the one reason why Mark Driscoll will just keep on going

"Driscoll Energizer" cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward

“Driscoll Energizer” cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward

Here it is: Because he can!

Okay, you want more?

1. He sincerely believes his message.
2. There are people who want to hear it.
3. They will find each other.

Sure, he was dropped from speaking at Hillsong events in Sydney and London after a huge uproar.

But there are rumors that he’s planning on planting another church, this time in Phoenix.

Why? Because he can!

This doesn’t just apply to Mark Driscoll, but to anyone. Why is Pat Robertson still going after the ridiculous things he keeps saying? And a slew of others? Because they can. They believe their message. There are people who want to hear it. They will find each other.

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2 Responses

  1. Sabio Lantz says:

    In other words: imagine a bunch of sheeple (sheep-people) following behind your ever-ready bunny.

  2. Ducatihero says:

    I agree with your 3 points David.

    On one of the links a video was shown of Driscol praying what the emphasis for forgiveness for those that have “struck down shepherds”. then someone else prayed for Driscol as “shepherd” as a son embraced, loved and accepted by God to “love on” others with hope that he was left loved and encouraged. Then him being given 4 passes to Disneyland all to applause.

    Well, I don’t want to be “loved on” or treated with “tolerance” and “accepted” by leaders who get my applause. I want to be loved, respected and welcomed by leaders who are servants of everyone and receive my love respect, service and welcoming in return.

    I dont understand why the differing reception in CA to Drisol to that from Hillsong in Australia and the UK. Perhaps someone in the States can enlighten me? What is it about culture in the US that makes this apply to anyone?

    I was considered complacent, careless and lacking in effort at school. The system failed to see what I was exhibiting was undiagnosed dyslexia. I served in the military in a war over natural resources that I didn’t sign up for. I have had experiences with church leaders that had left me on the verge of being ill with anxiety and depression. Through endurance of all of these I have become strong with what I like to think is a healthy suspicion of religious and secular authority.

    Nevertheless, I acknowledge a need for systems and structures (including leaders) in order to provide an infrastructure in which we can all thrive. I’ve seen both leaders being abused and leaders being abusive.

    So with Driscol – is it wise for him to be encouraged back or not? I think Hillsong got it right this time, but that’s just me. His appearance would have been “disappointing and of great concern to many across the UK and internationally” in my opinion.

    Now may I suggest the the queen come over from the UK and revoke US’s independence in order to have a healthy influence nd until the country can sort itself out? (kidding). 😉

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