Darn you Roger you have exposed our soft underbelly! Oh the humanity. Roger Olson suggests here that if we can not express our beliefs in a subpar creative way that makes everyone giddy, then the obvious conclusion is that our beliefs must be false. In fact, quoth he, if we Calvinist did put our beliefs into a subpar artistic expression, you know like a book by Lahaye and Jenkins, a Kincade painting or Ken Silva’s blog, everyone would reject Calvinism, because clearly, and I think rather obviously there are two standards for belief that we must abide by:
- The popularity of any given position (as obviously that is why they killed Jesus, he was too darn cool and palatable)
- Bad Fiction.
Using Roger’s system of populatiry plus lack of artistic ability I will now be living my life according to Dan Brown novels. Thank you Rog, you changed my life!