Both you and Penina have interesting points here. Different strokes for different folks. It's interesting that my husband - who was heavily into yoga, meditation and Eastern religions years ago - became Torah Observant under the guidance of a no-frills , grounded accountant. I think some people who are tripping spiritually need to be brought down to earth in a no-nonsense sort of way - via FFBs. Others who are skeptical about religion and spirituality altogether, or who need to be uplifted and inspired can benefit from the enthusiasm and fire of the Baalei Teshuva crowd. Whatever it takes. I always prefer the grounded route - but that's just me - and I'm not FFB
"Peninah, what do you mean by this? ...that we need another Rav Shlomo Carlebach? No disagreement. However, it takes a variety of "flavors" to attract the variety of Jews who exist: Chabbad, Aish HaTorah, Rav Kahane, Machon Meir/Ora, etc.
For years, I've been on the Messiahtruth forum and I have begged the moderators (who include two professors) to somehow devise a dictionary of terms showing the true Jewish definition of the words I've listed above and to just educate everyone on this. Once it becomes clear that we do NOT worship the same G-d or even worship Him the same way, I think this might be enlightening to most secular Israelis and Jews (and everyone else); not that they were blind or just ignorant to this--it's just that there's been a push by these Messy-antics as I call them, to purposely blur the lines to create no distinction. They repeat the words so often and with their meaning for so long that it becomes common association. However, I think if people were to actually know the meaning to the words that the Messy-antics spout and what the Torah actually says, I think more people will at least be on to them. Especially in light of the fact that there is no theological difference between what Messy-antics believe and what Evangelical, born-again christians espouse. The only difference is that the Messy-antics do this with a window dressing of Jewish rituals/customs/prayers; Jewish customs that are Rabbinic based on the Oral Torah ---the same Oral Torah that christians and Messy-antics claim was made up and not 'biblical"!
I also think that once we get the "vocabulary" cleaned up, then perhaps we then begin to discuss Torah and actually what G-d has said/says about Himself and what He expects of the Jewish People. This way, we can bring even more Jewish souls home and keep those still in the family from "opting" out. If people could see how bright and promising the future of the Jewish People is, perhaps they too might get excited about it as so many who have returned to Judaism and to Mitzvot have discovered.