Well, it's about time to wrap up Scott Windsor week. Scott's posted Swan on Luther and the IC. Let's have a look:
Just a quick note/response here for now. James Swan has posted three more "parts" to his response to me on Luther and the Immaculate Conception. He seems to be repeating himself quite a bit and (speculating here) perhaps he's trying to overwhelm me so that he can have "the last word" in this discussion.
Ah yes, I've been exposed. It gets harder and harder to be devious and manipulating with Roman Catholic apologists. I posted an introductory post, commented on Windsor's methodology, and then focused on three specific Luther quotes. Yes, that is an overwhelming amount of material, meant to have the "last word." Foiled again!
Now I must emphasize - I am not yet ready for a full/contextual response. If his goal is to overwhelm - well, it's working partially. I say partially because the volumes of his replies is slowing me down, but there WILL be a response, as I have promised.
Ah yes, volumes: methodology, and three specific quotes. Let's hope Mr. Windsor's "full/contextual response" actually includes reading a source before citing a source with his next response.
Noting again now... I am appreciative of Mr. Swan's efforts to demonstrate potential and realized flaws in the citations which have been on my website regarding "The Reformers on Mary." Once we've pretty much exhausted this discussion (which based upon Swan's repeating his points, I think we're pretty close to that now) then I will amend the original page on my site as well as the "work in progress" blog entry here so that both places will have the same information.
It's my pleasure to show once again, how deep into history some Roman Catholic studies in the Reformation actually are.
So, with that, I will close. This posting is intended to be acknowledgment of Swan's continued responses and to let the readership here know that a response is forthcoming.
Well, my "readership" goes down dramatically when I post on Luther's Mariology... It just goes to show, I really don't want to be popular.
Well, my comment at BeggarsAll was posted and then it disappeared, now it's back again. I'm not sure how that's happening... all I can think is it's one of two things:1) The "spam filter" catches it after it's posted and puts it in the spam folder until an administrator releases it.OR2) Someone there deleted it, but did not "permanently" and thus it showed back up again.I'm leaning more toward option 1, as I believe a temporarily deleted comment still leaves a placeholder saying "Comment deleted" and once it is permanently deleted, there's no way to get it back.
I'm leaning towards a Bermuda Triangle type of multi-dimensional explanation.
I reiterate my position - I am working on Mr. Swan's comments, he's posted a LOT of them (5 parts). Granted, some of them are merely repeats - but I still have to weed through them. He's also not very supportive at times. When it suits him, he posts quotes and/or images of original sources, but at other times he's taken the position of "go out and buy it yourself." Well, I've already gone out and bought 3 sources (spending over $50 so far) so as I said, I'm not opposed to spending some money - but I'm not going to break the bank over this.
When I have a historical discussion over quotes, I don't take my responsibility seriously. Everyone knows I'm supposed to provide the sources for anyone who disagrees with me. Why should someone else have to buy a book? It's like, "Swan's spent the money- it's his responsibility to generously send Roman Catholics the sources so we can have an intelligent discussion with him over contexts."
I'm sure Swan & Co. would be happy if I were to just quit and give up on this - I'll not give him/them that satisfaction.
No, by all means Scott, run your blog into the ground posting on Luther and the immaculate conception, just like I have.
It does seem that the closer I get to presenting the truth - the more the insults fly from "their side." They are acting like they have something to hide, something to be ashamed of - and truly, their behavior IS something to be ashamed of. Perhaps there is another "win" possible here - and that would be for them to realize and admit to how poorly they are behaving and amend their ways? I won't hold my breath for that to happen - but one can hope.
Yes, we meet together once a month, to make sure all the secret Protestant stuff remains secured. Then we work on insults and slander.
Seriously Scott: are you serious with such comments?