I’ll start by saying that I’m a twice a year Anglican. As a result I’ll admit that I tend to think of evangelical churches as a bunch of intolerant nutters at the best of times, for all that I know many good people are into the happy clappy stuff.
So when I noticed in our googleads a listing for the “Life City Church Canberra” I’ll admit I was intrigued. Earning myself a couple of cents I followed the link and was fascinated to find a myspace page (here’s a pdf just in case they take it down) where badly aliased image files enticed me to join “prophetic and apostolic young men and women that will shape the future“.
Nevermind that Myspace is increasingly becoming a favoured haunt for those who want to exploit the vulnerable young, I would ask, dear reader, you consider their willingness to use the phrase “2 launch”.
In my opinion they’re either morons, or they’re trying to exploit gullible morons. When I was a slightly lost 17 year old pricks like these used to pester me no end in the hope they could exploit me. I can only hope our young readers have the sense to reject this bollocks while finding whatever level of genuine spirituality enriches their lives.
If Christianity does appeal to you I’d advise trying, for a while, a church that’s been around a few hundred years before chancing your arm with the untested stuff.