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Ebay’s Greatest Dilettante

Via George Athas on the fb- and that’s funny right there-


Written by Jim

28/08/2015 at 8:20 pm

Posted in Dilettante

Assuring Failure

Jarvis Williams tweeted-

“If you want to fail at racial reconciliation, ask those who have never done it how to do it. And then take their advice.”

That’s certainly true.  But you can also insert ‘biblical exposition’ for ‘racial reconciliation’ and the statement is equally true:

“If you want to fail at biblical exposition, ask those who have never done it how to do it. And then take their advice.”

It works for theology too…

“If you want to fail at theology, ask those who have never done it how to do it. And then take their advice.”

It applies to the consultation of those who don’t believe in God regarding how they think you should approach faith issues.  Taking their advice is to assure failure.

In short, if you want to assure failure, ask someone who has never done what you’re wishing to do how they have done it and then take their advice.  Failure is assured.  Consult a dilettante; follow their advice; achieve nothing.

Written by Jim

15/08/2015 at 9:14 am

Posted in Dilettante, Theology

KJV Only People Really Are Profoundly Ignorant. Profoundly.

Via Francesca on the twitter

rubbishIf you think that the KJV is somehow to be preferred to the original languages, you’re just so very wrong and so very profoundly ignorant that it boggles the mind.

Oh No Not Again…. Still Another End Time Date Setter

Why, Lord, why?  It’s another ‘End of the World‘ predictor.  This time it’s Oct 7 2105.  What it is about October that these nutters love so much?  I only know of this because they’re following me on the twitter (till they see this anyway).

Without further ado- end of the worlders- here’s your dilly-


Liars and the Lies they Tell: The Christian Zionist Deception

The Jerusalem Post has an essay which demonstrates the lies which Christian Zionists are willing to believe, and perpetrate:

“Cooperation between the Jewish and Christian worlds is crucial to save Israel from all its threats,” Liberman said. “We are on the front lines of a clash of civilizations. Israel is the only place in the Middle East where Christians are an integral part of society.”

That’s false.  Christians are scattered about the near East and in particular there are MANY in the Palestinian territories.  It’s convenient for Lieberman to act as if they don’t exist, though, because it allows them to be ignored and he take part in their marginalization and elimination.

Kulanu MK Michael Oren, a former ambassador to the US, said that former American presidents John Adams and Abraham Lincoln thought it was their duty as good Americans and good Christians to help Jews return to the land of Israel. He recalled how a Christian Congressmen from West Texas opened a Bible and asked him how much funding Israel required for the Iron Dome missile defense system.

Adams and Lincoln did nothing to help Jews return to Palestine.  Attempting to link them to a modern political movement is the worst sort of historical misrepresentation.

“US-Israel relations go back to spiritual ties,” Oren said. “God speaks only one language and it’s the language in which we are yelling at each other in the next hall. Jesus, Mary, and John the Baptist would today be considered Jewish settlers in Bethlehem. We are on a holy mission to ensure the Jewish state remains strong and beloved.”

God speaks only one language?  Well that’s downright stupid.  Any Christian, zionist or not, who believes that is as theologically ignorant as Mr Oren.

But here’s the worst part- the lie which purports to suggest that Jesus would be a ‘settler’.  Oren is doing nothing but playing games and fleecing the Christian flock with this little tidbit of dilettantism and – if not that – evil and cynical deception.  If anything, Jesus would take the side of the oppressed and denounce the religious leaders who are using people for their own purposes.  Like Mr Oren and the others propagating his Zionist line.

So, because Mr Oren is both deceptive and a dilettante, here’s your dilly, Mr Oren


Written by Jim

23/07/2015 at 6:40 am

I Don’t Know Who Dan Hangs Out With…

But I don’t know any Christian anyone much less preacher who thinks that Jesus is the Antichrist….


I wish Joel would stop signing me up for nutty loon lists.

Written by Jim

21/07/2015 at 6:48 am

Why Do Angry Atheists and Dilettantes Make Lousy Biblical Scholars?

Because they lack the one element which is absolutely essential for excellent interpretation: commitment.


Written by Jim

16/03/2015 at 12:19 pm


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