According to Randal Rauser’s latest post:
We can approach the many comments from the Triablogue Posse to my Dr. Z case in terms of tone or content. In this post I’m going to focus primarily on the tone.
Okay, so how does he set the tone?
I must say Dustin looks very angry in that photo. It is not the general impression I’d want to convey. (Indeed, it looks rather like Edward Norton in “American History X.”)
He sets the tone by comparing Pastor Dustin to a skinhead.
This is yet another instance in which Randal unwittingly illustrates the human capacity for self-deception. Randal entertains the self-image of kind, caring person.
Yet the acid test is how he treats people he dislikes. And in his exchanges with the “Triablogue posse” he never fails to flunk that elementary test.
He's only loving to those with whom he's simpatico. He loves his own kind. He loves people like himself.
But the moment he has to deal with someone like Dustin or Bnonn, he proves himself to be a bigoted hatemonger.
Randal is not the person he thinks he is. He constantly indulges in self-congratulatory rhetoric. As a consequence, his spiritual pride blinds him to his true character.