False Impressions Answered Honestly: Transference Much?

My Apologies to the original author who shall remain nameless unless he would like to respond in the comments section: Slightly Nicked and Switched around to the Correct Understanding of One Self-Styled ‘Internet Apologist’. Just a  Joke. Enjoy the Original HERE 🙂

‘Repentant’ Christian blogger begins 24/7 online crusade to inform every Christian and non-Christian on the internet that he is an arrogant and authoritarian A$$, and he’s sorry… kind of.

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Smalltown USA—  A month or so ago in a moment of quiet reflection at 1030 pm over yet another Red Bull (it gives some people Wings I hear) self-described “Atheist Slayer”, William Wallace, aged 26 (going on 13), came to the realization that he could no longer, in good conscience, behave like a rational and well-adjusted member of civil society, and hadn’t in some time.

“If you look at how I’ve treated people who disagree with me lately, be they Atheists, Deconverts from Christianity or just simply Rationally Thinking non-Christians, it’s abundantly clear that I’ve become a Self Important, Authoritarian, Censorious and Comment Censoring pain in the A$$. I know it, my wife knows it, my readers know it…and by God I won’t get up from my computer until every single Indoctrinated Christian and on the web knows it too. I especially want to ensure that every Non-christian, Agnostic and Atheist knows it so I can apologize to them for being such a D!@k#@*d.

It’s not Christlike, doesn’t reflect the Fruit and Evidence of the Holy Spirit active in my life and it’s not what I want for myself, my kids or others to see. I realize that my Faith mandates that I Repent and treat others with decency and respect, but that’s too hard so i’ll just blame those Nasty Atheists and Unbelievers for making me this way”,  William recently wrote in a lengthy and semi-coherent blog rant.

The Devout Christian full of the ‘Love of Jesus’, who for more than 15 years has tirelessly waged an Unreasonable and much less than civil Online War against the “man-made myth of Atheism” has apparently reached the end of his excuses, lies, diversions and misinformation in dealing with

“Gol Dang Dawkins following, New Atheist ‘Evidence Seekers’ who don’t have the common decency to shut the Heck up about the ‘fictional Jesus of Nazareth’ character already.” “I mean, He’s totally REAL… the Bible says He is!”

  • “I’ve tried to be nice.
  • I’ve tried to get them to read The New Testament.
  • I’ve tried to get them to objectively examine the Facts ™ as I’ve Cut and Pasted them from Internet Apologetics Sites.
  • I’ve tried to get them to see what Good Indoctrination can do to… I mean FOR kids…. ”, he wrote.

“…but, ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!”

William closed his semi-repentant yet still Militant Manifesto with the following invective.

“Since I obviously don’t have Sound Reason, Logic and Evidence to get the “Hell Bound Sinners” to willingly reject their Scientific Naturalism for Faith-based and non demonstrable ‘Super naturalism’, then, by Norm Geisler’s books and Matt Slick’s CARM, I won’t sleep a wink until the whole lot of ’em realize what a steaming pile of Bovine Excrement I can be.”

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“and… cut. Great delivery William, it’s a wrap”

-KIA

 

Song for Thursday Night: “Take me Home”


Take me home

Verse

Almost Friday, Arizona

Work week’s waning, so’s my motivation.

Shutting down for a two day holiday

Maybe doing yard work, might be just to play

(Chorus)

Take me home, down 101

To the place that I call home

Down to chandler, my family’s waiting

Down 101, oh take me home

Verse

Getting closer, Friday-eve Day

Eight more hours, i can almost feel it.

Maltese babies waiting by the door

Momma’s kiss of welcome, promising me more.

(Chorus)

Take me home, down 101

To the place that I call home

Down to chandler, my family’s waiting

Down 101, oh take me home

Bridge

Then Monday morning when the buzzing stops my dreaming 

I’m dreaming of the day when I’ll stay right here by her side

But that ain’t now, I’m getting up 

to go to work. I’ll go to work. 

