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Dear Millennials, Dilettantes, and other Self Appointed Experts: You Are Not Entitled to Your Opinion

You’re not entitled to it until you earn it. The problem with “I’m entitled to my opinion” is that, all too often, it’s used to shelter beliefs that should have been abandoned. It becomes shorthand for “I can say or think whatever I like” – and by extension, continuing to argue is somehow disrespectful. And …

When a Dilettante Teaches at a Seminary

This is what happens: This is what it looks like when a dilettante pretends to be an exegete.  The text is misrepresented in order to preserve an ideological viewpoint. Remember, just because a guy teaches at a Seminary doesn’t mean he knows what he’s talking about.

Dilettantes Gone Wild

Nope.

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 …

It’s What Happens When Dilettantes Make T-Shirts…

In case you don’t read Hebrew- the word is backwards…  Hebrew reads right to left, not left to right.  If you don’t read Hebrew, don’t make t-shirts with Hebrew words on them, ok?

This is What Happens When Theological Ignoramuses and Exegetical Dilettantes Lay Hands on Scripture

No– on every level.   No, you do not have the right to ‘discipline’ your wife.  She is your partner, your equal, not your child.  The Bible gives you no such power and theological accuracy demands you think otherwise than that about your spouse. You people need to stop talking.  Indeed, you, of all people, …

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:

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 …

Dilly the Dilettante Winner of the Week: Jordan Peterson

This Is Why You Don’t Allow Dilettantes to Have a Bible

Their mishandling of it has serious consequences: A B.C. couple whose religious views are too extreme even for churches and pastors and put them at odds with family, doctors, social workers and anyone else trying to help them with their daughter, have lost their battle for custody of her. The unusual child custody trial featured …

The Most Important Piece of Equipment Any Academic Can Possess: Dilettante-dar©

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 it can absurdity (such as that spewed by Eric Metaxas about Dietrich Bonhoeffer) be spotted, …

Dilettantes Aren’t Welcome

Even among journalists. Mutatis mutandis, this is also the sort of thing that happens when dilettantes talk about the Bible when they don’t have the skill set necessary to do it accurately or sensibly. Dilettantism is only amusing to dilettantes.

Kevin Swanson: Winner of this Month’s Dilly the Dilettante Award

For this: An extreme right-wing American pastor has claimed that it would be better for parents to “hang a millstone” around their childrens’ necks and drown them “at the bottom of the sea” than let them read Harry Potter.  Kevin Swanson, speaking at the National Religious Liberties Conference in Des Moines, said the whole of …

The World’s Most Ignorant Dilettante

Joel Watts posted this.  On facebook.  It has to be said that the author of this ‘letter to the editor’ is more ignorant of the Bible than most.  And should never, ever write anything about the Bible ever again. And yet, this is precisely what happens when ‘everyone is entitled to their opinion’ becomes the …

This is What Ignorant Dilettanteism Looks Like 

Wickedpedia: Another Reason To Disdain the Worlds Largest Assembly of Dilettantes

Small British businesses and minor celebrities have been targeted by blackmailers who charged money to create positive profiles on Wikipedia.  The victims were asked for hundreds of pounds to “protect” or update online pages about their businesses, according to The Independent.  Wikipedia has blocked 381 accounts for what it calls “black hat” editing – charging money …

Ebay’s Greatest Dilettante

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

Why Do Angry Atheists and Dilettantes Make Lousy Biblical Scholars?

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

Dear Dilettantes, Take Notice…

Perry Noble: This Year’s Dilly the Dilettante Award Winner

Perry has recently asserted that the 10 Commandments were in need of rewriting, and did so- effacing their meaning with the aplomb of a true dilettante. So, Perry (why do people like this even have a congregation and just how ignorant are his flock that someone doesn’t rise and say ‘Perry, you don’t know what …