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Putting the twee in tweeting

So @RichardDawkins says Downs Syndrome babies *should* be aborted - it would be immoral *not* to.

Apparently autistic fetuses may be spared but not Downs babies - they have no "enhanced" features. @RichardDawkins

While he advocates for eugenics he wears a T-shirt calling religion a disease that needs to be cured. @RichardDawkins

Remember when @RichardDawkins made his excuses for not debating WLC? One of them was that WLC advocated for a 3000 year old 'genocide'

Dear @RichardDawkins, even if we played yr utilitarian game: A massive 99% of people with DS are happy w their lives LINK

Dawkins' and Downs Babies Storified: some tweets that caught my eye and a discussion I had with someone Dawkins RTd

Amazingly @RichardDawkins has united pro-lifers and pro-choicers - in outrage. He wants certain babies dead no matter what the woman chooses

Today we've seen the diametric opposition btw Jesus and Darwin. We believe in the survival of the feeblest thru the sacrifice of the Fittest

The world is a cruel place: it even makes you earn your right to be born. But Jesus offers life to the helpless - all for free.

Evangelicalism: Making it up as we go along since 1517

No more results days with God: "Christ is the end of the law so that there may be righteousness for all who believe." Rom10:4 #EnjoyYourDay

Avoiding congestion on the M25 is like trying to join a gigantic skipping rope made out of motorway and the rope is filled with traffic jams

Your Father has the far horizon. You have only today (Matt 6:34) #EnjoyYourDay

"I will give you over to bloodshed and it will pursue you. Since you did not hate bloodshed, bloodshed will pursue you." (Ezekiel 35:6)

<< What a profound verse on evil, judgement and wrath. God makes evil its own reward while wrath = the righteous response to it Jesus considered even *His* cross to be worth it for the glory to come (Heb12:3). Our little crosses are definitely worth it #EnjoyYourDay He’s the Future & Fulness of the world. He’s the Future & Fulness of God. If you have Jesus you have Everything. #EnjoyYourDay You're so much less worthy than you strive to seem. So much more loved than you'd ever scheme. #EnjoyYourDay

Ascendant chimps or fallen children? Our visions of the good life will unfold from there.

UR not defined by yr sins, yr strengths, yr suffering or yr circumstances. UR defined by yr Spotless Saviour #EnjoyYourDay

The gospel is like social media. If you really like, you share.

Does your Christianity feel like a heavy load? Jesus is not a burden to pull. He carries you. #Matthew11 #EnjoyYourDay

Dunno the details but ISTM this could be called "Bible Teacher Sacked For Teaching Bible The Way Bible Teaches Bible" LINK

He doesn't number yr sins (2Cor5) He numbers the hairs on yr head (Matt10). What counts with God? Not yr failures, YOU. #EnjoyYourDay

Whatever else you get or don't get in life: Christ is yours. "The LORD is my portion; therefore I will wait for him." Lam3:24 #EnjoyYourDay

Eternal life is not just a quantity, it's a quality. The life of eternity is Beloved & Spirit-filled. It’s all ours now 1Jn5 #EnjoyYourDay

"Preach the gospel, die, be remembered for a tweetable epitaph." #ModernMinistryAmbitions

The Father gave Jesus to us. Jesus gave Himself for us. The Spirit gives Jesus in us. #EnjoyYourDay

What's the point of this week? This year? 2Cor3-4: Whatever the setback/suffering we ARE being transformed into Christ's image #EnjoyYourDay

How have u become spiritually rich? Thru Christ's plenty? No, thru His poverty- He was poured out for you. 2Cor8:9 #EnjoyYourDay

"Thank you Preacher, that was dull, flat, obscure & moralistic." Of course they say "clear, faithful, helpful & challenging" but same thing

What? Redoing a Steven King horror as a Pixar adventure story? You couldn't make It Up.

The French are selfish lovers. Every kiss says "moi, moi"

Sopranos are selfish too. It's all 'me me me me'.

Apple have the most selfish sailors' app: the iAyeAye

Wanna know a selfish pasttime? Battleship spotting... Just naval gazing

My father quit his job cleaning Tube tracks after they asked him to double as a late-night ghost-buster. He doesn’t fluffer ghouls sadly

Ironically, unless you’ve already seen it they won’t let you catch 22 Jump Street

– “Were there many factors that inspired such a speedy overture?”
– “Only time” (Will Tell)

Guns don't kill people. 9 year old girls k... No wait, it's totally guns.

Just entered a yodelling competition. I'm in with a shout

What is ‘vicarious research’? Asking for a friend.

- “All I wanted was some cough mixture but the pharmacist just went on and on”
- “Expectorant?”
- “No I was shocked”

“YOU DON’T KNOW COS YOU WEREN’T THERE!” #Namsplaining

Extreme spiritualists need to find a happy medium

I once owned a cheese-eating insect. Briefly

My dad keeps remarrying faster than my mum. Always one step ahead.

5 thoughts on “Putting the twee in tweeting

  1. Glen

    Yes I think it's a case of divorcing "authorial intent" from "Christian interpretation". The Trempers of this world are happy to be Christian (they just don't think Moses was).

  2. Brian Midmore

    When David said 'YHWH is my shepherd' what did he mean? I dont think we can say that he thought that Messiah was his shepherd. For David YHWH was associated with the deliverance of Israel from Egypt under the prophethood of Moses. This deliverance is nonetheless a prefiguring of Messiah's deliverance of the church of God. There are two ways looking at Psalm 23.
    1.The immediate understanding that David had: YHWH who is the God who has delivered Israel and who daily delivers me
    2. The prophetic implication: YHWH is the Messiah Jesus of Nazareth who delivers his people from sin and death and who leads them into life.

    In these two approaches we see the temporal and the eternal. The human and the divine.

  3. Glen

    Hi Brian,

    I think from at least Genesis 49 onwards the true understanding of the kings of Judah is that they were throne-warmers for the Universal King - Christ. Therefore as David accomplishes all he does, the Israelites are meant to think: "Here is the *first* Judah-ite king - what a picture of the Final and Ultimate Judah-ite King: the Messiah." In this way Psalm 23 is talking about "David's" journey through the valley of the shadow and *returning* again to the house of the LORD where "David" is uniquely celebrated. Coming between the Psalm of the cross (Psalm 22) and the Psalm of ascension (Psalm 24), it seems very natural indeed to see Psalm 23 as a Psalm about the true David's journey through the valley and *back* to His unique place with God. In other words it's a Psalm with the Ultimate David's words on the lips of the first David. This is certainly how Peter reads a similar Psalm (Ps 16) in Acts 2.

    In other words, there are very good biblical, systematic (as well as historical) reasons to read Psalm 23 christologically. For an OT scholar to be removed for taking this stance is baffling to me. But obviously I don't know all the details.

  4. Anselm Hart

    Hi Brian, you said "For David YHWH was associated with the deliverance of Israel from Egypt under the prophethood of Moses." Who was this YHWH that David knew? Jude 5 gives the answer:

    "Now I want to remind you, although you once fully knew it, that Jesus, who saved a people out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed those who did not believe." (ESV)

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