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Don’t Do This, Publishers…

It just makes you look stupid.  That’s not Greek or English and those Greek letters spell nothing.  I realize you want it to look eye catching, and it is.  But for all the wrong reasons.  So stop it.

 
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Posted by on 6 Aug 2019 in Dilettante

 

Eric Metaxas Thinks God Uses Mass Shootings to Call People to Repentance

Eric Metaxas is what happens when a dilettante with an audience he doesn’t deserve opines on theological matters he doesn’t understand.

Every mass shooting seems to brings out conservative Christians eager to outdo their colleagues in the contest of who has the dumbest possible reaction to the atrocity. We’ve already heard Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrickblaming video games and a lack of forced Christianity for the El Paso shooting.

Now Christian author Eric Metaxas, … is chiming in with his own brand of faith-based _______.

This morning, he blamed the shootings on the “spirit of the anti-Christ” and then offered an odd justification for why God allows such violence to continue even if He has the power to stop it.

Stop trying to explain complex theological ideas like Providence, Eric.  You aren’t intellectually equipped for it, and it is too important to be left in the hands of rank ignorant amateurs.

There are lots of ways God calls us to repentance and prayer.  Gunmen killing children isn’t one of them.  And what a sick image of God you have.  God, our Father, wants gunmen to kill random strangers just so billy bob will pray more?  Your view is sick, and you are a sick person with a sick understanding of God, the Bible, and theology.

 
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Posted by on 5 Aug 2019 in Dilettante, Heresy and Heretics

 

More Pentebabbleist Nutbaggery

In an appearance on The Jim Bakker Show earlier this month, Christian author and activist Dr. Lance Wallnau warned that there is a “witchcraft veil” being spread over the minds of Americans, thanks to the media.

“How long are you going to be in this mental fog?” Wallnau asked rhetorically. “I think America is in a Jezebel witchcraft, meaning that there’s a witchcraft veil over the minds and perception of the masses, perpetuated by the false prophesies coming thought the media mouthpiece.”

According to Wallnau, the lies coming from the mainstream media are making the “average Christian” complacent.

“I have young sons in my family, I have friend of mine — they go, ‘Dad, don’t worry about me, I get a balanced perspective. I don’t listen to just one source, I listen to MSNBC and CNN,’” he said. “I go, ‘Son, ninety-five percent of the media is owned by the left — you can’t listen to four different outlets and think you’re getting the true story — they’re all biased.’”

Wallnau then turned to Jim Bakker and encouraged him to break though “that veil” of “false prophets” created by the media, adding that he and others of his ilk have paid a heavy price for their support of President Trump.

Dear Pentebabbleists, please stay away from the bible and theology.  You don’t know what you’re doing.

 
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Posted by on 25 Jul 2019 in Dilettante, Heresy and Heretics, Pentebabbleism, Pentebabbleists

 

More Pentebabbleist Nutbaggery

This is a weird one even by pentebabbleist standards.

Mark Taylor, also known as the “Firefighter Prophet” is taking anti-immigration rhetoric to a whole new level.

During an appearance on McFiles Network this Monday with host Christopher McDonald, Taylor said that people need to look at crossings at the US-Mexico border from a more “spiritual perspective.”

“Well, let’s look at this from a spiritual perspective here,” Taylor said. “When I wrote that prophetic word before Trump came into office about the border, it was a ‘2,000-mile demonic gate’ — now, even me as the prophetic voice writing that … I didn’t realize the depth of that.”

“You’ve got drugs, guns, human trafficking, sex trafficking, you got MS-13, you got ISIS, I mean, you got all these things that are coming in,” he continued. “Now, you have to look at this from a spiritual perspective. You’re letting in natural entities that are here to destroy the country … it’s the spiritual entities that we are trying to get rid of, guys.”

Taylor then accused churches that give safe haven to migrants of “harboring spiritual entities.”

“I wouldn’t want to walk into one of those churches right now, because they’re inviting them in, Chris,” Taylor declared. “They are literally inviting these spiritual entities, these illegal spiritual entities into their houses of worship — or, they’re not even houses of worship, it’s just a building — whatever it is, whatever you want to call it, you know what I mean? I mean, gimmie a break, they’re part of the system.”

“That’s what’s going on right now. You have to look at this from a spiritual component, how powerful this actually is. These are spiritual entities. And look, the Dark Side knows this. The Deep State is in the highest — the cabal are in the highest forms of witchcraft on earth. They know by allowing the illegals in here what they’re allowing in spiritually, Chris.”

When you combine pentebabbleism and dilettantism, you have a toxic stew of theological ignorance found nowhere else.