I have to work…

(Chorus)

Take me home, down 101

To the place that I call home

Down to chandler, my family’s waiting

Down 101, oh take me home

(ad nauseum, ad infinitum)

-kia

Watch “Evolution Is Only A Theory” on YouTube

***UPDATE 7/27/16***

*** I’ve been something called ‘Permabanned'(?) over at Dickweed’s blog because he…I mean ‘a reader’ of his blog… told him about this post… Hilarious ***

Posting here because Dickweed deletes comments

I was told today that I ‘must’ respect the Faith that I used to hold to and those who still hold it, and to publically question, disagree, or ridicule it on my blog was disrespectful and even hateful.

I reject this categorically and completely. I do not have to respect anyone or anything that is not respectable. 

I have no hate for anyone. I do, on the other hand, HATE and abhor lies and falsehoods taught in the name of the god of the Bible and christianity. I HATE what I once believed because it was false, damaging, HATEFUL to those it seeks to ‘save’ and mostly for what it made me for most of the 34 years I believed and taught it to others… 

No James, I do not have to respect you or the Faith I once held or that you still do. If your Faith and belief cannot stand up under even the gentlest criticism or challenge, it is YOU who ‘must’ do something about it. Namely ask deeper questions, seek deeper answers, think deeper thoughts and if necessary, MAKE deeper changes to your beliefs and behaviors.a

“Do you still have a Blog? Does anyone read it?”

You talk of respecting the dignity of all humans and having empathy and respect for everyone… you have no idea what these ideas mean. No James, it was not a ‘friendly question’ and you know it. 

Perhaps if you started listening to and ‘respecting’ the input and comments of people on your blog posts even from people you disagree with and disagree with you, you might actually learn something and look like less of an idiot.

By the way, what happened to that ‘not done yet’ article on the Atheist to Catholic Wackjob Physicist?

https://recoveringknowitall.wordpress.com/2016/07/05/an-atheist-cosmologistphysicist-goes-batshit-crazy-for-jesus/
GOT YA you Frickin’ liar!

-kia

*** UPDATE*** Adding the comments regarding the “Permabanning” (hilarious)

  • Dickweed’s comment July 27, 2016 • 2:35 pm

  • A reader told me about the post you wrote about me yesterday Mike.

    You may now consider yourself perma-banned.

    Dissenting opinions and disagreements are fine but I am completely and unapologetically done with juvenile and insulting haters.

    I’ll pray for you and I wish you well but interacting with you just isn’t worth it.

    James

    “Do not answer a fool according to his folly, or you yourself will be just like him.”

    – Proverbs 26:4

  • Hilarious

Turn about is Fair Play: Brother Dax Responds

The Interviewer Responds…

No… not THAT Christian…

Hi there all you wonderful people. My earlier POST on this brother’s BLOG answering questions for me a Christian Deconvert went so well and was such a success for civil and polite exchange that we decided it would be nice to do another. This time I will ask the questions and Dax of “The Infected Saint” will do the answering.

I’ve taken it easy on him, as you can see, and only included three questions to his six for me, but I have to admit they are a bit heavy, “Bang for the Buck” if you will.

Here they are, so why not tell me how he did in the comments below.

While you’re at it, if you are a believer in Jesus or a Christian of any stripe, why not take a crack at the questions yourself? I’m open to discussion and exchange, not always to arguments or debates, as one sided preaching monologues don’t do much for two way communication.  Especially as I have probably heard, read or even repeated whatever you’re thinking of anyway in my 34 yrs as a Christian or the 25 yrs I spent in avocational ministry.

Honestly, I’m more interested in discussion and exchange that proselytizing these days, if you get my drift. So open up those minds and apply fingers to keyboards and show me what you got.  Thx.   -Kia
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(((( Before we get to the questions and answers, I wanted to admit that while I have not changed his Words or Wording, I have taken the liberty in editing the Formatting of his answers for clarity, understanding and careful consideration.  It has not been my intention with this ‘Reformatting’ to skew or misrepresent his answers in any way, but only to make them easier to understand, digest and consider. I apologize in advance for any offence this may cause. -KIA

And Brother Dax has a word of Disclaimer also that I wanted to pass on in fairness and transparency:)))

“Disclaimer: I write these answers from my personal experience and knowledge. I purposely leave out scripture references because I am not trying to build a case here. I understand many who read this do not give any credence to the bible as authoritative anyway. I do not write this apologetically as much as is humanly possible for me at least. I don’t have intentions of defending God or proselytizing anyone with this. I would like to do that, honestly, in other discussions but below I am trying to answer as much as I can in a vacuum. “

((( And now… On with the Show )))

Hey there brother Dax

I got my questions together. I’m taking it easy on you 😉 only 3.

