Joel Osteen so popular because?

Discussion in 'Religion and Ethics' started by SobieskiSavedEurope, Jan 8, 2019.

  1. SobieskiSavedEurope
    Offline

    SobieskiSavedEurope Gold Member

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2017
    Messages:
    18,951
    Thanks Received:
    935
    Trophy Points:
    290
    Location:
    Putnam Lake, NY raised, Pawling, NY resident.
    Ratings:
    +6,142
    What a Bullshit artist, talking about very simple things, like Oh God is good, I witnessed a Miracle, someone had a Baby who thought they were too Old, or oh theres a Miracle a Swimming Pool was built.

    Such tickets cost an average of 118 dollars.

    Gee, what's so special.
    No proof, no sort of real miracles.

    Even if there are things that are "Nice" that he points out... As pointing towards some kind of God.
    What about the Concentration Camps, the Gulags, the Famines, all the Ills of the World, what is that evidence of?
     
  2. Sunni Man
    Offline

    Sunni Man Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2008
    Messages:
    49,823
    Thanks Received:
    7,799
    Trophy Points:
    1,860
    Location:
    Patriotic American Muslim
    Ratings:
    +32,481
    Satan
     
  3. Taz
    Offline

    Taz BANNED

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2014
    Messages:
    15,023
    Thanks Received:
    487
    Trophy Points:
    165
    Ratings:
    +3,495
    Allah. Well, same thing.
     
  4. deanrd
    Offline

    deanrd Gold Member

    Joined:
    May 8, 2017
    Messages:
    23,265
    Thanks Received:
    2,885
    Trophy Points:
    290
    Ratings:
    +20,880
    Because he's a surfer dude and his wife is a fox.

    [​IMG]

    And the jokes he tells at the beginning of his show are hilarious.

    EX:

    I was camping with a friend when a giant and hungry bear wandered into camp. I took off running with my friend. My friend says you can't outrun a bear. I said I know, I only need to outrun you.

    Jesus and Satan were having a contest who was better on the computer. They worked all night on a contest. The day of the contest, the power went out. When it came back on, all of Satan's work was gone. Satan told God it wasn't fair because the power went out. God told Satan that's too bad. Jesus wins. Because "Jesus saves".

    Sometimes I catch the beginning of his act because I think the jokes are funny. They are the best part.
     
  5. MarcATL
    Offline

    MarcATL Gold Member

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2009
    Messages:
    21,673
    Thanks Received:
    3,459
    Trophy Points:
    280
    Ratings:
    +10,438
    Olsteen is indeed a rip-off artist and a huckster.

    And he will be dealt with accordingly at Judgement.

    He offers nothing but fluff. The only time he mentions the Bible is when he asks his congregation to meaninglessly raise their Bibles in the air in a chant.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  6. aaronleland
    Offline

    aaronleland Gold Member

    Joined:
    May 19, 2012
    Messages:
    28,554
    Thanks Received:
    6,011
    Trophy Points:
    280
    Location:
    Pencil Vein Ya
    Ratings:
    +36,309
    His smile bothers me.
     
  7. H B Lowrie
    Offline

    H B Lowrie BANNED

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2018
    Messages:
    2,881
    Thanks Received:
    162
    Trophy Points:
    50
    Ratings:
    +1,232
    Prosperity gospel pimp.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  8. SobieskiSavedEurope
    Offline

    SobieskiSavedEurope Gold Member

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2017
    Messages:
    18,951
    Thanks Received:
    935
    Trophy Points:
    290
    Location:
    Putnam Lake, NY raised, Pawling, NY resident.
    Ratings:
    +6,142
    Then there's a lot more evidence of Satan, rather than God on the planet.

    Miracles tend to be sparse, and Genocide deaths in the millions every few years, sometimes much more.
     
  9. BlackFlag
    Offline

    BlackFlag BANNED

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2014
    Messages:
    18,896
    Thanks Received:
    1,637
    Trophy Points:
    280
    Location:
    America
    Ratings:
    +13,587
    People have made a living parting fools from their money for all of human hostory. Osteen is very good at it.
     
  10. BULLDOG
    Offline

    BULLDOG Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2014
    Messages:
    51,883
    Thanks Received:
    6,055
    Trophy Points:
    1,830
    Ratings:
    +34,198
    Those jokes were funny when I first heard them 10 years ago too.
     

Share This Page