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Tuesday, July 31, 2007

A Nice Comment

Well, I didn't expect it, but someone actually noticed my most recent post and took the time to comment. Thank you very much for the encouraging words. I really only started the blog to vent some frustration - I didn't think anyone would actually visit!

The thing is, I'm all for individuals expressing their point of view, even someone like Alexander. What irritates me is the fact that the religious right in the US is so... smug about cramming their opinions down everyones throats. Smug is the the only word I can think of that most accurately describes their whole demeanor. Kinda like the way your president looks when he answers questions from the press.

I think I finally snapped when I heard the most recent attempts at banning Harry Potter books in the States. I watched a biography on JK Rowling (the author) and she was just dumbstruck at how vicious some of these Christians were being about her book. I personally find it funny that a group who are supposed to try to be pure of heart spend all of their time making up disgusting and evil lies about her intentions on writing the books. She has clearly stated the books are fairy tales. I guess those with no imagination must have to make up for their lack of it by insinuating Harry Potter leads kids to Satanism.

Cornswalled, if you are reading:

You state in one of your laughable posts that these books lead children to Satanism and witchcraft. I would ask you to show documented proof that this is the case. NOT RUMOURS ABOUT SOMETHING YOU HEARD FROM AN OLD LADY IN CHURCH ABOUT HER SECOND COUSIN TWICE REMOVED'S EX HUSBAND'S SISTER'S DAUGHTER! Concrete, solid proof that there is an epidemic of children joining Anton Lavey's Satanic Church or Wiccan faiths AS A DIRECT RESULT of a Harry Potter novel.

I guess, though, if your Bible can turn someone like you into a complete jackass, then I suppose a Harry Potter book could turn someone into a "witch". But I'd like to give an 8 year old more credit than a crank like you.

I would also like to point out that your faith in your religion must be pretty weak that you feel threatened by a children's fairy tale.

Just a side note - I bought the new book - FABULOUS! And Alexander, only ONE of your spoilers was correct. Have you read the books by the way? I am a Christian and I have read the Satanic Bible. I did that so I would KNOW WHAT I WAS TALKING ABOUT when I debated people. Perhaps you try reading a fiction novel other than Left Behind.

Sorry about the tangeants.

Anyway, I was watching this A&E Bio on Rowling. She was saddened that these religious groups were reading stuff into the books that really wasn't there. What got to me was they showed this church group protesting at a book store, and there was this guy they interviewed who seemed really upset. He'd been 'prayin' and the Lord laid it on his heart' that Harry was evil. The reporter asked this perfect Christian specimen if he'd read the book and he said no. So, excuse me, but what gives you the right to try to ban something you never read? His reason for protesting was likely this:

* Friday night church group was going to protest the book store because their craft night was cancelled
* This guy heard some gossip about the book
* Rather than investigate the book, he assumes the gossip and rumours the old biddies in his church were spreading MUST be true, so we gotta get that book BANNED

I am not a violent person. But when I heard this particular jackass say he'd been 'prayin' about it', I wanted to punch the TV. It was that SMUG LOOK about him. He didn't seem like the sharpest knife in the drawer, and he was bald (and wearing the customary Sunday suit - does God really care if you worship Him in a suit or jeans? I thought the point was that we worship Him? Ah well... another topic for another post!) so I don't know why he thought he was better than anyone else. I just wanted to hit this guy to try to knock some sense into him.

Alexander (and the guy ((girl?)) who posted the nice comment) I grew up in church. My father started a church in our city to minister to the deaf community. There was no where for the deaf to go as, obviously, they can't hear and the churches were not supportive or understanding of their handicap (no surprise - churches tend to either use a ham fisted approach to things, or sit back and do nothing) Anyway, I went to a regular hearing church while my folks looked after the deaf. I stopped going to church when I returned from a missions trip to Guatemela. I could not stand the hypocrisy I saw in the church. I couldn't stand the back stabbing. I couldn't stand the gossip. And this wasn't one church, Alexander - before I stopped going, I tried SEVERAL churches:

* Baptist
* Free Methodist
* Pentecostal
* Lutheran

They were all the same. Joyless, backstabbing hypocrites.

The only church I truly felt at home in was a Seventh Day Adventist church. And in spite of their zealousness of predicting the end of the world incorrectly a bunch of times, I would have continued to go there had I not moved.

