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(NPR)   You've heard of Buddy Christ. Why not Hipster Christ?   (npr.org) divider line 22
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2013-12-24 10:58:59 AM
i970.photobucket.com
 
2013-12-24 11:02:34 AM
Nope, sorry, we already have our winner, Dinosaur Christ.
 
2013-12-24 11:04:29 AM
trinities.org
 
2013-12-24 11:08:26 AM
we got hipster everything, it's like bacon.
 
2013-12-24 11:14:14 AM
"I think we all know what hipsters are," McCracken says. "In the last decade, the word and phenomenon of hipsterdom has taken a hold on the culture.

Thank you.  If we could please stop with this ridiculous "Hipster is just a word for what you don't like" and "No one knows what a hipster is" bull shiat.  It's been bull shiat from the start and you are a damned hipster.  Embrace it.
 
2013-12-24 11:14:40 AM
One of the main pastors at Hillsong NYC is Carl Lentz, a 35-year-old former college athlete who sports leather jackets and tattoos and is known to be close to several celebrities, including Justin Bieber.

We've demolished the cult of hipster Christianity and discovered the underpinning of douchebag Christianity in the course of one short sentence.
 
2013-12-24 11:16:11 AM
Brett McCracken

o_O

WHICH ONE OF YOU IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS?!
 
2013-12-24 11:18:17 AM
cuantohipster.com
 
2013-12-24 11:21:34 AM

Saborlas: [i970.photobucket.com image 750x627]


The person who wrote that was a hipster.  Hipster-haters are that ironic "He Who Fights Monsters" trope, obsessively opposing and excluding a culture based on opposing and excluding.  

And what the hell are young people supposed to do?  Instinct and culture say, "forge an identity" while culture and the oppressive mass of people in our ever-growing and ever more omnipresent population is pushed by advertising and population pressure and law and knowledge to cheapen and suppress individuality and identity.

It's not like it's new, I grew up with it, hell I still live with it.
 
2013-12-24 12:35:30 PM
Christianity piggybacking on contemporary culture has been tried many times. The results are usually ridiculous.
 
2013-12-24 12:57:47 PM
jesusroi.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-12-24 01:39:01 PM
Oh, for the love of Christ.

/before it was cool
 
2013-12-24 01:48:52 PM

TheBigJerk: Saborlas: [i970.photobucket.com image 750x627]

The person who wrote that was a hipster.


I disagree.

The thing about hipsters is that they seek what could be called "authenticity through mimesis." In other words, the best way to be true to yourself is by imitating people who are true to themselves. This is ridiculous, but while it doesn't create anything, it doesn't destroy anything either. Hipsters aren't evil, just very confused.

Hipster-haters are that ironic "He Who Fights Monsters" trope, obsessively opposing and excluding a culture based on opposing and excluding.

Some hipster-haters are indeed this way, but the screed you've linked to here is hipster-hate of a very different sort. It catches onto the hipsters' habit of imitation, but decries that habit as evil and destructive, going so far as to liken hipsters to movie monsters.

And what the hell are young people supposed to do?

This is the ultimate problem with both types of hipster-hate: they present no alternatives. They can't, because the alternative is their common enemy: the hated mainstream.
 
2013-12-24 02:03:48 PM
Oh who cares. They are going out helping their community and not hurting anyone with their worship. You Christians are so weird. We have a couple churches in town. They have rocks bands, coffee shops, bookstores, and one has a gym in it. Other churches CONSTANTLY biatch about these two "mega churches" and how they are making a mockery of God. Oh yeah? These to churches build houses for families in need (about two a year), give safe reliable cars to poor families, have clothing giveaways every month (gently used), buy new suits to help people get job, run a daily meal program for poor kids in the community (breakfast and dinner while schools in session, all three out, and packed with healthy stuff like salads/fruit/etc.), and volunteer hundreds of hours every month to various causes around the community. You know what the biatchy churches do? Have an annual food drive to give to their own poor church members, but do jack shiat for the community. But yes...since the "megachurch" members grab a latte on their way into mass, send the kids off the kids camp to play games, listen/sing to rock music, and enjoy worshipping God they are a disgrace to Christianity and must be scorned.

Some days I am glad to be atheist.
 
2013-12-24 02:14:55 PM
"On the night before he was betrayed our Lord broke the ramenburger and gave it to His disciples, saying, "take, eat, this is my ostentatiously scrawny body, given for you.""
 
2013-12-24 02:21:21 PM

hailin: Oh who cares. They are going out helping their community and not hurting anyone with their worship. You Christians are so weird. We have a couple churches in town. They have rocks bands, coffee shops, bookstores, and one has a gym in it. Other churches CONSTANTLY biatch about these two "mega churches" and how they are making a mockery of God. Oh yeah? These to churches build houses for families in need (about two a year), give safe reliable cars to poor families, have clothing giveaways every month (gently used), buy new suits to help people get job, run a daily meal program for poor kids in the community (breakfast and dinner while schools in session, all three out, and packed with healthy stuff like salads/fruit/etc.), and volunteer hundreds of hours every month to various causes around the community. You know what the biatchy churches do? Have an annual food drive to give to their own poor church members, but do jack shiat for the community. But yes...since the "megachurch" members grab a latte on their way into mass, send the kids off the kids camp to play games, listen/sing to rock music, and enjoy worshipping God they are a disgrace to Christianity and must be scorned.

Some days I am glad to be atheist.


As am I, but Jayzus, I'd gladly give these folks (the church helping out) some cash monthly just for (a) helping their community and (b) practicing what their god told them to do.  It looks like they're following the sermon on the mount to a decent extent, so I'm cool with them enjoying their latte.

Seriously really happy with them providing meals to kids throughout the year.
 
2013-12-24 02:44:26 PM
Funny, we used to call them nondenominational. Keep co-opting other people's stuff ass-wipes.

Next up, hipster wife-beaters and pedos.
 
2013-12-24 03:02:38 PM
ecx.images-amazon.com
 
2013-12-24 03:10:37 PM
Christ
 
2013-12-24 03:15:48 PM

Fluid: Christianity piggybacking on contemporary culture has been tried many times. The results are usually ridiculous.


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2013-12-24 07:01:45 PM

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Teaches CDS110 Introductory Control Theory at CalTech.

Go Beavers!
 
2013-12-24 08:53:59 PM
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