Friday, June 18, 2010

Rare or well-done?

William Watson Birch said...

Recently, I've had good dialogue with Peter Pike, from Triablogue. I've actually enjoyed them; as well as with Patrick Chan over at Triablogue. The only one who seems to be unreasonable is Steve Hays. Though I admit that the last time I engaged him on that site, he wasn't ready to burn me at the stake, haha, which was refreshing.

http://classicalarminianism.blogspot.com/2010/06/answering-steve-hays-on-cheatin.html#comment-5695252004661466561

There’s no doubt that I’m outclassed by Peter and Patrick–not to mention my other team members. I’m a canoe to their superyacht.

However, as a point of clarification, the reason I’m reluctant to burn a theological opponent at the stake is due to certain inherent limitations in that particular procedure. It’s one of those things that doesn’t have quite the same effect the second time round. You see, once your opponent is crispy on the outside, the cooking process is pretty irreversible. It loses that j'ne sais quoi with every repeat performance. So I tend to keep that option in reserve, for my climactic finale.

13 comments:

  1. Jeez Birch, you missed the chance to zing him with "You mean like Servetus?"

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  2. I think this is the first time I've been compared to a superyacht. But it's really not fair to put me in the same league as Patrick. He knows medical terms and what do I have? Soccer jokes:

    I know soccer isn't a sport because *I* can run around for 90 minutes and not score any goals just as well as the "professionals."

    See what I mean?

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  3. "it's rare it is ever well done".

    And, besides, besides the opportunity, it isn't rare it is ever done well!

    But, being Steve Hays, in a canoe, ....hmmmm....?

    Billy,

    I don't know what was so funny about that? Am I missing the point?

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  4. Natamllc,

    You see, once your opponent is crispy on the outside, the cooking process is pretty irreversible. It loses that j'ne sais quoi with every repeat performance. So I tend to keep that option in reserve, for my climactic finale.

    Funny, no?

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  5. Steve said:

    I’m a canoe to their superyacht.

    Well, even if that's true, I'm an extremely leaky vessel whereas Steve and Peter (and the other Tbloggers) are vessels of gold and silver made for honorable use. Even if it's true Steve is a canoe, he's the Kon-Tiki or Hokule'a to my very sinkable Titanic! :-)

    Peter said:

    But it's really not fair to put me in the same league as Patrick.

    I agree! I definitely belong in a different league than Peter. I belong in a kiddie hockey league still learning to ice skate while Peter belongs in the NHL. :-)

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  6. It is sad not funny that with Steve Hays' level of intelligence, it is highly probable that he easily is confused by the canoe; and doesn't have a clue which way is which when paddling? "Hmmmmm, which is it? Is it this end or that end, this way or that way that goes forward?" He easily gets all turned around!

    He most likely is paddling down river while thinking he is paddling up stream while breaking a sweat? !

    At least the superyacht comes with a captain and crew on board the ship!

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  7. Would you like your Servetus served rare, medium rare, medium, medium well, or well done?

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  8. Victor Reppert said:

    Would you like your Servetus served rare, medium rare, medium, medium well, or well done?

    Of course Reppert is well aware that Calvinists (among others) have already dealt with this silly objection.

    But, rare or well done, it's far better than taking a bite out of Reppert's fishy Christianity. Not unlike eating, say, salmon laced with salmonella.

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  9. Hilarious! I try to hold out burning opponent craft in the (usually extremely unlikely) event that they'll eventually come aboard.

    However, I just returned from door-to-door evangelism in India and it was extremely rewarding to see Hindus who at first said that Jesus was just one of many Gods, once hearing the gospel for the first time deny those Gods and follow Christ alone. The first couple of times of asking "do you truly believe these things" I had to squelch an astonished "Really?!" in favor of a more practical confirmation dialog. So I see that minds can be changed.

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  10. Objection??? I just ate lunch. But Calvinists have already dealt with that objection.

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