15 December 2005

...Perceptions...

My friend Metafiz over at ...Perceptions... received a host of unpleasant commentators attacking his cost of the war in Iraq counter. Please visit his blog and leave him an intelligent, thoughtful comment to restore everyone's faith in humanity.

7 comments:

MM said...

They came to me... and my memorial post. Nothing sacred. Vocatum is sacred. NB.

Garland said...

They moved like a swarm of locusts; like the angel of death. Fortunately I have put the blood of a lamb over the lintels of my comment-area.

metafiz said...

Garland,

I must thank you for your support. Quite the decent chap, you are.

I've been accused of a lot of things over the years, but never of being a nazi or a materialist...

I found this particularily funny, so i thought i'd share:
"you and your junior high philosophy...you must have studied at some lame-ass protestant seminary where it is not really academic at all..."false dilema" you say...ha ha! laughable man...next you are going to start telling me about predestination vs. arminisim - BORING! and anti-intellectual...go tell your junior high youth group"

Garland said...

It's funny, of course, none of the things that he said being true. What is "arminism"?

metafiz said...

in terms of predestination vs. free will, calvinism would be on the predestination side, and arminianism (not "arminism") would be on the free will side. calvinism would say that God has predestined salvation or lack thereof, as well as all events. arminianism would say that while God "knows" such things, He hasn't predestined them, as you have free will to choose. God simply, being outside time, sees all things as an eternal present and so He sees what you are going to do tomorrow, though he doesn't "predestine" you to do them.

personally, i tend toward the view that neither is correct (it seems to me that arminianism does reduce down to essentially the same thing as predestination), but that's a topic for another time. specifically a time of sitting around, smoking a pipe, and discussing things in person...

Garland said...

Exactly! In person! And with pipes, no less! So much better than via blog (no matter how satisfying that is).

I was pretty sure he meant "Arminianism" although perhaps he did not. He is quite an odd duck, going on about smoked meats and arguing that the Reformation was a good thing. Sigh. What the world is coming to, I'll never understand.

I wonder, has your email changed? If not, don't post it here. No doubt you'll have your inbox full of all manner of unpleasantness. I'll be in touch soon.

metafiz said...

e-mail has not changed. whatever it is on the bossom list, that is the correct one.

though as a good protestant, i must protest your condemnation of the Reformation. we all know the presbyterian church is the one true faith.