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A Noisy Gong; A Clanging Cymbal

August 16, 2011

Pastor Mark Temperato of Breath of Worship Church has the world’s largest drum set.

Over/under on exactly how many people were saved by the “Soul Solution”? (I’m guessing it’s in the negative figures somewhere…)

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7 Comments leave one →
  1. WenatcheeTheHatchet permalink
    August 16, 2011 3:01 pm

    I don’t think even Neal Peart or Buddy Rich could find anything useful to do with that many percussion pieces.

  2. Jon Hendry permalink
    August 16, 2011 3:39 pm

    There’s no better way to use church money than to indulge your unfulfilled adolescent rockstar drummer dreams, and to do so to excess. None. (Osteen 3:26)

  3. 4xi0m permalink
    August 17, 2011 7:53 pm

    This is just like those stretch-limo-SUVs I’ve seen. You know someone said something like “Hey, let’s pay an assload of money to make this car uglier than an ordinary limo while decreasing both gas mileage and maneuverability, and make ourselves look like giant d-bags in the process, just because we can.”

    I mean, really, he hit grossly, unjustifiably excessive about 20 drums ago, and probably compromised the drum set’s functionality about 10 drums before that. If it’s your own money, you’re an idiot but it’s OK. If it’s your organization’s money, you should be fired.

    Oh wait, it has the word Jesus written somewhere on it! In a Gothic-scripty-looking font! Never mind, this is completely A-OK. He’s doing God’s work, dontcha know. My mistake.

    • Jon Hendry permalink
      August 22, 2011 12:30 am

      “If it’s your organization’s money, you should be fired.”

      Yeah, right? He’s in western New York, south of Rochester. I may be wrong, but I kinda doubt the economy is booming out there.

      His “church” is 6,700 square feet. Is nobody in the congregation unemployed? Uninsured and sick? Hungry? At risk of foreclosure or eviction? Otherwise in need of assistance?

      The picture of the church shows four drum sets on stage. The giant drum set and gong in the center. And the cross shunted over into the corner above one of the smaller drum sets.

      You get the impression he’s a drummer who figured he’d make more way money and have more toys as a pastor, so he “got religion”.

  4. August 19, 2011 12:03 am

    I wonder if he uses drumsticks to slap food out of the mouths of homeless people literally as well as figuratively.

  5. dan permalink
    August 20, 2011 10:24 am

    Is this a statement about himself?

  6. August 25, 2011 11:41 am

    Video or it never happened.

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