Denial: Flowing swiftly through Pensacola
blogs are always the same. They are filled with "Everyone else should be in here, so glad I'm not like them". In fact, Kent may not have committed the same sorts of crimes as the people he shares G20 with, but that does not make him any less deserving of his current living quarters. I suppose a psychiatrist might have a field day examining Hovind. Reading his blogs makes me think of someone who simply refuses to accept that he has been convicted and also thinks he is better than everyone else in that place because he has found God. Read some of this stuff:
My last four months in jail have been similar in many ways. Most of the men God sent me to reach in here have a very different way of viewing the world and thinking about many things. In one Bible study, I mentioned that God’s plan is for both the man and the woman to be virgins on their wedding day and to stay faithful for life. I said that is what my wife and I have done for over thirty three years. No one in this jail pod had ever heard of such a thing! One man said, “That would be so cool! You could really trust your wife and have a great relationship, couldn’t you!”
This is the same 'loving husband' who told his crying wife over the phone 'Maybe you better change" when she asked if 'their marriage was going to be the same'. Listen to the tapes and you'll find a woman agonizing over their relationship. So, even in prison, Kent has denied any problems whatsover. I suppose that's one of the ways to make it through such an ordeal.
Just as Don had to spend hours listening to the Sawis to understand their culture before he found the key to reaching them for Christ; I have spent untold hours listening to men who were raised completely opposite of me, describe their world view. It is important to “sit where they sit” to really reach them (Ezekiel 3:15). Understanding the reasons behind why they take drugs, wear pants halfway down with their boxers showing, have gold front teeth, have 16″ long dread locks that they have not combed in eight years, or flock to the TV for the local news to see if their “home-boy” was arrested, is all part of my current missionary assignment.
"Don" was a missionary who supposedly converted a bunch of lying treacherous cannibals to Christ. Aside from the obvious criticism of his fellow prisoners, Kent pretends he's not one of them, he's on a mission assignment. Not really Kent, your serving a 10-year prison term.
I have seen men shake and sweat as they come off some of the worst drugs known to man. I learned that black men can shave with a plastic spoon!
Sometimes when I hear/read Hovind, I wonder if there is a more bigoted person in the world. What's so important about shaving with a plastic spoon?
I see the results of the failure of our society, school system, and churches. Why weren’t these men reached when they were kids?
Coming from someone who expresses amazement at how someone shaves, I'd suggest that Kent did not bother to try to 'reach' any of these folks when they were kids. Furthermore, I think one of the worse drugs known to man is the self-induced Savior psychosis apparent in so many of the 'creationist ministries' today. Creationists want to ruin America by driving it towards a Taliban-esque state where these same men you are 'saving' would likely be thrown in prison anyway for failure to conform to your world-view. So, we have a choice here. These men have a chance to get over their addictions or they can be addicted to creationist stupidity for the rest of their lives.
I’ve been able to witness to Muslims, Buddhists, Nazis, drug dealers, Jehovah Witnesses, whoremongers, adulterers, child molesters, and homosexuals, as well as men who have no clue who their father is and whose mother was a prostitute. Most have never been to church or read the Bible in their entire life.Been able to witness to any tax-evaders (look in the mirror)? As anyone who follows you would know, going to church (or even creating one as a tax-shelter) and reading the bible does not stop anyone from turning to drugs or trying to bilk the system.
The CSE Ministry Team is still doing well, in spite of the devastating blow.Hmm, from the looks of the CSE Home page, this also seems to be denying the obvious.
My son Eric has done an awesome job filling in for me during my “extended leave!” We still get dozens of reports every week of souls being saved and lives being changed. That is our main purpose on earth. We praise God for using us even during this great time of trial and testing.