Monday, April 13, 2009

Would Jesus Tweet?

Posted By on Mon, Apr 13, 2009 at 4:13 PM

Listen, sheep: I know you think you've picked the coolest church ever, but what you're doing amounts to little more than free advertising for them. Why don't you tattoo the church logo on your forehead, too?

Though, at least the pastor realizes his flock are just there for show, not to actually listen to him blather on about his interpretation of the ancient book that wasn't written by either God or Jesus.

Made me think of Cake's song, "Jesus Wrote a Blank Check," from their album "Motorcade of Generosity."

As Pastor Todd Hahn sermonized onstage Sunday about St. Paul's take on Jesus' resurrection, Scarlett Hollingsworth bowed her head and brought her hands together.

She wasn't praying, though. Her eyes were open, and her thumbs were busy. She was pounding out a short message on her BlackBerry.

It was time to Twitter:

“I'm listening to the teachings of Paul,” wrote Hollingsworth, known to those following her tweets as beingscarlett. “& wondering how many people need to hear that we can face hardship in life without fear.”

Most churches ask worshippers to turn off cell phones when the service starts. But at Union County's Next Level, a rock 'n' roll-style church where Hollingsworth attended the 11 a.m. Easter service, members of the flock were encouraged to Twitter away on their cell phones, iPhones, BlackBerrys and laptops.

Read the rest of this Charlotte Observer article here.

Listen to "Jesus Wrote a Blank Check" here:

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