1) how did you become a Christian? (Please briefly tell your conversion story.)

“I became a Christian at 17 years of age, May 11, 1992. I had grown up in the Mormon faith. I began to question my beliefs around 17 and my investigations of reading the bible and Book of Mormon revealed to me the discrepancies. My questions came when I began to notice the Book of Mormon as a poor paraphrase of the King James with strange additions. Further investigation showed the major discrepancies in the book. The Mormon faith looked like the Christian Faith with a new hairdo. It was the Bible plus some man-pleasing frills and thrills. I began to study the Bible and in reading Romans 10 I was overwhelmed with my own smallness in the universe and in the sight of God. I didn’t feel belittled by God; I felt unworthy in comparison to His greatness. In that moment I cried out to God and asked Him to reveal Himself to me.

He did. I was overwhelmed by His grace and love. I have never felt or known such peace as I did in that moment. I knew there was a God and I wasn’t him. I knew that I was unworthy of His love but that He loved me anyway. I was unworthy because I was selfish and proud. I didn’t obey my parents. I lied some. I cheated some. I didn’t live righteously. In my moments of greatest shame over this, I found the courage to face it because of His presence. It was the most powerful thing I have ever experienced to this day. I wept all night and thanked God.

My mind and heart were at peace like I have never known before. It was truly life altering. An amazing experience of divine encounter. It became my passion and my calling.”

2)  would you say that it was evidence, historical/archaeological, that first convinced you that Christianity was true or did you just believe?

“I did not have any “evidence” when I first had faith in God. I did begin to study these things after though.

My focus was in the ancient languages, which I majored in at College. I studied intensely Greek and Hebrew. While textual variants existed I was amazed at how theologically intact and unified the scriptures were from the sources we have. The Dead Sea Scrolls were a great find for confirming the consistency of the OT as well. I have read archaeological findings that support historical places mentioned in the Bible. I have been to Israel and seen the ancient cities that confirmed for me some of the descriptions found in the scriptures.

At the end of the day I still willfully admit I lean on faith as my rock. If Noah’s Ark ruins were found on a mountain in Turkey, I don’t think I would believe more strongly than I do right now.”

3) what, if anything, would convince you that the bible and or Christianity was false? (I’m not asking for a litany of reasons that you believe them to be true, but what would convince you that they are not true)

  • “You would have to take away my personal experience in God’s revealing himself to me. You would have to take my wife away whom I married before our first date as God led me to her (long but cool story).
  • You would have to show me proof that Jesus didn’t live or that he didn’t die and resurrect. You would have to show me that the scriptures were false. I am well versed in the Pseudepigrapha. I know there are other gospels and writings out there. But I know that the Canon has been shown to be consistent and well supported.
  • It would take a lot for me not to believe. My faith centers around Christ. You would need to start there.”

Well brother, thx again for the opportunity to exchange ideas.


I’m looking forward to everyone else’s answers also. And if you have comments, questions or input for Dax on his answers, please feel free to Comment and Discuss below. I’m sure both Dax and I would love to hear from you.

-Kia

Interview with a Kia pt2: Turn about is Fair Play

See https://recoveringknowitall.wordpress.com/2016/07/23/turn-about-is-fair-play-brother-dax-responds/

***For the UPDATE post ***

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Hi there all you wonderful people. My post earlier

https://recoveringknowitall.wordpress.com/2016/06/09/an-interview-with-a-kia-for-infectedsaint-why-i-quit-the-faith/

on this brother’s

Www.infectedsaint.wordpress.com

questions for me a a Christian deconvert went so well and was such a success for civil and polite exchange that we decided it would be nice to do another. This time I will ask the questions and Dax of The Infected Saint will do the answering.

I’ve taken it easy on him, as you can see, and only included three to his six for me, but I have to admit they are a bit heavy. Bang for the buck if you will. Here they are, so why not tell me how he did in the comments below.

