ANSWERS: 54
  • He's an idiot?
  • what did he say about non christian boys from the east? they should be put to death?
  • narrowminded idiot i sure hope he doesnt have kids where he can breed that kind of hatred i'd walk right out of there mid sermon or not i remember when i used to go to church this visiting preist said something about gays needing to be exterminated, and my home preacher stood up so fast and cut his homily right off and continued on with the rest of the mass that's one thing i have to say about the preist at my old church, he is an amazing kind man and more liberal than half his own congregation. we still keep in touch
  • That sounds fairly typical.
  • "Oh no I'm in middle school again!"
  • time to seek out a real pastor this one has had too many bumps on the head.
  • one word..WANKER!!
  • While what you are saying is, of course, out of context, but you are making an effort to put them in the same context. It's what we call perception. That's ok. Perception is generally how we guide our lives. I get a sense I know what your pastor was trying to say, and in the basic sense, he is right in saying that a man that cannot love Christ, cannot truly love you. As mankind is made, we seem to have a great need for establishing a heirarchy of order for our lives. Mankind has to have some sort of belief in something "greater" than themselves. What better example than to place Christ or God (however you may call God) above themselves. If not, then gold, money, love, sex, etc. become the guiding force for people. The comment that, "People from the East are Evil ..." could have many meanings, and without the context of how it was presented, the interpretation could be as simple as -People from Eastern Europe have lost their religiosity and are now so secular that they have little-to-no belief in a God and even less of a belief in Christ. OR . . . he could be meaning something as severe as - People from the East have no belief in Christ, and instead pattern their lives after a prophet of their own making, who discerned that killing your enemy was a "righteous" act, even to the level of doing so at the expense of your own life (suicide to commit homicide). That IS evil. Suicide is a sin as is homicide in Christianity. The committing of both is not just a sin, but evil. The context matters a lot. Sadly, today's youth have no benchmarks by which to follow. There is too much of a belief that all areas need to be grey and that no definitive areas of right and wrong, black and white, exist. If you are a Christian, there most assuredly are definite areas of right and wrong, truth vs error. Also sadly, I have watched too many Christian leaders worry about what happens to be the "politically correct" or "socially accepted" position be where they shift, despite knowing they already have their guideposts, and are more fearful of what men/ women think than what God has already revealed and established as the policy. Too many feel it is their "right" to question what God has already revealed, because it happens to be in the current social/ political sights of society. They didn't learn from the Biblical times of Adam and Eve/ Cain and Enoch, or the days of Methusaleh, or the days of Noah, Joshua, Samuel, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Christ, Paul, etc. So again, I think the context matters . . . A LOT! But it sounds like your Pastor's on the right track . . . maybe you ought to listen a little longer, and later ask him/her questions for clarification. You'll learn what it is you're not understanding right now. And then you can make an informed decision on what you want to do next. Anything less than an informed decision is a waste of time and talent on your part.
  • It might be taken outt of context, but if this is what you retained from his speech, it was certainly not a good one. For this kind of things, people desert churches. (at least intelligent people)
  • “You have heard the law that says, ‘Love your neighbor’ and hate your enemy. But I say, love your enemies! Pray for those who persecute you! In that way, you will be acting as true children of your Father in heaven. For he gives his sunlight to both the evil and the good, and he sends rain on the just and the unjust alike. If you love only those who love you, what reward is there for that? Even corrupt tax collectors do that much. If you are kind only to your friends, how are you different from anyone else? - Matthew 5:43-47 It would seem that this 'pastor' needs a lesson in the basics of Christianity, for what he teaches is hatred, prejudice and ignorance.
  • I would find another church, this pastor is ignorant.
  • Ignorant and narrowminded... dangerous words that teach intolerance - possibly even hatred. Find a new church?
  • I think he has something against women, and is also an ignorant person.
  • I thought it was funny. Who the hell would honestly believe in that?
