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stevestory



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 01 2007,12:13   

Newsbot picked this up. Thought I'd give it wider attention. It's a hoot.

Brayton’s mission is to justify, promote and support those who practice homosexuality.

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The meandering and bewildered “Left Be-Hinders’ ” outcry today is “Death to the Bible!”, “Death to God’s traditional Church!” and “Death to the future of decency and morality!”


He must get a special RSS feed of Dispatches that I don't get.

   
Kristine



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 01 2007,12:40   

I thought at first this post was a parody, but the author worked too hard supplying all the links.

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MidnightVoice



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 01 2007,13:55   

I knew it - there had to be a reason I enjoyed my youth so much - it is because I am a LIBERAL

the liberal model, which is defined by sin and perversion

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Arden Chatfield



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 01 2007,14:04   

I am Michael Westfall's worst nightmare, and this makes me glow with pride.

(Oh, and Michael, one last thing? Go fuck yourself. 'Kay?)

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Lou FCD



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 01 2007,15:04   

Quote (MidnightVoice @ Jan. 01 2007,13:55)
I knew it - there had to be a reason I enjoyed my youth so much - it is because I am a LIBERAL

the liberal model, which is defined by sin and perversion

Unfortunately, I missed out on all the good stuff when I was a youth.

Fortunately, as I believe Arden has pointed out, I'm making up for lost time through the girls.

:D

Hey.  Will I go to Heck for the girls' sin and perversion?  What effect does their activity have on the destiny of my immortal soul?

If one is an avowed Atheist, but the other defines herself as "christian - other", but they both believe that a few valuable lessons can be learned from the New Testament despite the overwhelming majority of biblical content being genocidal insanity and fantastical ravings, does that help or hurt my chances of getting to wipe the Almighty's butt for eternity?

What if one accepts Jesus into her heart, but the other doesn't.  How does God choose?

Just wonderin'.

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Arden Chatfield



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 01 2007,15:38   

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Hey.  Will I go to Heck for the girls' sin and perversion?  


My wife and I came up with a theory that Heck is where you go if you've been kind of bad, but not bad enough to merit He11. You know, it's kind of like living forever in the shittiest apartment you ever had. The heat doesn't really work, the roof leaks all the time, there's mold all over, there's no hot water, your neighbors are assholes who play shitty music at all hours, there's this dog two houses down that won't stop barking, your mattress smells, you can't clean your clothes, bland, stale food, like that.

Though reconsidering this now, I've known lots of people for whom all that would seem so normal to hardly be a punishment at all.  :p

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Richardthughes



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 01 2007,17:15   

Now now, he must be right. He's supported by lots of infallible bible verses.

westfallmike@yahoo.com

Isn't someone going to invite him?

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phonon



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 01 2007,17:40   

This other headline from that site is a hoot.
http://newsbyus.com/more.php?id=6584_0_1_0_M

   
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Hussein's First Stop: Christ's Judgment Seat

By Grant Swank on Jan 01, 07

Like all planetary mortals, Saddam Hussein would have met Christ in judgment immediately upon his last breath. That is the declaration of Scripture - divine revelation. Those who do not believe that will find out they are wrong when they breathe their last.

Christ is the Creator of this planet. He will return to this planet as King of Kings and Lord of Lords. He will close out the planet’s existence at the end of His millennial reign, delivering all to the Father.


In the meantime, Christ is the One to whom one gives an account of his earthly sojourn upon leaving this life. It does not matter what religion or no religion; it is Christ who is the One to whom one gives the account of the earthly stay.

So the mortals in interstellar space are judged by the IPU? I'm sure the author fully condones executions, yet would profess to abide by both the commandment against killing as well as the lesson from Jesus that when you commit a sin in your heart then you have committed the sin for real. This author probably revelled in Saddam's death, which to Jesus means that he committed the act himself.


edit: Aw GD, the whole darned site is a parody.

example:
http://newsbyus.com/more.php?id=6589_0_1_0_M
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George W. Bush's Top 10 Resolutions for 2007

* Get U.S. Troops out of Iraq.

Action: Order them to invade Iran.

* Avoid impeachment by a hostile Congress.

