What award? The “New Lows in Nastiness for a Self-Proclaimed Christian” Award. Congratulations! Mr. MacDonald, evidently, has been imbibing in the Boar’s Head Tavern so much that not only has he developed a very foul mouth, but his memory has been shot as well. I was given this link this evening—BE WARNED. Mr. MacDonald likes profanity (notice how regular that is these days amongst people who call themselves Christians, especially of the ecumenical/post-modern sort? I’ve been cussed out many times, but mainly by Roman Catholics, many of whom like “salty” language. But it’s getting to be pretty normal for those who seem to drink a lot). Scarey thing, looking at his blog, he identifies himself as a former pastor. Former. Anyway, I’m given this link tonight and as I’m reading this distilled hatred I’m trying to think back to what on earth he’s talking about. And then I remembered, and did some digging around. This fellow wrote a hit-piece on Steve Camp back in early 2003, and I had written to him privately to inquire as to his purposes. His initial reply to my entire e-mail was as follows:

I am glad you enjoy Steve’s music.
Grace
Mac


Sadly, he decided later to press on. His first reply was semi-coherent and not overly nasty. In fact, that’s what is so strange…he has changed a lot in a short period of time (what do they serve in that tavern, anyway?) I told him we evidently were very far apart (boy has time proven me right on that) and I was not interested in investing the time that would be necessary to overcome all of those foundational differences. Of course, those kinds of folks always croon about how anyone who won’t spend the rest of their lives playing their games “folded like a cheap lawn chair on a summer clearance sale at Wal-Mart.” It is actually the only way they can get satisfaction, because I’ve never met a single one of these folks who behave like this behind a keyboard who has the courage of their convictions who would face me directly and say the same things to my face.

Anyway, I don’t know about you, but the general nature of the responses we have been documenting of late from both the Roman Catholic side of things as well as the pomo/ecumenical/”we are uber cool because we can read Calvin and heretics at the same time and say we get something out of both and contradict ourselves in every statement but that is just mystery and makes us sound neat and so we will say whatever comes to our mind and try to make all sorts of contradictory things fit together and cuss at folks while drinking in our cyber taverns” is establishing new lows in the “we don’t have a single meaningful argument to muster, a single logical thought to enunciate, so we will simply throw the closest thing at hand and immediately claim victory” category of how to defend a lost cause. Continued fulfillment of, “But evil men and impostors will proceed from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived” (2 Tim. 3:13).

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