I only bring this up to say that I KNOW your kind because I lived the life. I have three editions of the Bible, from KJV to the latest watered down version. I listened to CCM, praise, Maranatha, Christian metal, rock, gospel, George Beverly Shea... I even helped my dad with the commitee to bring BILLY GRAHAM to our city (and he did - three sold out nights and what a FANTASTIC Christian example he was (no sarcasm). I avoid church to stay in touch with God... not to have the taint of other "believers" on me.

But you, Alexander, and your opinionated, narrow minded, near sighted smug attitude is what's prevalent in the church today. YOU are the epitome of what's wrong with Christianity in the US. You are the reason people won't go to church. You are the reason church attendance is at an all time low. Try as you might to blame the media, Tim Henson, Harry Potter immigration laws, etc... YOU are the reason. Look at it this way - why would someone want to go to a place that demonizes everything (other Christians included), only to watch you "eat" your own?

God, my wrists are sore now.

I know I rambled a lot (again, I'm not always able to get a point across the way I want it to) and I hope I didn't bore anyone.

But hey, Alexander, I asked another question here. Let's see if you can answer this, in addition to the other 6 I asked and still have not seen a reply:


1. You state in one of your laughable posts that these books lead children to Satanism and witchcraft. I would ask you to show documented proof that this is the case. NOT RUMOURS ABOUT SOMETHING YOU HEARD FROM AN OLD LADY IN CHURCH ABOUT HER SECOND COUSIN TWICE REMOVED'S EX HUSBAND'S SISTER'S DAUGHTER! Concrete, solid proof that there is an epidemic of children joining Anton Levey's Satanic Church or Wiccan faiths AS A DIRECT RESULT of a Harry Potter novel.


Have a nice day,

Anticornswalled

Friday, July 27, 2007

Belated Reponse... My Ass!

I sent you that email over a month ago and you shrug it off as a "belated" response? Wouldn't have anything to do with the fact that I started this blog, would it?

Interesting.

Unlike you, Alexander, I will give you the benefit of the doubt, and go along with your, "Oh Gee Whiz! It slipped my mind." In any event, I would like to point out a few things...

In a Democracy, the dominant group gets to set the rules...

I will not even debate politics with you. I am not an American (again, thank the Lord!) and I don't understand your system of government. However, as far as I remember, GWB only made president by the skin of his teeth. I am not even sure if you require a majority or certain key voting territories in the US. Doesn't matter and PLEASE don't bore me with a post on how American politics works. However - getting in by the skin of one's teeth should mean there are a fairly equal number of people (minus a few percent) who voted for the other guy. How do you reconcile the fact that almost HALF of the UNITED STATES wanted someone else... not once, but twice? Therefore, does majority mean 51% get what they want and the rest be damned? Furthermore, what happens after your president is voted out in 2008 and they elect (shudder..) Hilary Clinton? Will you be satisfied with liberal policy when the majority votes in a democratic party to office in 2008? Because according to you, majority rules...

The second source of conflict between myself and the person behind anticornswalled.blogspot.com is that he gleefully listens to "Distorted View" and defends it. Partaking of deviant programming is not a Christian behavior. We're supposed to hold our minds and bodies separate, and not defile them with unworthy influences and media.

How does your friend feel about this? You know, the one you remain friends with despite the fact that he brought DV to your attention? Isn't he a Christian? If not, I would find it hard to believe someone as pristine and holier than thou would associate with the common proles. Answer this directly, Alexander: How do you reconcile having a pervert for a good friend? Do you call him a "moron" or an "idiot" or a "pervert" to his face to get him onto your side?

Anticornswalled would have readers believe that partaking of a forbidden sin is somehow a time saving activity, as fighting it would take too much effort.

Um, no. I (and millions more) would agree that if we don't like something, we don't partake in it. If someone else does and they enjoy it, good for them! That's why we're called "individuals". I am sure you can tell what an individual is - they look different, dress different, eat different things, believe different things...

The idiocy of the argument is clear.

The idiocy of this statement is what's clear. I said quite clearly that picking and choosing one's battles is what made us different. Your war is on DV - mine is on you. Just because I don't rally around YOUR cause doesn't mean I am lazy, Sir High and Mighty. For further reading, please reread the last paragraph - you know, the one about being inviduals...

Anticornswalled wants to continue enjoying sinful activities and programming, and lashes out at anyone who reminds him of Biblical injunctions against what he so loves.

Um, I was lashing out because you forced me to write this blog. I was lashing out because you were (and still are) talking out of your ass.

