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Kevin Bussey (aka k-dawg)
Lead Pastor
Charlotte, NC, USA


Samford University: B.S. Public Administration, 1985
University of Alabama at Birmingham: M.A. Education, 1988

Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary: MDivBL, 1995


Married to:
Cassandra (6-25-88)

Children:
Jacob
Hope

quote of the week

"Pastor I don't like your plans" Bisagno, "what are your plans." man, "I don't have any." Bisagno, "I like my plans better than yours." .

Dr. John R. Bisagno:


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building 429: rise


chris tomlin: live from austin music hall


various: music inspired by the chronicles of narnia


fusebox: once again


passion: How Great Is Our God


storyside:b : everything and more


delirious?: the mission bell


hillsong united: look to you



 

Sunday, May 14, 2006

Scientology missions?

Tom Cruise's religion of choice - the Church of Scientology - has opened its first mission on the Mississippi Gulf Coast amid the ruins of Hurricane Katrina. The church sent 800 volunteer ministers to the Mississippi Gulf Coast and New Orleans area to counsel hurricane victims. Read about it here. The Scientology-trained ministers provided auditing - the core religious practice of Scientology - free of charge. Auditing is a form of spiritual counseling in which an auditor listens to a subject without offering solutions, advice or evaluation. Student-to-student auditing sessions are free, as is an introductory auditing session for anyone interested in the religion. But "donations" or "suggested amounts" of payment ranging from $100 to $200 are standard with introductory auditing sessions at missions for non-students,. A 25-hour professional auditing session at a mission or church would garner a suggested donation of about $2,000. So let me get this straight. In order to be ministered to you have to give a donation? How can such intelligent people fall prey to such a strange religion? People on the Gulf Coast are broke! This sounds like "Religious Gouging!" If this was a Evangelical Mission group, the media would be all over this. How come this cult gets a pass? I'm taking a group from my church to got to New Orleans next week to help Edgewater Baptist (Jason Sampler's and Joe Kennedy's church)minister to the people in their community. We aren't asking for money. My people are paying their own way and taking off work. God help us from cults like Scientology!

posted by Kevin Bussey at 5/14/2006 11:19:00 PM

13 Comments:

Blogger Neil Elmore said...

"Auditing is a form of spiritual counseling in which an auditor listens to a subject without offering solutions, advice or evaluation."

Wait! Maybe Im thinking too hard, but why would you pay someone money to listen to your problems without helping you at all. You can go to the park and talk to a homeless guy. At least thats what I do when Im stressed out.

5/14/2006 11:42:00 PM  
Blogger joe kennedy said...

Kevin, we do the same thing by not offering ministry to "members" who don't tithe. I remember hearing something like, "we don't usually help church members who don't tithe" when I was working in community missions. Sadly, we're not any different. And people wonder why I'm so burned out on "church."

(Hey Neil, how are ya these days?)

5/15/2006 12:17:00 AM  
Blogger Kevin Bussey said...

Joe,

I have no comment on that one! :)

5/15/2006 12:19:00 AM  
Blogger joe kennedy said...

Kevin, that was a regime ago. I'm sure things are different now. But my time there gave me plenty to think hard about.

5/15/2006 01:06:00 AM  
Blogger Kevin Bussey said...

Joe,

I know it's not that way now! Good people running it!

5/15/2006 08:42:00 AM  
Blogger Arkansas Razorbaptist said...

I think the Scientologists are trying to get some of the FEMA money. Can't blame them from trying.

5/15/2006 09:32:00 AM  
Blogger Kevin Bussey said...

Razor,

I don't think this is FEMA $. That whole cult is about $. They are leading too many people away from THE TRUTH!

5/15/2006 09:38:00 AM  
Blogger Wes Kenney said...

"Auditing is a form of spiritual counseling in which an auditor listens to a subject without offering solutions, advice or evaluation."

Nice work, if you can get it...

5/15/2006 11:07:00 AM  
Blogger Kevin Bussey said...

Wes,

I could do that. I'll just listen for an hour if someone wants to give me $200! :)

5/15/2006 11:16:00 AM  
Blogger joe kennedy said...

Wes, you left out the part where the one being counseled has to hold two aluminum rods.

Don't ask me what those are for.

I mean, it's spiritual counseling with metal rods. Let me go get some rebar... I'll be back.

5/15/2006 03:30:00 PM  
Blogger Woggle said...

http://tinyurl.com/psjwu

(has a few comments about your blog)

and some references you may find relevent:

http://www.ezlink.com/~perry/CoS/Theology/index.htm

http://www.bringyou.to/apologetics/p89.htm

http://www.xenu.net/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scientology

Scientology denies the existance of Christ,
as you can see from the above links.

Regards,
Woggle

5/17/2006 01:35:00 AM  
Blogger Kevin Bussey said...

Thanks for the info Woggle!

5/17/2006 08:54:00 AM  
Blogger Woggle said...

"I'm taking a group from my church to got to New Orleans next week to help Edgewater Baptist (Jason Sampler's and Joe Kennedy's church) minister to the people in their community. We aren't asking for money. My people are paying their own way and taking off work."

This is a very kind thing for you and your volunteers to do. I trust the people in need will appreciate your efforts. Best wishes.

5/17/2006 09:24:00 AM  

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