Crystal Cathedral Donors Told "Get a Life"

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"Well here's my advice to these donors: Get a life. After all, why did you give in the first place? To build something significant for God and for humanity or to get your name engraved on a sidewalk brick?"

- Phil Cooke, filmmaker and Christian media consultant, to donors who are upset that bricks with their names on it at the former Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grove are being replaced with new landscaping courtesy of the now-owner, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange County.

Cooke continues on his blog (hat tip to Christian Post):

"The truth is, most of these ministries knew what they were getting into back in the '70s and '80s. They knew that people loved recognition, so they named college buildings after donors, or created special gifts or 'ministry premiums' for donations-and how many ministries have you seen with the big tree painted on the lobby wall with donor names on the leaves? It was a two way addiction-ministries wanted the money, and donors wanted to be recognized.

"Maybe it's time for a donor reset. Let's rethink why we give and what our expectations should be. The era of the '70s and '80s was the prosperity theology period when people were erroneously taught that God will bless you (when you give to my ministry of course.) The truth is, God does bless givers, but that's not why we should give. It's not about getting our names on a plaque, it's about making a difference."

Email: mcoker@ocweekly.com. Twitter: @MatthewTCoker. Follow OC Weekly on Twitter @ocweekly or on Facebook!



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JuniorAKASkalleyfag
JuniorAKASkalleyfag

This of course under the authority of Former St. Joseph Church (Santa Ana) Pastor and Brother of Orange Mayor, Fr. Chris Smith.

Let us not forget, Smith bulldozed over kiddie porn priest Ceasar Salazar, for which his handling got multiple promotions (vicar of Priests) leading up to this plum spot: Pastor of Christ Cathedral.

He was of course, the one who advised Urell to flee.

Why should digging up a garden matter. The guy turned a blind eye to ASS TO MOUTH with children.

tongue_twister_for_t
tongue_twister_for_t topcommenter

Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange County

The name says it all with no rebuttal because they get thier funding from the approval of the Vatican one of the most criminal religious organizations in the world. Money and Lawyers say it all for them.

tongue_twister_for_t
tongue_twister_for_t topcommenter

"God is an invisable spirit that cannot be seen by human eyes". - Jesus Christ - You are a human and you have human eyes therefore you cannot see God because he's invisable and does not exist. There is no man by the name of God standing in front of you. 

Churches are a BUSINESS and that is all that they are.

n2bigmuscle
n2bigmuscle topcommenter

At somepoint everything gets replaced.  Now is the destruction of the construction my great-grand parents built.  I wonder if Tony the Tiger guy is still buried there.

BobLoblawsLawBlog
BobLoblawsLawBlog

But if people don't see me praying, how will they know I'm a christian?

tongue_twister_for_t
tongue_twister_for_t topcommenter

Because the Christians are HYPOCRITES and even Jesus told you so.

"All of the people that teach in the synagogues (a jewish word for Church) and on the streets are hypocrites for they like and even love to stand in those very places and pray out loud in order to garner attention to themselves, I tell you the truth they have recieved thier rewards in full. - Jesus Christ

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