While you’re at it, if you are a believer in Jesus or a Christian of any stripe, why not take a crack at the questions yourself? I’m open to discussion and exchange, not always to arguments or debates, and one sided preaching monologues don’t do much for two way communication, especially as I have probably heard, read or even repeated whatever you’re thinking of anyway in my 34yrs as a Christian or the 25yrs I spent in avocational ministry.

I’m more interested in discussion and exchange that proselytizing these days if you get my drift. So open up those minds and apply fingers to keyboards and tell me what you got. Thx. -Kia
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Hey there brother Dax

I got my questions together. I’m taking it easy on you 😉 only 3.

1) how did you become a Christian? (Please briefly tell your conversion story.)

2)  would you say that it was evidence, historical/archaeological, that first convinced you that Christianity was true or did you just believe?

3) what, if anything, would convince you that the bible and or Christianity was false? (I’m not asking for a litany of reasons that you believe them to be true, but what would convince you that they are not true)

Well brother, thx again for the opportunity to exchange ideas.

(Looking forward to the answers from everyone.)

-Kia

Xtian HaiKu: “17,574 days”

My twin brother passed away at the age of forty eight,

two years ago this morning. And I miss him

He never got the chance to see his middle girl graduate nursing school.  I did that for him.

He never saw her walk down the aisle to marry the smart guy with movie star good looks.  I did that for him.

He couldn’t be there with me and our two Uncles graveside to say good bye as my Grandmother, surrounded by lifelong family and friends, received one final expression of gratitude and blessing for all she was and had given to us.  I did that for him.

He didn’t get to celebrate our 50th Birthday this year with an Old Fashioned Barber Shop ‘Straight Razor Shave’. I did that for him.

And even though he met and held and kissed his other Grands before he died all alone in that hospital emergency room, he won’t be there to see his newest born in February. Hopefully, I will do that too. For him.

I gotta admit, he wasn’t always the best Son, Brother, Husband or even Father, but by all accounts, he loved his Grands. He wasn’t always the easiest to get along with in just about any situation imaginable, but he was My Twin Brother and I loved him.

These are my reflections this morning of Life with and Without my brother, Two years on.

-Mike

Signs in the Heavens

Almost antichrists

that’s what we said to ourselves

two life long twisters

-kia

Half an Hour Counts

had my own room twice

top of the hill, on garfield

then when Pam married

-kia

Nine Months and Eight years

we were once so close

our choices drove us apart

dad died, we promised

-kia

“Left, Left, Left…”

not a Great Father

I was not the Best Brother

Nascar made us laugh

-kia

5:15am

“Hello… who is this?”

“How do I tell Grandma?”

Uncle Mike cries last.

-kia

Borrowed Time

I am Half of Two

But there’s a Hole in the Whole

… Heard his voice just now

-kia

For TJ’S Household Haiku Challenge: Green

Life is Robust and Persistent

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I’ll start by introducing you to TJs wonderful challenge. If you’re interested in participating, please visit his blog. He really has been an inspiration and motivator for me. Maybe he will for you as well.

https://amaviedecoeurentier.wordpress.com/2016/07/16/tjs-household-haiku-green/

“In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.”- Robert Frost

Life is like a germ
An ever mutating bug
We being just One.

Eternal Matter
Persisting Eternally
Time is Existence

One became Many
Sizes, shapes, colors and kinds
Robust Expression.

We are Connected
All of Us are all OF us
Life is Eternal.
-kia

Do you think that the word Life is singular of plural? We may individually cease breathing and return to the Star Dust we were formed from, or clay if you prefer, Does Life ever Really die? Do you really think Recycling began just in the 70s?

Life has been ‘Green’ longer than we’ve been around.

-kia

Poetry For my Bride

Imagine that

I’m sitting in a blue chair

next to another right beside

me with my wife.

the kind that rocks and glides

at the same time.

we’re reading separate books

together at home.

-kia

Ten years and she still gets me

Home is waking up next to her

watching as her chest rises and falls

with the breaths as she sleeps

Peace is just knowing she’s there

Joy is knowing she will wake… eventually

and Love is her embrace when she does.

-kia

Long Blond Hair, Blue Eyes

She was the one who was late

but right on time

she listened as I sang my rhyme

from the middle of the room

to the middle of my heart

yea, we each play our part

still in love

-kia