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Gasp!  If this is even 50% accurate, it would explain why church people aren’t taken seriously by the world.  Frankly, it’s not even remotely funny.  It’s more along the line of being disgusting and nauseating.  I broke out in a cold sweat while watching this video the first time.  Obviously, it’s to poke fun, but it’s too real to blow off as theatrical.  And, if we just don’t care if we’re taken seriously or not, then we should just continue on with this odd gibberish.

I told the guy who sent me the link, “We did this to our kids.  Somehow our religious nonsense encouraged this kind of religious head speak.”  This is not normal.  Normal people do not talk in that fashion.  We probably need to get a grip.  A serious grip.

I’m sorry for my part.

-MDP-

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  1. November 19, 2014 at 7:42 am

    Saw this a few months ago! 100% agree!

    Appreciate you, love you, and miss you!

    Writing you from the Philippines.. doing a quick film job.

    xo

    Sean

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  2. Brian
    November 19, 2014 at 9:13 am

    I honestly have to say, I enjoyed watching that video. Thanks Mike.

    • November 19, 2014 at 1:07 pm

      Glad to bring you fresh entertainment Brian. lol

  3. Joseph Rodriguez
    November 19, 2014 at 9:28 am

    God forgive us for our religiosity… it all sounds like BS to me.. heard it all many times.. said it all too many times… thanks bro.

  4. Jess Isaac
    November 19, 2014 at 9:47 am

    Funny and also evidence that we Christians spend a lot of time trying to follow all these unspoken rules that don’t matter. We only end up irrelevant and weird. :). Thanks for sharing!

  5. Rene Leus
    November 19, 2014 at 7:49 pm

    Yo, cuz. You are spot on with this. Just my opinion.

  6. November 19, 2014 at 10:42 pm

    I agree with you. Maybe while we are in the middle of our Jesus speak, we don’t realize just how ridiculous we sound, but watching that I was really disheartened at the reality. We just need to be real and show people relationship with Jesus is real.

    :-/ Miss you guys. Kristen

    • November 20, 2014 at 6:48 am

      Yeah, real would be helpful. Odd exclusivity isn’t helpful. Love you kiddo! xo

  7. Rose Egan
    November 20, 2014 at 5:37 am

    Gasp for sure….! Love you. Good video and sobering.

  8. Steve Johnston Awesome Dad
    November 20, 2014 at 7:27 am

    Mike, this was entertaining and true. I must say, i have never heard any of these slogans from your lips, or in your writing.

    I thought it interesting that none of the slogans or headlines include the notion of hope or salvation.
    Many of these slogans seem to focus on process not content. Maybe that is the opportunity to get above all the slogans or headlines.

    It strikes me that these buzz phrases sound much like the consultant speak i used to hear in the business world.

  9. November 20, 2014 at 10:05 am

    Sadly too accurate. It’s a lot easier to talk in catch phrases than to be simply who we really are since that person probably doesn’t conform to all the religious rules we hold so dear. And usually we don’t even realize it. I’ve certainly been guilty.

  10. joy
    November 21, 2014 at 1:06 am

    In my “saved” honeymoon stage….which lasted YEARS…I religious-righteously did exactly this. I agree…disturbing and disgusting. Religion fails people and God is blamed. God, truly and intimately knowing Him, knowing His Word, His Son will nauseate you when these statements rise up in your spirit and if it doesn’t. …time to get a check up. Been to the spiritual exam table numerous times. …may need at toll pass! Love you two so much and am thankful!

    • November 21, 2014 at 7:42 am

      Love you woman! Thankful for the Jacob people! xo

  11. November 25, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    Oh, Shit; this is just a pukester…I’ve been the worst and Chief of “Shooters.”

    • November 25, 2014 at 2:16 pm

      I’ll take your word for it. : P

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