Transcript: Episode 0018

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Welcome to the Stone Choir Podcast. I am Corey J. Moller and I'm

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Woe. Today's episode is part four of our series on race and why it matters to us as a Christian

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Church, why it matters in the world, why it's something that's real that has consequences

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that we can't ignore and the Satan is ignoring. Today's episode is specifically focusing entirely

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on IQ. We're going to do this in two parts like many of our episodes. The first half of this

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episode roughly is going to talk about what IQ is, what it is roughly that it's measuring, how it

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works when you have people of different IQs that are markedly different. What does that mean?

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What does it mean when there's a significant difference between two individual men as far as

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they're measured IQ? We're going to give some personal examples. We're going to say some things

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are very ghost. I'm going to tell you what my IQ is, which is really offensive because that's

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like talking about how much money you make. Nobody does it. It's not socially acceptable. The reason

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that we're doing it in this episode is not to flex. It's not to brag or to say, hey, we're really

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smart. You should listen to us. It's to give you a fixed point in space to relate your own experience,

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to our experience, and to help to illustrate how different people's experiences are in their lives

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because while we may be smarter than most of the people who are listening and we'll talk about

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the statistics involved in that, there are people to whom you are significantly more intelligent.

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Any listener of this podcast is to the same degree more intelligent than entire populations

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in the world. That's why we're talking about it because when you're dealing with

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your everyday life, your everyday experience, most people run into your average because that's how

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averages work. Most people are just normal. Outliers are precisely at that. There aren't that many of

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them because that's how God situated things. God doesn't want a world full of geniuses. If he did,

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that's what he would have made. Instead, he wants a world full of normal people with outliers at either

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end and their consequences at both ends. We're going to talk about how that interrelation works,

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and then the second half, we're going to talk about the other end about when someone is significantly

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less intelligent than what we consider average. What are the consequences for the church? We've

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talked a little bit in past episodes about consequences of race on society. This one is specifically

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going to be focused on sharing the faith. We're going to say this once up front and we're going to

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say probably a dozen times throughout this particular episode. Intellect has nothing to do with

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faith. Intellect has nothing to do with salvation. When we say one person has an IQ and another

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person has a low IQ, it has nothing to do with a person with a low IQ's ability to be saved.

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We'll talk about why that is and why it matters, but if at any point you think in your head or

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later on you, you're someone describing what we have said and you conclude, oh, those guys think

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you have to be smart to be saved. That's a flat out lie. We don't believe it. We're never going to

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say it. Frankly, the opposite is true. You are far more blessed if you are literally clinically

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retarded and you have faithful teachers and faithful pastors and faithful parents who explain

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things in the simplest kindest way and you just believe them. If you're retarded and you believe

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what you're told and your teacher, your pastor, and your parent is faithful, that's ideal. That is

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the faith of a child. That's childlike faith. It's the smart people, the screw things up. It's the

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smart people who invent the heresies that trick the average people because they make things complicated

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when they don't need to be. None of this has to do with whether Jesus died for you. None of this

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has to do with whether you're human. None of this has to do with whether or not you can have saving

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faith completely excluded from this conversation. The reason we're talking about IQ

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is that it does pertain to the sustaining of the church. How is theology propagated across

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generations and across time? That is a question that requires intelligence, so that'll be the second

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half of this. To begin with, we're going to be talking a little bit about some statistics,

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some numbers. We can ask you to visualize some things, but they're also going to be a number of

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charts and graphs that will be embedded in the show notes for this episode. I'd encourage you

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to read those. It's not homework, but it's just something to help understand what it is we're

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specifically talking about. A lot of this is going to set around the bell curve and what that means,

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so I think that's probably where we'll kick this off. To start off with the bell curve,

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we'll add an image of this in the show notes for anyone who cannot immediately picture

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what this is. If you did any sort of statistics or anything in that general field of math in

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school, you will know exactly what the bell curve is, exactly out of picture it, but the bell curve,

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what it actually is, is the normal distribution, the standard distribution, whichever one you want to

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call it. If you take a population and map a particular attribute of that population, mathematically,

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you're going to find essentially the standard distribution when it comes to IQ for European

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populations. It happens to be 100 is the average, the standard deviation is 15 or 16 depending

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on a number of factors the test used and the population being tested. But essentially how it

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breaks down is within one standard deviation plus or minus, not both, you have 34% of the population

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within that one standard deviation up or 34% within one standard deviation down. So of course,

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that's 68, which gives us the general rule, which is known as the 68 95 99.7 rule, which is that

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within one standard deviation plus or minus, you find 68% of the population within two standard

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deviations plus or minus, you find 95% of the population. And within three standard deviations plus

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or minus, you find 99.7% of the population. And so when it comes to IQ, to give a more concrete

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example of that, you're going to have within 100 IQ and 145, the overwhelming majority of those

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who are above normal. And then of course, 45 points down from 100, you're going to find the

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overwhelming majority of those who are below normal intelligence. And then above four standard

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deviations, you're only going to have 0.1% of the population. So of course, 15 times 460. So

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that's above 160. So those within IQ of 160 are an extreme outlier because that's 0.1% of the

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population. We can talk more about the actual numbers here of what one in X would be for certain

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IQs. But that's the general overview of what a standard distribution is. It just gives you

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the various percentages, the likelihood, the probability of a given trait at a certain level

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in a given population. And that's what the visualization of the bell curve represents. If you

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have the X at the bottom, which for IQ in this example is the actual measure of IQ, it's basically

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what is the likelihood that a person with that particular score is going to exist in a population.

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So the reason that the bell curve is fat in the middle is, according just described,

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that's where most of the people are. That's where almost everyone that you meet is going to be

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somewhere in that center. And the closer you get to the center, the more likely it is that that

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will be the ability of someone. So the vertical, the y-axis in the bell curve is the thickness of

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the population that are at that point. And so you can sort of easily visually see almost everybody's

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in the middle. And that's all it means. And as you mentioned, it applies to numerous properties.

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The intelligence to height, weight, if it were not for the modern diet, that would be there

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is a human norm for weight. It's kind of blown now because the Western diet is so completely polluted

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by poison that those numbers are completely insane. Everyone is basically morbidly obese,

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well above average, horrifyingly so. And we need to get back to normal there. Like that's normal

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is a real thing. The IQ average for a European population is about 100. And that's not going to change

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because environment doesn't really move it too much. As I mentioned, we're not going to prove to

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you that IQ is valid. The reason that IQ is an important subject is that it captures the aptitude

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of a person to deal with certain things in life. If you've heard discussion of IQ in the past,

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you probably heard attacks against it. You've probably heard that, well, it's biased culturally

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or it's biased racially or this, that or the other thing. It can be valid. What they're telling you

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is the exact opposite of what you need to understand about it. IQ is basically the only useful,

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measurable predictive instrument that has ever been produced in psychology. In the last 150 years,

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the only tool that actually has value is IQ. So the fact that in the current year,

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it is roundly rejected as being racist. If you have any sense and you're still listening to us

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at this point, that should make your ears perk up. And if they're saying it's racist as bad,

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that tells you that it probably actually means something that matters. Now again,

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when we talk about it, we're not talking about it, it matters because the value of a person

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correlates to their score. And to be explicit, Cory and I don't think that everyone should be tested.

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We don't think that this is like some, it's not a number that's sitting above your head like

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you're a video game character. It is a description of an inherent property in a person. Regardless

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of their education, regardless of their training or their experiences, it's their inherent aptitude

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to deal with certain classes of problems in life. That's all. And there are some variables

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that can affect it apart from genetics, diet and environmental pollution can have some

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deleterious effect. But those only work in the negative fashion. So if someone is malnourished,

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or if someone is exposed to lead, they will have their IQ diminished as they're growing. And

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that's a terrible thing. And it's important for us to try to prevent that because we want everyone

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to be as good as they are as they can be. However, there's not a normalization if you eliminate those

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factors where they will just magically pop to 100. Because when we think about IQ, we think of

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on 100 being the average, you know, one IQ, the human IQ is 100. That's not the case. Different

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races have different average IQs. And Asian and European IQs cluster right around 100. Some

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of the Asian countries are a little bit higher. In some cases, particularly China, it's now been

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just demonstrated that that's mostly from cheating and from actual inheritability. But there's

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certainly plenty of smart Chinese and in other Asians. When you get into what is today called

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the global south, which is something we've talked about in the past, we've talked about the places

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when European missionaries began to go in the 1500s, they found demon worshippers in the

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Americas and in Africa. Those are the places that have catastrophically lower IQs. And five

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centuries of exposure to the West hasn't changed that because fixing someone's diet doesn't

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change the inherent nature of the person. So there's a racial element to this that's inescapable.

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And that's why it's part of the series. It's not just about, well, if you if you're

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taught well or if you're fed right, then you're going to be hypothetically average, you're going to

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be 100. That absolutely doesn't happen. You will become the average for your race absent,

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deleterious effects, they're reducing it. But otherwise, you're going to average to the norm. You're

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going to end up where your population group is. And that's why when we're looking at differences

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in people groups, it's something that's important because there are societal and indeed they're

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spiritual and not their theological implications to it that must be dealt with as well.

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The best way to describe the interaction of nature and nurture when it comes to intelligence.

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And this plays out as well in things like height and athletic ability and all sorts of other

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areas. But we're talking about intelligence today. Nature, which is to say genetics,

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sets the range. You will fall somewhere within this particular range and then nurture determines

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where you fall in the range. And so if you are malnourished as a child, you're going to fall

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further down that range that was set by nature, set by your genetics. And so the biggest

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factor is genetics. Overwhelmingly, the biggest factor in intelligence is your genetics, is your

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descent, is who you are physically. There is some effect from your environment. So you can, as was

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just stated, wind up less intelligent than you could potentially have been due to environmental

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factors. If you grew up when there was lead in the gasoline, you are probably a handful of IQ

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points lower than you would have been had there not been lead in the gasoline. That's just the

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reality of the situation. We have an entire generation whose IQs were mildly suppressed because

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of environmental factors. And of course, we have that happening today as well. We don't even know

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the full extent yet of the impact of microplastics and things like that. Certainly not beneficial,

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although those seem primarily to make your hormones go wonky, but hormones also do influence

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intelligence and development. So it's all interconnected. We're not trying to turn this into

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an episode on environmentalism, but it is related to this issue. And so when we speak of

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IQs across different populations, it helps to look at just a general map because it plays out

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very obviously. This is again one of those cases where you can see the sons of Sham, the sons of

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Japheth and the sons of Ham. And the sons of Ham by and large are less intelligent.

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So for instance, if we look at one of the better countries in Africa, Libya, the average IQ is

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about 80 or 81. If we look at some of the less good countries in Africa, say for instance Sierra

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Leone, the average IQ is about 45. Liberia also about 45. Now if we were to go to say Europe,

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we could look at the Nordic countries. Norway is 97. Sweden is also about 97. Finland's a little

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higher, 101, etc. We see this play out. There is a general pattern based on blood relationship

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because intelligence is genetic. If your parents were both extremely unintelligent,

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very very low odds, you are going to be a genius. Could it conceivably happen? Sure, once in a

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billion people. But that once in a billion outlier is not what determines the reality of the situation,

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not what determines how you manage policy and not what determines how you proceed with things

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in the church. Because you have to deal with the average population that comprises your church

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body, that comprises your nation. You cannot rely on these extreme outliers. Well, there's a

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potential that we could have this one. No, you can't say just because there's a one in a billion,

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we rely on that. Because if you rely on that, you're not going to get anywhere. Everything's going

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to collapse around you. That's you're basically betting like a gambler would. Well, there's a one

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in a billion chance that I will instantly become a billionaire if I just keep pulling this lever.