 
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Posted by on 17 Jul 2019 in Dilettante, Heresy and Heretics, Pentebabbleism, Pentebabbleists

 

Barton Swaim is Why People Who Aren’t Biblical Scholars Shouldn’t Talk About the Bible or Biblical Scholarship

His ‘review’ of John Barton’s magnificent book is the sort of garbage that one expects of a dilettante who knows absolutely NOTHING about the field.  His assessment of Barton’s latest book is puerile and juvenile.  It’s as though he has no understanding of either the Bible or biblical scholarship and his closing assertion that John Barton’s ‘admiration’ for the Hebrew and Greek Scriptures is ‘lukewarm’ (!!!!) is the most moronic thing I have read in years.  He knows NOTHING about John Barton’s lifelong devotion to the Bible and scholarship.  Lukewarm…   What a buffoon.

The Wall Street Journal should be ashamed that it published a review by a man whose entire claim to fame is that he writes reviews of political books for the WSJ.

Few ‘reviews’ infuriate me because, frankly, I’m used to dilettantes.  But this wretched piece of garbage is a hit piece by an ignoramus.  It is despicable.

Mr Swaim, here is your Dilly-

 
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Posted by on 11 Jul 2019 in Dilettante, Dilly the Dilettante Award

 

This Week’s Dilly Winner

No you aren’t.  No he isn’t.  So here’s your Dilly!

 
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Posted by on 4 Jun 2019 in Dilettante, Dilly the Dilettante Award

 

Quote of the Day

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.”

 
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Posted by on 25 May 2019 in Dilettante

 

Dilly Award – the Dilettantish Publisher Edition

There’s so much wrong here, and they don’t even know it.  First of all, The Geneva Bible of 1599 is a revision of the 1564 edition.  Second, Luther had nothing to do with it.  Third, there’s no such thing as a ‘Luther Edition’ of the Geneva Bible.  Luther was dead decades before the Geneva Bible was published.  And finally, ‘Luthor’ (as the publisher’s advert spells it), is totally wrong.

Don’t buy things from dilettantes.  It just encourages them.

‘Patriot Depot’ and ‘Tolle Lege Press’, here’s your dilly.  You richly deserve it:

 
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Posted by on 22 May 2019 in Dilettante, Dilly the Dilettante Award

 

When You’re Too Lazy To Read the Text…

Just leave it alone.  Don’t try to make it up.

Nope, not even remotely close.  Here’s what Prov 11:27 actually says.  Whoever strives for good obtains favour, whoever looks for evil will get an evil return.

Dilettantes- kindly find a hobby not related to the Bible.

 
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Posted by on 13 Jan 2019 in Dilettante

 

Yet Another Reason Most People Shouldn’t Be Allowed Within 500 Miles of a Bible

I just wish I knew who the commentator was. Because if anyone deserves a dilly it’s him.

 
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Posted by on 4 Jan 2019 in Dilettante, Dilly the Dilettante Award

 

Invincible Ignorance

There’s no point in either arguing with or even carrying on a discussion about the Bible with such invincibly ignorant persons.  I mention this only to highlight, once more, that there are people who should not be allowed within 500 miles of any Bible because all they know how to do to it is distort it and mangle its meaning for their own political purposes.  Such persons are beyond help.

 
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Posted by on 26 Dec 2018 in Dilettante, Heresy and Heretics, Modern Culture, Theology

 

Another Dilettante Who’s Pretending to Be A Biblical Exegete: The ‘Prof’ Who Accuses God of Raping Mary

And make no mistake, that’s exactly what Sprankle is saying.  No consent = rape.  But what the imbecile ignores is that Mary does in fact give consent to the operation of the Holy Spirit:

Mary said, ‘You see before you the Lord’s servant, let it happen to me as you have said.’ And the angel left her. (Lk. 1:38)

Another fake academic pretending to know something about the Bible when he doesn’t even know the basic story.  What a buffoon.

Here’s your award, Sprankle-

 
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Posted by on 7 Dec 2018 in Dilettante, Dilly the Dilettante Award

 

This Is the Stupidest Thing You Will See On the Internet Today, Bar None

It’s an essay, on the bible, about the ‘virgin birth’, by, now get this, not a biblical scholar, but by a psychologist!  Hey, Raw Story, why not get a climate change denier to write an essay about the weather?  Or an anti-vaxxer to write a piece on the perils of vaccinations?

Are you DAFT?  Do you know NO biblical scholars?  Hit me up, I can introduce you to a hundred who are more qualified than a psychologist to write an essay on the Bible.

Disgraceful dilettantism.  Fools.

God help me, I am SICK TO DEATH of journalists and psychologists and all manner of uninformed imbeciles pretending to know what they’re talking about when they talk about the Bible.  Stupid dilettantes.

Raw Story- here’s your Dilly.  Pass it along to the psychologist.  You two can share it this week.

