Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Now you see it...now you don't



Soundtrack to this blog post available here

And now...a brief excursion into the world of the sublime....

A Romanist has compiled an interesting overview of the blog entries in which I've either responded to him, or mentioned him. Here's a little magic.

Now you see it:

The illustrious, inimitable anti-Catholic Reformed Baptist Bishop James White is utterly obsessed with Steve Ray, as I have shown. Likewise, anti-Catholic Reformed Prebyterian [sic] John Q. Doe (a White wannabe if there ever was one) is obsessed with my apologetics (specifically my Luther research, which is only one small part of my overall work).

Now you don't:

The illustrious, inimitable anti-Catholic Reformed Baptist Bishop James White is utterly obsessed with Steve Ray, as I have shown. Likewise, anti-Catholic Reformed Protestant John Q. Doe is obsessed with my apologetics (specifically my Luther research, which is only one small part of my overall work).

Well, I've never been a Presbyterian. I'm not a Reformed Baptist either, nor do the folks over at aomin.org spend much time looking up Luther quotes.

The Romanist asks for the logic of why I don't take him seriously, yet I've responded to him over the years. I might not take him seriously, but unfortunately others do. For the most part, I've interacted with his Luther information and misinformation, and I'll probably continue to do so. Other times I've responded to the typical insults or charges he throws either at me or others.

Here's another interesting tidbit:

It's rather odd for someone to be obsessed with a person (way more than all other individuals of an opposing position, by far; probably put together) one claims to not even take "seriously." No one should take me seriously, as Our Man Doe informs one and all. Ironically, he once took me so extraordinarily seriously that he wrote a 54,000-word, book length treatise with 202 footnotes, written in a graduate school seminary class, entirely devoted to an attempted refutation of my take on Luther's Mariology (first entry below). When I answered that too quickly, thus puncturing his pride and (apparently) fragile ego, alas, he stopped taking me seriously (he has himself verified this).

As to "a 54,000-word, book length treatise with 202 footnotes, written in a graduate school seminary class," I did write a response to his misuse of Luther's Mariology, but it was not written in or for a graduate school seminary class. Perhaps the magic will work again...now you see it, now you don't.

Update: The magic continues:

The illustrious, inimitable anti-Catholic Reformed Baptist Bishop James White is utterly obsessed with Steve Ray, as I have shown. Likewise, anti-Catholic Reformed Protestant John Q. Doe (a White wannabe if there ever was one) is obsessed with my apologetics (specifically my Luther research, which is only one small part of my overall work.

...Likewise, anti-Catholic Reformed Protestant John Q. Doe (a White wannabe if ever there was one) is obsessed with my apologetics...

He was busy today working out this paragraph to make sure he dishes out the best insult.