Dismal theology-related quote for the day

Remember. Never Forget. John Piper is no damn good.

The rest of y’all have a Happy Thanksgiving!

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Defending Jack and the Beanstalk

Albert the Pious is at it again, snarking at science he doesn’t understand to claim that evolutionary science is intellectually insecure.

And what we really need to understand at this point is Christians trying to think about this particular development is the fact that what is demonstrated here is the incredible intellectual insecurity of the evolutionary establishment. They are so committed to their understanding of the sole authority of what they now call settled science that they are simply insecure even believing that teachers in the public school classroom being required to ask fundamental questions and to encourage fundamental questions about evolution that they are actually subverting evolution.

This is doubtless comforting to those who have never done — perhaps even lack the intellectual capacity to do — the hard work of understanding evolution, but it really is settled: Evolution is a fact. The questions posed by Creationists have been answered, and invariably betray wild misapprehensions of evolution anyhow.

Seriously: It’s like trying to convince some yahoo that the Jack and the Beanstalk tale is make-believe. People like Mohler are proud of their ignorance; they believe it demonstrates virtue.

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Juvenile tweet of the day

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Anti-American for Jesus

The public preoccupation with the matter of whether or not Roy Moore is an insecure horndog, or was 40-years ago, overlooks that there are incontestably well-documented reasons to vote against him today: He is a theocrat. He is deeply anti-American and, by any sane reckoning, ought to be counted an enemy of this country.

  • “Anytime you deny the acknowledgement of God you are undermining the entire basis for which our country exists.”

  • “Separation of church and state was never meant to separate God and government.”

  • “You wonder why we’re having shootings and killings here in 2017? Because we’ve asked for it. We’ve taken prayer out of school.”

  • “The free exercise clause of the constitution does not apply to any religion but Christianity.”

  • “False religions like Islam who teach that you must worship this way are completely opposite with what our First Amendment stands for.”

  • “Worship With Your Vote.”

  • “There is no such thing as evolution.”

  • “Anytime you deny the acknowledgement of God you are undermining the entire basis for which our country exists.”

  • “I feel that I’m sworn to uphold the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of Alabama, and those constitutions are founded upon a fundamental belief in God … my display of the Ten Commandments and prayer before sessions are simply acknowledgments of God.”

  • “I consider it my duty to acknowledge God. To take down the Ten Commandments and to stop holding prayer would be a violation of that duty. I will not take down the Ten Commandments and I will not stop holding prayer.”

  • “The Ten Commandments are the divinely revealed law.”

We know what theocratic states look like; we are fighting them all over the world.

James Madison, universally acknowledged as the United States Constitution’s chief architect, said this: “The Government of the United States of America is not, in any sense founded on the Christian religion.”

Roy Moore is a Christian Nationalist, and we can’t afford to be indulgent: He is an enemy of American ideals.

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Uh-huh …

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