“It is not good to have zeal without knowledge,” as Proverbs 19:2 tells us (NIV 1984).
There are Christian websites that have not benefited from this advice. Two of my favorite examples are below.
1. This website, which purports to expose C. S. Lewis as a heretic, is cearly motivated by a zeal for good, solid theology; they may even have solid theology, of a conservative, Protestant, evangelical sort. But that’s the best I can say for it; this site doesn’t have a clue about Lewis.
From this website we can learn not only that “It is not good to have zeal without knowledge.” It is also not good to have a zeal for orthodoxy without also having love. (I hope I have done better myself.) It also helps to have a modicum of good scholarship.
2. The unforgettable DemonBuster.com is surely the best of the best when it comes to ridiculous Christian websites. I think it should speak for itself, so I will say no more, except this: You may want to turn down the volume on your computer after a minute or so; the music gets old fast (if you’ve been before, try going again; now there are words to the music!).
Of course, no website is perfect. Perhaps, from time to time, and to paraphrase Algernon Moncreiff, we here at TTC have been very ridiculous in our own small way. One should never take oneself too seriously. Speaking of C. S. Lewis, I think he said that before I did.
Update: Apparently DemonBuster.com no longer plays its music on a loop. It’s safe to leave your volume up.
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Dr. Mark J. Boone is a teacher and researcher in philosophy, especially the history of philosophy, primarily the ancient and medieval eras, writing his dissertation on Saint Augustine. Dr. Boone is the Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Forman Christian College. Mark is an occasional book reviewer for the journal Augustinian Studies and has written articles dealing with Plato, William James, theology and the arts, and religious epistemology. In some of his precious little spare time Mark makes animated cartoons based on famous speeches and dialogues in the history of philosophy, available on YouTube and Vimeo under the username TeacherofPhilosophy.