Thursday, January 29, 2009

Ted's Big Adventure

I happened to see the entire Ted Haggard interview tonight with Larry King. I didn't plan on it. I just went to the gym to burn off my morning mocha and there it was. Since I don't have CNN on my home cable, I wasn't even aware that it was coming on.

Apparently there is even a more interesting HBO documentary tonight about Ted . . . but you guessed it, I don't get HBO either. After the treadmill listed the amount of calories burned at 360 (about the number in my mocha) I stopped. I certainly wasn't running for another two hours just to watch HBO.

If anyone out there watch either program, I invite you to write in the comments below . . . before I stick my foot in my mouth. So, what did you think?

2 comments:

steve martin said...

In my mind he is just another fallen pastor...a victim of his own sinfulness.

It boggles my mind why these guys get put up on such high pedastals to begin with.

In many churches we have a cult of personality.

This is what happens when you rip out the altar and make it into a stage.

Anonymous said...

I heard this song get quoted a lot dissing Obama fanboys during the 2008 elections. I think it has application to Ted's Big Adventure (italicized sections for emphasis):

Cult of Personality
by Living Colour
(V Reid, C. Glover, W. Calhoun, M. Skillings)


Look into my eyes, what do you see?
Cult of Personality!
I know your anger, I know your dreams
I've been everything you want to be
I'm the Cult of Personality!
Like Mussolini and Kennedy
I'm the Cult of Personality!
Cult of Personality!
Cult of Personality!

Neon lights, A Nobel Prize
The mirror speaks, the reflection lies
You don't have to follow me
Only you can set me free

I sell the things you need to be
I'm the smiling face on your T.V.
I'm the Cult of Personality
I exploit you still you love me!

I tell you one and one makes three
I'm the Cult of Personality!
Like Joseph Stalin and Gandhi
I'm the Cult of Personality!
Cult of Personality!
Cult of Personality!


Neon lights a Nobel Prize
A leader speaks, that leader dies
You don't have to follow me
Only you can set you free

You gave me fortune
You gave me fame
You gave me power in your God's name
I'm every person you need to be --
I'm the Cult of Personality!