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Calvinist Despondent After Genetic Testing Reveals He's Just 1/1024th Elect

BANGOR, ME—Local Calvinist man Lucas Wiles was greatly discouraged in his Christian walk after an official Ligonier Ministries DNA test showed he is at most 1/1024th elect.

A hopeful Wiles received his Ligonier ElectCheck™ test results in the mail Monday and ripped open the envelope, but his countenance quickly fell as he read the report.

"Let's see... I'm 99.9% hopeless degenerate and only 0.1% elect? Aw, man!" he said as he perused the letter. "I was so certain I was at least 50% elect. I've got a love for the Lord and a decent beard. I brew my own beer. I only read books written before 1750, for cryin' out loud! What gives?"

Wiles phoned up Ligonier's customer support line. "Hi, I took your ElectCheck test and it says I'm not elect? First of all, how dare you!" he began, before the Ligonier rep put him on hold.

"We'll get this sorted out," he assured reporters as he listened to hold music, a soft jazz version of "A Mighty Fortress Is Our God."

At publishing time, company reps had double-checked the results and confirmed that Wiles was only 1/1024th elect, causing him to burn all his Christian books and music, bump up some Iron Maiden's "The Number of the Beast," and put a Darwin fish on the back of his car.

 

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