With a measure of excitement about catching up on the show "Greenleaf" I set my DVR to record the entire first season last week.
I finally got a chance to watch my first episode yesterday (I don't know if it was the very first episode in the entire series or not).
I cut the show off, about halfway through the show and then deleted all of the rest of the episodes that had been downloaded to my box.
THERE ARE FEW OPPORTUNITIES TO ESTABLISH A CLEAR DISTINCTION BETWEEN MY BELIEFS AND THOSE OF THE "SECULARISTS WHO USE RELIGIOUS INSTITUTIONAL SCAFFOLDING"
The show "Greenleaf" is merely a family drama that focuses on relationships and conflicts between them and the extended set of people they interact with. While we have the same template for "Oil Company magnets", "record company executives", and owners of other family owned businesses................."Greenleaf" just happened to use THE CHURCH as their platform of operations.
No one is contesting that families of religious ministers are "real people" and indeed have drama that is indexed to the amount of fame and influence that they bear.
It is also the case that "OWN" did not intent to make a RELIGIOUS SHOW. While you might hear some 'good news messages' from the podium on the show, no one is going to be motivated toward "Christian Salvation" after watching the show. Again - this was not the intent of the show.
The ONLY Tool That You Have To Make An Assessment Of The Worth Of Shows Like "Greenleaf" Is Your GOD GIVEN SPIRIT OF DISCERNMENT
"Greenleaf" is a drama that happens to focus upon THE CHURCH INSTITUTION.
It is not a religious show.
You will likely to be affirmed by the same attributes of "Entertainment" and "Popular Opinion Engineering" that I am most critical off in real world "Christian Churches With Secular Agendas" (both right wing and left wing)
MY TIME IS VALUABLE
WHAT I FEED MY MIND (Or Keep Out Of It) IS VALUABLE
RAVI ZACHARIAS - Christian Apologist - "Is Tolerance Intolerant"
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Once again - I support Oprah Winfrey using her billions to put on TV anything that she chooses.
We have learned from the past that when it comes to many "American Containerized Black INSTITUTIONS" their INSTITUTIONAL INTEGRITY is only a factor of the POPULARITY of the agent pushing for change (or enforcing the traditions) and how he can use his engineering skills to make the people believe that the cultural traditions of the same "African Ancestors" who they say had a 'perfect culture', but was STOLEN BY SLAVERY (thus injuring Black people to this very day), are traditions that must be rejected in the name of PROGRESS.
So to be clear - they don't mind "Molested Culture" that place people into a disarray.............as long as it is THEY who are doing the molestation using POPULAR WILL AND PROPAGANDA reinforcement and not colonization that relies on VIOLENCE.
I have attended and listened to the sermons from a sufficient amount of "Black POLITICAL Churches" to understand that they rarely put forth a message that has the insight of a voice like Ravi Zacharias and others who put "Christian Faith" BEFORE the prefix ("Evangelical Christian", "Black Christian", "Gay Christian"). In all of these cases it is the PREFIX that will serve as the agent of corruption for the unaltered message of God's will and submission to it.
|A LOST PEOPLE WILL CONTINUE TO LEAD OTHERS IN THE SAME DIRECTION
`THIS WOMAN IS QUITE PLEASED THAT "GREENLEAF" HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH CHRISTIANITY
YOUR GOD Will Reveal Himself To You, Little By Little, With Each Episode
I will complete my research beyond this one YouTube video - IN AN ATTEMPT TO FIND a single commentator that WATCHED GREENLEAF and then commented on how their FAITH IN GOD was fortified.
Above they talk about The DYSFUNCTIONAL FAMILY of the preacher - little different than a viewing party from "Scandal", "How To Get Away With Murder" or "Love And Hip Hop In Atlanta"
THE TRUTH about the "Black Political Church With Secular Goals" was exposed when the book "Who Told You That You Were Naked" was published in response to the crisis among YOUNG BLACK MALES in Atlanta and beyond, but the "Black Progressive Fundamentalist Political Establishment" sat silent as their "Homosexual Allies" cast it as "Homophobic" because of 2 bullet points in a 167 page book in which it listed "Homosexuality" on a list of "unclean living" - along with "Sexual Fornication".
The Christian Secularists were pleased that their more POPULAR alternatives - "Obama's My Brother's Keeper" and the "Black Fatherhood" political programs could do the job of "fixing" Black males - without OFFENDING any of their "Progressive Fundamentalist Coalition Partners".
IN TRUTH - none of this motley crew will be UPSET when the NEXT GENERATION of "American Containerized Negroes" express a high level of dysfunction, despite the popularity of these political campaigns that breached the integrity of the "Black Community Rites Of Passage" cultural initiatives, which were molested as Black Americans turned to POLITICS as THEIR GOD.
As with "Greenleaf" - it is more important to develop POPULAR CONSENSUS, regardless of the outcomes that fall short of the promises. With POPULARITY the masses can be made to believe that THE DEVIL, in the form of their political enemies are the reason for their shortcomings.