Thursday, October 27, 2005

Jonah in Reverse

A church in Alabama has been using "Fear Factor" tactics, such as swallowing live goldfish, to teach teens what the Bible has to say about fear. The youth minister justified the approach by saying, "The method of the ministry that we use to bring people is going to change, but the message is going to stay consistent." So what's the next ministry to be inspired by reality TV? How about . . . "American Idolatry," where church members compete to sell their worldly possessions to the lowest bidder?

UPDATE: The church recently decided to discontinue the practice of swallowing live goldfish as part of its "Fear Factor" ministry.


At Friday, October 28, 2005 11:48:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's safer than snake handling. I think you should have to be 18 before you do that.


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