Confession: @PastorMark- I Cry At Movies

11 Jul

I, like Joel, have a confession to make in response to the absurd and theologically bankrupt misprisions of Mark Driscoll (who is the pastor of a large church because in these last days people love to call teachers who will tickle their ears and tell them what they want to hear) :

I went to see Step Mom (the very fine Julia Roberts movie) and was so torn up that by the end of the film I was audibly snivelling.  At which point an old woman sitting in front of me, turned around, and laughed.  Old heartless crone.

I also cried at The Passion of the Christ, but for other reasons…

And when I watch shows like ‘Extreme Home Makeover’, well you might as well expect me to wipe my eyes.

So, Mr Driscoll (a far more deserved title than Pastor or Reverend), you’re tweet ranks right down there with the abomination twittered by one of your kindred spirits John Piper.  Maybe the two of you could hook up and talk about women in a demeaning way and then 5 year olds and sex…


Posted by on 11/07/2011 in pseudo-christianity, pseudo-theology


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19 responses to “Confession: @PastorMark- I Cry At Movies

  1. Joel

    11/07/2011 at 1:22 pm

    Well said, Jim. The Passion got me as well. I refuse to watch Step Mom tho.


    • Jim

      11/07/2011 at 1:40 pm

      its an awesome movie. it will make real men cry.


  2. Tim

    11/07/2011 at 1:51 pm

    For the record, I thought Stepmom was a terrible movie: irredeemibly saccharine and cloyingly produced, with a very annoying Susan Sarandon (whom I normally like). As for Passion of the Christ, I fail to see where the anti-semitism lies. Someone help me out with this one. Not many liberties were taken with the gospels, to my knowledge.

    Putting that aside, I find Driscoll’s comment sexist, Piper’s just plain stupid. I don’t think Piper was quite going for the effect he got, he just didn’t think it through. Doesn’t make it any more acceptable, however.

    But it must be said Jim, that I fail to see how your exclusionary definition of a biblioblogger differs substantially from Driscoll’s definition of a bad pastor, once you remove the contemptuous nature of Driscoll’s invokation…


    • Jim

      11/07/2011 at 1:53 pm

      what? you still dont get it? i said, clearly, that my sentiments were reflected in the bracketed material. what’s missing?


  3. Tim

    11/07/2011 at 2:21 pm

    I didn’t check your reply to that other post before writing the previous comment for this one. I read it and no, I still don’t it. The bracketed material says the word “biblioblogger” is meaningless now, in your eyes, yet you go by your own definition, which excludes women. Why? That’s what was missing.

    But what of the Passion of the Christ? What were your issues with that film?


    • Jim

      11/07/2011 at 2:29 pm



  4. Tim

    11/07/2011 at 2:24 pm

    I meant to say in the second sentence, “no, I still don’t get it.” By accident, I left out the word “get” earlier. Sorry for the error. My point is that I fail to understand why you would not recognize someone who is a woman and blogs about the Bible as a biblioblogger.


    • Jim

      11/07/2011 at 2:29 pm



  5. Christian Salafia

    11/07/2011 at 2:34 pm

    Well said, Jim.


  6. Tim

    11/07/2011 at 2:43 pm

    There is no need to resort to childish flaming. You don’t see me pounding the keyboard in caps and screaming after a staggering two followup comments asking for simple clarification, one of which was to correct an error I made. I would just email you about this, because I don’t get why you’re confused about my confusion, but I don’t see your email address anywhere. I’m also not sure you could respond with losing your temper again.


    • Jim

      11/07/2011 at 2:44 pm

      i didnt flame or act childish. i yelled because, apparently, you’re a tad hard of hearing (reading). no one else has missed the point so the only pertinent question is, why have you?


  7. Esteban Vázquez

    12/07/2011 at 7:28 pm

    Who is this Tim, and what exactly crawled up his derrière?


    • Jim

      12/07/2011 at 7:31 pm



    • Daniel Ortiz

      08/03/2013 at 3:34 pm

      where’s the like button…



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