And spare me the sour milk analogy. If one carton of milk is bad, do you stop drinking milk altogether, Mr. Pious? No. You buy another carton and try again. I am going to use one of your terms right now - IDIOT!

Anyone seeking redemption will not be dissuaded by the enormity of their sins. God forgives us all, regardless of our actions.

This is typical whitewash speak. You MISSED MY POINT! Let's change the story up a little - A homosexual woman is working in a restaurant on Sunday. You and your church buddies go out for lunch after church (on a Sunday, breaking the commandement of keeping the Sabbath holy by making this woman work to feed you and your church friends). Anyway, she has considered going to your church to a service sometime as you all seem nice. Then she hears you spout your homo=pedo bull and vows then and there never to go to church ever. She is given many opportunities to hear the good news of the Bible, but hardens her heart everytime because of what she overheard you say that one fateful day. She dies 10 years later and goes to hell. DO YOU BELIEVE GOD WILL PRAISE YOU FOR WHAT YOU DID TO THIS WOMAN?

To be fair to Anticornswalled, I have left content on my blog that was written before I had information about Henson that I now posses.

Yes, I agree you haven't altered anything on your blog and you are truly commended for that. However, knowing what you know now, why not APOLOGIZE TO HIM FOR CALLING HIM A PEDOPHILE?

Tim Henson is, without a doubt, a perverted individual with a twisted sense of what is and is not appropriate.

Oh my God! YOU FINALLY UNDERSTAND IT!!!!!!!!! There's no sarcasm in what I just said - you actually got the point of the show! Unfortunately, you will never understand that there is a difference between TALKING of inappropriate things and DOING inappropriate things! Contrary to what you believe - one thing does NOT lead to the other. We read in the Bible of slaying non believers and those who go against God - you read the Bible. If you believe that one thing DOES lead to the other, when will you be beheading your first heathen?

If he is a Homosexual, then like all queers, he needs to be kept far and away from children.

So I guess you won't be apologizing to Tim, huh? Sigh...

I am not going to go back through my Blog, editing entries to make it look like I wasn't wrong in the past. That smacks too much of an Orwellian Memory Hole, and if a newspaper made the same kind of retroactive corrections to hide mistakes I would be furious.

I commend you on this, Alexander - I really and truly do. I don't believe there was ever an accusation that you would do such a thing.

BUT!

You still do not address specific key arguments and questions. That is what I meant about whitewashing. You ignore points made and seem to reply to ones you find easy rather than addressing them ALL. Try it this time.

Here are questions I asked you in my post here - please answer ALL OF THEM!

1. ...and you shrug it off as a "belated" response? Wouldn't have anything to do with the fact that I started this blog, would it?

2. How do you reconcile the fact that almost HALF of the UNITED STATES wanted someone else... not once, but twice? Therefore, does majority mean 51% get what they want and the rest be damned?

3. Furthermore, what happens after your president is voted out n 2008 and they elect (shudder..) Hilary Clinton? Will you be satisfied with liberal policy when the majority votes in a democratic party to office in 2008?

4. How does your friend feel about this? You know, the one you remain friends with despite the fact that he brought DV to your attention? Isn't he a Christian? If not, I would find it hard to believe someone as pristine and holier than thou would associate with the common proles. Answer this directly, Alexander: How do you reconcile having a pervert for a good friend? Do you call him a "moron" or an "idiot" or a "pervert" to his face to get him onto your side?

5. And spare me the sour milk analogy. If one carton of milk is bad, do you stop drinking milk altogether, Mr. Pious?

6. DO YOU BELIEVE GOD WILL PRAISE YOU FOR WHAT YOU DID TO THIS WOMAN?

Six questions. Waiting on 6 answers...


Anticornswalled

Monday, July 23, 2007

And he ra-a-an, he ran so far away....

Enclosed was the last email I sent to the little troll hiding behind his computer, as well as the prefaced "taunt".

Enjoy! All bold text comes from Alexander's blog. Again, this was a response to his ill thought post about the Distorted View.

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Interesting. I suppose my efforts have failed so far. For a little while there I thought perhaps you had gotten the hint about Distorted View, but alas, I see a new post today.

Alexander, I find it interesting that you took the time to reply to my initial conversation on your blog, but I am a little dismayed about the lack of interest in my last email to you a couple of weeks ago. I guess my thoughts and comments must have been too difficult for you to debate. So, in typical conservative fashion, the blind eye is used and the issue swept under the rug. I thought for sure you would have responded, as you insist on taking on tough issues and you do not appear to back down easily. Your "stubborn-ess" was a quality I admired. Pity.