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That's not a good way to run your society. It's not a good way to spend your free time either,

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but that's a separate issue. Just to give a couple practical examples of how it actually manifests,

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because again, most of you listening probably don't know your IQ. If you were tested, it's probably

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because you were an outlier to some degree in your childhood as you were growing up. And so

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maybe you got tested to pay on your age. That testing may have actually been part of a government

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program. There was a program that was nationwide specifically going after high intelligence people.

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It turns out in part to look for psychic abilities. It was it was a DARPA program that forechan has

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been chasing down. And I was, when I saw some of the threads that popped up online, I realized I

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had been in those rooms. I had I had worn the headphones. I had been served the little paper cups

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of the orange juice and done all those things I'd forgotten my entire life until I came up. So

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that testing wasn't simply, oh, let's try to find gifted and intelligent kids. It was, you know,

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they were looking to potentially weaponize part of the population, but that's just an aside. If

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you have been tested, it's probably because you're a bit of an outlier or seem like you might be

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probably not too many people who had been tested because they might be retarded or listening.

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When we say retarded, it's not meant as an insult. That's literally a, it's a psychological

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category that's valid. Retardation means slow down, hell back. When something is retarded,

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it is slowed. It's something, you say, that's too slow or too retarded. They're synonyms.

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So it's why slow is sometimes used as a synonym for less intelligent. We don't say that to be

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demeaning. It's simply a fact. Some people are slow. Some people are retarded.

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Probably not many of them listening to Stone Quire because we wouldn't make much sense.

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And the reason that we wouldn't make much sense is that both Cory and I are outliers. We are

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literally off the charts that are used to show IQ because if you're showing a population group

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and you show someone who's so rare that they virtually never occur in the population,

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you make the chart worthless by including such extreme outliers. So as I said upfront,

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we're not saying we're better at being human beings, but I think that one of the difficulties

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we have when we're discussing any inherent property of a person is that everyone has these

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egalitarian priors to say, oh, you think you're better than me. My IQ, when I was tested, when I was

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about eight or nine years old, was 162. That gives me an intellectual functioning range of between 157

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and 167. Ted Kaczynski's IQ happened to be 167. So I'm in the same bulk part as him. And I thank

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God that I didn't have his upbringing because some of the torment that he went through is it's

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touch-child and then the torture that he went through and he went to Harvard is what fundamentally

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broke him, who knows what he would have been capable of doing good things if not for the fact that

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he was horribly abused by a malevolent world. But I think that it's interesting when a lot of people

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today talk about Kaczynski's writings when he had gone off and done horrible criminal things.

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And when you read some of the things that he wrote about modern society, they seem prophetic.

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And I think that's one of the tricks when we're talking about intelligence and one of the

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points that we hope to get across here is that when you're talking about an intellectual

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functioning range, I'd said 162. What does that even mean? Statistically, it means that about one

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and every 56,000 people has the mental abilities that I have. So that's kind of impossible to visualize,

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but how many people have you met in your life? Have you met 56,000 people? Probably not. I think

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probably very few people have met that many people. So completely a random, I might be the smartest

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person you've ever talked to. Now in reality, there's always selection bias in whom we're exposed to

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in our lives. So, you know, if you've gone to universities or you have a profession that deals

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with more intelligent people, that entire group is inherently biased towards the smarter end of the

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pool. So, you know, I'm not claiming I'm the smartest person you've ever heard. Cory smarter than

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me. I can tell that just by talking to him that he's smarter than me. Maybe you can tell by listening,

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I don't know. It doesn't matter because the point is that there are ranges of comprehensibility.

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And I think that's one of the most important things to understand about IQ in the real world.

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When someone has an IQ of 100, when they're a normal European descent, the relative

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performance to someone, one standard deviation array, someone who has an IQ of 115,

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basically what that means functionally is that if the 115 guy is just kind of loafing,

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he's doing something. He's not really working too hard at it. He's just kind of doing his job at

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an easy pace. The man with a 100 IQ can probably do most of that same job if he works as butt off,

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if he focuses, if he tries really hard, if he pours everything into it, he can probably more or

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less perform up to the level of a man who's 115, where the man at 115 is just not really trying

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very hard. Beyond that kind of one standard deviation range of 10 to say 15 points,

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but really maybe 10, you can still understand what the man is doing, but you can't do it yourself.

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And I think that's where our experiences in life come into play. You probably all met someone

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who can do stuff that you just can't do. You can't understand how they did that. When someone

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isn't intelligent enough, they will be able to do things that just kind of seem like magic to you.

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So that second standard deviation above the first is where that kind of tapers off. There's kind of

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there's a graying experience where you can't do what the guy is doing, but if he explains it to

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you well, you can understand it. He can explain it to you like, yeah, I kind of get that, but I can never

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do it myself. When you get beyond about 25 points or 30 points, you just don't know. You just

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can't understand what it's like being the other person because their abilities and their experience

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are so much different than your own that it kind of seems like if going up, if someone's more

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intelligent, it seems like magic. And later on, we're going to talk about going in the

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less intelligent direction. You just can't understand why they don't get it. And that's part

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why it's important to talk about this and talk about specifics. That's why I'm talking about

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the specifics of my own experience because I said my IQ is 162 when I was 8 or 9. If you know

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anything about IQ, you know, it goes down over time. I have had a couple things happen that

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have certainly diminished that to some degree. It doesn't really matter because I know as myself

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that 20 years ago, I could absolutely run around circles around myself in some regards today.

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However, I have also spent 20 years performing at a level in learning and experiencing and developing

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patterns that give me abilities that I didn't have 20 years ago because I lacked the experience.

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I had the raw horsepower, but I didn't have the experience out of my belt of using it effectively.

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So I would absolutely put my abilities in most regards up against myself when I was much younger,

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even though I know the raw number has probably diminished. It's actually a good point that you

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made there is to emphasize that intelligence, if you want to look at it in a way that is

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comprehensible to basically everyone, intelligence is horsepower. So if you have a vehicle that has

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a particularly great amount of horsepower, and yes, I know that somewhere there will be someone

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who's a gear head screaming at me for how simple I'm making this, but the point is to make it simple.

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The amount of horsepower is going to determine how much that vehicle can do.

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Now, you could have the most powerful tractor in the world. If it's sitting there,

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it's not any more valuable than a lump of rock. It's not doing anything, but it has the potential

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to do it. It's in the use that you see the real potential of that horsepower, and it's the same

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thing with intelligence. You can have very highly intelligent men who do not apply themselves and do

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nothing with it and never accomplish anything. But that potential is still there, and that person

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can do things that there is no amount of time, effort, money, resources. You could pour into

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someone of average intelligence to enable him to do what that other man could do. There is

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absolutely no amount of resources that would make a person with an IQ of 100, an average man,

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be able to do what some with an IQ of 180 could do, almost without effort.

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And that is simply the reality of the situation. To bring that back to a vehicle,

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if you are trying to tow something, picture anything very heavy, a very large boat, whatever it

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happens to be, you're not going to tow that with a Volkswagen Beetle. You're just not. You can't.

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It can't do it. It doesn't have the horsepower. A very powerful tractor, very powerful piece of

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farm equipment can do that very easily. That's the difference. This is a very real hard limitation

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in human biology. And that's what's important to understand here. There are men who can do things

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that other men cannot do, and we'll get into that more in the second half because that's why it's

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important for the church, because there are things that must be done in the church that cannot

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be done by men who are two or three or four standard deviations below it is the European normal.

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And that's the reason that we're giving some specifics here now is that for me to say what my IQ

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is out loud, the egalitarian response of that is typically, oh, you think you're smart, you think

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you're better than me. Well, let me give you another example. If on the standard distribution,

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God had given me height instead of intelligence, I'd be about 6'10. Think about this. How many men

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have you met in your life who were 6'10? I've never met any. I've been to a couple proboscable

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games where I saw some of them and a couple guys are a bit taller than that. I have no idea what

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it's like being that tall. I am perfectly average. Physically, I, like, God put all of my points

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in my brain. Physically, there's nothing remotely remarkable about me, which in some ways is

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luxurious, because I fit everywhere and everything fits me. I never hit my head. It is quite nice.

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Yeah, well, you're taller than me, you know, like you're not technically. I'm a male,

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largely. Yeah. Yeah, we're both near the center of the bell curve. And so the reason I'm bringing

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that up is that to say, I have no idea what it's like to be 6'10. You know, when you watch basketball

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players walking around, a lot of times you'll see them ducking. They're kind of, they have their

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heads bent down and they have kind of a weird posture. That's because they've spent their entire

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lives hitting their heads on doors and ceilings. I've never hit my head on anything. I don't hit

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my head on things. I'm happy for that. I don't have to worry about ducking unless there's a really

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weird situation. The guy who's 6'8", 6'10", 7'7", 7'4", he has to worry about that. I have no idea

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what life is like as him. I've never had to struggle with legroom. I've never had to struggle with

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beds. Like, it's nice being normal because the world accommodates you. It's just, it's built around

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the center of the bell curve. That's how it works. It's actually one of the problems that

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the military was facing around the Korean War when they were building hardware. They were

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trying to figure out how to, they did a ton of measures. They measured tens of thousands

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of aviators to figure out what was the average man so they could build cockpits to suit the

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average man. And what they found, there was no such thing. Men would have longer and shorter

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arms, longer and shorter legs, taller and shorter torsos. And so while some aspects might cluster

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in the center, when you start looking at the details that matter in a cockpit, they would all

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cluster independently. Some guys might have averaged bodies except long arms. And so that was the

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advent of adjustable seats and things which then moved on into vehicles and today, like everything's

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adjustable. It was because of that. It was because although people tend to cluster at the center,

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there's still variability. So you have no idea what it's like to have an IQ of 160,

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because it's so rare it basically doesn't ever happen. They're guys who are smart with me.

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They're a few guys who are a lot smarter with me. But the further you get from where I am,

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for example, the more exponentially rare becomes to the point that virtually never happens.

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If you look at two standard deviations above where I am, there's basically no one like there

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might be one or two guys on the planet at any given point on average.

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Height works the same way. Like think about if you were 610, you could tell if someone was 7-foot

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tall because he'd be two inches taller than you. Like I can tell when someone's two inches taller

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than me very easily. From down here, a guy who's 610 and a guy who's 7-foot, they look the same.

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I can't tell from down here. It's all just way over my head. But they're 610, they're 7-footers,

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7-4. I think Matumbos is like 7-7. I saw a hilarious picture just this last week of

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Shaquille O'Neil, who is 7-1 in some sort of museum with a life-size picture of Robert Wadlow,

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who is in the Guinness Book of World Records, is the tallest man ever recorded. He was 8-foot 11.

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And so when Shaquille stands next to Robert Wadlow, he looks like a little kid.

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I would look like a little kid standing next to Shaquille O'Neil. When we're talking about large

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differences in the distance and how commonly things happen, that's what it looks like. It looks

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really weird. So let me give you an example from my life of something that happens to me all the time.

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When I was in high school, I was in a German class. It was kind of a blow off class because our

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teacher was insane. So I never learned to like a German. I don't know any German at this day,

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despite taking several years from this crazy lady. Basically, we just kind of screwed around.

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I was sitting there one day, not really paying attention. The teacher wasn't even around.

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There was a guy who was a friend of mine named Dave. Big Dave, he was a really big guy,

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sweetest guy in the world, very friendly. Everybody liked him. He was sitting over in the corner.

