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July 3, 2012

New Blog Rule

Here’s a potential new blog rule I’ve suggested to my colleagues here at Stand Firm:

PREMISE: DO NOT comment at all if you think the “right way” to handle Christian disagreement is to make an appointment and chat over coffee first. The vortex of irony you will create by commenting will sap the hair-care products off your stylish bed-head, and we do not want to be responsible for that”

I lifted that wholecloth from the Pyromaniacs

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That’s front page material right there, Matt. Put it right under the masthead.

[1] Posted by David Fischler on 7-3-2012 at 07:58 AM · [top]

I don’t get it…

[2] Posted by All-Is-True on 7-3-2012 at 08:14 AM · [top]

#2 - Pyromaniacs blog comments frequently on, and gets much flak from commenters who support, the Emergent strain of Christianity (think Brian McLaren) and who espouse a generous, tolerant acceptance of our “Christian” bretheren who “honestly” disagree with orthodox doctrine on hell, salvation, the Trinity, the authority of the Bible, the divinity of Jesus, the prosperity “gospel”, and homosexual and lesbian relationships, for starters.  Emergents tend to be 20s and 30s-ish and many use hair-care products to produce a stylish bed-head (disheveled hair that looks like one just got out of bed) to go with their retro horn-rimmed glasses.  Getting the picture?

[3] Posted by Milton on 7-3-2012 at 08:25 AM · [top]

I’d publicly rebuke your lack of understanding but now I am rebuked into first discussing it privately with you over dinner.
Your shout (air fare included)

[4] Posted by David Ould on 7-3-2012 at 08:41 AM · [top]

Could you add, “If you think arguing over anything that you personally disagree with is ‘unchristian’, please do not write that in the comment box.”

[5] Posted by Undergroundpewster on 7-3-2012 at 08:57 AM · [top]

David Ould:

Awesome! My wife wants to visit Australia, so can you make that two tickets.  cheese

[6] Posted by All-Is-True on 7-3-2012 at 09:00 AM · [top]

oh my friend, I think you have a hermeneutical failing there.

[7] Posted by David Ould on 7-3-2012 at 09:02 AM · [top]


I’m also a 30-something (I’ll be 34 later this month), but I must have missed that whole phase. Then again, when I was in graduate school Christ saved me (though it was not easy, and I didn’t think HE was doing me any favors at the time at all) from my own self-conceit because He most have loved me a great deal. Most Emergents are just self-conceited people, and the whole ‘tolerant acceptance’ facade is just a inch of mascara to cover up how ‘swell’ they think they are. Since then I’ve come to the conclusion that only Jesus can save us from our own self-conceit.

[8] Posted by All-Is-True on 7-3-2012 at 09:09 AM · [top]


It is too early here in the states for words over 3 syllables.  hmmm

[9] Posted by All-Is-True on 7-3-2012 at 09:11 AM · [top]

I think many of the folks who would identify themselves as “tolerant” really believe in what they are doing - it’s their “gospel”.  They just have trouble seeing beyond the end of their own noses.  Fortunately this often gets better with seasoning…

[10] Posted by B. Hunter on 7-3-2012 at 01:12 PM · [top]

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