Category Archives: Dilettante
Dr Michael J. Svigel – Eschatology 101: “Nobody knows the day or the hour. Except that guy with no formal training and a lame website. Besides him, nobody knows.”
If you’re getting your ‘science’ from Bill Nye you need to stop it. It’s like getting your psychiatry from Dr Phil or your theology from Joel Osteen.
Politicians should never pretend to be theologians. Because they aren’t. And Bachmann is a prime example. While speaking last week on the Last Days radio program “Understanding the Times with Jan Markell,” former GOP Rep. Michele Bachmann linked political advocacy … Continue reading
The story of Adam and Eve isn’t a marriage relationship manual. So please, shut up. Oh, and here’s your Dilly.
For displaying the sort of ignorance about the Bible and theology that befuddles anyone with a brain and yet nevertheless pretending to interpret it for the present day. Who is more deserving of a Dilly? That’s right- no one at … Continue reading
Maybe of the decade. Anyway, ‘Phil’, here’s your well deserved award. Wear it proudly.
These people should just stop. But they seem incapable of it, driven by some sort of demonically induced madness. An Israeli Rabbi has claimed that the biblical prophecy of Balaam, which says that the appearance of a new star will … Continue reading
She writes Sorry folks, experts do know a lot… and, at the same time, they should be vulnerable and open to challenge, unseating, overturn and maybe ridicule. But to do that means more than just sounding off! She’s responding, of … Continue reading
Is as qualified for her job as 99.99999% of the people who talk about the Bible are to talk about the Bible… I.e, she’s a dilettante. Anathema sint.
Remember when kidnappers used to snatch a victim and then they would cut and paste words and phrases from the newspapers and magazines and send them to the family of the victim, demanding ransom? Well about 500 years ago the … Continue reading
From time to time (oh alright, just about every day) someone (who doesn’t know what they’re talking about) will insist that theology doesn’t matter because the disciples were just simple fishermen and villagers who followed Jesus around and they just … Continue reading
If you don’t have Dilettante-dar© then you need to, to borrow a phrase of Jesus, go and sell what you have to acquire it. It’s the most important piece of equipment any academic can possess because only by means of … Continue reading
This one will strike you as doubly dilettantish. Because… a lawyer is claiming a polygamous Mormon is missing and may have been a victim of the ‘rapture’… and a journalist labels belief in the ‘rapture’ a ‘Christian belief’ without any … Continue reading
Here’s why: he doesn’t know anything about the Bible’s view of women. Fischer claimed that God specifically reserves leadership roles for men only, even in the home and used the Bible as proof. The essayist goes on to list places … Continue reading
To the Pastor who said in a meeting this week: One of my teachers said it was ok to take a passage from the Bible out of context if you had a good reason to do it. Here’s your award … Continue reading
Amateurs: We Are Riddled With them in Biblical Studies- So It’s Nice to See Them Branching Out Into Other Fields..
So folk can see the outcome of their efforts. If biblical dilettantism is ok, why then, well, so is this. A man who cut off an acquaintance’s testicle in a motel room, having replied to an advert asking for assistance … Continue reading
Again, this is what happens when dimwittery meets sacred text without any intervening instruction: A controversial religious group that claims it can cure autism “by driving out demons” is set to take to the streets of Barcelona this weekend. A … Continue reading
Let that soak in a bit, and then come to terms with the fact that dilettantes are the greatest threat to the world.
In fact, you’re a dilettante if you call yourself one and you aren’t. He’s not a member of SBL or ETS. He doesn’t belong to SOTS or BNTS or any academic society. He hasn’t published anything that looks even remotely … Continue reading