Thursday, July 9, 2009

Green is the New Black, Boots are the New Gloves

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Gary Cass of the Christian Anti-Defamation League (I know, right?) has a new message for fundys: ignorance is the new knowledgeable.

Yes, really.

Part of the problem of with defending the Christian faith is that we Christians have been systematically maligned and insulted by non-Christians in our education system and media to the extent that we are often intellectually intimidated. it's not the fact that other people actually know things that's intellectually intimidating, it's the insults. Non-believers arrogantly present themselves as superior, rational and scientific in what way is a fundy rational or scientific? are there new definitions of those words i am unaware of? and belittle Bible believing Christians as inferior, irrational and unscientific. i don't think of fundys as inferior, but yeah, irrational and unscientific fit.

While this may be what most people believe this is patently not true.
i don't suppose you did a study . . . oh, right It is exactly the opposite. really? that seems . . . unlikely The only true rational and scientifically justifiable position for living in this world is the biblical Christian position. OW! my brain just broke. "rational and scientifically justifiable"? wha?

In the Scriptures
comma Almighty God, who cannot lie he's omnipotent, right? if he's omnipotent, he can lie., reveals the objective truth OW! STOP IT! about the real condition of the mind of the believer and unbeliever. Many Christians know much about the mind of the unbeliever because of their life experience before they were regenerated by the Holy Spirit. and many unbelievers know the mind of the believer because of their life experience before they realized the truth. and? We can also examine the fruit of both the believer and unbeliever’s thought to see which system can best account for the facts. OW! IT BURNS!

The Unbelieving Mind is Not Neutral

The mind of man, like the rest of man’s being, has been profoundly affected by sin. yes, yes, we're garbage. dirty, filthy, worthless garbage. It has been darkened and rendered futile (Ephesians 4:17). Proof of this darkened futility is demonstrated by mankind’s refusal to obey Christ’s great commandment to love God with, among the other parts of his constitution my vagina? should i love god with all my vagina?, all the mind (Matthew 22:37). Therefore, the proud and ungrateful unbeliever “becomes vain in his reasoning” (Romans 1:21). quoting the bible is what "rational and scientific" now means?

He cannot “receive the things of the Spirit”
which are not scientific! because spiritual matters are rendered foolishness to him (1 Corinthians 2:13, 14). This has cut him off from the only fountain of truth, because “the fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge,” therefore the unbeliever actually hates knowledge crap. my brain just burst out of my skull and ran away. i should've treated it better than this. (Proverbs 1:7; 2:14). This is just a reflection of his pathological enmity towards God himself i cannot have pathological anything towards something that does not exist. you know, gary, you have a pathological emnity towards the flying spaghetti moster. repent! and reap the noodly rewards.; “The carnal mind is enmity against God” (Romans 8:7).

The unbelieving mind cannot be artificially distinguished from the rest of the unbeliever’s person.
what? He is in a lost condition and therefore his mind is not able to be purely objective and rational. like you? Only God is purely objective and perfectly rational. i don't think my brain's coming back.

Because of the unbeliever’s fallen condition and illicit covenant with Satan ummm . . . what? now i'm hostile towards one thing i don't believe exists and illicitly involved with something else i don't believe exists? his mind in blinded and bound (2 Corinthians 4:4). He is irrationally hostile and in constant rebellion against God as his Creator and Christ as the only Redeemer. and against the tiny pink unicorns in my basement, as well as Ishtar, Zeus and the Mayan wind god.

Rebellious man is a usurper. He vainly desires for himself what he resents about God.
for the last time: I. DON'T. BELIEVE. IN. GOD. i no more resent god than you resent the Flying Spaghetti Monster. Man wants to be the final judge of what is true. until god starts sending me postcards, that is. But this right is reserved for the holy Triune God (not that one-une god, allah), who alone knows all and judges the world in righteousness.


