Reading Time: 8 minutes Hi and welcome back! Recently, the news site of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) had a major victory to report: a megachurch in a small town in Georgia reported 114 baptisms on one Sunday. That’s a pretty big boast, considering the SBC’s in a major decline and has been for generations now. This claim intrigued […]
Bethlehem Church: Interpreting Churches’ Success Claims
Reading Time: 8 minutes Bethlehem Church, a megachurch in a small town in Georgia, reported 114 baptisms on one Sunday. That’s a pretty big boast, considering the SBC’s in a major decline and has been for generations now. This claim intrigued me, so today let’s look at some
The Caste System of Calvinism: Treating People Like Things
Reading Time: 7 minutes Recently, a young and fervent Calvinist, Robert Aaron Long, decided that the best way to deal with his personal difficulties was to murder a whole bunch of innocent people. His church, Crabapple First Baptist, immediately distanced itself and is doing its level best to pretend their teachings had nothing whatsoever to do with Long’s decision or his difficulties. But I’d venture to guess that the opposite is true. Calvinism teaches adherents to treat people like things, and it does so through its central tenet.
Evangelicalism: Where Aaron Long Learned to Destroy His Temptations
Reading Time: 8 minutes Hi and welcome back! In the wake of yet another mass shooting, unsettling and unsurprising details have emerged about the person responsible, Aaron Long. It turns out he’s one of many evangelical men who get taught to literally destroy anything that tempts them, rather than learning to manage himself and take responsibility for himself. In […]
Trump’s Phone Call and the Law
Reading Time: 2 minutes Yesterday, I spoke about how Trump believed the nonsense he has been spouting, conspiracy theories and all. Today, I am going to share with you an interesting legal analysis from a YouTube legal expert I often watch. It makes for fascinating viewing. Aside from this, there are two points about the phone call that are […]
On the Georgia Run-Offs
Reading Time: < 1 minute Here are a few quick thoughts on the Georgia run-offs. Stay in touch! Like A Tippling Philosopher on Facebook: A Tippling Philosopher You can also buy me a cuppa. Or buy some of my awesome ATP merchandise! Please… It justifies me continuing to do this!
Georgia On My Mind
Reading Time: 3 minutes The road leads back to you, come January. And no peace you’ll find, no peaceful dreams you’ll see till this thing is sorted. Disclaimer: I’m not American (as you all know); correct me if I err in my claims. Where are we at? Let’s face it, Biden has won whilst the Republicans are being, well, snowflakes. […]
Some More Polling Analysis and Hunter Biden
Reading Time: 4 minutes Here are some interesting points of late: The race, as predicted in the final stages, is tightening to some degree. Even with Rasmussen, who skew Republican big time, have Biden to win 319 Electoral College seats. Given that Trump won the three Rust Belt seats by less than 1% only, again Rasmussen has Biden winning Wisconsin […]
Your Thoughts on Real Reason for Georgia’s Reopening?
Reading Time: < 1 minute I know this is a meme, but I was wondering what your thoughts on it might be. Either it’s spot on, and these are some pretty cynical (or brilliant, depending on your politics…) calculations from Georgia’s politicians, or this is disinformation: Stay in touch! Like A Tippling Philosopher on Facebook: A Tippling Philosopher You […]
‘Fetal Heartbeat’ Abortion Law Signed by Georgia Governor
Reading Time: 2 minutes Oh dear. I guess this means some incoming lawsuits. I hope so, at any rate. This is from The New York Times: Gov. Brian Kemp of Georgia signed one of the most restrictive abortion laws in the nation on Tuesday, effectively banning abortion after six weeks of pregnancy, when doctors can usually start detecting a fetal heartbeat. […]