WHY IS THIS FEEL-GOOD THEOLOGY SO ATTRACTIVE TO SO, SO MANY PEOPLE? BILL COSBY'S GREAT THEOLOGICAL CRITIQUE!
Joel Osteen and his wife Victoria have built an empire with their personal small business corporation which they call a church. They have a "boutique" niche on the particular market share which is attracted to their beautiful, shapely, well packaged and advertized brand name. It is nice, feel good narcissism. And boy oh girl does it sell! It is vapid too and anything but Christian. But it is religion of sorts. I love the theologian, Dr. Bill Cosby's succinct critique of Victoria's, well packaged, shapely, cosmetic enhanced, coiffured doctrines and theology: