Philosopher Pulls a Sokal on Theology Conferences

I’m sure many of you are familiar with the now-infamous Sokal hoax, in which physicist Alan Sokal submitted an article to a postmodernist journal that was, quite literally, gibberish — they accepted it for publication, of course. Now a Belgian philosopher has pulled a similar hoax on two theology conferences.
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Thomas Nelson Publishes Crap, But Not Barton

Thomas Nelson, one of the largest Christian publishers in the country, pulled the plug on Barton’s book because, they say, it contained inaccuracies. But Right Wing Watch has a rather amusing post that looks at some of the other books that Thomas Nelson has published, which they apparently think are more credible than Barton’s book. Like this one:
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Worst. Christian. Video. Ever.

Man, I don’t know how this came to mind the other day. And I’m almost sorry to inflict it on you. It’s Christian “singer” Carmen doing America Again. It starts with a pack of lies and fake quotes from the founding fathers, then goes into a horrible song that is so cheesy you could make fondue out of it. You’re welcome.
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Jackson Named ‘Presiding Bishop’ of Organization He Created

In an incredibly surprising move, the International Communion of Evangelical Churches has named Bishop Harry Jackson the “presiding bishop” of that organization, which he founded himself a year ago. Right Wing Watch links to the video of the incredibly elaborate and, presumably, expensive elevation ceremony.
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Farah Interviews ‘Obama’

Awful journalist Joseph Farah, owner of the Worldnutdaily, interviews an awful Barack Obama impersonator. Unsurprisingly, the whole thing revolves around Obama’s birth certificate and other wingnut delusions. With that mustache, the video really should have been accompanied by a porn soundtrack with some wah wah pedal. Yes, this is what passes for comedy on Planet Wingnuttia.
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