Wednesday, January 08, 2003

I seen two things yesterday which both scared the crap outta and pissed me off....

First Sky Sports were running a story about the 'Hand of God' Church. This is a church of around 150 Argentinians who worship Maradona. They say they are now living in the year 42 AD (After Diego) and hold a guy who has taken drugs, involved in prostitution and has a willy the size of a cocktail sausage as their messiah.(Sorry if that seemed really judgemental but it's fact). You can see a story BBC done on it by clicking here. What scares me is that a) the church is growing and b) everyone seems to think it's harmless. This is what's happening in the world. I think it's a challenge to all of us to really start making some waves because people are really genuinely looking to anything to fill the void in their lives. Any opinions on this leave a wee comment.....

Also then was Hollyoaks. Those familiar with this soap will know exactly what I'm talking about. Cameron was having a debate with Brian (a goth Christian type guy) about the feeding the five thousand miracle. Cameron was going on about how it was just a rumour that got spread around, each time geting more and more exaggerated, and riduculing Brian's arguements, which were pretty lame in the first place. Cameron then started a rumour Brian had won 100 quid on the lottery, which only a few hours later was turned into 500 notes by rumour. I just thought that if they ae gonna start having a go at the Bible they could at least make the Christian's point of view truthful and more...I dunno....forceful. Brian just seemed to have no reply when there clearly was.....he just seemed scared to say it. Really the writers need to sort these out as it's just another example of Christian on TV made out to be spineless wonders.
So boxing day I shifted me arse down to the Kings Hall for another Godskitchen event. Slightly more banging and trancey than Shine but a really good (day and) night nonetheless. It was however another insight into the drugs problem which I think has got worse in the last few months. It's really tearing this generation apart. It's why I think more than ever people need to hear about God and why they need to see God moving in club culture. You know things are serious when you see people already hammered coming up and asking 'any E's mate?' People are looking for more and more crap to make them have a good night - they never seem satisfied. And so they need the peace and contentment of God. Sorry if this seems really irrelevant but it's on my mind at the mo so sorry to get all heavy on you.
Saturday 21st December I headed down to Shine's Christmas Party. In tow were a few mates from school and Ruth Murphy as well. What a cracker night!!! Carl Cox (no.4 dj in the world) was playing in the main room, but what really got me going was the quality house being turned out by Mr Tim Deluxe and Lottie. I'm sure these names mean nothing but you have to understand that these guys rocked the place!! Shamon!! The music ws so easy to worship to...fantastic. For a while now I've been having ideas about getting a group of guys from the youth to go out clubbing to take God into the darkest places. If you don't believe just how uplifting dance music can be, then ask Murphy- she flipping loved it!!!! It's really great to just be dancing and singing (if you know the words!) in praise and thankfulness to God. It's immense. if you think you'd be up for that then gimme a shout.