Archive for September 7th, 2007

A much-improved SliceSo this morning I pulled up Slice, and this is what I got (click to see a bigger image).

I have to say that it is an incredible improvement on the original, as it is less likely to lure in and fool immature Christians than the previous format.  However, I find some of the associated links, hmmm, interesting.

  • From the top link, there is this Slice Chair, which looks much more comfortable than pews, and looks far more likely to show up in an ECM church than in the proper, cold, uncomfortable sanctuary of Ingrid’s church (I’m pretty certain the pews in Jesus’ church didn’t have cushions, so why should ours?).
  • Next, we have this gem from Truth or Tradition, where we learn that most of the Bible was not written to Christians and has no application for them, including the parts which speak of tithing.  It is run by the Biblical Uniterian organization, which is anti-Trinitarian and all sorts of other things that would give one pause for concern.
  • Beach Front Futures – this is certainly displays the beauty in God’s creation much more evidently that links from the old Slice, though.  Granted, this is something I might expect to see from a health & wealth ministry, but apparently Google finds some linkage with Slice, so perhaps living on a beach near Cabo isn’t completely out of Ingrid’s future. (Raise a flag to signal you are ready for breakfast which is delivered to your deck by canoe. It’s as romantic as it gets, we are told.)
  • Abbot Goods Church Supplies – The first page I get when I pull this up has a great big ad for Friar Tuck Wrinkle-Free priest’s shirts.  Perhaps the new Slice is going a bit ecumenical on us, now including both Catholic and non-Trinitarian links on their ‘improved’ site.
  • CT Scanners – What would “Pastor Paul” say about this?  Perhaps you don’t need an MRI, and it’s just your “indwelling sin nature” that needs exorcising.  Though, perhaps, this link was determined by Google as a cure for what ails ‘em…
  • Next, we have a link from “Good News Ministries”, part of the United Church of God, an International Association, which some friends of ours escaped from several years ago, still referring to it as a ‘cult’.  This is an organization which eschews Christian holidays, keeps Jewish festivals, holds a non-Trinitarian view of God, and has a number of similarities to the JW’s…  And Google closely associates it with Slice.  Not really surprising, despite the differences in theology…
  • To go along with the beach front page, we’ve got Florida Vacation Rentals, and while you’re there, you can cut the slice off of your golf swing.  Who knew such luxury would be associated with Ingrid and Slice.  Praise be to the magic of Google for revealing this underlying theme…
  • Perhaps the SBC isn’t so bad, after all, since Slice is also apparently linking to Zero Grams of Fat on KFC’s website.  This will be great to enjoy on the beach, while attending a non-Trinitarian church…
  • Finally, the one truly edifying main link on the “new” Slice site – a link to West Point Church, an emerging church in Florida.  Perhaps Ingrid is softening…

So, what’s the verdict?  Just as before, there are certainly a number of minefields on Slice to be avoided, though they are in some ways easier to identify, and in other ways a bit more insidious.  However, this change in Slice must have been predestined, so let us rejoice and be glad in it!  While we can pray that God’s providence in this matter will continue, I suspect that sooner or later, Cerberus will return…

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