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Toga Type Things

  02/21/15 , by Dissidens, Categories: Evangelical culture




Ms. Mohler tries her hand at telling viewers what St. Paul meant by what he said when what he said does not accord with her own prejudices. She also speaks with some expertise on “toga type things”, which I found amusing.

 

I thought it might gladden your day.

 

Apparently while bowing down in prayer any distinction between the sexes was completely lost. One can well imagine that in a herd of bowing down, sexually indeterminate people, a pious worshiper might be confused about the appropriateness of the prayer.

 

The Prophetess Mohler gives us a lot to think about!

 

You might also note her trenchant insights into head gear and Islam. I know that in Lancaster, PA, I was terribly confused by all those Muslim Mennonites, and to this day I am unnerved by flight attendants in hats; I don’t know which ones might start shouting Allah Akbar!

 

I suppose this is what the early Christians might have called “handling the word of God preposterously”, and it’s sad that this sort of celebrity dogmatics is not dismissed as certain pranksters who have crept in unawares.



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Misdirection

  02/10/15 , by Dissidens, Categories: Evangelical culture

 

 

Not only does the Super Bowl afford the spirit-led athaleet opportunities for evangelism, it also provides the pulpit-pinhead some useful sermon material.

I think the Evangelical has proven to everyone’s satisfaction his lack of integrity; now he can move on to demonstrating his lack of self-respect.

Madalyn Murray O'Hair, Hugh Hefner, Sam Harris, Richard Dawkins, and Bill Maher never were the real enemies of religion, they were always just a magician’s trick. The enemies hidden from sight are the sofa spuds who natter about thigh gap, the wearing of Adrian Peterson’s jersey, holy hip hop, Downton Abbey, Fifty Shades of Grey….


 

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The Butler Did It

  02/02/15 , by Dissidens, Categories: Evangelical culture



As nearly everyone in the world now knows, the New England Patriots defeated the Seattle Seahawks by a score of 28 to 24.

The event exposed the identity of many people in the Northwest as losers, deprived a number of Seahawk athaleet saints of an opportunity to glorify God and to tell the unregenerate about Jesus Christ, and denied Evangelicals everywhere a chance to trivialize their Lord and Savior.

At this point it is impossible to know how many souls will now slide into a christless eternity as a result of Super Bowl XLIX.


“This Super Bowl thing, it’s such a big deal to the people of the Northwest,” he adds. “You can see how the Seahawks provide identity for so many people. What’s cool is that God has opened up a platform through winning to talk about Jesus Christ, the greatest treasure of all. Why do we want to win? I know the brothers on the team, they want to win to glorify God and tell more people about Jesus Christ.”



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A Platform Through Winning

  01/29/15 , by Dissidens, Categories: Evangelical culture


There you have it, in case you were wondering. Jesus is better than the Super Bowl.

At least he’s better than Super Bowl XLIX.


“This Super Bowl thing, it’s such a big deal to the people of the Northwest,” he adds. “You can see how the Seahawks provide identity for so many people. What’s cool is that God has opened up a platform through winning to talk about Jesus Christ, the greatest treasure of all. Why do we want to win? I know the brothers on the team, they want to win to glorify God and tell more people about Jesus Christ.”



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Case In Point

  01/19/15 , by Dissidens, Categories: Evangelical culture



This is exactly what is wrong with Evangelicalism. If you want to understand why Evangelicals are a laughingstock and why the Gospel gets no traction in your society, you can hardly do better than reading Pastor Kevin DeYoung.

Kevin admits in the opening paragraph of his slovenly thoughtpiece that he’s not an expert…that he does not know…that he doesn’t know…and “I’m sure I don’t even know half of the things I don’t know that I don’t know.”

All the things one ought to know, all the things that are essential to just judgment, Pastor DeYoung admits to not knowing. And yet he speaks. Here is a self-confessed unqualified person who will nevertheless commentate based on what? a selective reading of his religious text!

Another thing he apparently does not know is Proverbs chapter 18 and verse 13, (very often found in the same text he claims is authoritative).

He speaks as a “pastor”. Read the whole thing, and ask yourself if being a pastor and if misapplying a couple of Bible verses qualifies him to critique any other fields of human endeavor along with criminal justice.

Aesthetics? Humane letters? Medical ethics? Political economy? Earth science? Foreign affairs?

This is the heart of modern Evangelicalism: take an emotionally charged and divisive issue, wait for an opportune, inflammatory moment, make some vague claim about your authority as a cleric, and deliver yourself of some topical, feel-good nonsense.

Stupidity, ignorance, and intemperance, these three; but the greatest of these is intemperance.



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