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There have been a couple of weighty debates on theonomic forums lately and I wanted to ease the tensions with this joke.

It is tongue in cheek but I think as theonomists we have to understand that we share so much in common that sometimes its not worth it to make mountains out of molehills. I understand we live by every jot and tittle of the law (or at least try) and our job is to be precise but at times I feel like we are to precise. Unity should be our fountain head!

Anyways I don’t want this to hinder the discussions whatsoever…just some humor!

The Heretic:

I was walking across a bridge one day, and I saw a man standing on the edge, about to jump off. So I ran over and said, “Stop! Don’t do it!” “Why shouldn’t I?” he said. I said, “Well, there’s so much to live for!” He said, “Like what?” I said, “Well, are you religious or atheist?” He said, “Religious.” I said, “Me too! Are your Christian or Buddhist?” He said, “Christian.” I said, “Me too! Are you Catholic or Protestant?” He said, “Protestant.” I said, me too! Are your Reformed or Baptist? He said, “Reformed!” I said, “Wow! Me too! Are your Continental Reformed or Reformed Presbyterian? He said, Reformed Presbyterian!” I said, “Me too! Are you’re a 1646 Original Westminsterian Presbyterian or are you a 1788 American Revisionist?” He said, “1646 Original Westminsterian Presbyterian!” I said, “Are you kidding me? Me too! Are you a Scottish Covenanter theonomist, or an American Reconstructional theonomist? “He said, “Scottish Covenanter theonomist!” I said, “Die, you heretical scum!” and pushed him off.