The Christian Faith Reclaims the Mind

The Christian mind operates on an entirely different principle from that of the unbeliever irrational paranoia?, whether the unbeliever is an atheist or a religious non-Christian mooslins. This is because there is a supernatural aspect to restoring proper thinking. uh, what? By grace the Christian mind has been and is continuing to be “renewed in knowledge according to the image of Him who created him” (Colossians 3:10; cf. Ephesians 4:23). you can dress it up in whatever bible quote you want, but ignorance and irrationality are not good qualities.

The proper Christian mind is devoted to thinking God’s thoughts after him. christians think the thoughts of an omnipotent, omniscient being? then why aren't they all winning the lottery? But this is only possible by the gracious operation of the Holy Spirit who renews the Christian mind (Romans 12:1&2). The Spirit applies all aspects of the redemption wrought by Christ, including the restoration of man’s cognitive obedience and worship. oh, so thinking god's thoughts involves worshipping god- wtf? god worships god?

i don't think i ever truly understood the phrase "a little knowledge is a dangerous thing until i read the following paragraphs. it's like he heard how the brain actually works at the same time someone was reciting that famous bit of Shakespeare, sound and fury signifying nothing, and this was the result.

The atheist's worship of the creation (Romans 1:25) destroys any basis for meaning, communication and reason. If everything is derived from matter and chance, communication is reduced to arbitrary gibberish and random sound waves signifying nothing. How does impersonal matter plus chance account for meaningful abstract ideas and symbolic language? Words are not real, rather they are concepts. If chance is ultimate then words are not fixed, but are accidental. So, their definitions are random and subject to change at any moment. This destroys communication.

But even atheists can communicate in spite of their beliefs because God, not matter and chance, is ultimate. God communicates within the Godhead and to his creation. He is the source of all communication and because we reflect his image, we can communicate meaningfully, too. Human communication is a derivative of God’s nature.

Meaning is also found in our relationships and persons. If impersonal matter and chance is ultimate, then there is no soul or mind and certainly no love. Man’s self-consciousness is reduced to a biochemical brain response that signifies nothing. Love or even hatred for another person is nothing more than a chemical illusion.

Well, there you have it: irrationality is logic, ignorance is knowledge and we're all just jabbering meat without jesus.


  1. "Words are not real, rather they are concepts. If chance is ultimate then words are not fixed, but are accidental. So, their definitions are random and subject to change at any moment."

    Um, yes - exactly. Language is arbitrary and conventional. It works because we agree on meanings, not because the sounds or shapes of words have any direct reflection of the things they signify. If our ability to communicate was derived directly from a single godhead*, I'd expect all of humanity to share a single language.

    Michael Mock

    * I love that word. It sound so naughty.

  2. Bullshit presuppositionalism. Dressed up in a bit of random flowery language but it's presupp just the same.

    "The atheist doesn't have an absolute standard therefore cannot account for logic. He can of course borrow from Christianity to make his argument but that is what makes his argument irrational - he's using that which he denies to make his argument"

    They continually avoid the fact their religion is inherently subjective and they have no recourse to an objective standard themselves - it's all arbitrary and subject to God's whims.

    They're just upset that they're not allowed to burn heretics these days.

  3. yeah, all the fun has been sucked out of christianity.

  4. On behalf of Shakespeare, I'd like to say that I feel personally violated that you brought Macbeth into this. That was uncalled for.

  5. "The atheist's worship of the creation"

    ... they still don't get it. Atheists do NOT worship. How hard is that to fathom? The whole point of being an atheist lies in that whole not-worshipping bit.

    Wow. This was one of the more amazingly ignorant gems you've found lately. How do you keep wading through this inanity?

    Oh and if the moron hasn't noticed: yes, words and their meanings are subject to change. If they weren't we'd all be speaking some proto-language which is long forgotten. Some Indo-European or Eurasian language and we'd probably be writing in hieroglyphics or somesuch other ancient pictoral 'alphabet'. And yet... we're not! However can that be? Language must have changed... uhhhh wait a minute. *cough* Nevermind... *shakes head*



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