Wednesday, October 19, 2005

PP Is Out

Out of his mind?

Out of control?

Out of options?

Out of material?

Out of luck?

Out of time?

No....PP is currently a bit overwhelmed right now with non-blogging affairs. He hopes to return by Monday with more puckish and profound Protestant pedantry, and he apologizes for being so spotty the last ten days. He tries his best to keep a steady flow of blog material [some serious, some not so serious, as the muse strikes him] but he knows he's been a failure on this front for the last two weeks!

It should also be noted that he apologizes for speaking of himself in this post in the third-person pronoun, something reserved exclusively for Jesus, rock stars, Bob Dole, and celebrities.


Blogger Pedantic Protestant said...

Phil Johnson says he's taking a break and gets 100+ responses. I say I'm taking a break and nada.


Life in the slow lane...

Wednesday, October 19, 2005 7:04:00 PM  
Blogger c.t. said...

Don't read the three paragraphs below. Maybe change the template of your blog. Something easier on the eyes...

Do an "I'm on my deathbed" piece. What is most important? What do you think, lying there, that you should have done or done more of. Have you done everything you needed to do? Did God do everything for you? You've crawled from your apartment to the local hospice and asked for the "treat the pain, not the disease" drugs and you don't care if there are lice eggs in the pillow because you are dying.

You're alone. The nurse on duty has mental problems. She gets angry at you for the smallest reasons. You think: "I dying and this beast can't think of anything other than how she deems she should be treated." Do you hate the world? Do you think, "Yes, but I'm here for a reason. I'm not better than the world."

You glance at the beast nurse, and decide to leave to play golf, but you are reminded by your body that you are REALLY dying, and you can't go anywhere at this point. You now need the non-freak-out-in-the-grips-of-death drug. You can't roll over, you can sit up, you can't lie back. You're not having an easy death.

Wednesday, October 19, 2005 9:37:00 PM  
Blogger Der Fuersprecher said...

Here's something you can comment on, given your background:

Thursday, October 20, 2005 1:01:00 PM  
Blogger c.t. said...

A little Kafkaesque interlude, and you're talking about mental wards...

(If your comment is directed towards the P.P. then...fine...I've got a subway to katch in Oklahoma...)

Thursday, October 20, 2005 6:50:00 PM  
Blogger Der Fuersprecher said...

C.T. I was actually directing the comment to P.P.

Although now that you mention it, it may, in fact, function as a double entrendre and have specific reference to you as well.

Friday, October 21, 2005 10:15:00 AM  
Blogger c.t. said...

Yes, it makes more sense in my direction actually...

(Read the Bible 7 times, Der Fuersprecher...)

But then again, it maybe does take a professor to comment on a fake professor, or fake Indian.

(7 times complete, Genesis through Revelation...)

Or just shameless moron of super nova proportions...


Fake painter too...

Friday, October 21, 2005 9:16:00 PM  
Blogger Pedantic Protestant said...

c.t. --- Der F is a Baptist minister, and is about to complete his PhD at Trinity Ev. Divinity School. This doesn't imply that he's automatically right on every issue, but, c'mon, give the man his props at least. Telling him to read his Bible seven times complete is like telling a marathon runner to take a jog around the block!

Friday, October 21, 2005 11:25:00 PM  
Blogger c.t. said...

Why do you assume this?

And I was just doing my signature that you often make fun of in various ways... It wasn't directed at him.

I've read confessions of seminary graduates who state they were never required nor did they ever on their own initiative read the Bible complete. (Along those lines I've also read confessions of graduates from Reformed seminaries that they'd never been made to read Calvin's Institutes nor did they ever do it on their own. So... (a) Let's respect formal education when it's real and all that, and let's express our gratitude to good translators and good, on-the-mark teachers of doctrine, and compilers of good references works and what not, etc; but (b) let's not assume default understanding (or even an engaging of the Bible itself in a complete way) in any level of formal theological education.

Having said the above I wasn't questioning this person's understanding. (I wasn't even in a conversation with him.) I know that seminary types flip out in flash paper vanity explosions and resentment very easily. I usually give the professors and Ph.D types alot of room. Formal education unfortunately doesn't necessarily (usually doesn't at all) increase one's level of being...

Saturday, October 22, 2005 4:36:00 PM  

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