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Bad Theology On YouTube: Is This The Worst Apologetics Video Ever?

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One of my friends from church sent me this video about a month or so ago. He asked me what did I think about it, and after watching it, I felt appalled. This video is considered quality “scholarship?” Really? He told me he had major problems with the arguments in this “defense” of the Trinity. So, let’s take a moment to observe, shall we?

First, in the opening minutes:
He studied “the attributes of God”; well, let’s see, anyone can study God’s attributes, all you have to do is Google them, you may wind up at a CARM.org or TheoPedia. Also, that’s not scripture my friend, but an interpretation of Scripture, but Scripture is not even brought up. We know that God is relational because of Jesus in the Gospels, and that’s where the idea of the Trinity starts.

Later in the video, the author gets into physics…..ummmmm.. what? NOPE! That is highly anachronistic. The Church Fathers and Mothers formulating the creeds did not have contemporary science in mind. This apologist doesn’t sound smart, he sounds like someone posing to be a person with a lot of knowledge in philosophy

Yeah so this is part of my problem with apologetics, the apologists themselves. They feign intellectual rigor and “logic.” name drop one event in church history, and one science fact they pick up on Wikipedia. Then, these apologists hypocritically condemn more intellectually invested Christians and persons for being “too critical” or “not practical enough.” They want the reputation and reward for acting smart without having to do the real work. In sum, laziness.

Playing Race Card and the Victim=s Epic Fail

So,Thursday was apparently a day for two of the most anti-intellectual celebrities to voice their idiotic opinions, and get slammed for it.

First Miami Heat superstar LeBron James blamed the media for its “Racist” coverage of the debacle called his exit from Cleveland.  Race? Really? Really? The best you can do is pull a play out of Al Sharpton’s playbook. Give me a break. (And no, I am not an apologist for the sore loser owner of the Cavs either, just someone sick of the race card being drawn at the most arbitrary whim of famous racial minorities).

But the saddest and best piece of news came from CNN; Rick Sanchez made some anti-Judaic comments concerning the media and was removed as an anchor. His rant, like LeBron’s, was the classic “I am a victim, but look at me on t.v.” and he deserved his fate.

Both Sanchez and LeBron=s EPIC FAILURES this week. Ridiculous.

I have never

I have never read, heard, or encountered a rational argument in favor of abortion.  For the most part, I hear ad hominem attacks, insults, and religious stereotypes thrown around, along with appeals to emotion.

Or for that matter, in favor of the death penalty.  And let me at to that, war.

Life is the most reasonable choice.

That’s about it.

Truth and Peace,

Rod