, and at the advice of the Apostle, containeth through the day, until at its end he looseth his overflowing stream, whereat the people do shout, “Yea, the waters have gone right over us!”
NOT even homosexual practice. The pastor’s wife’s blog is also obsessed with folk receiving the death penalty….scary folk!
Maybe if you had some seminary training you would have a better base of knowledge to understand what the text is talking about. Instead, you form some really interesting conclusions that have no merit whatsoever in relation to the text that you should be exageting.