“Anyone who believes they can evaluate a person’s mental or spiritual condition on the basis of their blog entries, comments, and news group postings needs to turn off their monitor, push back from their keyboard, and take a nice long walk.”
In other words, if Frank Turk had praised the iMonk as a levelheaded guy of great spiritual maturity and doctrinal discernment on the basis of his blog entries, Mr. Turk would still have been inundated by 100+ angry comments.
“It is an honor to be disparaged by small-minded people.”
Frank, you need to remember this maximum the next time the Tavernistas disparage your honorable efforts.
P.S. Keep in mind that Nicholson's iron-clad laws have no "intrinsic" authority, but are only authoritative if and when the Heilige Barth-Geist applies them to our heart, or whenever we suffer from heartburn--whichever comes first.