Look,….. for a blogger to be outraged at another blogger is just silly. Oh, you can whine and moan, and say you’d never stoop to a certain level, but when it comes down to it. a blogger blogs because he wants the world to know his perspective on things….
If a blogger is a sweet guy, he has a sweet perspective and his blogs are nice…
If a blogger is smart, and has a special insight on human nature, his blogs tend to be…. insightful….
If a blogger is an odious asshole, someone you’d leave the room before he even entered just because his face looks like a pile of excrement, and his complexion is the color of a vaginal infection, then his blogs will smell like shit and decayed sperm.
You judge the blogger by the blog.
So, since I’m slow on the uptake of this one, (Steve Newton alerted me… and I was slow to pick up the kickoff… sort of enjoying the first bouncing pigskin of the season.) I’ll defer to Steve and then comment….
So, let us judge this blog Steve points us to in an insightful way, shall we? And perhaps we can gain insight as to the type of a person controlling this particular blog’s content.
WOULD THE PROSECUTOR PLEASE ADDRESS THE COURT AND NOW PRESENT THE CHARGES AGAINST KENNY RIVERA…. (these are lifted from the blog)
Hi, your honor. I’m Evan Queitish. Here are the charges I’m bringing,… proving Kenny Rivera is a communist and implying he is unfit for office.
2) He has a progressive (read: Communist) pedigree and again… a teacher…. gRRRR.
3) His wife is a (sweet young woman)…. gRRRR.
4) He goes to church, not just to attend services, BUT HE EVEN GOES TO SECRET GET-TOGETHERS TO STUDY THE LORD’S WORD!!!!!!!!!
5) He once decried Capitalism always turned out to be oppressive, and as the world today certainly shows (as well as the history of the world up to 1932), unfettered capitalism does not work as an effective model.
6) He implied the Nation of God, our beloved Israel, actually had and fostered communes. Oh the horror.
7) There are only, only, only six degrees of separation between Kenny and Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez….
8) Kenny is not a true believer of the Biblical Worldview because he once mentioned on YouTube that teachers have to dig out of their own pockets to cover at least the minimum of supplies needed in their classrooms.
9) Through his association with Mike Matthews, Sam Lathem, and Frederica Jenner, Kenny is a communist. (And yes, we are totally ignoring his association with me, those in our group, our church the LoCC, and it’s Pastor, Pastor Steve, which could just as well imply that since Kenny associates with those who worship Christ, by such association he could also be a Christian and therefore not a communist.).. But by his association with only these three people, Kenny is a communist.
IS THAT ALL THE CHARGES EVAN?
WOULD THE DEFENSE LIKE TO ANSWER THESE CHARGES?
Yes your honor. We submit that these charges be dropped since they are based on a fallacy of reasoning. And any charge based on a fallacy, by rule of law, is to be immediately dismissed.
THE DEFENSE MAY NOW PROCEED.
“In his charge, Evan Queitish, makes this statement that defines his Deistic statehood argument……”
“The concept that God created everything and therefore government should be subservient to Him, is sometimes hard for us to swallow but an important point nonetheless.”
“Mr Queitish makes this the central argument of his case. God created everything and all things, including government, are subservient to God…”
“MR QUEITISH: IS THAT A FAIR ASSESSMENT OF WHAT YOU SAID?”
“Absolutely your honor…. Government is subservient to God.”
Your Honor, as Mr. Queitish has just said, Government is subservient to God… If so, then it must follow that whatever Christian’s believe, government should be made with that in mind. If Christians believe in small government, it should be small. IF Christians believe in no taxes, there should not be tax. If Christians believe in getting rid of unions, they should be gotten rid of. I believe if I understood Mr. Queitish correctly, he would not have problems with these scenarios?
“That is correct your honor…”
So, the argument that Even Queitish insists upon, is, that Christians who reverently believe in their values, should have the right to insist those values be also reflected in which ever governments they serve under… I believe Mr. Queitish would have no qualms with this reasoning….
Your Honor, that is correct….
And so, if a Christian believes in something God tells him to do, he is obligated to work to make that government reflect the vision that God has given him… is that not correct?
Absolutely; he is commanded by God to do so…..
So, that were God to tell a Christian that capitalism is not working and God then commands that Christian start a commune, is that Christian also obligated to then work to make his government reflect this vision that God has given him? Is that not correct?
Would Mr. Queitish also concur, that the root of Christianity, comes as does the word from Christ? And would Mr. Queitish also concur that same Christ to be the Son of God?
Why, yes your honor.
Is Mr. Queitish familiar with the gospel according to Matthew, chapter 19; versus 16 to 30?
Not off the top of my head, but I’ve probably heard them before.
