How do you read the Bible and form beliefs from it? (YouThubeology)

Let's illustrate. Read as D. A. Carson explains why fire engines are red:
They have four wheels and eight men
four plus eight is twelve
twelve inches make a ruler
a ruler is Queen Elizabeth
Queen Elizabeth sails the seven seas
the seven seas have fish
the fish have fins
The Finns hate the Russians
the Russians are red
Fire engines are always rushin’
   So they’re red.
-Carson, Exegetical Fallacies, (Baker Books), p. 87.


Obviously, this is not why fire engines are red. Maybe. Probably not. Well, if you can't decide, you should definitely read his chapter on logic from which this illustration comes.

If you think the above illustration is evidence of a person so incapable of using his brain that such a person cannot exist, think again. There are numerous examples of such pilings of random evidence, and folks believing such a high structure of materials must have been left by an intellectual giant.

Have you known someone to say, "That's deep, that's so deep," looking at you with wonder while you try to hide the horror welling up inside?

Welcome to a short series of blogs on the awful theology being made popular through the internet.

Send me links to YouTube videos you believe should be featured in this series (marksbury-shaun @ ca . rr . com). Every Wednesday, I'll post a video that demonstrates bad hermeneutics and/or other oddities of logic that claims the name Christian posted at YouTube.  These videoed feats of theological exposition are hereby dubbed "YouThubeology" (copyright pending).

Why do such a series?  First, to demonstrate what kind of teaching can occur when the Gospel is not the focus.  Second, to take hard looks at ourselves -- we're not infallable, and can admit where we have gone wrong.  Third, to avoid repeating errors or making similar errors in the future.  Fourth, to just have a good laugh (some of the stuff is funny).

All right, I've got something in mind for this Wednesday, but don't let us go without for the following week... please...

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