I’ve written before on how discouraging it was to watch all the evangelicals of Bloomington assemble in Indiana University’s Alumni Hall to ooh and ahh over Ravi Zacharias. The man’s pride was a festering pustule oozing out there in public for all the world to see. He was at his most shameful when he answered the question of an awkward “atheist.” Surely his condescension made even his sycophants blush and squirm.
If I were to guess where the word “supercilious” was coined and I had to choose between someone who had listened to a campaign speech of John Kerry or someone else who had sat through one of Ravi’s evangelistic lectures, my money would be on Ravi. All the way.
And his credentials?
Growing up in Wheaton during Evangelicalism’s heyday, I knew they were a pack of lies. Now we have an atheist to thank for doing the legwork of exposing them.
Ravi, be quiet. God doesn’t need self-promoting liars. This request (or command) is my work for the protection of Christ and His Bride.
And those of you tempted by the celebrities of Christendom, starting with the Pope and going all the way down to Wheaton and Louisville, there are many good shepherds of the church who are humble and helpful. Listen to them. Support them. Love them.
Love them by refusing to listen to men who think highly of themselves. Who tell you how astute they are, how deep their insights, and how many their degrees.
I know some real intellectuals with real degrees. They tell me men with an earned doctorate from Oxford are the also-rans. The real intellectuals never get one. They’re honored to be called guys. Or is it fellows?
If you don’t want to become an anti-intellectual, steer clear of Ph.Ds. They’ll stupefy you.
For more on Ravi’s lies.
In response to the above, a reader writes: