12 December 2014

Some here, some there — December 12, 2014

by Dan Phillips

If you're one of those misguided souls who only drops by on Fridays, be sure to see the extra-edition SHST posted last Tuesday. I think many missed it.

So, let's see... what day is it today? Oh yeah.

On with it:
whether she's struggled similarly to put her finger on just what she believes about rape, murder, Arianism, Roman Catholicism, lying, theft and other sins. Like when she mentions a "celibate homosexual Christian" friend — does she have child-molestor-Christian friends, atheist-Christian friends, murdering-Christian friends, Sabellian-Christian friends?

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27 comments:

Frank Turk said...

DJP - you know me. Do you think I'm angry or very angry?

DJP said...

Are we being serious? In that case: neither. You wrote like a (A) Christian (B) man who (C) is appropriately serious about this serious doctrine.

DJP said...

...and, as I said at the time, I thought it was some of your finest writing, ever. Which is saying something.

Scott Aniol said...

Wait, did they kick you out, Frank? Must have missed that.

Frank Turk said...

I know the Presbys thought I was unkind. But I know you guys here still love me.

Frank Turk said...

BTW: your links today are stellar -- and I think Thabiti is coming around the corner.

Rowdie Jones said...

He goes on hiatus and still wins blogger of the year? #Turk!

semijohn said...

Well, congrats Frank. While I think I agree that you don't fit in as a regular blogger there, in light of this award, I wonder if you could be a seasonal performer? Come back same time next year and give it your all for a couple of months or so. You could be the pumpkin spice latte or McRib of Ref21.

JG said...

I'm always late to the party and give up on commenting at all because it takes me ALL WEEKEND to read all your links, so I'm just going to jump in here and say (only having read a couple) -

Thanks to Frank for his "angry or very angry" series, and a well-deserved recognition for it. It's bookmarked and one I will be revisiting for a while.

Also, thanks to Dan for reminding me to add Wilson's blog to my reader. Needed to for a long time.

Rob said...

Regarding Pope Francis and the souls of animals, I'm wondering if I'll one day owe an apology to the millions of chickens I've eaten...

And can I buy an indulgence or two for my cat? She made a mess with her litter recently so that might mean a stint in cat purgatory.

DJP said...

As to chickens: maybe a "thank you"?

As to cats: as the Christian's is a life of repentance, so a cat's is a life of indulgence.

Michael Coughlin said...

I'm SUPER CONFUSED.

Is the Ref 21 thing serious? Or are they HILARIOUS and I just never noticed?

Marla said...

So now Ref 21 no longer has either Carl Truman or Frank? That was quick. Less incentive to read over there. Do they have Frank's posts in the archives? I tried a quick search and nothing. Boo hiss.

Jason Dohm said...

FRANK: IF YOU HAVE TO WEAR THE "ANGRY" LABEL, MAY I SUGGEST THAT YOU START BLOGGING IN ALL CAPS AND GET YOUR MONEY'S WORTH.

DJP said...

Excellent advice. Reminds me of a poster at, I think, FreeRepublic, whose screen-name was Types_with_Fist.

AJM said...

Re: "Let there be peace on earth"

But, but ... the "Worship Pastor/ Music Pastor" selected this therefore it must be "sound"/heard.
(Must not question or use discernment)

AJM said...

And Oh, yeah ... congrats to Frank.
Love your writings/ridings.
Most of your commenters.
Love SHST.
I go away sharpened.
All is well.

JG said...

For Marla: try here - http://www.reformation21.org/blog/frank-turk/

Frank Turk said...

My posts at Ref21 can be found here.

Blogging in all Caps is very 1991. And yet I see why it would be a great idea.

Jason Dohm said...

All great ideas are 1991 or older. Usually much older.

Tom Chantry said...

In all honesty, if I posted a link to a story claiming that the pope was suggesting we pray to our deceased pets for intercession, would you even check to see if the link was to the Onion? Or would you just accept it as par for the course?

One of the advantages of Protestantism (i.e. Christianity) is that if any of our leaders - famous or otherwise - say something asinine, the least of us has the privilege to yell, "Go check your Bible, knucklehead!" Once you have a pope, though, you have to pretend he's sane. He may turn into a close approximation of the crazy uncle who spends the family reunion talking to a coffee urn, and still - the most you can do is roll your eyes in private. Publicly, you've got to find a way to work around his wildest statements as though you agree with him and as though he's smarter than your average garden squash.

Makes me glad I don't have a pope, and to Hades with any Prot who tries to act like a pope - be it in his own congregation, in his denomination, in his 'tribe,' or in his center-bounded coalition.

Michael Coughlin said...

@Tom Right on!

Scott Myers said...

@Tom - Well said. Reminded me of this... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WEchg1KhmTY

Cameron said...

I don't need my comment published but why have I not heard about this?

http://itbn.org/index/detail/lib/Networks/sublib/TBN/ec/9scHgzcjrVAiWQzXrbJAykj7pMTnxAkV

DJP said...

Holy mackerel. So the next point on James MacDonald's ongoing trajectory is enabling the spread of TBN's grasp.

I didn't share it because I didn't know about it. Yikes.

trogdor said...

David Murray's idea is just wonderful. and I'm so thankful to be part of a church that practices it. I don't know how many times recently I've come home from work to find someone from church, usually a retired lady or homeschooled teen, taking care of things so my wife can rest and try to pull out of this latest struggle. I can't imagine how much worse she (and I!) would be if she didn't receive help regularly.

Thanks for the tip about that peace on earth song. I just looked up the lyrics, I would have guessed "silly, vacuous platitudes" rather than cultic indoctrination. Good to know.

semijohn said...

While I'm sure Frank appreciates the song Aimee and Carl "sung" for him, I'm a little surprised (after Paul's description of Frank) that they didn't sing this one instead:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AtzIWPeun7c