Posted on December 21, 2010 at 10:41 am by Dr. Jim
An interesting thought. West, the long time king, nay Pope, of the self-appointed denizens of the divided house called Bibliobloggers, is having to endure a bit of a palace coup at the hands of James McGrath, who is seeking strategies to depose West of his coveted (there’s some total depravity for you!) top Bible Blogger of Forever title. I’ve made a few silly post about this here and here. In the first one, I commented that the a better strategy than getting other folks to simply out blog West (who posts numerous times a day) would be to organize mass visits to West’s nearest competitor, Joel Watt’s Unsettled Christianity (and Joel, being an official Heck of a Nice Guy, is surely a worthy replacement for West as King of the Blog Popes, and if memory serves, actually did temporarily displace him at #1 some time ago).
Archival image from Dec. '09. Seemed appropriate...
For the November top 50 listings, go here (Dr. Jim is well off the Top 50 list… alas).
Now Joel may be poised to do it again as his blog post Tea Party Nation has called for the end of the United Methodist Church has been quoted in the Huffington post!
A blogger at “Unsettled Christianity” has unsurprisingly taken issue with Phillips’s attack:
I’ve noticed one thing about all of this – he is lacking in his Scriptural foundation. Where is his scriptural support for those things which he says that the UMC is wrong for? Instead, he uses words which he doesn’t understand, like Socialism, Marxism and Communism.
Whoot! Well done Joel! Will the quote and link get Joel enough regular readers to finally put an end to West’s reign of… well… not sure what it is, umm…. reign of reigning? Only time will tell!
My only claim to fame is that one of my posts from July 2009 is duly noted in Wikipedia’s article on Baptism. It is cited in the second last of 212 (!) footnotes.
Using a hair dryer, some atheist groups have conducted tongue-in-cheek “debaptism” ceremonies, not intended to be taken seriously. (211: Debaptism: C’mon out, the blowdryer is fine!
The post is just my typical bit of nonsense, but it did get me a lot of hits. Relatively few from Wikipedia, mind you, but a lot from google searches for “Hair Dryer”.
That post did has a Westian theme, revealed in the subtitle: ”Dr. Jim’s Hot Air vs. the West Wind on the Dilettantish Debunking of the Diabolical Disbelieverly Dedunking Dilemma”. Needless to say, West took issue with the atheist debaptism rites and I skewered him for it. Here are the pictorial highlights.
The new Blowhard 3000 Debaptizer. Blows your mind, rationally.
A militant atheist practicing for the suicide squad.