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I could overhear what he was talking about, but I wasn't really paying attention. So it's kind of

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out of the corner of my ear. He was speaking to some other people. Now I knew Dave well enough to

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kind of know his musical tastes and a little bit about him. And I overheard him talking about the

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oboe. Now what came out of my mouth next was something that I didn't even understand what had

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happened until after I did it. I heard him talking about the oboe just out of the corner of my ear.

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You know, I wasn't paying attention. I wasn't focusing on. I wasn't thinking about it.

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As soon as he said oboe, I laughed out loud and looked up and said, hi, you like Corey, you like

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Carrie Johnson. And Dave looked at me like I had pierced his soul. I will never forget the look

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on his face when I said that. And I didn't even realize what I'd said. Like I just heard him

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talking about the oboe. I said, you like Carrie Johnson. And I then realized that I had outed like

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the girl he was probably madly in love with. What had happened was that I was in band.

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I played the sax. Carrie played the oboe. I knew Dave's taste in music. I knew that this guy

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has no nexus to classical music or anything. The only possible reason that Dave is talking

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about a double read instrument is he has a crush on a girl who plays a double read instrument.

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And her name was Carrie. And so I give that as an example because that's what my brain is doing

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in the background all the time. Like sometimes my brain is like it's a separate thing. Like it's

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processing on its own. And I'm not supervising it. And so in the blink of an eye, I put two and

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two together without any conscious thought whatsoever. I perceived a secret. Dave's deepest,

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most intimate secret. And I outed it without thinking. Like it was a it was a cruel thing to do.

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And I felt I still feel bad about it because like I clearly shocked him. I don't know if I heard

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him, but like he was wasn't something he wanted me to say in class. And so like it was it was a

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jerk move. I was a teenager. I was a that was a dork. But that is what my brain is doing all

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the time. It's connecting like lightning, disparate points of data in ways that no one else can see.

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No one else would have ever guessed. I mean, for me, it wasn't even a guess. I knew it. I knew with

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absolute certainty that Dave liked Carrie. And I was a jerk. And so I said it out loud.

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My brain does that all the time. That's the kind of horsepower that God gave me. And

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more and more, I'm trying to use that for beneficial things instead of just being mean to people.

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But most people like it most you you may have one of those bolts of lightning once in your life

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once in a great while. The more often that happens, the more intelligent you are. That sort of pattern

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recognition to pluck tiny infinitesimally small signals from whatever's around you and make

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conclusions that are spot on. You have the tiniest bit of data and you reach an absolute

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conclusion and you don't miss. That's a level of intelligence that's alien to most people. And so

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I described that not to brag or do that. I mean, it's not about me. It's just trying to give an

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example of had a certain level of intelligence things just get weird into a normal person sitting

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in that classroom. Like Dave, I don't know what he thought. He probably thought like I was psychic

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or something. It wasn't it wasn't some divine revelation. I didn't read his mind. I just figured

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it out. It was it was kind of what Sherlock Holmes did. It was inductive reasoning and it was

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free and it was instant. And that sort of pattern recognition is the hallmark of general intelligence

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which is fundamentally what the IQ test measures. So maybe useful to give a general definition of what

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genius is here. Genius is typically 150. That's what it's regarded as 150 IQ. Yes, that's not an

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even number of standard deviations up from normal. But it is half again as intelligent as the average

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man as it were. Although notably IQ is not a linear measurement because some with an IQ of 150

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is not merely 50% more intelligent than some with an IQ of 100. But that's that gets complicated.

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But anyway, for genius, it is the ability to draw sound conclusions from seemingly insufficient

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information. And the reason as just stated why someone with an IQ that high can do that is because

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the information isn't insufficient. Someone with a lower IQ will look at the set of information

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and go, I can't draw a conclusion from this. But someone with a high enough IQ will realize all

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of the information you need to draw a sound conclusion is actually there. Of course, the ultimate

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example is God. God can draw sound conclusion from any information. But he has given different

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abilities to different men. And those with greater intelligence can draw accurate sound conclusions

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from less information. As you go up the scale, you need less information to figure out what is

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actually happening with the set of data you've been given. And so just to give some hard numbers

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again to give a firmware idea of what is going on here. Someone with an IQ of 150 and in case someone

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wants to reproduce this to verify what I'm saying is accurate, I'm just using the normal distribution

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function in numbers. It's probably roughly the same in Excel, maybe off by 0.1% or something.

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But anyway, for 150 IQ, for a white population which is to say 100 average, average in mean are

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the same thing for those who slept through math class. A 150 IQ is 1 in 2,331. Not super rare.

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However, to give you an idea of how the rarity scales an IQ of 160 is 1 in 31,574. Then we'll jump

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up a little bit. An IQ of 180, 1 in 20,741,000 and the change doesn't really matter at this point.

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And we'll cap it off with an IQ of 200, let's say. That's 1 in 76.4 billion.

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That's for a white population, average 100 standard deviation 15. So you can see how that rarity

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increases. This is not a linear matter. But now to compare it and this will be very important for

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the second half of this to go back to 150 for an African population. An African population is

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a standard average of 70 with a standard deviation of 13. It varies a little bit from one country

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to the next, but that's close enough to for the whole continent. 1 in 2 billion, 644 million

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for an IQ of 150 versus for the European population, 1 in 2,300. You can probably see how this is

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a problem, how there's a very big difference here. And that continues, of course, throughout the

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entirety of the IQ scale of the distribution. So if we looked at 180, we actually can't look at 180.

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And the reason we can't look at 180 is because that number is so infinitesimal that it is zero.

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There are no Africans at that level because the cutoff where it basically becomes, you've got 100%

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of the area under the distribution as far as you've gone out is 174. And that's an absurd number

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because it's one and what is that? Thousand million, billion, trillion, one in one quadrillion.

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There are not that many people on the planet and there may never be that many people. God may come

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back before there have been that many human beings. And so you have to keep in mind

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just how few people there are at that end of the spectrum, but also you have to keep in mind

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just how few people there are in an African population who are only say two standard deviations

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up from what would be average for Europeans. So if we went from 100 to 132 standard deviations

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for a European population, not for an African because again, different average, different standard

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deviation for Africans with an IQ of 130, you're talking one in 510,000 versus one in 44 for a European

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population. You have to think about how this plays out in your civilization, how this plays out in

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how do you run your government? How do you run your church? Where do you find your theologians?

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Where do you find your leaders? Where do you find your mathematicians? Because this is not just

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a matter of the church. This is a matter of everything because intelligence does have direct

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applicability to almost all areas of human endeavor. Yes, there are some things that intelligence

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only plays a tangential or a marginal role. But even those areas, for instance, where it is purely

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brute force, well, those jobs are a lot easier today because intelligent men have made the hard

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were used today to do them. It's a lot easier to dig a ditch if you have a backhoe and various

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things like that than if all you have is a shovel. The big machinery, the heavy machinery was not

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thought up by a man with an IQ of 85. I won't give a number for what IQ you need to make something

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like that, but assume it's at least two or three standard deviations above normal.

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And so these are real considerations that lead to real consequences and they are not something

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that we can simply ignore. But to go back to the point that what was making about higher intelligence

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versus average, if you're talking to someone of average intelligence or what it's like to have the

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higher intelligence, there are certain proofs of the existence of God that are extremely convincing.

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In fact, I would say that if you can understand them, which is the point here, they're absolutely

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convincing. And so, for instance, there are formulations of the ontological argument that are

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100% convincing they are definitive, God exists. However, someone of average or lower than

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average intelligence probably cannot understand them. And there is likely no amount of explanation

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that is going to make them sufficiently clear to make them compelling for someone of average

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or lower than average intelligence. And so, there's a natural consequence that flows from that.

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How do you reach someone with lower than average intelligence with this information?

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In some cases, you can't, so you're going to have to devise a different path to reach these people.

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But I cannot explain Gettel's incompleteness theorem to an average man. I can't. There's no way

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I could possibly do it. I can't explain his version of the ontological argument to an average man.

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There's no way I can do it. And so, we're not saying that exceptionally high intelligence is

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some sort of magic bullet. It's not, we're not actually wizards. There are things we cannot do.

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There's nothing, of course, God cannot do because God, of course, is infinite. There's a vast

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difference between simply being an outlier and being infinite. But no matter how high your

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intelligence is as a man, there will be things you cannot do. And as Wo said, once you get

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outside, say, three, four and particularly five standard deviations difference, the person at

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the upper end is not going to be able to explain certain things to the person at the lower end of

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that gap. No matter how hard he tries, no matter how much time he spends. And this plays out

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in society. It plays out in our government. It plays out in our schools. And it does in fact play

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out in the church. Before we get into the details on the church, I just like to give a couple of

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other small examples of relatability. You know, we're talking about kind of the high end of human

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performance, but outliers, or outliers because God doesn't want that many of them around. The sweet

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spot for intelligence is really about kind of 125 to 130, maybe 135. The reason for that is that

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a man who's in that range is relatable to basically everybody. If you have an IQ of 125,

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you can relate to the common man completely. You can take an understand what you're talking about.

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You're not going to be thinking things that push him too far. You can be a great leader. And if

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you have that sort of IQ, you're probably, you're probably a leader in your congregation. You're

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probably in a more senior position in your employer. Certainly, if you're old enough to have risen

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up the ranks, men who are equipped in such a fashion by God typically rise to the top. Now, where

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that is could be any where there are a lot of guys who've never graduated from college who,

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you know, are their machinists or something who are that smart.

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The reason that it's important that there are those guys is that they're the ones who really

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move things forward on a date of day basis. There aren't enough really weird guys to go around,

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but there are plenty of guys who can keep things moving, who understand things well enough to

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keep these systems in operation. The flip side of the frequencies, as Corey mentioned a minute ago,

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IQ of 130 for white man is about one in 44. It means if you have 100 people, two of them

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roughly have about an IQ in that range. That means that if you spend most of your time in rooms

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with fewer than 44 people, that guy's probably used to being the smartest guy in the room.

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Now, obviously, there's selection bias in our social lives. If you're working at a company

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where you are that intelligent and it matters for your job, you're probably surrounded by people

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who have similarly higher degrees of intelligence. So, even if you're not always the smartest guy

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in the room, most of the time when it's a random collection of people, you probably are.

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And this is what I would call the midwit trap. Midwits not 100. Midwits 130. Because the guys who

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in the range of about 130 are used to being the smartest guys in the room, which is a very

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extremely dangerous experience for anyone to have regardless of their intelligence. If you get used

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to being right more often than the people around you, you start to trust your own judgment and you

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trust disbelieving what other people say. It's not bad per se, but if you become blinded to the fact

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that there are dudes out there who are exponentially smarter than you, you're going to go after

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them when they disagree with you. And that's my experience all the time. I can guarantee you every

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single person who's listening, I have been called retarded far more times than you have. I get

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called stupid and retarded every day on the internet for saying things that are actually intelligent

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observations. I don't get called retarded by average men. I get called retarded by smart men

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because they're probably somewhere in that range. They're used to being right. They're used to

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being the smartest guy in the room. And when they hear saying someone saying something, they can't

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understand. Their only experience in life is if someone says things that they don't understand,

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that person must be dumb. They must just be a dimwit. How could you disagree with me and say

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this weird stuff that doesn't make any sense to me unless you're dumb? Because they can't see

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that there are pages and pages beyond where they are in the book of performance. And so

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as a society, not maybe not so much in church, but like I don't think that we need the smartest

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guys in charge of church. I think we need the most faithful guys in charge of church. However,

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you need to be intelligent enough to know that when someone's smart is playing tricks,

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you can stomp on them. And simultaneously, you need to be intelligent enough to know

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that when someone is smart is saying something you don't understand, maybe they're right,

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that the judgment for a Christian is not, is this guy smarter than me? Is he being faithful to

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scripture? But when you have a line of men who are used to being smarter than you pastors,

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probably smarter than most of the people and most of their congregations, we should hope that

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that would be the case, particularly in the Lutheran Church. These guys are expected to learn

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coin a Greek and to learn Hebrew. Those are not easy languages. Greek in particular has some

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complexities that go far beyond what is found in a superficial understanding of English. Some of

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those remnants are still there, but unless you're really good at understanding the mechanisms of

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language in general, it's probably going to be challenging to pick up some of the new concepts

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that are just a part of older languages like Greek and Latin. And that's because men used to

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be smarter. The IQs that are outstanding today wouldn't have been as outstanding 500 years ago.

