Skip to comments.Joel Osteen and Pope Francis
Posted on 08/28/2013 11:39:15 AM PDT by Brian Kopp DPM
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Not all Protestants believe Joel is even part of the church ...
Osteen’s a fraud.
That’s good to know. Seriously.
Osteen is to Prostestants what Father Phleger is to Catholics.
Osteen does not speak for real Christians. He is fake just like many other so called tv ministers. It is a disgrace the way these people live.
I’m not loco over this pope but Osteen
No thank you
He is a heretic and false preacher.
Your problem is you are lumping all protestants together.
Very few protestant leaders live in 10m mansions. Those that do usually only reside there a short time before their fall.
How long has the Pope lived in the Vatican?
Osteen is a slick snake oil salesman.
He’s been blessed with that ability.
By whom, I can’t say.
“This is one of the things that tickle me about American Protestantism. These are the folks who have traditionally beat the Catholics with a big stick about the Pope living in a palace surrounded by rich art works.
The other thing is the way Protestants will beat up on Catholics for having a highly exalted infallible leader who is treated like a celebrity. Duh. The problem with them is not that they dont have a Pope, but that they have 30,000 popes. Every pastor a pope, and Pope Osteen is just one among many.”
Ummm... no. Most Protestants decry Joel Osteen for those things too, and most Protestant leaders do not engage in this behavior that Osteen does. Not to mention that no Prostestant pastor can claim infallibility or some universal jurisdiction, so calling them “popes” is just ludicrous.
Now, if we cherry picked one pedophile priest that Catholics roundly denounced and held him up as an exemplar of Catholicism, I have a feeling this author would not be okay with that.
Neither the Pope with his acceptance of Gays, nor Osteen with his love of mammon are part of any church I would belong to.
Where is the like button?
He follows the mantra “a sucker is born every minute”. He preaches kool-aid to people with empty souls looking to find a way to be happy that includes lots of money.
That seems to be the thing, to count all churches and denominations that are not of the Catholic denomination, as a single church, and then scour the world for tales and stories as though it is a single church.
The other thing is the way Protestants will beat up on Catholics for having a highly exalted infallible leader who is treated like a celebrity. Duh. The problem with them is not that they dont have a Pope, but that they have 30,000 popes. Every pastor a pope, and Pope Osteen is just one among many. So Pope Francis lives in a modest suite in a functional hostel while Pope Joel lives in a palace in Houston.
Class warfare, 30,000 denominations (Hey Gamecock! We're back down to 30,000 this week!), and every non-Catholic's a Protestant. It's a cornucopia of Catholic carping!
It takes a large number of Protestants to put an Osteen in a $10 million house.
What makes you believe that it takes any Protestants?
No pedophilic priest so far has had enough supporters to put him in a $10million house. Protestantism has a lengthy history of such Prosperity Prophets. In the 60s there was Reverend Ike