I just wish I knew who the commentator was. Because if anyone deserves a dilly it’s him.
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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-
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.
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.
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:
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-
This is what happens when people who don’t read the Bible talk about or write about the Bible-
Unprecedented depictions of the biblical Jonah and the whale have been found at a fifth-century Roman synagogue in Israel’s lower Galilee. In the recently discovered mosaic, Jonah’s legs are shown dangling from the mouth of a large fish, which is being swallowed by a larger fish, which is being consumed by a third, even larger fish.
Here, let me give you a hand with the biblical text:
וימן יהוה דג גדול לבלע את־יונה ויהי יונה במעי הדג שׁלשׁה ימים ושׁלשׁה לילות׃
The relevant phrase is
‘Great fish’. That’s it. Not ‘whale’.
Might it have been a whale? Who knows. But calling it a whale is a misrepresentation of the biblical text. And that’s just not going to happen as long as I have breath. Accordingly, here’s your well deserved Dilly-
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 on the left with the rise of the Antichrist.
Bachmann said that Donald Trump’s opponents, much like the people who built the Tower of Babel, are rebelling against God to bring about “the creation of a manmade, one-world system. And scripture tells us that in the End Times, that is what Antichrist will be, he will be a part of a one-world system.”
“There are people who reject Judeo-Christian truth and instead want to insert and usurp control of all of our lives with a global, economic and political government,” she said.
Here’s your Dilly. You certainly deserve it.
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 all.
Ignorance afoot! So, #CPAC2017 – here’s your Dilly, because you don’t know what you’re talking about. (PS- check Revelation, the gates are ALWAYS OPEN).
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 qualification of any sort-
The FBI thinks that Lyle Jeffs, the polygamist religious leader accused in a multimillion-dollar food stamp scheme, disappeared from house arrest this summer by coating his ankle monitor in olive oil and sliding it off. That explanation may fly with nonbelievers, but in court documents filed last week, Jeffs’ attorney has put forth a divine reason for his disappearance — the miracle of rapture:
As this Court is well aware, Mr. Jeffs is currently not available to inform his counsel whether or not he agrees to the Continuance. Whether his absence is based on absconding, as oft alleged by the Government in their filings, or whether he was taken and secreted against his will, or whether he experienced the miracle of rapture is unknown to counsel.
Rapture, for the uninitiated, is the Christian belief that during the second coming of Christ, the holy will be whisked away to heaven.
Yeah, no it’s not. The notion of a ‘rapture’ is a 19th century fantasy invented by dispensationalists who twisted the Biblical text more than a woman getting her hair permed has it twisted. So not only does the lawyer get a dilly, so does the journalist. Congrats to the both of you.
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 where the Bible describes, in the most positive terms, women in leadership positions.
So, Mr Fischer, given your ineptitude- here’s your dilly. Congrats!
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 – and share it with your ignorant teacher.
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 with a “medical issues,” has pleaded guilty to a number of charges in a local court at Port Macquarie, New South Wales.
The alleged victim had posted a message online seeking help as he could not afford to pay for treatment through proper channels. According to the Sydney Daily Telegraph, the 52-year-old man had been kicked in the groin by a horse some years earlier, after which he had experienced persistent problems with his left testicle.
He met with Allan George Matthews, 57, at a motel in Port Macquarie on May 16, at which time Mr Matthews removed the offending organ.
A week later the man visited hospital seeking treatment after the wound became infected. His visit triggered a police investigation, and on June 23 Mr Matthews’ home was raided by officers who medical equipment, several bottles suspected to contain amyl nitrate, and seven firearms.
Doing to ‘surgery’ what dilettantes have been doing to the Bible for centuries.
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 sensible or scholarly. He has no publications in Journals or essay collections. And finally, his answers to questions on his website are the bleetings of a buffoon.
Here’s your Dilly, Martin. You really, really deserve it.
One East Texas man believes he found fossils from Noah’s flood and a self-proclaimed fossil expert says he’s right. “From Noah’s flood to my front yard, how much better can it get,” Wayne Propst said.
Propst is stunned. He was helping his aunt lay some dirt outside her home in Tyler when he found this. “What’s really interesting to me is we’re talking about the largest catastrophe known to man, the flood that engulfed the entire world,” Propst said.
He called up self-proclaimed fossil expert Joe Taylor who confirmed that what Propst found is in fact from the time of Noah’s ark and he says finding those fossils in Tyler is rare. “I’ve never heard of anything about that from over there, I’m surprised he found it there,” Taylor said.
For days, Wayne and his aunt Sharon have been combing through this dirt with the help of some neighborhood kids. “I just take my toothbrush and work on it until we get it,” Wayne’s aunt Sharon Givan said. And send pictures off to Taylor. “To think that like he says that we have something in our yard that dated back to when God destroyed the earth. I mean, how much better could anything be,” Givan said.
For a man who loved dinosaurs as a kid, Propst says this couldn’t be any cooler. “Now all I got to do is go in front of my aunt’s house and pick up something from back when it all began. I don’t even have to search anymore,” Propst said. For the record, we have not independently verified if the rocks are in fact historic.
Oh Texas… you do provide a lot of Dilly winners, don’t you… With thanks to Ken Leonard for nominating the duo of dilettantes. So, Mr Taylor and Mr Propst, here’s your highly deserved Award!
A New Hampshire state representative came to the defense of fellow Republican Donald Trump last week, declaring that Pope Francis is the Anti-Christ. Republican state Rep. Susan DeLemus, who once claimed Donald Trump is the only politician she believes in, responded to her own Facebook post were she claimed that “The Pope is the anti-Christ. [sic] Do your research,” she wrote, adding that she’s “not sure who the Pope truly has in his heart.”
“I was actually referencing the papacy. And what I wrote after that ‘do your research,’ if you read the Geneva Bible, which is the Bible I use when we study, the commentary is – actually by the founders of the United States actually, the Protestant Church – their commentary references the papacy as the anti-Christ,” DeLemus said.
She reads the Geneva Bible… and evidently doesn’t realize that its notes are, well, mostly wrong. Or what it is. Or who wrote the notes in the first place. And that it was composed at a time when the entire environment was poisoned by misinformation from both camps against the other.
Oh dilettantes. They’re not even amusing. They’re actually dangerous.