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We know for a fact that even in the Victorian era, men had at least a standard deviation higher,

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and you can see that just in the letters from farmboys, you see letters from the Civil War,

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and a lot of them are eloquent to the point that even modern readers who are intelligent

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have trouble kind of understanding what they say easily when it's just a love letter to their

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girl back home. So there's a diminishing overall as a society, as a race of people in the direction

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of getting stupider, and I don't know if that's reversible. So when we say that whites on average

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or two standard deviation separated from the average African, it's not maligning them. It's an

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observation of a demonstrable, provable fact that correlates strictly with race. You cannot move

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an African somewhere else in the country and magically make them smarter. Just like someone

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European moving somewhere to Africa is again, make them dumber. They're just they're still going

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to be European. We are what will God makes us. And some of the factors that God builds into us are

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things like IQ, just like they're things like height. They're tribes in Africa. They're extraordinarily

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tall, and there's some tribes that are pigmies. They're tiny people. If an alien came from another

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planet and looked at them, probably wouldn't conclude they were the same species. And it's not denying

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any humanity. I'll just, if you look at the physical characteristics of things and you separate

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and say, well, all these people are seven feet tall, and all these people are three feet tall,

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I'm not sure I would call both of those groups the same kind of people as humans and as Christians

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were like browbeats and saying, oh, they're exactly the same. They're interchangeable. Well,

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the seven footers are seven feet tall because that's in their genes and the same with the pigmies

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and the same with the intelligence, the diminishing of intelligence in Africa and also in South

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America. We're going to one of the embeds is going to be a map in Central America. The IQs

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are every bit as in the toilet as they are in Africa. And personally, I believe as I've said in past

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episodes, that is a function of their 4,000 years of communion with demons. Maybe it's something

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else. I think that's the most Christian explanation for it. It's certainly not attacking them as

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human beings. It's saying, hey, man, we need God. We need God in our lives constantly. When you

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commune with demons with for thousands of years, that's going to have consequences that are passed

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on from father to son, especially when you're talking about cannibalism and human sacrifice and

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the most unspeakable, unthinkable acts of evil are corrosive on everything, not just on the soul,

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not just on your lifestyle, but literally corrosive on the body. So maybe I'm wrong. Maybe it's not

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demons that cause them to be functionally retarded, but whatever it is, different people groups

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in different places have different qualities that are measurable. They're observable and they're

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consequential. One of the embeds that we're going to have is going to be something you maybe

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have heard this term before a green text. It's from 4chan. I think probably poll. There's some spicy

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language in it, and I'm not going to censor it. You can read it and deal with it. It's the internet.

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It's an anonymous post from someone who did research as a grad student on IQ in prisons.

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And one of the first things in this green text post is something you may have seen, particularly

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on Twitter lately. The question that he was asking, one of the many questions that he was asking

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in this study of prisoners was, how would you have felt yesterday evening if you hadn't eaten breakfast

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or lunch? And they have probably seen people maybe recently joking, how would you feel if you

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hadn't eaten breakfast? That's specifically what this is talking about. The reason that that question

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is so important is that what was found in that study was that if someone has an IQ below about 90

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now, these numbers are ranges. They're not absolutes. They're measuring how frequently a given

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degree of performance appears in the population. What they found in San Quentin, there were a lot

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of guys with lower IQs, not really surprising. They're racial aspects of that, and they're also

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just aspects that criminality may tend to be the only option for someone who isn't given

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viable options for employment. As Cory is saying, they're societal implications of this

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that are also, by the way, Christian implications. Anyway, what they found was when you ask that question,

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how would you have felt yesterday evening if you hadn't eaten breakfast or lunch? If someone has

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an IQ below about 90, they just break down. They can't process the question because it's a conditional

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hypothetical. The hypothetical is how would you have felt? And then the conditional is,

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had you eaten breakfast or not? So those two elements combined. If you had an IQ below 90,

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the responses were things like, what do you mean? I did eat at breakfast and lunch.

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And then the questioner would say, yes, but if you had not, how would you have felt to which they

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would respond in more vulgar language probably? Why are you saying that I didn't eat breakfast? I

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just told you that I did. This is something that also played out in episode four of the wire.

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If you haven't seen it, it's a profane violent series on HBO. So I'm not sure I'm recommending it,

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but I enjoyed it. I've actually, I probably washed it three or four times. There is an app in season four,

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they were the cops were doing a program similar to this in the schools where they're trying to find

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how do they intervene young enough in the students' lives to be able to keep them,

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up to divert them from criminality. And they had a student who was like 16 in a room and one of

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the psychologists and one of the cops was asking him questions very similar to this. And he became

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violently angry at the questions, just like in the green text, what he said is, he was cursing a lot.

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I think we'll embed the clip. And again, the content worryingly, it's vulgar, but it's realistic.

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When the, when the questioner asked him, how would you have felt about this situation?

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He got violently angry and said, why are you messing with my mind, man? Why are you doing this? Get

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out of my head. The reason for that response was that it was breaking his mind, being confronted with

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a hypothetical like this with a conditional. It hurt, it hurt his brain to be subjected to that

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sort of question, because he didn't have the capacity to process it. And it wasn't, as Corey

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was saying earlier, it's not the case that someone below about 90 IQ, you can teach them how to

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think about those things. It's literally too complicated, just like calculus is literally too

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complicated for some people to understand. It's hard. Calculus is a hard thing. For some people,

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it's much easier than others, but it's not just sort of a trivial task like tying your shoes,

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tying your shoes is something if someone is profoundly retarded. They probably can't even do

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that. They probably have Velcro on their shoes today because they can't tie them. That's

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that's the outer limit of their performance. So their societal and their

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doctrinal implications to someone that can't even understand a hypothetical question, which is

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why this is a Christian matter. Because when you look at the Christian faith, you find that there

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are a lot of hypotheticals like this to emphasize the issue of criminality and intelligence.

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As an attorney, I know a lot of other attorneys, unsurprisingly, many of them, many of my friends

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from law school and other colleagues went into criminal law. That was one of the common career paths

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out of my particular law school. And so I have talked to many of them, what it's like dealing with

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either the client or the accused, depending which side of the courtroom you're sitting.

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And many of these people simply cannot understand why what they did is wrong.

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You will ask them, how would you feel if someone did this to you and they cannot process it?

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Because that's a hypothetical. And so all they can say is, well, it didn't happen to me.

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If they can even manage that, some of them simply cannot understand it whatsoever.

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There's no response. They'll get they will get angry at you. But they cannot understand

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why you shouldn't do whatever horrible thing it is they've done

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on an empathetic level because they don't have that empathy because they cannot understand

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well, what if you had been the victim? And I also did psychology and undergrad and I did study

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IQ and things like that related subjects. But that is the real problem here. You cannot empathize with

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other people if you cannot understand hypotheticals to some degree. And so there is a lower bound

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for human empathy. That doesn't mean that everyone with a low IQ is an amoral monster.

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There are plenty of very unintelligent people who are still decent members of society.

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But it is because they have been channeled into a proper place for them.

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That's the biggest thing. If you have someone who is particularly subnormal,

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that person can be a productive member of society and function at a lower level, yes,

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but still function. If he is channeled properly, if he's given a task that is suited to his

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abilities, if you just turn him loose in society, things are going to go poorly for him and possibly

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also for others. It's going to depend on whether or not he happens to have a violent disposition.

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And we talked about that in a previous episode. So if you allow individuals to flood your society

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who have low intelligence and a tendency toward violence, well, what are you doing to everyone

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else in your society? What are you doing particularly to the most vulnerable members of your society?

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And that's why this matters from a societal level. And we'll be getting into the Christian

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level. We just touched on a surface level right there saying, Christianity involves a lot of

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hypotheticals because it most certainly does. But on the side of whether or not your civilization,

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whether or not your society will be able to function at all. You have to deal with these

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matters. You have to deal with this reality. You have to know what to do with those who are

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particularly subnormal when it comes to intelligence. Because they're not going to just be turned

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free in society and function as a man would with an IQ of 100 to 115. If you turn a man loose who

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as an IQ of 115, he'll probably find his way in society just fine. He'll manage to do something.

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If you do that to someone with an IQ of 70, he's not going to manage just fine. He's going to wind

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up homeless or a criminal most likely. Those are the paths that are open to him. And it is not compassionate

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and it is not Christian to fail to recognize this or to ignore it in the name of equality or egalitarianism.

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You have to deal with reality as it is not as you would prefer it were.

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And for anyone who's listening who knows a little bit about psychology,

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when you heard Cory describing a lack of empathy, you probably thought,

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oh, that's sociopathy or maybe psychopathy. It isn't really. When you're talking about sociopathy

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and you're talking about someone who is incapable of empathy, that includes the expectation that if

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something weren't wrong with them, they would be able to. We're talking about an entire population

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that lacks the mental capacity. It's not emotional. It's not that they are unfeeling. It's that

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they're intellectually disconnected from what's right in front of them. And if you've been exposed

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to some of the horrible violent videos on the internet recently, they're happening all the time,

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but we see them more and more. Now that Elon has taken over the not getting censored like they used to,

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which is important because these are actually happening. There is a non-stop stream in the United

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States of African Americans committing horrifically violent crimes. And it seems to be sociopathic.

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It seems like they have no empathy whatsoever. They will grab something and they will hit a man

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and knock him down. And once they knock him down, he's unconscious. They continue whaling on his

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skull. They're trying to completely destroy him. And that's a very common reaction. I know that a

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lot of people follow me for whatever they find valuable in the takes I have on Twitter. I try to

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keep that stuff off my timeline just because it's so upsetting and depressing. But when I hear these

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guys saying they're just like us, it's all I can do to restrain myself when just sending them a

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flood of nightmarish violent videos like that because they're everywhere. And it's always black

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people. You never, ever see white people doing this to anyone else. You see it all the pun with

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black people. They don't care where they're doing it to us. It's a lot of times it's black on white

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violence, but it doesn't matter. They get set off and they engage in behavior that seems animalistic.

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It's it's utterly detached from anything that we would consider morality. You see them doing

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it and you're like, just stop them. Like even if you want to hit the guy even you want to hurt him,

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he's down. Why would you continue caving his skull in? And yet it's perfectly normal for the entire

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population to do that when they get angry. And as Corey said, it doesn't mean every single individual.

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But it happens often enough that if you have general intelligence and you can detect patterns,

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you cannot help but detect that pattern, which was was a subject to the previous episode. We

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don't need to talk about too much more, but I do want to highlight something. You know, we were

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talking a few minutes ago about the average African population, which is distinct from the African

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American population. You may notice that I typically go out of my way to say African American.

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The reason for that is that one, it precludes those who say, oh, it's just skin tone, which is

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something everybody wants to say now. The more that race becomes in the issue in Christianity,

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the more pastors who are afraid to speak truthfully will say, oh, it's skin tone. It's just color.

