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Monday, October 24, 2005 

BLOG and MABLOG: Painting the Couch and Problems with Pomos

Doug Wilson, in his usual Protestant wit and reductivism, has fun play with recent advocates of the "emergent" church. Dealing with a desperate need to shed "propositional truth," emergent folks make it easy to get whacked by a stick of any hue or size. Wilson is, of course, happy to oblige. Here's a great line:

"The confusion is so widespread, and yet so simplistic, it is worth asking what on earth the emergent folks are reacting to. For it must be a reaction, and clearly does not represent a well-thought out position. When they reject propositional theology in favor of story, what do they think they are rejecting?"

But just in case some of the readers of What the Thunder Said don't actually believe there could be people foolish enough to argue as Wilson portrays, have no fear. Wilson is not forging a straw man, and the proof is the first responder to the scene. After reading Wilson's article, read the first comment, by a certain Mike. If you can make heads or tails of what he is saying without your eyes glazing over, check yourself - you may be a postmodern.

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