or as some people call it “Gay Marriage.”
Just a quick follow up to a conversation I’ve been having. I don’t think this is going to make the first version of the book (although it might, because I like the phrasing). The setup is this post over here (yes, I’ve been engaging in various theological debates lately, why do you ask?).
This is a bit of my linguistic ju-jitsu, at its (IMHO) best.
The set up….
You are most likely, right, Roy. I don’t believe that He actually addressed the issue directly; however, I do believe that His mission was not to address each and every issue, but to free us from sin.
I like this, because we had already agreed on a rather poignant point regarding the life of Jesus, which I ran into following up my false prophets post earlier (wordpress shares tags and its easy to find people interesting in talking about the same stuff you are).
I had read the bio over at that site for the proprietor and I felt him to be an honest believer, and a capable opponent. It’s no fun beating up on people who don’t study this stuff, and can make good references and understand others. He also seems to be a good man, which is important for this kind of stuff. I found his handling of some “trolls” to be exemplary (check the about and bio pages for a good lesson on how to deal with such blog annoyances. I usually don’t have that much patience (and I’m a patient man), and go for the virtual throat immediately.)
The Setup….it’s always good to be clear on terms….
Simple, to the point. Give them enough room to draw the playing field…
And then bring in the nuclear weapons (well, recall that I already set us up the bomb, now one can set it off, like in Megaton)
Always end with a smilie.
Maybe a winkie. Particularly if what you just said might go down sideways.
Question marks are used to trigger the automatic “query” response. The data is provided and the argument begins to process before one *really* knows what one is reading.
Joel, I eagerly await your response. As you are thinking, so am I. Anticipating your next move, and readying my fusion weapons. 😉