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There is all superficiality. We're all the same underneath. We all bleed red nonsense. I'm not

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going to curse here, but you can just imagine a stream of exaldives of me from me directed at that

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sort of lie. That is a vile wicked lie to say it's just skin color. If it were only skin color,

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then African Americans would not have IQs of 85 on average. That's one standard deviation above

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Africans and one standard deviation below Americans. Why is that the reason? There's been a lot

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of study that's gone into this. One of the problems with studies today is that because this subject

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is so politicized, many of them are getting censored or they're simply not getting done at all

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because anyone who's in the business of securing federal funding or grants for their research,

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they know how to milk the system and they know that if they produce a result,

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this says that African Americans do anything worse than anybody else. Not only are they not

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going to get funded, but they're going to get blackballed and they're never going to work again.

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No one's going to give money for anything because that's crime thing.

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The reason I call them African Americans is that that's what they are. They're Africans in

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America, but they're also part American. Now, I've said before that American is a race. American

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is a white race. American is synonymous with white. African Americans on average are about 25 percent

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white. Whenever you do genetic studies on a population of African Americans, you'll find that they're

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they're a quarter white on average, some are much less, some are much more. It sort of gets

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averaged out in the wash because visually African DNA, the physical characteristics that go along

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with that are dominant. So if you have African DNA, you're not going to have, for example,

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light colored eyes. It's very rare. You do see it very rarely, but light colored eyes only come

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for Northwestern Europe. They don't really come from anywhere else. And it's a recessive gene,

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which is why it's the only place you see it. Those genes are being wiped out by the ad mixture

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with other groups that do not have them. So if someone is three quarters African and one quarter

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American, they're going to have predominantly African characteristics. And because Africa is such

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a huge continent, there are many lights. And Africans, there are Africans who have less

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noticeably African facial features than others. And that's not just, and that's not because they

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necessarily have ad mixture in Africa, which means mixing with with another foreign alien

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population of DNA. And somebody means that there's a variety. God likes variety. He likes different

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shapes. He like different sizes. He likes different looks. It's what he gave us. We don't get to

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complain about it or insult it. So African Americans have IQs on average of 85. A big,

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huge overwhelming percentage of that is because they're 25% European DNA. Now,

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mathematically, that would imply that they have a grandparents who is white. But that's never

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the case. It's almost never the case. What has happened is that they have a number of great,

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great grandparents or great great great grandparents. And so there are all those little bits and pieces,

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you know, 150 years ago. There was a family secret or is just lost to time because, you know,

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there's no, there's no living connection to those people. The DNA is passed on. The genes

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are passed on. And so a major factor in why African American like user hire is because they have

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European DNA. Now, 85 is important because as we've just mentioned, it's below the threshold

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of about 90 for being able to understand conditional hypotheticals. If you've ever, I think I said

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this last week, if you've ever served on a jury, the rules for a jury, the instructions that

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they're given are filled with conditional hypotheticals are complicated. They're based on reason.

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They're based on logic. You have if x, then y, if not x, then z. And you have to be able to

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process that correctly is just assumed by our society that anyone in the jury room is able to

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understand hypotheticals. The average African American can't do it. And I think one of the biggest

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problems that the confusion that arises is that we're not saying these people are not human. We're

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not saying that they're bad. We're saying that they lack a capacity for something that we just

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assume they have. Now imagine if me as someone whose forestander deviation separated from the normal

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man, if I just expected you to be able to do everything that I can do, I can jump to conclusions

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so quickly. No one even knows what happens. I can remember a time when I was working in a company

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and we were sitting around. We were discussing a number of issues and they hand out a piece of

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paper. They had one of the issues on it. And I scanned it and sent seconds and I set out loud.

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Well, this is a no-brainer. And one of the guys in the room's name was Dave. He's a very smart guy.

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He was actually hurt. He was shocked and offended that I said that. And he's like, whoa,

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hold on. We need to talk about this first. I don't even if you got it, everyone else needs to

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understand. And so we spent like five or 10 minutes going over the thing in detail and they were

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yammering back and forth. And eventually they reached the conclusion that I reached in 10 seconds.

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That's my experience pretty much all the time. I look, I know, I move on. If I were to hold

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you to that standard, it would be vicious. It would be cruel. It would be insane and it would

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just be utterly unfair. That's not the gift that you were given. And I can't just say,

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oh, you're stupid. Why don't you understand? No, I don't think that. I try to be charitable,

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but I know some people take more time. Now, in that case, I was in a room with a bunch of

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really smart people like the average IQ that room was probably 130 plus. And so I just wasn't

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thinking. I was just relaxed and saying, well, this is, this is easy. This is an easy one.

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Like I wanted to move on. I want to get out of there and go home. And yet it took five minutes

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for everyone else to struggle through it. And they did struggle. I can remember that specific

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problem. They they had a hard time processing when I got like a lightning bolt. And so

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the reason that I've given these examples to try to contrast my experience with your experience

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is that your experience does not mirror the African-American experience. They don't process

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on average that quickly of the 40 and a half million African-Americans in this country.

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Six and a half million of them, 13 to 16 percent have IQs of 100 and above. So almost all of

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them are below 100. When you get to 85, it's nearly half 19.9 million have IQs below 85,

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which you know is what we say is about half. What that implies is that although they have

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verbal ability, they can talk to you. They like they seem like normal decent human beings. I'm not

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saying they're not. I'm not saying they're not normal decent human beings. What I'm saying is

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that your normal experience of being able to process things is different than theirs. And I'm

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trying to suggest to you that is cruel and it is unusual and it is impermissible for us as

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Christians to impose on a group of people and expectation to which they can't live. And frankly,

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we see this all the time in society today and a lot of times it's called wokeism. You'll say

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IQ tests are racist. We'll say expecting people to show up on time as racist,

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expecting people to do math as racist, expecting people to do math correctly to say that

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three to the second power can either be six or it can be nine depending on your cultural expectations.

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We as normal whites, we see that and say that's insane. That's it's woke. It's crazy.

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They're calling things racist that are in fact racist, not in the sense that they're

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hateful, but in the sense that they are based on race. And when someone has an IQ of 85 and they

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can't understand hypotheticals and you tell them to do things like consider the future, which by

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the way is a hypothetical, it's not fair. You're trying to expect them to do something that they're

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not able to do. It's like trying to expect someone with down syndrome to tie his shoes correctly.

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You can't do it rather than insulting and calling names and degrading or the opposite of saying,

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no, you can do it. You're just fine. You're just like me. You can process. That's just fine.

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Well, that's not true. If someone is incapable of understanding something, you're capable of

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understanding. It is not kind to lie to them, to gaslight them, to say, you're just like me. You

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can get this. Well, they'll never get it. And we see a lot of anger from this population in part

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because they're being tasked with something impossible. And it is on us who understand better than

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them what's going on. And what we see in society is the exact opposite. This demonic world that

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Satan is ruling is telling our churches, it's telling our pastors, it's telling our lady, no,

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you're all completely the same. You all have the same ideas, the same arts, the same souls.

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You're all completely interchangeable. They can do exactly what you can do. If you believe that,

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then of course, I'm a monster for saying this. I am the only evil thing in the world who's saying

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these people can't do exactly what you can do. What I'm telling you, in contrary distinction to

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that is, in fact, a subset of those people, a sizable subset, can't do it. And no amount of

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yelling at them or encouraging them or lying to them is going to change the fact that they

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can't be taught to do something that they're not capable of. Back when the LCMS was a more serious

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church body, we produced a pamphlet called helping the retarded to know God. It was published and

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I think it was 1969. And today, to modern sensibilities, to some ears that's going to sound

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atrocious or at least perhaps silly, but it's not. And it is of a kind with very early on,

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Lutherans became very concerned with how do we reach the handicapped? And there are a lot of

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different handicaps that will play into this issue. For instance, scriptures very clear,

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faith comes from hearing. Well, how do we reach the death?

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They can't hear the word of God. And so Lutherans set up schools for the death because we wanted to

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teach them so that they would be able to receive the word of God in another way, because they can

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still read as long as they're not both blind and deaf. And then of course, they're blind and

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deaf. Well, that's why we have braille and other things like that. But for those who are mentally

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retarded, this is a very real concern, because as was stated, much of the Christian faith

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is phrased, is worded in hypotheticals. If you believe in Jesus Christ, if you have faith,

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those are both hypothetical statements, those are conditional, if then. If you believe in Jesus

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Christ, if you have faith in Jesus Christ, then you will spend eternity in paradise.

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Almost none of that statement is comprehensible to someone with an IQ below 80 or so,

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because you have made it conditional. If this, then that, it's a hypothetical because it has

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to do with the future. It has to do with if you do this condition, then that thing will happen.

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It has to do with eternity, because you're speaking about eternal life and paradise. It has to do

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with paradise, which is a hypothetical. All of these are things that are not comprehensible

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to someone who has an IQ below 80, perhaps below 85, but at least below 80. How do you reach that man

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with the faith? How do you teach him the faith? How do you ensure that he has faith and continues

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to grow in the faith? These are real problems for the church, and these are things that are simply

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swept under the rug and ignored by those who want to say, no, we're all equal. Everyone has

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the same capabilities, and if you just try hard, you'll be able to achieve it. And that's not the

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case. As stated earlier, there are certain things that no matter how hard you try, no matter how

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well you understand them, you will never be able to instruct someone below a certain level of

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intelligence. And that is the case with the faith. There are certain things about the faith

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that someone with an IQ of 85 or lower will never be able to understand. You are not going to give him

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a dogmatics textbook and explain to him the communication of attributes between the divine

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nature and the human nature. You will never be able to explain that to him. That's not to say

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this person cannot be a Christian as we stated multiple times. Those who are not very intelligent

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can make excellent Christians, if they have faithful pastors and faithful congregations who

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recognize how you reach that person. If you treat him as if he were just any other man with a

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standard IQ 100 to 115, if you treat him like that, you may very well dam him, because he is not

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going to get the faith in the way that he needs to hear it in a way that is understandable to him.

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Yes, certainly, if he's at least in the service and hears the word, we trust that God's word

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does not return to him void as he promises in Scripture. But you should be able and you should

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be attempting to reach these men where they are. God at the very least permitted them to be that way.

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Yes, some of this is of course a consequence of the fall. So to say God simply made you that way

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is accurate but not entirely because obviously through the corruption of original sin,

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we see these defects creeping into human nature over time. But you have to take that into account

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because if you treat him as a normal man, you are actually doing him a disservice and you are

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being disloyal to God. You are not doing what you have been called to do as a Christian.

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It's the same thing as if you had a particularly slow child. If you have a mentally retarded

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child, you do not put the same burdens on him. You do not set the same expectations for him

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that you would for a child who was average. That would be cruel and as a parent you should understand

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that. But it's the same thing in the church because the pastor is supposed to care for the sheep.

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If you have a sheep with a broken limb, you don't just wander off, have all the sheep follow you

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and then well the one with the broken limb, he'll eventually waddle over and make it know. You have

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to bind up the limb, you have to heal that, you have to carry him if necessary. You have to account

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for the capabilities of the people in your congregation and that is not being done today because it

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goes against our public civic religion, which is just again, it's the slogan of the French Revolution

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with particular emphasis on egalitarianism, on equality. And as Corey reiterated from the beginning,

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and I want to say one more time, we're not saying that these people cannot be Christian.

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African Americans have for a long period of time ever since they were brought here as slaves

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and their slave masters forced them to be Christian and taught them the Christian faith, many of them

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have been faithful Christians. That was God blessing them even in the face of adversity.

