Dr. Michael Richardson
during the days of radio with a program entitled Meet the Baron starring Jack Pearl as the Baron
with Jimmy Durante
9. Today, I want to make some comments about windbags and refute some ridiculous comments
made by a windbag.
Part I—Some General comments about windbags
A. Windbag is a word but “bag of wind” is an expression.
B. The difference is important:
D. The Latin word “follies” means: a bag or sack, a large inflated ball, a pair of bellows
E. The English word “folly” came to England by France.
F. It is used in Chaucer’s, Canterbury Tales, with the idea of “foolish, stupid, and ignorant”
G. They are perfectly described in Prov. 18:13;
H. Windbags never grasp the concept that “ You do not have to “outtalk” someone to
“outtalk” some one.
I. We live in the “Golden Age” of windbags:
“People who do not know talk. People who know do not talk.”
K. Famed atheist and biologist, Richard Dawkins, author of The God Delusion wrote the following: The
God of the Old Testament is arguably the most unpleasant character in all fiction jealous and proud of
it; a petty, unjust, unforgiving control-freak; a vindictive, bloodthirsty ethnic cleanser; a misogynistic,
homophobic, racist, infanticidal, genocidal, filicidal, pestilential, megalomaniacal, sadomasochistic,
capriciously malevolent bully.”
L. Richard Dawkins is a windbag!
M. But the greatest danger is when a windbag stands behind a pulpit!
Part II—Refuting a windbag preacher
A. Richard Hagenston is an ordained minister of the United Church of Christ
B. This is a very liberal denomination
C.Fabricating Faith. How Christianity became a Religion Jesus Would Have Rejected is a book authored
by Mr. Hagenston.
D. One can readily see that Mr. Hagenston holds views that are far to the left of normal Christian’s views.
If what Mr. Hagenston says is true, then Jesus lied in the Great Commission ‘ that he would never
leave us or forsake us.’
E. But Mr. Hagenston has also written an article entitled 8 Things Your Pastor will never tell you About
F. So, let us look at these 8 things he states Pastors will not tell their Churches.
1. The 12 Apostles knew nothing of the Virgin Birth:
Jesus sent forth, and commanded them, saying, Go not into the way of the Gentiles, and into any
city of the Samaritans enter ye not’
of the Bible. He uses Ps. 51: 16-17 and 18-19
wrong about the Gospel
A. Munchausen ministers are only interested in drawing attention to themselves
B. They do this by attempting to find some fault with God’s word
C. They are only interested in making a name for themselves
D. Instead of making Jesus the story they are more interested in making themselves the story!
E. Hagenston is a windbag Munchausen minister
F. What he needs more than anything else is a good dose of salvation.