It is really too bad that we as a people feel obligated to bash and criticize one another when the majority of us have very little info to draw these negative conclusions. I watch Joel Osteen and I do agree that for the most part his telecasts are a watered down version of the Word of God I believe Paul called it Milk (Hebrews chapter 5:12) there are people out there in order to reach them you have to bring the Word in their language. God can use a hypocrite, he can use a sinner, and anybody else he chooses to. Yes we need to preach hell, and where sinners go and the cost of sin remaining in our lives but use GOOD Judgement Like God has done with all of our lives. Now remember some of us are into eating meat so a JOEL OSTEEN TELECAST cannot feed us hopefully you look to YOUR PASTOR TO FEED YOU. HES NOT YOUR PASTOR SO WHY CRITICIZe him. God to Abraham I will bless those who bless you and curse those who curse you hopefully that is not the Words God has spoken to some of the men and women we get in line to crush and demean.