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There's nothing to do with receiving the faith. However, this has everything to do with propagating

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the faith. Because one of the requirements for pastors is to be apt to teach. Who is capable of

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teaching? He who has mastered a subject. It's not enough to simply regurgitate. It's not

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enough to know a few things. To be a teacher is to have mastered the subject area sufficiently,

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that whatever question arises, whatever error arises, perhaps there's no question, but there's

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a problem that you need to address, because someone say something out of left field. Only a pastor

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who is apt to teach is equipped to do that. Now, when two-thirds of the African American population

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has an IQ at or below 90, meaning that they cannot typically handle, and by typically, I mean,

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90% or 5% of the time, handle hypothetical conditionals. Are they going to be able to propagate

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the Christian faith among themselves? The reason this is a pressing issue for our church,

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particularly the Missouri Synod, is that it is the stated goal of President Matt Harrison and

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the entire St. Louis seminary staff, and probably many in Fort Wayne as well. It's the general

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view of the Missouri Synod that, while for the last 100 years, the Missouri Synod has radically

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embraced using contraception to prevent God from giving us the blessing of children in marriage,

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we've completely capitulated that. 100 years ago, it was illegal, and the church condemned it,

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and then I think the Anklins jumped ship first, and we immediately followed, and today,

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if you speak out against any form of contraception, as a pastor, you may well get run out of your

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congregation. You're certainly going to lose people, because a lot of the people in your congregation

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are practicing it to some degree. If you want to be married, and you want to have sex,

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God will sometimes give you children, as he sees fit. You don't get to decide, I want the sex,

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I don't want the babies. It's a package deal. If you want neither, don't get married. If you want

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one or the other, you get married, and you get both, according to God's good will. Contreception

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interrupts that. It says, nope, I want part of it, I don't want all of it. It's really no different

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than fornication, where you say, you know what, I don't want the marriage, I just want the intimacy,

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I want the fun, I don't want the obligation. Contreception is just another variation on that same

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thing. And so the Missouri Senate embraced it radically. Most of our pastors have maybe one or two

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kids. If you have seven, eight, nine, you can tell who's practicing contraception and who isn't.

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What do they preach against it or not? When their entire family takes up at least a row,

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you know what they're practicing. And that is a testimony to their faith in God. And it's

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something that should be said publicly and explicitly. God blesses those who obey Him. We've

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talked in the past about how Protestants are allergic to being told, hey, if I obey God, good

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things will happen. Well, try to find a page of the Bible that doesn't say something to that effect.

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God promises that. He promises punishment to the wicked in this life. And he promises blessings

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to the faithful for being faithful. He also promises suffering. I'm not saying everything's going to be

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great. You may do everything right and be barren. That happens, too. If that's God's will

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embrace that cross and use it for your own personal adification. But that's not the norm.

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Just as being exceptionally brilliant or retarded is not the norm. Most people get married.

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If they don't contracept, they have kids. They have a lot of kids. That's how God designed us.

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That's how he designed everything. The Missouri Senate embraced interrupting

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the creation of families. We then embraced sending all of our girls off to college as well as

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the boys. We then embraced those colleges, ceasing to even be Christian colleges. So you have

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multiple effects of not having babies, destroying local congregations and local families by

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sending everyone away. And then destroying the faith of the children of that congregation

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by not properly categorizing them. And by that, I don't mean catechesis before they're confirmed.

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I mean everything that they're taught. If you're taught that that obedience to God and the

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participation in the church is just this optional thing. Yes, of course, they're going to

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fall away. And we see all of those things in massive numbers. The LCMS is actually getting older

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year over year. We're aging as a population faster than we're literally aging. That means that the

01:26:32.760 --> 01:26:39.400
apostasy of the younger generations is continuing to accelerate. So we're losing souls, not even to

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death. They're not being claimed by God in heaven because the boomers are dying. They're being

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claimed by Satan's world because they see no reason to come to church and work as why would they?

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When their churches aren't about God in the first place, sure they have the sacraments and there's

01:26:53.960 --> 01:26:58.600
preaching, but is not preaching against those things that the people need to hear is not telling

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what they actually need. You need more than the forgiveness of sins. Lutheran heads explode when

01:27:04.840 --> 01:27:09.000
you say that, but it's the truth. The forgiveness of sins is the beginning of the Christian life. It's

01:27:09.000 --> 01:27:14.360
not the end. The cross is yes, the beginning and the end of your Christian life, but only because

01:27:14.360 --> 01:27:20.360
everything that flows from it is a blessing from God. Your justification is the first blessing from

01:27:20.360 --> 01:27:25.160
God. And then all the good works that he gives you for the rest of your life in view of the cross

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are also gifts from the same Father in heaven. We cannot ignore one and expect to keep the other.

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As that's what we're seeing in the numbers, it's what we're seeing in the pews. You look around

01:27:36.840 --> 01:27:42.520
and you see nothing, a gray hair, and most of our congregations. The reason this race thing

01:27:42.520 --> 01:27:49.160
matters is that Matt Harrison and the St. Louis seminary, their plan for reversing this decline,

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is to replace the European American population of Lutheranism with foreigners, with Africans,

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with Turks, with people from anywhere in the world except for us. One of the things that all those

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people have in common is substantially lower IQs to the point that they're beneath threshold

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of being able to even comprehend the more complex parts of the faith, never mind propagating it.

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And this is why this is a gospel issue. It is one thing to teach an African-American or anyone

01:28:21.640 --> 01:28:28.040
anyone to teach them the faith. Anyone can be taught the faith. No matter how low their IQ, IQ

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doesn't keep you from God. Babies, you know, they effectively have no IQ. In the womb,

01:28:34.440 --> 01:28:39.560
they're all they can do is here. They can't even think in any common in any way that we can

01:28:39.560 --> 01:28:44.760
understand. And yet they can receive faith by hearing. If you're a pregnant mother in your sitting

01:28:44.760 --> 01:28:49.320
in church every Sunday, your baby is already a Christian because your baby is hearing the word of

01:28:49.320 --> 01:28:55.240
God through your belly. Faith comes by hearing. It doesn't come from understanding. We are not

01:28:55.240 --> 01:29:02.120
gating the faith on intellectual ascent. What we are saying is that comprehension is the only

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way that the faith can be propagated. And if the synod succeeds in derasinating our churches,

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so we get rid of all the white Europeans who are out of fashion with the world. It's not

01:29:12.920 --> 01:29:19.880
cool anymore. We're 96 percent white as a denomination. And that is a matter of profound shame

01:29:19.880 --> 01:29:25.720
for the men in charge. They despise it. Whenever they talk about it, it's with venom.

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Is that not how God made our denomination? Is it or isn't it? Did God make these 96 percent

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white population Lutheran? And the smattering, it's like half African-American and half others.

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Great. I'm glad that they're here. As we talked about in the shaking the dust off your feet

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episode, we have tried for over a century to reach out to the African-American population.

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We spent hundreds of millions of dollars on black colleges. They failed. They all failed. They

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worked a little bit for a time and then they died. They died because African-Americans do not want

01:30:02.680 --> 01:30:07.880
to be Lutheran. And so these guys think, well, the solution is, let's be less Lutheran. It's more

01:30:07.880 --> 01:30:13.000
important for us to get Jesus in front of these people than to be Lutheran, which is a false dichotomy.

01:30:13.000 --> 01:30:17.240
Being Lutheran is putting Jesus in front of these people. Whoever these people, I don't care

01:30:17.240 --> 01:30:21.720
what their race is or what country they're from. I care about the fact that the proper

01:30:21.720 --> 01:30:27.560
proclamation of the gospel, the proper proclamation with all the gifts that we have been given in our

01:30:27.560 --> 01:30:35.240
doctrine, must come from someone who can properly express it. And if Matt Harrison and all

01:30:35.240 --> 01:30:39.880
his flying monkeys succeed in replacing all the white men that they don't want to see in these

01:30:39.880 --> 01:30:45.800
positions anymore, they're going to be replaced by people who by and large are less capable.

01:30:45.800 --> 01:30:54.280
We're seeing this in every industry. In fact, in Harvard, in medical schools, in the military,

01:30:54.280 --> 01:31:00.680
in the airlines, they are systematically replacing whites, specifically replacing whites with

01:31:00.680 --> 01:31:06.040
other populations, with minority populations who are less intellectually apt.

01:31:06.920 --> 01:31:11.160
One of the charts I'm going to have is going to show the absolute numbers. We talked about percentages,

01:31:11.160 --> 01:31:17.080
but absolutes matter too. There are 40 and a half million African-Americans in this country.

01:31:17.160 --> 01:31:21.560
How many black people do you think have IQs above 115?

01:31:23.800 --> 01:31:31.640
The answer is 1.2 million. They're 1.2 million African-Americans today who have IQs above 115.

01:31:31.640 --> 01:31:37.880
Now, that's kind of the minimum threshold for being able to do anything useful in business.

01:31:37.880 --> 01:31:42.200
It's not nearly smart enough to be a scientist. It's not remotely smart enough to be a doctor,

01:31:42.200 --> 01:31:48.360
but that's the entire pool of all available African-Americans for everything. 1.2 million people.

01:31:48.360 --> 01:31:53.400
Now, if they're smart, and they're not Lutheran, and maybe I have Christian, what are they going to

01:31:53.400 --> 01:31:57.640
do? They're going to pursue wealth. They're going to pursue fame like everybody else. I don't

01:31:57.640 --> 01:32:01.960
fault them for that apart from the fact that it's worldly. It's not a particular son of that

01:32:01.960 --> 01:32:07.960
community. It's what our entire culture is built around. 1.2 million people is all you have who

01:32:08.040 --> 01:32:15.640
are apt to teach anything remotely. That's the pool that the Missouri Senate wants to replace us with.

01:32:16.760 --> 01:32:22.040
We're talking about this because it's not going to work. It is guaranteed to fail. It's

01:32:22.040 --> 01:32:27.160
mathematically guaranteed to fail. And the reason we're talking about something that's so controversial

01:32:27.160 --> 01:32:31.240
and upsetting, and we're telling you something that you can't see and you don't think is real,

01:32:33.000 --> 01:32:37.160
is because it's one of the things that God has equipped Cory and I to be able to do. We can

01:32:37.160 --> 01:32:43.800
connect these dots that no one else can even see. You may be able to connect to add 2 plus 2.

01:32:44.680 --> 01:32:50.680
I can add 2 plus 2 by inferring the existence of one of the twos from what's going on in the

01:32:50.680 --> 01:32:55.400
environment. And I can imagine that the other two is the only possible solution to the problem.

01:32:55.400 --> 01:33:00.280
I don't need either two to connect 2 plus 2. You may need God to hand you both up and you say,

01:33:00.280 --> 01:33:06.760
yeah, 2 plus 2 is 4. The ability to comprehend these situations is something that's not given to

01:33:06.760 --> 01:33:11.080
every man. The reason that Cory and I started Stone Quire and the reason that we're talking about

01:33:11.080 --> 01:33:17.000
these issues that are upsetting and they're divisive and they make people uncomfortable is that if

01:33:17.720 --> 01:33:22.040
Matt Harrison and the Missouri Senate and all these other places, all these other churches,

01:33:22.040 --> 01:33:28.040
it's not just about Lutherans, but there are chief problems. If these men succeed in driving the

01:33:28.040 --> 01:33:33.640
whites away from these positions and replacing them with African Americans, how many of that 1.2

01:33:33.720 --> 01:33:38.520
million or even remotely capable of doing these things are going to be in those positions.