 
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Posted by on 6 Dec 2018 in Dilettante, Dilly the Dilettante Award

 

Well That’s Some Rubbish Nonsense

Dispensationalism is so utterly bonkers-

Note to self:  it’s a bad idea to roam around at Amazon.com.  Look for specific titles, or you’ll just weep.

 
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Posted by on 27 Nov 2018 in Dilettante, pseudo-christianity, pseudo-scholarship, pseudo-theology

 

They Aren’t ‘Bible Scholars’ so Please Don’t Refer to Them As Such

They are dilettantes of the most dilettantish sort.  That’s what they should be called.  So I will.  And here’s their award, and yours, Mr Butters, for calling them scholars in the first place.

‘Congrats’.  I haven’t given out a Dilly in a while- but you certainly deserve it Mr Butters and company.

 
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Posted by on 6 Nov 2018 in Dilettante, Dilly the Dilettante Award, Heresy and Heretics, Pentebabbleism, Pentebabbleists

 

This is Why I Just Can’t Even, Even, with Politicians And their Theological Dilettantism

She has no idea what the Bible means, what Christianity teaches, or what Christian theology is about.  Dilettante.

Politicians need to stay in their lane and do their little political silly things and keep their defiled hands off of Scripture.

 
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Posted by on 30 Oct 2018 in Dilettante

 

Wikipedia’s Editors Are Imbeciles

They can’t even tell Melanchthon and Beza apart…  dullards.  (Photo by a friend.  I don’t visit wikipedia because, well, it’s stupid).

 
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Posted by on 16 Aug 2018 in Dilettante, pseudo-scholarship

 

The Dilly the Dilettante Award Winner this Week: The Conservative Bible Project

Don’t read too much of this idiocy, it will infuriate you and your head will explode.  Suffice to say, these people are pure dilettantes.  So here’s their award:

And here’s my response to the whole stupid thing:

 
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Posted by on 14 Aug 2018 in Dilettante, Dilly the Dilettante Award

 

The Return of the Dilly the Dilettante of the Week Award

It’s been a while since I’ve awarded a Dilly to anyone (sorry about that).  But thanks to Deane Galbraith, I proffer this as a worthy recipient:

The author of this dissertation received a doctorate at an American university in February 2018:

“SATANIC INFLUENCES IN THE AMERICAN CHRISTIAN CHURCH IN A POST-MODERN CONSUMER SOCIETY

ABSTRACT This study seeks to propose evidences as to how and why the contemporary Christian church is satanically influenced, resulting in pain and suffering from devastating personal dysfunctions, interpersonal conflicts and divisions. This situation presents a great dilemma facing many, if not most, Christians in that they simply do not understand and are unaware of profound life altering significances of the spiritual battle being waged for souls and the satanic deceptions that draw people away from God.

Satan, his fallen angels, and demons influence Christians and others through his primary tools of deceit and deception, delivered to the culture through media, radio, newspaper, television, blogs, Internet and social media, diabolically present the thesis of post-modernity, which centers on a self-fulfillment philosophy that adjudicates all morals, virtues, wisdom, and instruction by each person’s individual standards developed in one’s own mind. Satan’s deceptions fashion the post-modern consumer culture with God given free will and choice to discern what is right, what is wrong and what is best for each individual, based on one’s own understanding and desires. One of Satan’s deceptions is that his evil is presented as a thorn in God’s side and a menace to humankind as a result of personal sin. The thesis presented in this study, intends to clearly show how Satan, his fallen angels, and demons, coupled with their delivery of evil on humankind and the environment, does indeed ultimately bring glory to God and salvation to humanity.

Expected outcomes encourage priests, pastors, professors, and teachers to become aware of deceptions masking satanic influences causing divisions in relationships and in churches. Mitigation measures discussed in Chapter Six, if exercised, will seek to stabilize and improve relationships among believers and the church family.”

Ressa, Jerry F., “Satanic Influences in the American Christian Church in a Post-Modern Consumer Society” (2018). Doctor of Ministry.

And then this delightful acknowledgement:

“I am deeply endowed to Dr. Michael Gama, Technical Advisor”

Ιησους.  Anyway, here’s your Dilly-

 
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Posted by on 26 Jul 2018 in Dilettante, Dilly the Dilettante Award

 

Jeff Sessions is Using the Bible to Justify Separating Children From their Parents, And He’s 100% Wrong About It

This is sickening and vile. Sessions quoting the Bible out of context is exactly why dilettantes like him, distorters of Scripture, shouldn’t be allowed within 100 miles of the Bible. He should never talk about the Bible again- because he doesn’t understand it at all.

 
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Posted by on 14 Jun 2018 in Dilettante, pseudo-christianity, pseudo-theology