With your honor’s permission, I will no enter as evidence, a passage of Matthew 19: versus 16 to 30. Would Mr. Queitish please honor the court with his reading of the Holy Word?
Certainly: 16 Now a man came to Jesus and asked, “Teacher, what good thing must I do to get eternal life?”
17 “Why do you ask me about what is good?” Jesus replied. “There is only One who is good. If you want to enter life, obey the commandments.”
18 “Which ones?” the man inquired.
Jesus replied, “Do not murder, do not commit adultery, do not steal, do not give false testimony, 19 honor your father and mother,” and “love your neighbor as yourself.”
20 “All these I have kept,” the young man said, “What do I still lack?”
21 Jesus answered, “If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.”
22 When the young man heard this, he went away sad, because he had great wealth.
23 Then Jesus said to his disciples, “I tell you the truth, it is hard for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven. 24 Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.”
25 When the disciples heard this, they were greatly astonished and asked, “Who then can be saved?”
26 Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”
Mr. Queitish, you are familiar with this passage, are you not?
Yes, your honor.
And you accept the notion of the Trinity, that Jesus is part of God, and God is part of Jesus, so when Jesus speaks, God also is speaking. Am I correct in assuming you too share that belief.
Your honor, I am proud to publicly share that belief.
Can you, Evan Quetish, please tell the court what must happen, for this man to get to heaven?
He.. He…. he…. must……. give…up….. his….. worldly….. possessions…. and give…. them…. to…. the ….poor… to follow….. Jesus….
You are correct Sir…
Mr. Evan Queitish has just confirmed that God says the only way this man could get to heaven would be to sell all he had and give to the poor…
Is Mr. Queitish familiar with the rules of an commune? Ie that they give up everything they own, and work for the greater good of their community?
And is what Jesus specifically says, which Mr. Queitish expressly said just a moment before hand, that was the same as coming from God’s mouth himself… exactly what people do in a commune?
ANSWER YES OR NO, MR QUEITISH. YOU ARE UNDER OATH.
So, boiling everything down, isn’t the Christian who starts a commune probably a better Christian, at least in God’s eyes, than the person who takes money from other people?
And as Evan Queitish previously stated, isn’t it a Christians duty to make his sovereign government reflect the vision that God has laid out before him?
Yes, I did say that.
And as Evan Queitish previously stated, isn’t Communism a belief extolling the absence of God, so that if Kenny here happens to state that he believes in Matthew 19: 16-30, which Evan previously admitted himself, was uttered from the mouth of God, doesn’t his following of Christ’s word to the letter, make him then a non-communist?
You honor, the defense requests that this case be dismissed on insufficient evidence, and that new charges of communism and blasphemy be subsequently filed for Mr Evan Queitish, who, is promoting a concept of government that Jesus himself condemned, and who has just charged my client Kenny, to be a communist when he is actually a much better Christian than Evan Queitish ever could be, that is… if we can believe these words spoken by God himself….
MOTION ACCEPTED. CASE DISMISSED ON A FALLACY OF REASONING. KENNY, YOU ARE FREE TO GO. WILL THE BAILIFF AND PROSECUTOR PLEASE STEP FORWARD AND ESCORT EVAN QUEITISH TO THE HOLDING CELL WHILE CHARGES ARE FILED.
Wait, wait..NOOOOO … what are the charges?
PRIMARILY: IMPERSONATING AN AMERICAN…… SUBSEQUENTLY BY MAKING FALSE AND ACCUSATORY STATEMENTS…. BY MAKING UNCHRISTIAN-LIKE STATEMENTS…. BY LIABLE…. BY PRESSING FALSE CHARGES…. BY BREAKING VOWS OF CONFIDENCE UTTERED IN RELIGIOUS CONFINEMENT…. BY SLANDERING SAM LATHAM, MIKE MATTHEWS, ERICA JENNER, ALL WHO SEEM MORE IN LINE WITH JESUS’S TEACHING THAN THE CRAP YOU POSTED….
YOU ARE HEREBY JUDGED, BY THE POPULACE OF AMERICA, AS BEING UNFIT FOR OFFICE, IMMORAL, CREEPY, VISCOUS, UNPRINCIPLED, UNWELCOMED BY SOCIETY, AND A SILLY JOKE OF A MAN. A CLOWN. A FOOL. A SIMPLETON. SOMEONE WHO CONDEMNS ANOTHER THROUGH MEANS OF A CHRISTIAN ARGUMENT WITHOUT EVEN REFERENCING THE BIBLE. EVERYTHING YOU SAY FROM HEREON INTO THE FUTURE, WILL NOW, FOREVER BE JUDGED BECAUSE OF YOUR ACTIONS, FROM THIS PERSPECTIVE.
MAY GOD HAVE MERCY UPON YOU.