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I think I've seen a few Ludy snarks in my time as a lurker, but I don't remember seeing this blog entry of Leslie Ludy's ever popping up. :)

"Many of us have seen pastors or Christian authors rely upon movies (rather than God’s Word) to illustrate his or her point. Because Hollywood can so poignantly and artistically capture human angst and emotion, it is all too easy to “spiritualize†movies, blending ungodly messages in with our pursuit of Godly Truth. But God’s Truth will not be discovered through profane images, no matter how profound Hollywood’s messages might seem."


"Remember that cult leader who gave his followers Kool Aid to drink, and they all died? Kool Aid by itself is harmless enough. It’s a sweet, refreshing beverage that can be safely enjoyed even by kids. But when Kool Aid is mixed with poison, it changes from a harmless beverage into a deadly toxin. In the same way, when Truth is mingled with the poisonous ideas of Hollywood, it brings about death, not life.

Paul writes,

For what fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness? And what communion has light with darkness? And what accord has Christ with Belial? Or what part has a believer with an unbeliever? And what agreement has the temple of God with idols? (2 Cor 6:14-15)

Pretending that God showcases His Truth or His nature through ungodly channels is just a clever excuse for participating in worldly allurements. Scripture makes it very clear that our Holy King is not found amidst worldly glitz or man-made fame. He does not share His glory with men or idols. Christ makes it clear that we cannot love both Him and the things that charm and ravish this world. We cannot be dazzled by the images of pop-culture and captivated by the King of all kings."

Really? If someone uses a story that is in a movie or somesuch for illustration purposes they are "pretending" that it is truth? And it will bring death? Hyperbole much?

The whole thing is worth a read - but only for snarking purposes. I don't know how anyone could take it seriously...

The best part is that the Ludys are CONSTANTLY using worldly stories and allegories in their teachings - most of them end up being terrible.

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Oh the Ludys. Snarkalicious. Good catch. You're right that they are constantly referencing pop culture, sometimes modern and sometimes vintage.

They advertise their brainwashing training center as being "a cross between Lord of the Rings and Jane Austen". I remember one article in Set Apart Girl where she asked young men to describe the christian women they admire the most, and one chose "Leslie Ludy because she is the perfect combination of Audrey Hepburn and [some christian missionary lady]".

Because it's not Jim Jones-like or anything to in encourage your young followers to fawn all over you.

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