Is Patheos Thinking of "Canceling" Sic et Non?

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Re: Is Patheos Thinking of "Canceling" Sic et Non?

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Gadianton wrote:
Sun May 09, 2021 3:38 am
Kishkumen wrote:
Sun May 09, 2021 1:41 am
Yeah, I believe that stuff about his witness of new plates was posted a while ago. Fascinating stuff! Had no idea about the Snuffer part.
If I remember right, John holds a Phd in physics. This is quite a challenge to the apologists. Kiwki57 recently assured Chapstick (I think it was Chapstick) that Martin Harris was much smarter than he is on SeN's "skeptic or gullible" thread. Well, I can assure Kiwi57, that with a Phd in physics or astronomy, John Pratt is certainly smarter than Martin Harris was, and he has given his witness of the plates of Ether. And so Kiwi57 and Dan should at minimum spend the same amount of time researching and praying in faith, to know if the plates John testified to are true, that they expect Chapstick and Gemli and others to spend reading Interpreter articles and watching their Witnesses film.
Excellent point! Since the only thing that impresses the idiots are Ph.d's what gives with them ignoring Pratt's work?! Well, I mean, cummon, they ignore Ritner too... :roll: I wonder if they would be willing to do some Bayesian articles in Interpreter on the power of the Ph.d witnesses for Snuffer as they are on Martin Harris... Someone ought to ask them just to see if they make further biased asses of themselves. They will pull the old canard ad hoc excuse that the Lord works only with the simple and weak things of the earth, in which case, what are they being Ph.d holders, doing defending the Lord?! :D Shouldn't that be left to the 3rd and 4th grade educated of Utah?
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Re: Is Patheos Thinking of "Canceling" Sic et Non?

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Philo Sofee wrote:
Sat May 08, 2021 8:53 pm
Everybody Wang Chung wrote:
Sat May 08, 2021 8:35 pm
officially change the title to “Urectum Testifies of Christ.”
I can’t say the change would be any better.
It would be a step up the food chain.
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Re: Is Patheos Thinking of "Canceling" Sic et Non?

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Doctor Scratch wrote:
Sat May 08, 2021 8:03 pm
Moksha wrote:
Sat May 08, 2021 2:36 am
Dr. Peterson has already announced that he will be a regular columnist at Meridian Magazine (the place where Uranus testifies).
Wasn't this meant to fill that void that was created when he was fired by the Deseret News?

In any case, I expect that he's now going to sharply curtail his commenting and posting, and that his next post will be chock-full of all the details about how busy he's been, soaking up the fascinating history, landscapes and culture of Maui.
Nope. There were something like seventeen posts aimed at Gemli alone today. On on the Sabbath Day no less! And on Mother's Day! Maybe that's what he was doing while Mrs. P. was chatting on the phone with their kids? Well, if that's true, it makes it even worse, in my opinion. I mean, he once admitted that he snuck away from the family on Thanksgiving Day in order to get his "fix" of the critics.

I just don't get it. Why not put the computer away? You're on Maui for heaven's sake!
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Doctor Scratch wrote:
Mon May 10, 2021 1:12 am
Doctor Scratch wrote:
Sat May 08, 2021 8:03 pm
Wasn't this meant to fill that void that was created when he was fired by the Deseret News?

In any case, I expect that he's now going to sharply curtail his commenting and posting, and that his next post will be chock-full of all the details about how busy he's been, soaking up the fascinating history, landscapes and culture of Maui.
Nope. There were something like seventeen posts aimed at Gemli alone today. On on the Sabbath Day no less! And on Mother's Day! Maybe that's what he was doing while Mrs. P. was chatting on the phone with their kids? Well, if that's true, it makes it even worse, in my opinion. I mean, he once admitted that he snuck away from the family on Thanksgiving Day in order to get his "fix" of the critics.

I just don't get it. Why not put the computer away? You're on Maui for heaven's sake!
Because he gets a Crispy Creme for every post he reads here (he has to wait til heaven however), and a twinkie for every post he responds to from here, and he gets a jelly filled donut for any new thought he arrives at, so he can't just read Interpreter, Mormons have been saying the same old thing just using different words now for over 100 years. To actually get his reward for an actual intelligent and new thought and way of thinking, he has to come here... even if on vacation in such a sludge spot as Hawaii...
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Re: Is Patheos Thinking of "Canceling" Sic et Non?

