A while ago JD Hall of Pulpit & Pen did a podcast that touched on Phil Johnson’s ‘Jacob Prasch Unplugged’ video from Youtube where Phil took Prasch’s screaming rant from Bill Randle’s Believers in Grace church in Iowa about John MacArthur’s Strange Fire Conference, and fact-checked it along the way. Prasch’s presentation was so overloaded with lies, historical revisionism, idiocy and screaming, that when he was quite embarrassingly debunked by Phil Johnson, Prasch obviously asked the (formerly?) malleable Bill Randles to vanish the original video from the internet.
The below video is the podcast audio of JD Hall’s review, with the videos he was watching added in. Of particular interest is JD Hall betting with his listeners that Jacob Prasch is missing part of his brain. This question I also asked a few months ago in ‘Important Grey Matter is Missing: Prasch Paints White, black’ where I looked at a similarly OTT (and probably drunk) performance by Prasch earlier this year making similarly outrageously stupid claims, this time about Dr James White, which about 2 minutes of research debunked. But Prasch’s typical audience don’t research Prasch’s claims, because, as the whole 2 season Prasch series demonstrates, Prasch attracts followers who have adopted Prasch as their thinker as a means of avoiding having to think for themselves. (Password is ‘Unhinged’)
Jacob Prasch Unplugged…and Unhinged
Important Grey Matter is Missing: Prasch Paints White, black
Everybody has two systems at work in their brain, commonly called Fast Thinking vs. Slow Thinking, (or Intuition vs Reasoning, and Automatic Thinking vs Controlled Thinking). The first system, the Fast Thinking/Intuition/Automatic system of the brain (stemming from the limbic system area) controls human emotions (anger and fear, etc), and memory, specifically memories associated with protection, and consequently is associated with directing people away from pain but toward things that feel good.
The second system, the Slow Thinking/Reasoning/Controlled Thinking (at work in the neocortex) controls deeper thinking such as planning, figuring out complexities, and simulating outcomes. A healthy brain has the two systems working together in unison, with the first Fast Thinking part at work in controlling movements like walking, driving, etc., and the second Slow Thinking part concentrating on reason and planning. It is very obvious when the brain is impaired and one system is dominant, for a person’s Fast Thinking responses characterise them, such as emoting instead of thinking, summed up in these proverbs:
“A fool’s anger is known at once, But a prudent man conceals dishonor.”
(Proverbs 12:16 NASB)
“A wise man is cautious and turns away from evil, But a fool is arrogant and careless. A quick-tempered man acts foolishly, And a man of evil devices is hated.”
“The tongue of the wise makes knowledge acceptable, But the mouth of fools spouts folly.”
“A fool does not delight in understanding, But only in revealing his own mind.”
A person dominated by Fast Thinking is naturally dominated by emotive response to stimuli and seeking good feelings, whereas a person whose Fast Thinking immediate responses are overrode by the power of their Slow/Controlled Thinking which has command over their emotions, finds that they can stay calm in the face of anything including temptation.
Jacob Prasch is a person utterly dominated and driven by quite base and idiot emotions, and has no control it seems over his mouth, and is consequently labeled by the Bible throughout Proverbs as the fool. In fact, even before allegedly becoming a Christian, Prasch admits he was a hardcore cocaine junkie, a lifestyle choice utterly dominated by Fast Thinking which wants immediate good feelings. He hasn’t changed at all in the decades since, with his new ‘drug’ being a flow of narcissistic supply that is triggered by his ranting in front of an audience (an audience who coincidentally seem to assume his rapid-fire Fast Thinking equates to intelligence when it can conversely be a sign of a lack of intelligence and lying).
Consider Jacob Prasch’s endless ranting, screaming, hyperbolic tantrums from all the videos I’ve documented in the series, in light of what Proverbs says about the fool:
Fools despise wisdom and instruction. (1:7)
Doing wickedness is like sport to a fool. (10:23)
The way of a fool is right in his own eyes. (12:15)
The heart of a fool proclaims folly. (12:23)
The companion of fools will suffer harm. (13:20)
In the mouth of the foolish is a rod for his back. (14:3)
A rebuke goes deeper into one who has understanding than a hundred blows into a fool. (17:10)
Let a man meet a bear robbed of her cubs, rather than a fool in his folly. (17:12)
Like a dog that returns to its vomit is a fool who repeats his folly. (26:11)
Prasch knows of all the evidence revealed proving his ramped-up godlessness of recent years, and his lies over decades, yet he doesn’t act like someone whose brain’s Slow Thinking second system ever manages to suppress his Fast Thinking response to it all in order to change his way in accordance to someone who has wisdom and can accept a rebuke. Indeed, when you consider all the dissonance Prasch has been battered with over the past year, you only find this proverb to be most true:
“Though you pound a fool in a mortar with a pestle along with crushed grain, yet his foolishness will not depart from him.”
If you are still a follower/disciple/cult member of Prasch who is biblically a fool, an idiot, an imbecile whose foolishness will not depart him no matter how much is revealed about him, I suggest you turn quickly from your adopted thinker/protector, and wise up, lest you remain like him:
“Leave the presence of a fool, Or you will not discern words of knowledge.” (14:7)