In any event, I have included a copy of the last email. Unlike your world view, I like to give people the benefit of the doubt. Perhaps you didn't receive my email - gmail is notorious for losing mail (and allowing views such as yours to pervade the internet).

I do have one question - you said in a previous post that you would pray for my wayward soul - do you pray for Tim? Do you pray for his salvation, or do you pray that God will smite him?

Here's the last email - I look forward to some type of reply to my hard hitting questions.

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"Now I understand. You're what members of my Church like to call a "Liberal Christian." You're so concerned with trying to get along with everyone that you lose sight of God's law. The permissive attitude of Liberal Christians is part of the reason Homosexuals and other deviants are able to dilute and corrupt American Values and Faith.

Thank God I am not American! But, aren't you supposed to be a free and democratic society?

I'm sorry your faith is so weak that you lack the conviction to stand up to purveyors of Filth and pornography. I'm sorry you feel content to let the world around you decay into sin and debauchery in a misguided attempt to be "nice" to the damned.

Yet again, you assume too much, which is why this will be my last communication with you. Oh, don't worry - I will still be using every opportunity to have you removed from the net, Alexander. I just won't be publicizing it to you any more as your arguments are based on your own delusions and assumptions, and continue to prove nothing.

Based on your aforementioned statement here, I am happy to know that you will not be standing next to me when I receive my judgement when I die. I am happy to know that my faith is based on a one on one relationship with Jesus, and not a relationship with you (i.e. how you believe I should conduct myself based on YOUR interpretations of the Bible.)

What you see as a permissive attitude, I call choosing my battles. If I had to make it my mission to speak out against everything I found that "perverts" my religion, I would not be able to hold a full time job to support my family. A good example of battle-choosing is your own blog - you choose to slander Tim and slam homosexuals and Muslims. Surely these are not the only "perversions" in our society, yet these are the three topics you choose to focus on for the most part.

Perhaps I have dedicated my energies to eradicating child abuse? Or working with the homeless? Or counselling drug addicts and alcoholics? You would not know that, yet you choose to assume I am a "Liberal Christian" because I listen to the Distorted View and want to shut your blog down as a result.

I can make assumptions too. I can assume from your blogs that you are:

An older gentlemen (over 60 surely)
A Baptist (and a Calvinist too - they do go hand in hand, don't they?)
You believe sex is for procreation only
You wear a suit on Sunday
You believe anything that has a beat (i.e. rock music) is of the Devil
KJV is the only version that should be used

... and the list could go on ...

You know that old expression, "When you assume you make an ass out of you and me?" In this case, you make an ass of yourself.

Furthermore, what you perceive in me as being permissive could not be further from the truth. Do I believe homosexuality is a sin? Yes, I do. Do I believe homosexuals will get in to the Kingdom of Heaven. No, I do not believe they will. It is a black and white issue. However, because I am not condescending and do not equate homosexuality with pedophilia, that makes me liberal? Here's an example of how your approach will always fail. I truly hope you take this to heart:

A homosexual man comes to the realization he living a sinful lifestyle. He wants to turn to the church for help. He gets online for some information on what he has to do to change his life. He comes across your blog. He reads that he is no better than a pedophile. He decides not to attend church to get the help he wants because of what you and other ultra conservatives believe about him. He dies and heads to hell in sin because you robbed him of his chance for salvation.

Are you telling me, Alexander, that when you die, God will praise your crusade after what you did to this man? If you answer yes, then please don't bother to read further. You simply don't get it and we are at a stalemate.

While you raised a few interesting issues that I would like to debate with you further (but won't because of what I said earlier) I was also disappointed at how you ignored some queries I made, specifically:

And the funniest thing about it, is that you readily admit to not listening to the show. How then, sir, are you able to comment on it? According to your blog, you have heard, what, 5 minutes out of five hundred and seventy half hour programs? I wish all I needed was five minutes to become a heart surgeon - I hear the pay is fabulous.

I'm not saying to immerse yourself in what you consider perverted. But at least get a decent grasp of the podcast before you spout off about it. And not what you have heard about it from friends - LISTEN TO IT A FEW TIMES BEFORE YOU MAKE YOUR CLAIMS! Your ignorance of the subject is apparent, and yet you continue to slander.

You also did not respond to this:

You are concerned that children are listening to it [DV]. I am more concerned with why parents aren't monitoring what their children are doing online.