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Doctor Scratch wrote:
Tue May 04, 2021 3:44 am
Second, he's mentioned from time to time that he's been summoned to "meetings" with Patheos's admin team, the purpose of which was apparently to "rejuvenate" his posting. That, apparently, was the rationale behind several "changes" that were made to his posting style. Well, none of that has seemed to work: the entries are as moribund as ever, with the majority of them being cut-and-pastes from other authors' works, or else he's just posting abstracts from "Interpreter."
Posted today, a copy/paste job that he has posted at least 5 times now:

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/danpeters ... elgar.html
DCP 2024 wrote:Antarah waded into the fight and, as you might expect, routed the enemy. Eventually, his exploits in battle won him the epithet of “the Bedouin Achilles.”

But the story I’m really after is this one:

Some years later, another Arabian aristocrat, encountering Antarah, mocked him as a person lacking a distinguished lineage. By this time, though, Antarah had achieved renown both as a warrior and as a poet. And his response to the man reproaching him is classic:

“You,” he told him, “represent the end of your noble line. I represent the beginning of mine.”
https://www.patheos.com/blogs/danpeters ... ybody.html
DCP 2023 wrote:Antarah waded into the fight and, as you might expect — it’s why the story is told still today — routed the enemy. Eventually, his exploits in battle won him the epithet of “the Bedouin Achilles.”

But the story I’m really after is this one:

Some years later, another Arabian aristocrat, encountering Antarah, mocked him as a person lacking a distinguished lineage. By this time, though, Antarah had achieved renown both as a warrior and as a poet. And his response to the man mocking him is classic:

“You,” he told him, “represent the end of your noble line. I represent the beginning of mine.”
https://www.patheos.com/blogs/danpeters ... addad.html
DCP 2019 wrote:Antara waded into the fight and, as you might expect, routed the enemy almost single-handedly. And this was merely the first of his heroic adventures. Eventually, his exploits in battle won him the epithet of “the Bedouin Achilles.”

But the story I’m really after is this one:

Some years later, another Arabian aristocrat, encountering Antara, mocked him as a person who lacked a distinguished lineage. By this time, though, Antarah had achieved renown both as a chivalrous warrior and as a poet. And his response to the man who was mocking him is classic:

“You,” he told him, “represent the end of your noble line. I represent the beginning of mine.”
https://www.patheos.com/blogs/danpeters ... scent.html
DCP 2017 wrote:Antarah waded into the fight and, as you might expect, routed the enemy. Eventually, his exploits in battle won him the epithet of “the Bedouin Achilles.”

But the story I’m really after is this one:

Some years later, another Arabian aristocrat, encountering Antarah, mocked him as a person lacking a distinguished lineage. By this time, though, Antarah had achieved renown both as a warrior and as a poet. And his response to the man mocking him is classic:

“You,” he told him, “represent the end of your noble line. I represent the beginning of mine.”
https://www.patheos.com/blogs/danpeters ... hi-30.html
DCP 2016 wrote:I’ve always liked the story of the pre-Islamic Arab hero and poet ‘Antarah b. Shaddad:

Born to a respected Arab leader and a slave girl, he himself was raised a slave. One day, though, his paternal tribe was under attack and was losing. He stood looking on, holding the reins of his father’s camel. Eventually, his father begged his help, but he coolly replied that a slave was good only for tending goats and running errands. “Alright!” his father cried. “You’re free! Now help us!” Whereupon ‘Antarah went out into the fray and, virtually singlehandedly, saved the day for his tribe.

But he nonetheless continued, for a long time, to be looked down upon by others for his low birth.

Finally, when one high-born Arab mocked him yet again as the son of a slave, he famously responded: “You represent the end of the honor of your line. I represent the beginning of the honor of mine.”
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At least each time he admits that he has or may have told the story before .. and then goes for the "cut and paste." That has the benefit of ensuring consistency. It has the downside of not adding anything new. (It actually seems like more work to go back and pull the exact wording rather than just retell the story from memory. Most of us tell the same story multiple times, but we don't have the time to make sure that we actually retell it word-for-word.)

If only Joe had been able to cut and paste his various First Vision accounts.
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Sic et Non and Interpreter are like a Twinkie factory. Lots of items are produced every single week, but none of them will do you any good.
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I Have Questions wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2024 10:32 am
Sic et Non and Interpreter are like a Twinkie factory. Lots of items are produced every single week, but none of them will do you any good.
And a significant number are identical to previous Twinkies, and to Twinkies made in other factories.
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