Andrew Willis Google Review of Fairfax Community Church Helps Explain Why Evangelicalism is Toxic

A Google review by Andrew Willis of Fairfax Community Church deserves to be looked at. This Google review by the Fairfax attender helps illustrate why much of evangelical Christianity is toxic and fraudulent. 

“Selling eternal life is an unbeatable business, with no customers ever asking for their money back after the goods are not delivered.”

Victor Stenger 

Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.

Colossians 3:15 NIV

Sign from Fairfax Community Church. 

An attender to Rod Stafford’s Fairfax Community Church leaves a Google review that revealed quite a bit about the toxic state of modern evangelical Christianity. Let’s look at the review below. First I will have you read it and then I will highlight parts that stand out to me which reveal the problems of evangelical Christianity.


The worship at this church is a huge production; very well done, like being at a concert. Seeker-friendly messages. The average age of the church is very young and millennial. Stations for at-will communion, as well as stations for lighting candles. Church building a new building on site currently.


Underlining Key Parts that Reveal Problems in Evangelicalism

The worship at this church is a huge production; very well done, like being at a concert. Seeker-friendly messages. The average age of the church is very young and millennial. Stations for at-will communion, as well as stations for lighting candles. Church building a new building on site currently.

 

The Problems in Evangelicalism Identified 

Andrew Willis revealed a lot of the problems in evangelical Christianity in that review which consisted of five sentences. The first aspect he describes well is how church is a huge production. Smoke machines, laser and light shows. In many ways going to Fairfax Community Church can be like looking at porn. You get that rush but its leaves you empty afterward. Then Andrew moves on and states that going to church is like attending a concert. Is that what church is about? Evangelicals create concert like settings. The show however is C rate, you often can see someone trying to re-live their teenager years wearing slick clothing and looking like they are in denial about pushing into their 30’s. Keep in mind that some evangelical churches take people who are 40 years or older and show them off the stage of a church. Music can also be C rate. If you really want to get a show, why not go to the Verizon Center in D.C.  and see Bono, Celine Dion, Pink, Lady Gaga, Rolling Stones, etc… Don’t call a service at a church to be concert like. Worship in an evangelical Christian mega church can be like one of those cheep Chinese plastic toys that is a knock off. 

Then he gets into the age component and how many millennials like to attend. Churches that have young people are easy to manipulate. Churches like Fairfax Community Church need young, naive people who can be controlled. Those who are gullible who easily accept what the church tells them and can open up their wallets and give money. Old people are often absent and churches discourage them in many ways. Lastly he gets into the fact that Fairfax Community Church is doing a building campaign. This is the fourth or fifth one in 2 decades? I have lost track. But give your money and build the pastor’s empire. Think of it like a theological version of Monopoly off Braddock Road. Church and faith for Rod Stafford is about property, growth, money and naive people who will go along for the ride. The authoritarianism and the sex offender at Fairfax are the cherry on top for those who want to enter into that circus on Braddock Road. 

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