Monday, February 16, 2015

The Beggars All Insultapalooza Post

I meant to put this up for Valentines Day: I've ignored a lot of negative comments over the past few years. Here were some recent love notes from Rome's defenders.

"Swan is an obsessive-compulsive pest situated somewhere on the autistic spectrum whose mania is to the search the Internet for poorly understood religious odds and ends that, he imagines, bolster his idiosyncratic Fundamentalist delusions. He periodically does data dumps on his blog. No one needs Swan. We all have search engines of our own."

"I realize that you write for James White, and must at all times keep the name of Lord Luther, the Second Coming of Christ, out of the mud - more like out of toilet but we won't quibble ..."

"James Swine dumped me overboard last week end."

"Swanny, Why not do a write up on Luther and his obsession with poop? I will be lurking to see how you explain it. Art Sippo does a masterful job of revealing Luther's sick mind in his video, "Martin Luther and the death of Charity". PS, get a wife or girlfriend. A prissy, fuddy duddy, single man and his cat looks bad."

"James Swan Bolsters His Reputation as a Dense Amateur Church Historian and Hypocritical Nitpicker Yet Again."

"[Luther] was a nasty pig of a man. Your infatuation with Luther goes beyond any Lutheran minister I have ever known."

"Last week it was some guy named Shoebat. Before that Devin Rose. now this piece of nothingness. You split hairs over an i not being dotted or a T crossed. Pathetic. Your nonstop white washing of Luther and insistence on Catholics quoting only primary sources is so corny."

"What a waste of a life. Why not read up on something that will save your soul?"

"So let Swan play his games and spend his time on trifles and stupid stuff."

"But a raving anti-Catholic like Swan has no such interest in unity and finding common ground. He can''t even figure out that Catholics are fellow Christians."

"I think this guy is too filled with church hate. Let him act crazy to the point he gets himself committed to an asylum."

"I just meant let him be. He's clearly not open to seeking the full truth of the Catholic Church in his state, so why not go Biblical and shake the dust off our sandals and move on and let him stew and he'll behave how he wants within reason and civil/criminal law"

"Occasionally I expose him for what he is: an inveterate liar when it comes to Catholicism and Catholic apologists"

"I still interact with him and his on occasion because the misrepresentations of what the Church teaches are read by others and cause real spiritual harm to those who do not yet have the acuity and theological formation to test the accuracy of their assertions against our faith. The Church is a bulwark against Satan only if her soldiers are willing to man the walls and defend it."

"Since being 'anonymous' is a bad thing in your estimation, let's be sure that everyone knows that you, TertiumQuid, are James Swan, host of the Beggars All blog - one of the...um...less Catholic-friendly sites on the web. In your recent posting there, you mention that you have been banned from posting on Catholic websites by Patrick Madrid and the Coming Home Network in the past (you probably consider that a badge of honor), but now you have decided to discontinue the comments on your blog. Does that account for your re-appearance here? Are you looking for some folks to talk with now that you are no longer chatting with folks on your own blog?"

"I'm sure he is looking to convert to Catholicism soon and is seeking answers on CAF. Some of our best witnesses to the Faith are converts that were "once upon a time" not so Catholic friendly."


Addendum
... and Rome's support keeps coming in:

"James, you must be in hog heaven (swine heaven) with all these sycophants telling you how great you are. 100% positive feedback. How do you manage to get such high ratings? One would get the impression you screen out non worshipers."

" Swan does not regard us as Christians, and regularly lies about us personally and about our belief system. That calls for some necessary firmness and harshness in reply (this is the background), just as Jesus did with the Pharisees and Paul did with various errors and those who promulgated them, and with liars and those with wild tongues."

18 comments:

Ryan said...

Highly imaginative, just what one might expect of a RC :)

James Swan said...

I've had a lot of hits from Rome's defenders lately.... Must be a slow time in their apologetic endeavors.

Austin said...

Some of my favorite insults have come from our mutual friend (Mr. Socrates himself). I actually wish he would self publish a quote book of his own insults. Now THAT would sell.

James Swan said...

Austin, those statements aren't insults, they're "apologetics." The statements are meant to demonstrate creative wit- like Chesterton.

Unknown said...