Action: Order the Marines to take over the U.S. House and Senate mail rooms with orders to destroy and all subpoenas.

* Avoid ridicule during the State of the Union speech.

Action: Tape it and send a DVD copy to Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid.

* Improve approval rating to 35%.

Action: Hire Jeb Bush as the new White House pollster.

* Minimize the effectiveness of Nancy Pelosi:

Action: When signing the Defense Appropriations bill, attach a Signing Statement to revoke California’s statehood, thereby making Pelosi ineligible to serve as Speaker.


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Dr.GH



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 01 2007,17:50   

Well, like Ed insists, you are either on his side or the 'other side.'  

What ever it takes to shore-up lack of readers, I guess.

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stevestory



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 01 2007,23:02   

Quote (phonon @ Jan. 01 2007,18:40)
edit: Aw GD, the whole darned site is a parody.

example:
http://newsbyus.com/more.php?id=6589_0_1_0_M
[quote]George W. Bush's Top 10 Resolutions for 2007

* Get U.S. Troops out of Iraq.

Action: Order them to invade Iran.

Is it? I honestly can't tell. "Fix the Iraq problem by invading Iran" might be a parody, but I can't tell, because it's the kind of thing a Kathryn Jean Lopez might say on The Corner. "Fix the Nancy Pelosi problem by revoking California's statehood." is what passes for highbrow analysis at Powerline.

   
stevestory



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 02 2007,01:26   

John Lynch and Ed Brayton don't seem to think it's a parody:

http://scienceblogs.com/strange...._wh.php
http://scienceblogs.com/dispatc...._mi.php

   
incorygible



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 02 2007,09:30   

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They are losers that believe everything is relevant, there is no particular supreme God worthy of answering to and scripture is not God inspired, but meaningless semi-historical literature so there are therefore no absolutes and everything goes.


Damned moral relevantists.

  
deejay



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 02 2007,10:55   

Sadly, the site is not a parody. The site has several different authors who are long on passion and short on talent.  Most of them are capable of putting a sentence or even a paragraph together, but the idea of defending a thesis with evidence is beyond the scope of their abilities.  I had fun reading the article, and Ed’s post reflects my initial reaction to is, which is “uh, you’re really not developing an argument here, and that just makes your inflamed rhetoric look even more pathetic.”  Too pathetic indeed to deserve a considered response.  

I’ve been guilty of devoting too much energy to arguing with the box of rocks that is Red Reader.  I try not to do such things any more; for one it’s downright cruel.  Secondly, it’s hard to derive satisfaction from a debate in which the opponent is too dumb to know when he lost.  Please see our friend AFDave for evidence.  Dave got stale hard and fast, but part of the fun in taking on Dembski, DaveScot and the Discovery Institute over and over is that they do have some sense of when they lose.  For all their bluster and refusal to admit defeat, you can see their tacit recognition of their shortcomings with each brief retreat and subsequent reemergence with slightly modified tactics.

Given what’s at stake and given the type of people who are leading the antievolution charge, resisting them will always be necessary and warranted.  We are fortunate indeed that we have such dim adversaries.  The challenge this dynamic poses is determining the tipping point at which mocking must yield to mercy.

  
argystokes



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 02 2007,11:13   

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I’ve been guilty of devoting too much energy to arguing with the box of rocks that is Red Reader.  I try not to do such things any more; for one it’s downright cruel.

Oh, is that where former dumbest commenter on UD ran off to? Can't say I'm surprised.

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deejay



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 02 2007,12:22   

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Oh, is that where former dumbest commenter on UD ran off to? Can't say I'm surprised.


Last I remember seeing him was in March, when he suddenly surfaced on the thumb commenting as gj.  It was as if he had kept in private reserve a special dose of uncommon density to share with us all for the occasion.  I couldn’t resist responding to him because after I got banned at UD, he kept arguing with me on the same thread.  I’m not proud of my intemperate response to him on the thumb, but I do confess that it felt good to vent a few choice words at him.  I haven’t seen him since, and I certainly haven’t gone looking for him.  Perhaps he had the sense to realize he was in over his head with the antievolution thing.

  
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