Never Argue with a Fool: The Bible vs The World

ARGUE WITH A FOOL: What does the Bible say?  What does the world say?
ARGUE WITH A FOOL: What does the Bible say? What does the world say?

Should one argue with a fool?

This is one of those rare subjects when the Bible and world seem to agree: it’s fairly pointless to argue with a fool.

This is a subject which crosses this writer’s mind whenever something particularly foolish comes in the email, pops up in conversation or otherwise comes across his path. Then the question becomes: “Is it profitable to contest this point?”

First, what the Bible says on the topic.

“Answer not a fool according to his folly, lest thou also be like unto him.”
Proverbs 26:4

“If a wise man contendeth with a foolish man, whether he rage or laugh, there is no rest.”
Proverbs 29:9

Now, what does the world say?

“Never argue with a fool, onlookers may not be able to tell the difference.”
–Mark Twain

“Never argue with an idiot. They will only bring you down to their level and beat you with experience.”
–George Carlin (attributed to several others as well)

So, the Bible and the world seem to both agree: do not argue with a fool. In theory, easy to remember, but much harder to remember in practice.

Now, if only there were an objective fool detector…


“Answer a fool according to his folly, lest he be wise in his own conceit.”
Proverbs 26:5

NOTE: Some may think that Proverbs 26:4 and 26:5 contradict each other; they do not. They are for different situations. Proverbs 26:4 is for those situations when the topic is not of very much importance: it just doesn’t pay to argue with a fool. Proverbs 26:5 is when the topic is important or there are impressionable ones present. Then, one SHOULD answer a fool and rebuke him so that he doesn’t seem wise in his own eyes.


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End Times Prophecy Headlines: May 13, 2015

Bible prophecy in Today's news headlines
Bible prophecy in Today’s news headlines

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HEADLINES
May 13, 2015

CommentaryAnd OPINION

===INTERNATIONAL

GREECE: What if Apple bailed out Greece?

NEPAL: Six US Marines missing in Nepal

IRAN: US warns Iran against sending aid ship to Yemen

LIBYA: Libya warns against sending ships to its waters

NORTH KOREA: N Korea executes defense chief by anti-aircraft fire on treason charges

GERMANY: Germany gives USA huge data from phones, texts

UKRAINE: Scores of Russian soldiers dead in East Ukraine

RUSSIA: Kerry holds ‘frank’ talks with Putin in bid to improve ties

CHINA: (PHOTOS) The Brutal Reality Of Life In China’s Most Polluted Cities

Ukraine, World War 3: What does the Bible Say?

USA War against the Muslims: Almost Time

Nuclear Holocaust: The End of the World According to Satan

===NATIONAL

Pentagon mulls sending planes, ships near disputed South China Sea islands

Obama supports Patriot Act changes to nix NSA phone snooping program

What the GOP field can learn from Carly Fiorina – This article would be just a bit more relevant if it were published a year from now.

Jeb Bush’s Iraq position is terrible. Hillary Clinton’s is no better

The mystery moneymen behind Ted Cruz’s super-PACs

“A new report reveals that New Jersey Governor Chris Christie spent over $82,000 on food at NFL games. Christie said, “Hey, both of those games went into overtime.”
–Conan

Lethal Amtrak crash in Philly comes on eve of budget-cutting markup

Federal government rakes in record: over $1.8 trillion in taxes through April

EPA cracking down on nail salons

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
-–Romans 1:16

power-of-salvation-the-gospel-of-Jesus-Christ

THE GOSPEL

“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand;  By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:”
1 Corinthians 15:1-4 – (h/t:B)

===MISCELLANEOUS

Satan is NOT the God of this World – Though the workers of iniquity claim otherwise, Satan is not the god of anything. However, the dragon does crave worship–and his acolytes are only too eager to give it to him.

“Know therefore this day, and consider it in thine heart, that the LORD he is God in heaven above, and upon the earth beneath: there is none else.”
Deuteronomy 4:39

The dragon never ceases challenging God’s Word.