  • What else would one expect from a chapel with a Pastor that has horse blinders on?
  • What a complete idiot. where did he do his theological studies. hell.
  • I think you need a new pastor....you know, one that believes AND understands what Jesus Taught. Jerusalem is in the East by the way. You can have 3 Christians standing on a street corner side by side and neither of them can agree on the color of the sky that is right above them. Find a new pastor, preferably one with formal training in a seminary or theological college.
  • Ignorant and fanatical. Both are negatives.
  • I believe your pastor simply made some mistakes. We should ALL study the passages our pastor is teaching or preaching, to make sure we agree, (and, believe me, sometimes we won't agree). I think he meant, if your boyfriend is not a believer, he may not know the correct way to treat a woman, (women are a blessing, and a gift from God). As far as the easterners, I think your pastor may have made the mistake of lumping ALL easterners in with a few bad seeds. We should ALWAYS study for ourselves, because EVERYONE makes mistakes. If we have studied for ourselves, we will catch the mistakes when they happen, and we can ask him later, if we so desire.
  • I think this pastor may have been trying to give advice on picking mates for ourselves...believers should marry believers..God told the people of Israel(HIS people), in OT to stay within their faith and of course, lots didn't, they would go with women that worshipped idols and end up doing as they did..stay within your faith; for God, for yourself and for your children... God likes unity and a family thrives better also. as for him saying this about east being evil?? if he were gonna say this he should have been more secular even though I feel this is wrong to say this. besides, they say the same about us!!!
  • I'm afraid the pastor lost his religion perhaps because of Alzheimer or a similar disease.
  • God has people all over the earth. East,west,north,south, whereever men may be, be sure God can deal with them. There is only this for the other question, Though a man can love a woman outside of Christianity, what happens when you have children and he forbids them to attend church, or act on Christian faith? "How can two walk together lest they be agreed?"
  • was he standing on the east side of the temple when he said it?
  • You need to change churches. Or even better, give up religion, but that's not a minor decision.
  • well, looks like you need a new pastor though i do agree that if you are a christian you should be with another christain.
  • Your "pastor" is wrong. A boy who doesnt believe in Jesus is very capable of love. He is still human after all isn't he? People from the east are not evil. Where did he come up with that? I think you need a new pastor. What that "pastor" is preaching is not of God.
  • silly. And probably 'unchristian'. Cannot be sure without having the words in context.
  • you need to change the church.
  • The thing is...There is a different love when God is involved...its like a deep love, well...Where GOD is involved. If he isnt there...I dont know how I would have expressed a certain love me and my husband REALLY caught onto our first nights togather. IT wouldnt have existed. But...A boy can love...and actually through LOVE, they can understand GOD. There is MORE there. Your paster is confused. Infact...if the girl loves God...and introduces the boy, that LOVES her...maybe their love can grow deeper, and she Loved him...as God loved her. Now the boy loves God. ITs the cycle... And people from the east are not evil......... They are just people...."delusion" "decieved" "mistaught"...They think we are evil, and we think they are... Its all dumb.....BUT...who can judge on intentions, we judge by actions. Only God judges the intentions of the heart.
  • Sounds like the idiot that has his whole congregation praying for the assassination of the president of the United States. Total dweeb, but typical of "pastors".
  • I hope his church finds out and removes him. He makes a mockery of Christianity.
  • this "pastor" is but a small example of what Jesus Christ warned his disciples about. the fact that he says he is christian does not mean he is. by his words he is showing he is a false christian and has no business being in the position he is. what is even sadder is that in most cases even though people know they are being lied, to they would rather tolerate someone such as this phony, then seek out the religion that truly teaches the bible truths. the apostle paul spoke of a time that many would seek out and "accumulate teachers for themselves to have their ears tickled. and they will turn their ears away from the truth, whereas they will be turned aside to false stories." (2timothy 3:3,4)living up to the standards that is practiced in the true religion does not appeal to the masses. there would have to be too many changes and sacrifices in their lives that most are not willig to make. there are practices and false pagan customs that would have to be abandoned. to live up to bible standards that the true first century disciples of Jesus Christ practiced is not what most are willing to accept. they prefer to live in a state of spiritual denial. and they have their ministers, priests, pastors, etc, to empower them.
