Perry Noble doubled down on his scoreboard retort on Sunday, though it took me until today to really understand what he was saying. Numbers make anything right.
(Why does Noble look so enraged when he lists all those great outcomes?)
I don’t know why I didn’t consider it before, but SCOREBOARD is such a versatile argument and lends itself to so many contexts. I’ve been trying a few out today.
- Barry Bonds has more home runs than Hank Aaron. SCOREBOARD!
- Mark Sanford has more exotic friends than you do. SCOREBOARD!
- Bernie Madoff has more money than you do. SCOREBOARD!
- Nancy Pelosi has fewer wrinkles than you do. SCOREBOARD!
- The Octomom has more children than you do. SCOREBOARD!
- Perry Noble has more people at his church than you do. SCOREBOARD!
I love it. I’ll be sure to use it more often. More always makes things right.
UPDATE: Scratch that. It turns out it’s not such a good argument.
Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and in your name drive out demons and perform many miracles?’ [Look at the SCOREBOARD, GOD!!!!]
Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!’ (Matthew 7:22-23)