The modern way of knowing versus God

Mark K. sends this, which was written some years ago by Grant Schampel:

Why God Was Denied Tenure

  • Because he had only one major publication.
  • And it was in Hebrew.
  • And it had no cited references.
  • And it wasn’t published in a refereed journal or even submitted for peer review.
  • And some even doubt he wrote it himself.
  • It may be true that he created the world but what has he done since?
  • The scientific community has had a very rough time trying to replicate his results.
  • He rarely came to class, just told students to read the book.
  • He expelled his first two students for learning.
  • Although there were only ten requirements, most students failed his tests.
  • His office hours were infrequent and usually held on a mountain top.

—end of initial entry—

In case there is any confusion over the meaning of this entry, I see it as a piece of humor about how Biblical religion would appear if judged by modern academic criteria. God speaks to us in one way. Professional academic thought speaks another way and can make nothing of God’s revelation, sees it as nonsensical, not following the rules.

Posted by Lawrence Auster at January 21, 2008 09:02 AM | Send

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