01:33:38.520 --> 01:33:43.400
The answer is basically none. You're not going to be able to maintain the same standards that we

01:33:43.400 --> 01:33:50.600
have and replace us with them. I'm saying us and them specifically, not because they're not

01:33:50.600 --> 01:33:54.600
Christians, not because they're not brothers in Christ. I do not deny that. I'm thankful to God

01:33:54.600 --> 01:34:01.400
for giving them faith. What I am resisting and what I am objecting to is the notion that we can

01:34:01.400 --> 01:34:07.720
be wholesale replaced just as we are in our countries, just as we are in the lands that we have,

01:34:07.720 --> 01:34:13.000
we're being replaced in our churches by those who tell you, oh, it's fine, their Christians too,

01:34:13.000 --> 01:34:18.040
their Lutherans too is all going to be exactly the same. Lutheranism will be dead into generations

01:34:18.040 --> 01:34:23.160
of we go away because there's not going to be anyone left who can even understand the book of

01:34:23.160 --> 01:34:28.360
conquered. It's just that simple. If you pick up the book of conquered and you start flipping through

01:34:28.440 --> 01:34:33.800
it, there's going to be stuff in there that you have a hard time understanding. Imagine if you're

01:34:35.720 --> 01:34:41.640
a standard deviation lower. Imagine if you don't have the ability to understand hypotheticals,

01:34:41.640 --> 01:34:46.120
you open that book. What are you going to see? You're not even able to read it. That's what our

01:34:46.120 --> 01:34:50.520
church is facing. That's why we're talking about this. That's why race is something that matters

01:34:50.520 --> 01:34:55.640
in the church because yes, you can receive faith by hearing. That doesn't mean you can teach it to

01:34:55.640 --> 01:35:01.400
others. If you have a friend who's a Christian who has Down syndrome, you love him as a brother in

01:35:01.400 --> 01:35:06.920
Christ, but you don't ask him theological questions. That's wisdom. That's not cruelty.

01:35:07.800 --> 01:35:12.440
On the point of the book of conquered, the best example would probably be the solid declaration,

01:35:13.240 --> 01:35:20.440
which was written by men with IQs probably in the 140s, 150s, addressing other men in a similar

01:35:20.440 --> 01:35:27.560
range. As was mentioned earlier with the numbers, you're not going to get that if you replace

01:35:27.560 --> 01:35:34.600
Europeans with Africans. That population simply does not have those individuals in it.

01:35:35.480 --> 01:35:43.160
There are two populations that currently exist among humanity that have even the potential

01:35:43.240 --> 01:35:50.760
to maintain Christianity for any length of time. That is Europeans, which includes Americans because

01:35:50.760 --> 01:35:59.720
Americans are of European descent and East Asians, Northeast Asians. However, across generations

01:35:59.720 --> 01:36:06.760
of effort, we have made very minimal if any inroads in Asia. Now, I know those are going to

01:36:07.560 --> 01:36:13.320
know. Today, there are millions of Christians in China and there are some Christians in

01:36:13.320 --> 01:36:18.840
Korea and some Christians in Japan. There are some. There's a lot of syncretism and other problems,

01:36:19.960 --> 01:36:26.360
but that small population over that period of time, because don't forget this has been centuries

01:36:26.360 --> 01:36:36.120
of effort. It's never been self-maintaining. It's never been self-sustaining. The odds are that if

01:36:36.120 --> 01:36:41.480
it did not have Christian support from outside, it would be crushed by the government inside of a

01:36:41.480 --> 01:36:47.720
generation. Of course, we see that happening in the West now as well. But the bottom line here and

01:36:47.720 --> 01:36:57.560
the reason this matters is that there is no church without white Christians. There is no church

01:36:57.560 --> 01:37:04.360
without Europeans. That doesn't mean that there wouldn't be a church for a time. If all Europeans

01:37:04.360 --> 01:37:10.680
disappeared today in some strange version of the rapture, which is false, of course, but we'll

01:37:10.680 --> 01:37:16.840
get that at another time, but if we were all to disappear, the church would continue for a period of

01:37:16.840 --> 01:37:29.160
time. But inside of two, three, four generations at the most, the church would die and everyone in

01:37:29.240 --> 01:37:37.480
areas that today have churches would return to animism, to syncretism, to paganism. And we've seen

01:37:37.480 --> 01:37:44.680
that happen. We've seen areas in Africa where Europeans have withdrawn. The areas were Christian,

01:37:44.680 --> 01:37:51.720
and they've gone right back into animism almost immediately. And the reason that's going to happen

01:37:52.440 --> 01:37:59.640
is that you are always going to have men at the top who are intellectually gifted by God running

01:37:59.640 --> 01:38:07.320
things, answering the questions, being the administrators, the administrators, etc. If you remove those

01:38:07.320 --> 01:38:15.320
men, well, something someone else with those capacities with that ability will take their place.

01:38:16.120 --> 01:38:20.760
And it's going to be demons because there's no one else to fill the role. And that's what we've

01:38:20.760 --> 01:38:27.880
seen happen all over the world. If you don't have the capable men at the helm, demons come in and

01:38:27.880 --> 01:38:36.040
say, well, sure you're worshiping God, but shouldn't you also worship this saint? Shouldn't you also

01:38:36.040 --> 01:38:44.200
worship this tree? And over time, you become a syncretist. And then eventually you lose the

01:38:44.200 --> 01:38:50.200
elements of Christianity entirely, and you're a pagan again. That is exactly what will happen

01:38:50.280 --> 01:39:01.000
without Europeans. And it may be that men with an IQ of 115 say, could sustain a church for a time,

01:39:01.000 --> 01:39:05.400
could keep it going. That's certainly the case. Neither one of us doubts that.

01:39:06.920 --> 01:39:13.400
But can those men answer new challenges? Could those men have written the Book of Concord? Could

01:39:13.400 --> 01:39:18.360
those men have produced the creeds? Could those men have answered any number of challenges in

01:39:18.360 --> 01:39:26.440
the history of the church? The answer is no. Because the intelligence behind those who are going to

01:39:26.440 --> 01:39:33.080
bring the challenges against Christianity, the diabolical intelligence, is going to be greater than

01:39:33.080 --> 01:39:39.000
those men can handle. They will not be able to contend with it. And so even if you have the

01:39:39.000 --> 01:39:43.880
materials on hand to address many of the issues in the history of the church, we do. We certainly do.

01:39:44.440 --> 01:39:49.800
We have great writings. For many church fathers, we have the Book of Concord. We have great materials.

01:39:50.520 --> 01:39:55.480
You one have to have men who can read them and understand them and then teach them. And that

01:39:55.480 --> 01:40:01.400
requires a certain level of intelligence. But you also need men who are even more capable of that,

01:40:01.400 --> 01:40:07.080
who can answer the new challenges that face the church. And that is the problem we have today.

01:40:08.040 --> 01:40:15.320
We have that problem because we have many faithful pastors. The LCMS in particular has

01:40:15.320 --> 01:40:21.320
many great parish pastors out there who are doing their duty day in and day out working 60 hour

01:40:21.320 --> 01:40:27.720
weeks, keeping up with their parish, following up with shut-ins and all of the things that they do day

01:40:27.720 --> 01:40:35.320
to day. But those are not the men who need to address the problems we face today. Those are not

01:40:35.320 --> 01:40:41.240
the men who have that task. God doesn't give the task to them. Other men, whom God has given the

01:40:41.240 --> 01:40:47.560
ability to do that, have to address those issues and then teach the pastors and then the pastors

01:40:47.560 --> 01:40:51.800
teach the parishioners. That's the hierarchy. That is how it's supposed to work.

01:40:53.800 --> 01:41:00.680
And if you replace the white European population in the church with others, you will lose the

01:41:00.680 --> 01:41:06.360
ability to do that. You will first lose the ability to address novel issues. You will second

01:41:06.360 --> 01:41:10.760
lose the ability to address issues that have already been addressed because you will have lost

01:41:10.760 --> 01:41:17.560
the ability to understand the materials and then you will lose the faith. That is why this issue

01:41:17.560 --> 01:41:23.720
matters. That is why we're fighting for it. Because if those who hate the heritage that God has

01:41:23.720 --> 01:41:30.520
given to the Western church get their way, there will be no church on earth in a hundred years.

01:41:31.480 --> 01:41:35.640
I'm going to emphasize that again so that we're both on record saying exactly the same thing.

01:41:36.440 --> 01:41:44.920
Satan wants to destroy the church. He always has. Christianity will die without white people.

01:41:46.280 --> 01:41:50.920
It may not die out completely, but the spread will die. I know that there's some who will say,

01:41:50.920 --> 01:41:56.920
what about Ethiopian Sudan? Yeah, what about them? They preserved a small remnant of Christianity.

01:41:56.920 --> 01:42:00.680
I haven't really looked into their doctrine. I'll assume for the sake of charity that they're

01:42:00.680 --> 01:42:04.360
actually Christian. I don't have any reason to believe they're not. I think they're a little weird,

01:42:04.360 --> 01:42:10.440
but fine. Who isn't weird at this point? They never evangelized anyone. They were in Africa. They

01:42:10.440 --> 01:42:15.960
never evangelized any Africans. It took white people to evangelize Africans. It takes white people

01:42:15.960 --> 01:42:21.400
to sustain Africans in the faith outside of Ethiopia. And by the way, those Ethiopians are

01:42:21.400 --> 01:42:26.360
descended from Solomon, at least those who have preserved the church there. So even that is a

01:42:26.360 --> 01:42:32.680
racial church, and it's not African in the way the most people think. Satan wants you to believe

01:42:32.680 --> 01:42:39.080
that race is not real. He wants you to believe that race does not exist, that we're all fungible.

01:42:39.080 --> 01:42:44.520
He wants you to believe that any man who tells you differently is evil and must be excommunicated and

01:42:44.520 --> 01:42:49.400
destroyed, which is something that both Cory and I are facing for saying precisely these things.

01:42:50.600 --> 01:42:55.800
The reason that we're talking about race at all is not because we care. It's not because we think

01:42:55.800 --> 01:42:59.640
it's interesting. We've said that repeatedly. The reason we're talking about IQ is not because we

01:42:59.640 --> 01:43:05.560
care or we think it's interesting. We're talking about these controversial upsetting things that

01:43:05.560 --> 01:43:09.960
are probably upset and alienating. Some of you are listening right now. We're talking about them

01:43:09.960 --> 01:43:14.440
because as men who are so much smarter than you that you can't even understand what's going on

01:43:14.440 --> 01:43:22.520
in our heads, we're telling you with all the fervor that we can muster. If you continue to deny

01:43:22.520 --> 01:43:28.040
that race is real and that it matters and that white people have been the colonel head that has

01:43:28.040 --> 01:43:36.200
kept Christendom alive for 1500 years, buy our attributes. It's a gift from God. And to make

01:43:36.200 --> 01:43:42.760
clear, we're not saying, oh, we're great because of this. God is great for giving us these gifts.

01:43:42.760 --> 01:43:49.000
God is great for making me as smart as I am. And I was a jerk most of my life. I wasted it.

