Dismal theology tweet for the day, II


Actually … no. Nobody even knows who wrote most of the texts of the Bible, or anything about the authors; it could have been a bunch of drunk college boys who just wanted to see what they could get away with. I’m not saying it was, but that Mohler doesn’t actually know that it wasn’t, and that eliminates his right to claim inerrancy for the Bible. Biblical Inerrancy is a self-aggrandizing marketing lie that benefits clergy, and injures everybody else.


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Dismal theology tweet for the day


Though he is the most heavily-documented liar in the entire SBC — and that’s saying something — and even though a federal judge harshly rebuked him for a SLAPP, and even though the school he leads lost its accreditation on his watch, ol’ Ergun Caner rides high with an invite to preach at the church of a former president of the Southern Baptist Convention.

And y’all think I go too far when I tell you that the Southern Baptists worship a sewer-god.


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The Will to Power

Book One: European Nihilism
II: Nihilism

§29 The ways of self-narcotization. — Deep down: not knowing whither. Emptiness. Attempt to get over it by intoxication as music; intoxication as cruelty in the tragic enjoyment of the destruction of the noblest; intoxication as blind enthusiasm for single human beings or ages (as hatred, etc.). — Attempt to work blindly as an instrument of science: opening one’s eyes to the many small enjoyments; e.g., also in the quest of knowledge (modesty toward oneself); resignation to generalizing about oneself, a pathos; mysticism, the voluptuous enjoyment of eternal emptiness; art “for its own sake” (“le fait”) and “pure knowledge” as narcotic states of disgust with oneself; some kind or other of continual work, or of some stupid little fanaticism; a medley of all means, sickness owing to general immoderation (debauchery kills enjoyment).

  1. Weakness of the will as a result.

  2. Extreme pride and the humiliation of petty weakness felt in contrast.


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Bryan College professors sue

Two Bryan College professors are suing the school over their dismissal for believing in evolution.

Two former professors at a Dayton college named for one of creationism’s most famous defenders are suing to get their jobs back after rejecting the school’s amended statement of belief.

The dispute at Bryan College, named for Scopes Monkey Trial prosecutor William Jennings Bryan, began in February when trustees clarified the school’s statement of belief to exclude the possibility that God may have used evolution as part of creation.

I feel badly for those professors who imagined they had found a good faculty job in a quiet, wholesome little town, and admire them for their refusal to disgrace themselves by upholding nonsense; they deserve our respect.

Either Adam and Eve were real people, in which case Christianity might be true, or they are mythical, in which case Christianity is incontestably false; it is one or the other.


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The Will to Power

Book One: European Nihilism
II: Nihilism

§28 Main proposition. How complete nihilism is the necessary consequence of the ideals entertained hitherto [Christianity].

Incomplete nihilism; its forms: we live in the midst of it.

Attempts to escape nihilism without revaluating our values so far: they produce the opposite, make the problem more acute.


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