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  1. Moderate moderate…I’ll assume because you haven’t sent me any links to a talking snake fossil or a Pre Cambrian bunny that your attacks on logic reason and science are proprietary and that you are keeping the talking snake fossil under wraps iin the back office. Perhaps you can quote mine some Liberty University type “science” article selectively inaccurate statements. Praise the Lord.!
    I am so impressed with your knowledge in the sciences and the pingback slamming St Augustine. Oh wait, thast all you have in your religion attacks, attacks on gays and attacks on the separarttion clause, your interpretation of the Bible, your tax free status, and your leading edge intellectual minds free of thought, oops, free of pollution by non literalism. St Augustine. Bad guy. Oh wait, no he didn’t really say that stuff, its just bad St Augustine interpreations because, ,,,your theology is immaculate. Cool.
    My regards to Eva Braun and the German Shepherds guys..

  2. Well, I’m NOT with Morgan et al. The heads of the Methodist Church are the reactionaries, not its church goers. The bishops’ philosophy goes lock step with the current Democrat teachings. In other words, they are politically one sided. Access the Greater Board of Church and Society on the internet and look up issues like Immigration, Health Care, Global Warming… ALL are right out of the Democrat playbook. I DO NOT want my tithes to go to a politically leftist group but I am torn between leaving the church and staying. When I attend church services there is no talk of politics or the views of the top echelon. Many of these older members have no idea this is going on, that their money is being used to promote the leftist agenda. It is subversive in my opinion and leaves a knot in the pit of my stomach that they are promoting socialism, abortion, huge gov’t and dependency.

  3. I’m NOT with Morgan et al. The heads of the Methodist Church are the reactionaries, not its church goers. The bishops’ philosophy goes lock step with the current Democrat teachings. In other words, they are politically one sided. Access the Greater Board of Church and Society on the internet and look up issues like Immigration, Health Care, Global Warming… ALL are right out of the Democrat playbook. I DO NOT want my tithes to go to a politically leftist group but I am torn between leaving the church and staying. When I attend there is no talk of politics or the views of the top echelon. Many of these older members have no idea this is going on, that their money is being used to promote the leftist agenda. It is subversive in my opinion and leaves a knot in the pit of my stomach that they are promoting socialism, abortion, huge gov’t and dependency.

  4. G.K. Thursday said:

    I have tried to post once again. I hope that IRD’s spam filter will not continue to flag all Roman Catholic comments as spam.

    • G.K. Thursday said:

      I was successfully able to post, so I must have been okayed by the IRD’s spam filter. Thank you Mr. Moon for your earlier reply.

  5. G.K. Thursday said:

    Interestingly, I have had perhaps the exact opposite problem from Dan T (see his comment above). I have tried several times to post comments on the IRD blogs that were simply run-of-the-mill Roman Catholic positions (e.g., on the one deposit of faith, the role of papal authority, morality and natural law, etc.) and my comments have NEVER appeared. In no way were these comments incendiary or disrespectful of others. They simply expressed the Roman Catholic position on the matter. However they were NEVER approved by the IRD authorities. It seems that the IRD only allows Protestants to comment. Ironic, given that it was partly founded by Michael Novak!

    • We have a very active spam filter that must have flagged your email address. We welcome comments from everyone.

      • G.K. Thursday said:

        Well, Mr. Moon, this reply is something at least. It remains to be seen if IRD’s aggressive spam filter will allow Roman Catholic comments or not. As I read through 10 or so of the latest IRD posts I can’t find any comments that can be said to present a Roman Catholic point-of-view, while both liberal and traditional Protestant comments are plentiful. So while your reply is a small budge forward, the proof of it remains to be seen.

        I also find your choice of preposition peculiar: “We welcome comments for everyone.” This is not quite the same as welcoming comments BY everyone, is it?

  6. I’m with Morgan. Do you all really travel around and deliberately go to places that don’t agree with you so that you can criticize them?

    Is that one of the “gifts of the Spirit” that Paul speaks about? I don’t think so. Quite frankly, it sounds like it has more in common with the Spanish Inquisition than with Christian gifts.

    And why is it you all so rarely (apparently) answer questions that are asked of you? It appears (from my limited “new visitor” status) that you all are all about tearing down the body of Christ amongst those who disagree with you.

    I’d hope you might address these sorts of question about your “mission…”

    In Christ, Dan

    • One of the attributes of the Church is to discern truth from falsehood. That is one of the burdens of 1 John. In Acts 20:29-30, Paul expressly warns the Ephesian elders about heretics. We cannot dismiss the fact that unmasking serious errors such as those promulgated by George Armstrong, Anglican Priest is surely the calling for the church at large to be concerned with. You talk about the gifts of the Spiritual: well, two of the gifts are relevant. They are gift of knowledge and the gift of discerning of spirits. Any Christian soaked in the history of the Christian faith knows that in order to confess ‘Jesus is Lord’ requires the Holy Spirit (1 Cor 12.3); this Anglican Priest, as one example, is not confessing that. So of what spirit is he?

      • Riian, you cite Acts 20, which says…

        I know that after I leave, savage wolves will come in among you and will not spare the flock.

        Even from your own number men will arise and distort the truth in order to draw away disciples after them.

        Do you really think that each of the people that the IRD goes about slandering and/or demonizing is actually a “savage wolf” – someone with the intent to “not spare the flock,” but who wants to “distort the truth” to draw people away from God?

        Is it not more reasonable to point out that, at worst, these people you all disagree with are dearly beloved brothers and sisters in Christ, beloved by God, who are, at the worst, mistaken in your opinion, and NOT deliberately out twisting truths and being “savage wolves…”?

        In fact, isn’t making the suggestion that this is what those you disagree with are, isn’t THAT in itself a distortion of the truth? And does that make you a savage wolf of the sort that Luke is writing of here? Or does that just mean that you, in your sincere desire to teach truth, have perhaps gone overboard and overstated your case, in which case you should clarify and apologize?

        Mistakes happen. You make them, I make them, this “George Armstrong” fella you’re citing no doubt makes them, Jim Wallis, etc, etc, we all make them. No harm in making mistakes. What IS a problem is an unwillingness to back off and apologize when one has gotten carried away.

        Meditate upon this.

  7. Morgan Guyton said:

    It’s disappointing to see among your columns how thoroughly reactionary your writing is. Do you write anything positive about Jesus or are you entirely focused on bashing liberals?

  8. Linda A. Sharp said:

    Hello! I am in seminary at Regent in Va. Beach, and would love to talk to you. My home church in Cedar Falls, IA has all but abandoned me. I didn’t go to a “Methodist” seminary. I am interested in still staying in the Methodist church but will have to do the “makeup” classes:-) I will be at Aldersgate for the first time in July, and a lay pastor friend of mine, Carolyn Cleair, said Good News will have a booth there.