Perhaps if parents were being parents, and not relying on YOU to do their jobs, Alexander, this wouldn't be an issue. A funny comment coming from a Liberal Christian, eh? If you don't mind, I would rather be the one who determines what is obscene and what is not when it comes to my children (and for me as well)

Believe it or not, I understand your frustration at seeing what you believe is wrong, Alexander. You are frustrated with Tim Henson because you think he is wrong. I am frustrated with you because I think you are wrong. But calling people "idiots" and "morons" on a blog, and assuming that people are pedophiles because they satirize it (legally) on a show is not the way go.

Finally, one can only assume (there's that word again!) that you have recanted your blog about making a mistake by calling Tim a pedophile. This assumption can be made by your statement of:

Pedophiles and Homosexuals are one in the same. There is no distinction between them. Tim Henson has repeatedly produced audio and video glorifying and dramatizing pedophilia. If Tim Henson were to bring Libel charges against me, I would simply provide the judge with some copies of Henson's Podcast and videos. Only the most hard core activist judges would fail to see my logic when confronted with the actual program.

Hmm? Let's see - you originally called Tim a pedophile, then said (on April 4)

As a result of this legal loophole, I will be cease referring to "Tim Henson" as a Pedophile and cease using the term in reference to his Podcast, "Distorted View."

And now it appears you are calling him a pedophile again (by the way - what videos have you watched? I thought you didn't listen to the show?) Anyway, which one is it, Alexander? And let's be clear - if you genuinely believe you are right and it would stand up in court, then call him a pedophile and let's be done with it.

Thank you for your time, and I look forward to seeing an error message next time I visit your site. The error message being, Google has removed this page due to hateful and libellous content.


PS : I am happy to see the WBC link gone, as well as the horrible video replaced with a link. At least the children you are so concerned about won't be further traumatized by this video when they come to harass your comment section for your blogs.


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This is what Alexander Cornswalled was (and still is) afraid of.


I have informed Mr. Troll of this blog and welcome any comments he might make. I doubt he has the balls to do so and you know what? I really don't care if he does. All I care about is having a free forum where anyone can post comments either in favour or against a particular blog. As Alexander likes to choose which comments he will allow to show on his blogs, and he continues to ignore mine, I will post my own comments here everytime he writes drivel on his own.

Let the fun begin!

Sunday, July 22, 2007

The "War" So Far

For starters, Alexander Cornswalled is a whack job. There is very little else that needs to be said, especially if you have wasted time on his blog. While he is a rather eloquant speaker (which I am not) his arguments only prove his naivety in the world around him. His recent postings about Wikipedia should prove this. He was virulently opposed to Wikipedia, having called it unreliable. And yet when someone added an entry that supported his position on a topic, he jumped in with both feet and proclaimed it as fact. Little did he know the entry was a fabrication which made him appear even more foolish than usual.

My beef with Alexander is more personal. He chose one day (May 24 to be precise) to post an email I sent to him. For further reading, check out:

This Post

Once you make public something sent to you privately, and you decide to post it, honour dictates you should follow through in a similar manner with any future communications. Alexander apparently had the balls to post my follow up email, which can be found here:

At This Post

In this post, Alexander made a few generalized statements about me, and my character was called into question. Why should I care? Honestly, at the time I really didn't. I wrote him off as a typical bigoted right wing baptist Christian. But the more I thought about this smug bastard, sitting behind his computer smirking at me, the more pissed off I got. So I sent him a further email and I asked him some pretty hard hitting questions.

Surpise, surpise. Mr High And Mighty's balls shrank and he ignored my email. So I sent it again. Nothing. Not even a private reply telling me to piss off. So I sent it one last time, with a sort of "I dare you to post this" taunt. Still nothing.

Well, now I am REALLY pissed off. How dare this little troll of a man whitewash something. For someone who believes he is strong in his faith, he has little spine for a fight. Doesn't the Bible teach us to fight as lion? I don't recall it saying to fight only when you know you can win.

So, Alexander, I would like to make public the follow up email that you continue to ignore. Perhaps being exposed will show the internet community just how shallow and pathetic you are.

The follow up email will be posted shortly.

Saturday, July 21, 2007

My Sights Are Set On You, Alexander

Won't reply to my emails, Cornswalled?

Fine.

I'll post them here.

And comments for every asinine blog post you make will be responded to here. You think you can hide behind your computer and whitewash any attempts at rebuttals to your silly rants? Not anymore.

More to come...