Monday, February 25, 2008

Squirmeneutics ????

Rob Bell was just recently quoted in Relevant Magazine totally twisting scripture. He even applied an Old Testament verse to the War in Iraq. Really it is not funny, this guy went to seminary, and although now that seminary is no more Orthodox nor Biblical than a Public University especially considering the comments of its current President... Mouw. Well Tom in the Box did a great article on Squiremeneutics which is very funny, I want a name for Bell's theology...... Twisteneutics? Decievereneutics? Presuppositaleneutics? Please go ahead and post your own thoughts and new words.

20 February, 2008

squir-me-neu-tics (skwûrm'mə-nōō'tĭks)
n. (used with a sing. or pl. verb)
1. the science of misinterpretation, esp. of the Scriptures, to such a degree that it causes listeners with any common sense to squirm.
2. misinterpretation of the Scriptures so absurd that it causes one to question whether or not it could possibly be for real.

It's getting more and more difficult to write satire these days. The reason for this is that the world of Christendom at both ends is getting so extreme that I just can't seem to top reality anymore. A week rarely passes where I don't at least get several emails from you, the faithful Boxers, passing along a story, or a video that is beyond anything I could think up. When I write satire I take an absurdity and generally follow it out to its logical extreme. This in turn, hopefully, highlights the root absurdity thus causing the reader to see it more clearly.

And then there's stuff like this video that I've posted below. It needs no exaggeration because the absurd end has been logically reached already. Yes, this is a first for us at TBNN. Normally I just don't link to someone else's stuff, but this is too good (or too bad) to pass up. When I first saw this video I about lost it. I thought for sure this was a joke. Some seminary students, obviously opposed to extreme fundamentalism, post these little You Tube videos caricaturing super-hyper-indy-fundy preachers. But I checked it out, and it's no joke. This guy is for real.

Warning: This video is PG. It uses some old King James language that is generally considered crude today. I believe it's fine for adults, but you may not want your kiddos around when you watch this.

With that being said. Ladies and Gentlemen, may I present...squirmeneutics.


Thomas Rasmussen said...
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L. Curtis said...

I think I will go with sataneutics. The fact is that the teachings of such as Rob Bell and his kind are leading people peacefully to an eternal seperation from the only One who can save them all the while thinking they "invited Him into their lives." Oh how crafty that old serpent is.