So my dad found a preacher who he enjoys listening too a great deal.
He's always saying about some brilliant thing this man said or some position he holds which my dad does as well.
I asked my dad earlier today, so has this man ever said something you disagree with?
My dad said no.
I said, then perhaps he isnt saying what you need to hear but what you want to hear.
Could it be, I said, that he doesnt even believe what he is saying he just is saying what is popular?
If he has only said things you agree with, what have you actually learned from him or is he merely reaffirming the views you already hold.
My dad almost has an obsession with the pastor and I dont know how I feel about it.
I havent actually looked the fellow up, maybe he is alright, but it just seems strange.
My dad insists the man preaches truth (and thus that my dad also believes the correct views) but my dad has yet to justify the views. They are simply correct because he wants them to be, I guess.
And I think about it and I thought faith is about becoming more like Jesus and not listening to the words of a person.
And technically, I shouldnt call him out when there are many other flaws of my own I should focus on first, but still.