Doug Pagitt... come on, bro, get in the game!

I had the pleasure horror? of listening to the exchange below between Doug Pagitt and Todd Friel. The basic summation was this: Pagitt believes there is not a heaven or hell, and thinks that's what Christians have always believed.

Huh?

Well, hopefully in the months that ensued between the interview and now, Pagitt has a better handle on the situation. Apparently not. He writes that the interview was "this weird interaction about hell," and that he found "the perspective of the interviewer disconcerting."

Furthermore, he can't seem to comprehend how a person finds out about what the Bible says. Normally, if a person wants to know what Scripture has to say on a topic, they take the topic (let's say, "hell") and look up all the verses that speak specifically to the issue of hell. The person reads those verses in context, and then writes out what each verse says. After that, the person looks at his/her list and comes to a conclusion about the topic of hell in the Bible.

Is that so strange, especially to a "pastor?" Yet Mr. Pagitt writes of Friel, "the way he talks about the Bible, strings together verses to make his own conclusions ought to cause pause." Really? Friel spoke of the Bible as authoritative and strung verses together in the matter explained above. That "Pastor" Pagitt would find this odd ought to give one pause.

In case you are tempted to scour YouTube in search of this interview because you haven't heard it or you want to hear it again, guess what: here it is.



P.S.: Here are a couple of other points. Pagitt said "The folks at the show made a youtube of the interview..." No, they didn't. While there is a Way of the Master Radio channel, it has a grand total of five videos and appears to be abandoned. The vast majority of WOTMRadio YouTube vids are submitted by lay folks, not the radio "professionals" trying to make Pagitt look bad.
Also, Pagitt wrote, "He actually transcribed the entire conversation including ums and inaudibles" (if you want to read that transcript, Pagitt posted it). I'm not sure, but that last part sounds like a complaint. Now, I haven't read a whole lot of transcripts in my few years on this planet, but I recall seeing a few with "ums" and "[inaudible]" inserts. I'm not sure why Pagitt is so sensitive...


P.P.S.: Paggit calls the Pyromanics "kids" who are "proud to be Plantonists?!?" I have a label: neo-Gnosticism. Come on, bro, either get with historic Christianity or make a clean break altogether. We want you to get with it, but be more honest if you are not going to be.

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