It’s a rough week to be a Methodist.
First, Jesus Needs New PR snarked at Methodists, saying they would be left behind (#6). Now yesterday Jon Stewart took some potshots at the characterization of Methodists as “not standing for anything” followers of Christ. Start out at 4:20 then watch for at least 30 seconds:
|The Daily Show With Jon Stewart||Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c|
|Wedding of the Decade of the Century of the Millennium|
Stewart: Being a Methodist is easy. It’s like the University of Phoenix of religions: you just send them 50 bucks and click “I agree” and you are saved.
Ha! Then again, you look at John Wesley’s requirements for membership and compare them with today’s and he may not be far off the mark.