  • I'm not surprised.
  • typical small town religious jargon, i pay it no mind.
  • I think you need a new church!
  • About the first part, I'd say he is right. A boy may "love" a girl when he doesn't know Christ, but it won't be anywhere close to the love he'll feel and act upon if he does know Christ. What the world calls love is nothing to what God calls love. As to the second part, I'd say it is a great example of a pastor not knowing the Bible well enough to know that some parts were written for a specific purpose in a specific time and place, while others were written for all time and all people. When Paul and his helpers tried to go into Asia but were prevented by the Holy Spirit, it was because the time wasn't right. That didn't mean that all the East was evil for all time. It just meant that the time wasn't right then. Things have changed dramatically, and the church is growing by leaps and bounds in the East now. In fact, the Korean church is now sending missionaries to the U.S., among other places.
  • I think you need to find yourself a boy who believes in Jesus. HALLELUJAH! Find one who's from the west.
  • I'm thinking some church must have hired him to promote Christianity but I'm not sure what people "from the east" are evil. If he is referring to the Middle East where Christianity supposedly originated, it's wise to remember that none of the people in that area believe the New Testament stories that are written and told as their history. In the entire expanded "Holy Land" there is not one Christian country.
  • People from the east of what? I'll assume he was reffering the east coast of the US. He shouldn't paint with such a broad brush. There are decent, church going, God fearing people who live "east". They are outnumbered, if you reckon by political representation, by those who are not church going or God fearing. So, I think I understand what he meant, but it was certainly an unwise way of saying it. The other question? If his belief, and his church's belief is that Christ becomes part of the Christian, then he was correct in saying that a non-Christian can't really love a Christian and that romantic attachment to such a person is a recipe for heartache later on.
  • I believe in Jesus, and I have a hard time loving my own wife at times. I'll bet that pastor does too! People from the east are evil? Sounds like this pastor is out to lunch, find a church that teaches the real Bible, not this non-sense.
  • Praise the LOrd he is right...
  • I think your pastor is an idiot. *Everyone knows that people from the east have no souls. That doesn't make them evil. It's a joke. *That is the actual steriotype. So he is an idiot on two counts.
  • he is a lier god does not exist so how can you beleive any of is nonsense
  • Got a link to this?
  • I would think I had mistakenly entered the wrong building.
  • i don't know actually how he come up with this claim oh my god .. what does beliving in Jesus have to do with love..common!
  • I'd say keep him. Being tolerant is hard work, and obviously with him your job will be much easier. I never realized that that's what Jesus taught about being tolerant. Plus it seems to go against the sermon on the mount.
  • Like most preachers, he's full of shit. Largely ignorant and lost in a belief system based on a literal interpretation of less than original myths.
  • I agree that if you don't love Jesus you cannot truly love anyone. Because God is Love. But do see how the people in east are evil ties into to that.
  • I think this pastor does not know how to frame his words to pass a message. By that, he can create enemity which on the contrally he's surpposed to be uniting people of God. In other words he's judging and only God can judge. I'll advise you to digest what can grow you spiritually upright and leave the gabbage.
  • Sounds like a typical Christian if you ask me.
  • I really think he's full of it.......big time!
  • He (the Pastor) was obviously trying to 'pull the girls' in the Church, with a rubbish chat up line! Perhaps he no longer fancied buggering the choir-boys and wanted to the real sex? I also suspect that 'the handsome young boys from East' were pulling all the Christian girls in his parish!
  • That's what alot of people tell me, but I'd rather be in love with an atheist than stuck with a religious fanatic.

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