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John Piper: Worst Theological Analogy Ever!

July 1, 2011

John Piper says a lot of stupid stuff, but this should be very disturbing for any of his fans. The mere fact it would pop into his head that God and a five-year-old child’s view on sex are somehow analogs is creepy (and one could make the argument that whatever Piper’s intentions the poorly worded analogy can make it seem as if the five-year old is engaged in sexual activity and finding it boring).

That his brain would not realize the analogy is incredibly inappropriate, and further, that he would actually then Tweet that thought as if it was wisdom is, to me, quite off-putting.

Creepiest, grossest, worst theological analogy ever.

Via Jim “I’m number 2” West

11 Comments leave one →
  1. July 1, 2011 2:06 pm

    What if I just find god nonsensical?

  2. nazani14 permalink
    July 1, 2011 3:09 pm

    (tilts head like a pug)

  3. WenatcheeTheHatchet permalink
    July 1, 2011 8:59 pm

    Are we SURE this isn’t a Mark Driscoll quip?

  4. Len permalink
    July 2, 2011 5:30 am

    Is he a priest?

  5. meinmysmallcorner permalink
    July 2, 2011 1:02 pm

    Eugh. Seriously – he’s just trying to show that he’s a “real man” who loves sex. Whoop-dee-doo, John, whoop-dee-doo.

  6. July 2, 2011 1:53 pm


  7. July 3, 2011 7:42 pm

    Wow. Just wow. That really creeped me out. Sexual enjoyment and 5 year olds REALLY felt RIGHT to him?!

  8. Jon Hendry permalink
    July 3, 2011 9:18 pm

    I can only guess that he was thinking of little kids not liking kissing and other mushy stuff in their movies or TV shows. It’s not that mushy stuff is inherently boring or icky, it’s that the kids are too young to understand why it isn’t boring. If an adult finds God boring, it isn’t because God is boring, it’s because the adult’s understanding of God is like a child’s understanding of romance.

    ‘sex’ was a poor choice of words. The danger of striving to fit into 140 characters, I guess.

  9. Headless Unicorn Guy permalink
    July 4, 2011 2:06 pm

    “All-righty… What you say we get out of Creepy Town and over to Applejack’s?”
    — Rainbow Dash


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