01:43:49.000 --> 01:43:55.480
I used it on selfish things. I'm trying to change that now. A gift is only as good as how it's

01:43:55.480 --> 01:44:01.480
spent. And if it's despised, it's a gift that's wasted. We are not taking credit for the good

01:44:01.480 --> 01:44:07.400
things that whites have done. God gets the credit for the good works. However, no one else in human

01:44:07.400 --> 01:44:16.680
history has ever done it. And based solely on IQ aptitude, as Cory just mentioned, only

01:44:17.800 --> 01:44:24.600
white Europeans are capable of preserving the faith as we know it today. The Christian church

01:44:24.600 --> 01:44:31.560
will die. At this point, all we can do is try to warn people that Satan is, he's on the verge of

01:44:31.640 --> 01:44:39.480
winning. And the fact that our own churches are burning down men like us for the sake of destroying

01:44:39.480 --> 01:44:45.800
racism in their words next week's episode is going to be about racism and what a fictional sin

01:44:45.800 --> 01:44:51.880
that is and why it's being weaponized against Christendom. The reason that these are issues is a

01:44:51.880 --> 01:44:56.920
Satan knows that all he has to do is take us off the table and it's over because whatever time

01:44:57.000 --> 01:45:01.720
you remnant has existed in Ethiopia or India or all these other little gothic exceptions that

01:45:01.720 --> 01:45:07.160
your editors have, they're nothing. Not in the kingdom of God, they're important souls to God. I'm

01:45:07.160 --> 01:45:11.400
not minimizing that. They've never in the history of the Christian church done anything to spread

01:45:11.400 --> 01:45:17.880
the faith that only happened after the apostles went out in Europe. You have effectively happened

01:45:17.880 --> 01:45:22.600
virtually nowhere else that we know of, which means it didn't happen because that's recorded

01:45:22.600 --> 01:45:27.960
history. This stuff matters because the church will die if we capitulate to the world.

01:45:28.600 --> 01:45:35.000
And I'll once again say, if your morality is coming from the mainstream media and it's in perfect

01:45:35.000 --> 01:45:41.320
lockstep against the things that we're saying and it's in lockstep with the vile statement that

01:45:41.320 --> 01:45:47.240
Matt Harrison put out last week, if that's your morality, it's identical to CNN's. If you think

01:45:47.240 --> 01:45:51.720
you're getting it from God, it may have mercy on your soul and judgment day because it does not

01:45:51.720 --> 01:45:58.440
where it came from. The fact that we are outnumbered and that we are despised doesn't mean we're right.

01:45:58.440 --> 01:46:01.880
There are plenty of people who are outnumbered and despised because they're awful and that's an

01:46:01.880 --> 01:46:07.480
easy thing to sell to people who are suckers, especially if you're used to identifying who's

01:46:07.480 --> 01:46:11.960
correct by being in the majority. For Lutherans who are listening in Protestants in general,

01:46:12.520 --> 01:46:17.400
that's the claim their own has. They said we have over a billion souls. We must be the church

01:46:17.480 --> 01:46:24.280
because look at all the people who agree with us. Numbers don't matter. Opinions don't matter.

01:46:24.280 --> 01:46:31.160
Scripture matters. And Scripture is not at odds with anything that either quarrying eye

01:46:31.160 --> 01:46:36.520
have ever said on this podcast. The more that our adversaries listen to our episodes,

01:46:36.520 --> 01:46:41.880
the more they agree that we're doctrinally sound on everything except for the one or two things

01:46:41.960 --> 01:46:47.880
that they want to attack and race is chief among them. Ask yourself why that is. How can the men

01:46:47.880 --> 01:46:53.560
who hate us and want to see us murdered admit that we are sound Christians who are smarter than

01:46:53.560 --> 01:46:58.840
them and who know the Christian faith better than them? How did we get this one thing wrong? How's

01:46:58.840 --> 01:47:03.560
it the only thing that we're getting wrong? Why are we the only ones talking about it? Because we

01:47:03.560 --> 01:47:08.280
will be destroyed for talking about it. And if you believe and you talk about it too, you'll also

01:47:08.280 --> 01:47:12.120
be destroyed. You'll be destroyed by the Missouri Senate. You'll be destroyed by your own church

01:47:12.120 --> 01:47:19.640
body, whatever it is. Because Satan is holding the reins to all of them. He has CNN. He has the

01:47:19.640 --> 01:47:25.080
purple palace in Missouri Senate and St. Louis. He has most of your church bodies too. There's nowhere

01:47:25.080 --> 01:47:31.000
to hide. And we're talking about these things because what else can we do? All we can do is tell

01:47:31.000 --> 01:47:36.680
you the truth. And like I said, I've been called retarded and stupid for decades. I'm used to. I

01:47:36.760 --> 01:47:41.800
don't mind it. I feel bad when it happens for the person who's saying it because I know that

01:47:41.800 --> 01:47:45.560
I'm not going to be able to reach them. And I just pray that someday they'll believe me.

01:47:45.560 --> 01:47:51.080
But the days are running short for this. So if you believe me, if you hear me now and believe me

01:47:51.080 --> 01:47:56.920
later, it might be too late. The reason that we're talking about this uncomfortable subject is that

01:47:56.920 --> 01:48:03.720
if our churches capitulate, if they participate in the white replacement that's happening in every

01:48:03.720 --> 01:48:08.920
European country that's being welcomed with open arms by virtually every denomination of

01:48:08.920 --> 01:48:16.120
Christianity today, if that succeeds, there will be no Christianity in the 22nd century, which means

01:48:16.120 --> 01:48:20.680
that there will be no 22nd century. The end is near. God is going to come and He's going to end

01:48:20.680 --> 01:48:26.680
all of this because I don't see any other outcome. That's my personal opinion. But I think if you

01:48:27.160 --> 01:48:32.200
if you read the parts of scripture that talk about end times and you don't find these things

01:48:32.200 --> 01:48:37.880
playing out in ways that they have never played out before, I hope you'll just spend more time

01:48:37.880 --> 01:48:43.960
in the word because our faithfulness is being tested. And the things that God says about those

01:48:43.960 --> 01:48:49.800
who are faithful in the last days, apply to you too. If if you believe us, if you don't believe us,

01:48:50.840 --> 01:48:57.000
look at scripture and you may find that you must mistrust your pastors or result of that,

01:48:57.000 --> 01:49:04.280
which is a terrible thing. I don't want us to have to mistrust our pastors. The ideal case

01:49:04.280 --> 01:49:10.360
is a church where the people are sheep. They're believing they're like children and the teachers

01:49:10.360 --> 01:49:16.040
are shepherds who are faithful. That is the ideal circumstance for the church. We don't have that.

01:49:16.040 --> 01:49:21.720
We have some moderately clever sheep and we have some moderately dumb pastors and we have both

01:49:21.720 --> 01:49:29.080
of them embracing the lies of the world. This is very likely the final battle for the church

01:49:29.080 --> 01:49:33.160
and that's why we're talking about it. Even knowing the Missouri Senator right now is trying to

01:49:33.160 --> 01:49:40.440
dox me to hand me over to Antifa where I will face physical jeopardy for saying these things

01:49:40.440 --> 01:49:48.520
for speaking out against the CRT, the Marxism in the large cataclysm. Matt Harrison wants to see

01:49:48.520 --> 01:49:54.440
me physically destroyed and they've called the police and they have taken measures that are

01:49:54.440 --> 01:50:01.080
utterly demonic. If you think that that's good for the church, okay, I'm not going to try to change

01:50:01.080 --> 01:50:06.680
your mind. But if you think that a reaction like that to someone simply talking about scripture,

01:50:06.680 --> 01:50:11.960
even if our ideas are weird, even if even if we're wrong, if you think that it's a natural reaction

01:50:11.960 --> 01:50:20.920
from a church body to seek the physical destruction of critics, you're wrong. It's evil and it's

01:50:20.920 --> 01:50:26.920
demonic. What Matt Harrison is doing is evil and demonic. What the the presence, the council of

01:50:26.920 --> 01:50:31.880
presidents, all the district presidents, all six vice presidents, the Missouri Senate, who all

01:50:31.880 --> 01:50:37.400
signed their names to his wicked email, his wicked statement last week. All of them are guilty of

01:50:37.480 --> 01:50:42.360
this evil because they're doing nothing to stop it. I have got on my side, so I'm not worried.

01:50:42.360 --> 01:50:47.560
Cory has got on his side, so he's not worried. We knew when we began this that we would be hated

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for saying these things. Why would we do that if we were lying? Do we think that we're scoring

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points with whom? If we're defying God and we're making the whole world hate us? What's the upside?

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What's the upside to a man signing up for destruction and then damnation? Why would a man do that?

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You know, that's one of the principal arguments for those who say that the martyrs of the early

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church who would proclaim Christ, even to the point of being executed for it. Why would those

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men have lied for a lie? We're not martyrs, not in the same sense, and I hope it doesn't come to

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that, but if it does, if I get killed as a result of Stone Quire, and you hear about that, because

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the Missouri Senate will dox me what happens. Maybe think about that. Why would the world want me dead

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for saying these things? I hope it doesn't happen. It's in God's hands, so I'm not worried about it.

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I'm not not trying to be dramatic. I'm just saying these are the stakes. They're the stakes for the

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church. It's not about us personally. It's about the fact that if we do not prevail in preserving

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true doctrine and the true faith, we're handing Christendom over to Satan, and there's not much

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Christendom left. So we're seeking the preservation of that, which God has given to us. That includes

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our blood. It includes our faith. It includes our homelands. It includes every good gift from God.

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We have a duty to him to preserve those things, and if the world hates us for it, we should welcome

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that. And if you're afraid to be hated by the world for the sake of telling the truth, you need to

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think about what God says about that, because all of these things are bound together. This is all

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the same argument, and it's all the same more. And in the end, we're going to all end up before

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the same judgment through them. We'll be standing side by side, and those who cried out Lord, Lord,

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and did not serve him, will be cast into fire, and those who said that they did nothing, but they

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were wrong. If they had faith, they'll be preserved. Those who are seeking the destruction of those

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who try to preserve the church, I'm thankful that God is the judge to sort those things out,

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because I don't know. No man knows what he could do at that point. God knows. And God is watching

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all of us. He's watching you. He knows what you're doing, and he knows what you're thinking. He

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knows what I'm doing. He knows I'm thinking. Even while I'm pseudonymous, I know I'm not hiding

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from God. I might be hiding from those early senators trying to kill me, but I'm not hiding from God.

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There's no hiding from the creator. What we do in these last days will determine how we are received

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in heaven. That's something that you should keep in your heart. Christ's blood covers your sins,

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but if you despise him, where does that cloak go? You can cast that cloak off, and there are many in

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this church who are casting off the cloak of Christ's righteousness for the sake of amity with the

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world. They want friendship with the world. They want to have good arguments. They want good

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articles and MSN and not bad ones. They want to be welcomed and loved and not criticized by people

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who hate Jesus Christ. I love Jesus because Jesus first loved me. God first loved each of us. Our

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response should be love for him, and that should be a willingness to face even death for the truth.

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So if you would choose safety over truth, you may have a peaceful death, but your afterlife will

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be one word that's also judged. I pray that everyone who's in the church today who's still

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remaining will remain faithful in these last days. I hope they're not, well, I hope they're the

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last days, but if they're not, then that's up to God. My days end when God ends them. I don't care

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how it comes out. What we do matters because God has given us things to do. What we confess matters

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because God has told us the truth. And if we lie about what He's told us,

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that will be counted against us. And so we'll end with a short passage of scripture

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just to bring it back to the word of God and prove that this is not something new that we're saying.

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This is not surprising. God knew this from the beginning, of course. And so Genesis 9,

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cursed be Canaan, a servant of servants shall he be to his brothers.

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Blessed be the Lord the God of Shem and let Canaan be his servant. May God enlarge Japheth

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and let him dwell in the tense of Shem and let Canaan be his servant. We are Japheth and the

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tense of Shem. Well, that's the church.