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Dopey Posters and Memes, Again

Aug 16, 2020

Some of the nonsense Christians post online is utterly dreadful – and unbiblical!

All believers will one day give an account of how they spent their lives for Christ. There will be many things looked at, but I suspect one

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Yet More Dumb Memes and Sayings

Jan 21, 2020

Christians can say and share the most foolish things:

The world always has been filled with goofy ideas, dumb ideas, and just plain false ideas. But with the advent of the internet, we seem to have far more of them

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More Ridiculous Religious Memes

Sep 18, 2019

Here are more really bad memes that we should not be using or sharing online.

Memes are one way to express important ideas, especially on the social media, if done well and done properly. But far too often they are

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More Cheap Excuses For Sin

Aug 1, 2018

Yesterday I wrote a piece in which I looked at six common sayings which in effect can become nothing but cheap excuses for sin. The article got a bit of attention, and some folks offered a few more such excuses.

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Stop Making Cheap Excuses For Sin

Jul 31, 2018

There are plenty of popular sayings and expressions tossed about by believers which may sound good at first, but when they are more carefully considered, they often turn out to be little more than cheap excuses for living a life

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Even More Foolish Posters – and Bad Theology

Jun 15, 2018

By their very nature, memes, posters and social media posts tend to be content-light and information-thin. So one cannot rely on them very much. They might get people thinking, and they may contain snippets of truth, but usually complex issues

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And Five More Really Dumb Christian Copouts

Feb 9, 2018

Getting a biblically balanced outlook on various issues is often quite difficult to achieve. Usually we have a lot of muddled and misguided thinking in our churches when it comes to so many contentious social and moral issues of the

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Yet Still More Goofy and Unhelpful Posters

May 31, 2017

In this irregular series I offer for your inspection a few silly posters and memes making the rounds, especially on the social media, and present some commentary about them. There is never a shortage of such items to discuss and

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God and Niceness

Feb 10, 2017

In an age where mankind reigns supreme, and God – if he is thought to exist at all – is merely an appendage to us and our whims, the biblical gospel is very easily and so often dumbed down into

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And Even More Dumb Quotes and Posters

Dec 21, 2015

As part of my ongoing series on dumb sayings and posters, I offer a few more for your enjoyment and edification. Given that the social media supplies us with a non-stop supply of such things, I have a bottomless well

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Five More Dumb Christian Copouts

Mar 9, 2015

In my last article in this informal series, I mentioned that there are plenty more unhelpful and unbiblical things Christians say which are little more than a copout. That is certainly the case, and I could have a fulltime career

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Five Really Dumb Christian Copouts

Mar 6, 2015

The fact that there are a lot of really dumb, unhelpful, and just plain unbiblical things being said by so many Christians today is quite telling. It is an indication of how poorly we are doing in getting contemporary believers

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Some More Pretty Dumb Posters

Oct 24, 2013

This seems to now be an ongoing, albeit irregular, series. There never seems to be a shortage of rather dumb and nonsensical posters and quotes making the rounds, especially in the social media. People happily post these quotes and posters,

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And Even More Stupid Posters

Nov 14, 2012

OK, this is now an official series. I was hoping a few articles on this would suffice, but how wrong I was. Every day another prime example of really dumb posters and sayings arise, so it looks like I now

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Even More Stupid Posters and Quotes

Jun 16, 2012

This looks like it is going to be an ongoing series for quite some time to come. It is instalment number three of an irregular series which shows no signs of letting up. You see, people – including well-meaning folks,

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More Really Dumb Posters and Quotes

May 23, 2012

A few months ago I wrote a piece examining some of the popular quotations and posters making the rounds on various social media networks. Many of these I found to be quite unhelpful, even harmful. The real problem was that

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Really Dumb Posters and Quotes

Mar 13, 2012

Facebook users may have noticed how recently the social networking site has allowed folks to post bigger pictures in their posts. So there has been a huge increase in all sorts of pictures, illustrations and art works being posted. Also

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If Necessary, Use Words

Dec 15, 2011

One day I am going to write an article on all the rather dumb sayings, quotes, and posters, as are often found in places like FaceBook. But here I want to concentrate on just one such saying which is often

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