The Onion on a closed canon. Wait, what?

20 Mar

Reblogged from Coffee & Mustard:

Somehow, The Onion (!!!) has a better grasp on the sufficiency of Scripture and a closed cannon better than 95% of mainline Protestantism, including many in Calvinistic circles.

Says them, emphasis mine:

“God has granted no interviews, made no public appearances, and kept entirely to Himself for what seems like ages, and yet it’s fair to say that no other author has been quite so influential,” said noted critic and conference attendee James Wood, observing that while the fiercely private immortal being has only one book to His credit, He remains among the world’s most respected and quoted writers.

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7 responses to “The Onion on a closed canon. Wait, what?

  1. Alan Roebuck

    March 21, 2016 at 9:16 am

    You make a good point, but later in the Onion article we read:

    Many of God’s most ardent fans still make regular attempts to contact Him, sources said, despite the fact that the reclusive being is infamous for never responding.

    “It’s understandably very difficult for people to accept that a deity could create an epic as complex, beautiful, strange, and enduring as the Bible, and then just stop writing altogether—cutting off all ties and making Himself completely inaccessible,” said Professor Charles Boutwell, a panelist at the conference and a self-proclaimed admirer of the God of Heaven and Earth. “However, the qualities that make God so mysterious to us are the very same qualities that make Him such a unique voice.”

    [End quote]

    “Never responding” and “completely inaccessible.” They’re peddling deism.

    [Then again, it’s just an Onion article.]

    • Will S.

      March 21, 2016 at 9:19 am

      Yes, they were wrong there, but I’m just surprised they managed to get anything right! 🙂

    • Will S.

      March 21, 2016 at 9:20 am

      Welcome to Patriactionary, BTW.

      • Alan Roebuck

        March 21, 2016 at 12:26 pm

        Thanks. I take it you’re fellow Protestants, of whom we need more in the Reactosphere.

      • Will S.

        March 21, 2016 at 3:39 pm

        I am Reformed, but we are a pan-traditionalist blog just like your Orthosphere; e.g. ElectricAngel is Roman Catholic.

        I agree, we do need more Protestant voices in these parts. 🙂


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