I want to encourage you not to be intimidated for a nanosecond by those Romanists and their foaming at the mouth comments. You just keep doing what you're doing. That the RC gospel is Satan's masterpiece, there can be no doubt.
Look at it: In Psalm 55:22, we are told to, "cast all your cares on the Lord and He will sustain you". Next up, is 1 Peter 5:7: "Cast all your anxiety on Him for He careth for you. Finally, Phil 4:6: "in everything...present your requests to God." Do I detect a pattern here?
But that nasty catechism comes along like a snake and has the gall to advise: "we can entrust all our cares and petitions to Mary." (#2677).
Although I appreciate your in-depth commentary on RC doctrine, neither you nor I need to be an expert on their disgraceful theology to realize that #2677 all by itself, is a slap in the face to the Creator of the universe and exposes the papal church for the counterfeit gospel it really is. No amount of damage control from Roman Catholic foot soldiers can ever harmonize their heretical teachings on Mary with the pure and simple statements of Holy Writ.
Jesus congratulated those who had examined them who were claiming to be His followers, but instead, had found them to be liars (Rev 2:2).
And I congratulate you likewise.

Carl Vehse said...

"Must be a slow time in their apologetic endeavors."

Or their apologetics are falling flat with readers of your articles. I mean, when all an incensed Romanist can write is, "So let Swan play his games and spend his time on trifles and stupid stuff," it's pretty much a concession.

gabholli said...

I've been lurking this blog for quite awhile. My observation is that these Catholics speak much of charity, but cannot understand that their words are far less than charitable. I applaud your work! If their intention is to draw people into their flock, they'd best heed the words of Christ Himself, who said that he who hates his brother is guilty of murder.

James Swan said...

Unknown said...I want to encourage you not to be intimidated for a nanosecond by those Romanists and their foaming at the mouth comments.

Thanks.

Carl Vehse said...Or their apologetics are falling flat with readers of your articles. I mean, when all an incensed Romanist can write is, "So let Swan play his games and spend his time on trifles and stupid stuff," it's pretty much a concession.

Good point. If it was one of them catching me putting together a bogus quote, then it wouldn't be a game, trifle, or stupid. I'm not the one publishing books with bogus quotes, they are.

gabholli said...I've been lurking this blog for quite awhile. My observation is that these Catholics speak much of charity, but cannot understand that their words are far less than charitable.

The best example of this was the recent Roman Catholic who cited Hebrews 12:14, saying he held to that verse. He's the same person in this post referring to me as "Swine."

John Bugay said...

This is pretty funny James :-)

James Swan said...

John Bugay said...This is pretty funny James :-)

These are all very recent comments, probably within the last 30 days.

BTW, You could probably compile a nice list as well.

John Bugay said...

For some reason, T-blog draws fewer comments, and less discussion, than you do here. So I don't get quite so many any more.

James Swan said...

John Bugay said...
For some reason, T-blog draws fewer comments, and less discussion, than you do here. So I don't get quite so many any more.


Well, I would guess people are a bit nervous about potentially being at the end of the sword of Hays. I'm much less threatening.

James Swan said...

BTW John, this post got a lot of hits this week:

http://beggarsallreformation.blogspot.com/2010/05/papacy-built-on-pious-fiction-and_28.html

Part one had a lot of hits as well.

The hits came from here:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/search?m=all;o=time;q=quick;s=papacy%20built

You'll notice there were a lot of comments. I don't know much about "Free Republic."

John Bugay said...

I think "freerepublic" is a conservative political discussion site. I remember having some interaction from them in the past. I'm glad to hear that this is still making some noise!

RJ Pattenaude said...

James, consider it pure joy my friend...
We love you.

Churchmouse said...

Gotta admit, some of those insults are pretty creative. Psychologically speaking, it's amazing what the unhinged can come up with. HEY! What's wrong with cats??? Now, that's where I draw the line!!!

James Swan said...

RJ Pattenaude said...James, consider it pure joy my friend...We love you.

Ah, the wonderful ambiguity of comments from the anonymous.

James Swan said...

Churchmouse said... HEY! What's wrong with cats??? Now, that's where I draw the line!!!

My last dog was a German Shepherd, and I don't know if I could ever replace him.

This is actually fairly accurate in terms of what I deal with at times with my beloved Siamese:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8w9lkXmGHXA