SYNAGOGUE OF SATAN: No Jews in the Synagogue of Satan – The workers of iniquity are busy trying to convince the world that Jews are in the synagogue of Satan.

Five Killed, Dozens Injured After Amtrak Train Derails Near Philadelphia

Bright artificial lights causing weight gains?

Google robot army could destroy humanity? – IF those in the world read the Bible, they’d know such fears are baseless.

MOODY’S downgrades city of Chicago’s debt to “junk”

POLL: 45 percent believe Jade Helm is a government power grab – Should change the name to “Jade Fear.”

A sizable percentage of likely U.S. voters believe that the military’s weeks-long, multi-state Jade Helm 15 exercise could lead to increased federal control in the areas where it takes place. A majority of Americans, however, still say they support the exercise.

Cops: Mom kissed baby before tossing him off bridge to death

MOST RIGHTEOUS: Who does the Bible say were the Most Righteous Men?

The Wedding Sting – The police routinely lie. It’s getting so it’s hard to tell the police from the perps without a uniform.

The Increasing Isolation Of America’s Police

The mad plan to clean up space junk with a laser cannon – The rulers of this world seem very, very interested in weapons (by any name) for use against space-based threats.

“And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war. And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean. And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.”
Revelation 19:11, 14-15

Why eight Texas friends built their own town

The Rise Of The Incredible Edible Insect

Start-ups are marketing an unlikely new protein. It’s nutrient-rich, all natural, and six-legged.

POLL: Christianity sees big decline in USA – Remember, this is not Biblical Christianity.  This is people claiming to be Christians. Claiming to be American Christians.

HAWKING: Machines will overtake humans within 100 years – This is a story the media has been flogging for some time.

Pope Francis aide blasts U.S. climate skeptics – Climate Change IS a religion.“For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.”
2 Timothy 4:3-4

California community outraged serial rapist will stay free

California man gets year in jail for beating poodle to death

It’s not hateful to point out that Bruce Jenner is not a woman

Chicken Embryos With Dinosaur Snouts Created In Lab – Man cannot create.  Man can only pervert what has already been created.

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===EARTHQUAKES/WEATHER/PESTILENCE

Nepal Rocked By 7.3-Magnitude Earthquake Near Mount Everest

Water Theft rampant in California

Coming Water Shortage: Drinking Water Vanishing from the Planet?

Bird flu now in 16 states

El Nino will be ‘substantial’, warn Australian scientists

MEDIA NARRATIVES ALERT

“How can the reader know when the Corporate Media is lying to him (never mind the fact that the media is Satan’s Mouthpiece and Satan is the father of lies)?  One easy way to tell is the use of “Why” and “How” in the headlines of an article.  When the reader sees “Why?” or “How?” in the headline–occasionally “What” is used–that which follows will be a fairy tale, a narrative, a bedtime story spun by the media for the benefit of the media’s master.  “Why” usually denotes an on-going narrative; “How” signifies a story line which explains past events.  Not all narratives begin with “How” or “Why.” However, the most in-your-face, over-the-top ones usually do. ALL political “news” is narrative.

The Corporate Media

What is Media Mush?

Puppet Masters of Public Opinion: The Corporate Media

Corporate Media: Satan’s Mouthpiece is the Author of Confusion

“Things are never quite what they seem.  Events are never close to the ways that the media and history portray them.


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Did An Addiction To Fads Lead Marie Antoinette To The Guillotine?

Syria’s Truth Smugglers – Whenever the Corporate Media claims “truth,” the reader may be certain that anything but the truth will get aired.

In The Beginning – The world supplies its own cunningly devised fables.

“For we have not followed cunningly devised fables, when we made known unto you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of his majesty.”
2 Peter 1:16

What makes peaceful neighbors become mass murderers? – The answer which won’t get promoted: The neighbors weren’t peaceful (you didn’t know them like you thought you did).

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