I'd run across an astonishingly awful example of out of control nonsense and presumption.
Eddie Long (pastor of the New Birth megachurch, sexual abuser of young men (probably-- or at least there was an out of court settlement) and preacher of the prosperity gospel is being made King by a "rabbi" in a ceremony which includes being wrapped in what is probably a real Torah scroll. Not only is he not a real rabbi, he's not a real member of Jews for Jesus, either.
While I sometimes post things to be outraged at, I think they're generally about physical damage-- the effects of a vicious legal system, for example.
This was different.... wildly offensive, but it's also (at least for me) rather giddy fun to go after the awful details. So, I put up such extreme warnings that I don't know whether anyone clicked through to see it.
Anyway, there's a good lively discussion at the top link. Here's a detailed, serious takedown of the religious errors, or at least the errors about Judaism. I wouldn't be surprised if some errors about Christianity slipped through.
Anyway, this is connected to why I linked to that article by Razib.
I don't like his stuff in general, but I thought his experiment with blathering and gullibility was very interesting (and a better test than the Sokol hoax). People don't just behave like Messer (the "rabbi") because there's money in it-- generating vaguely plausible nonsense is apparently fun in itself, at least for some people. And, of course, not every audience has its internal copy editor running all the time.
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