Sunday, June 21, 2009

It turns out that if you think Humpty Dumpty looks silly...

...you are actually Humpty Dumpty, not Humpty Dumpty. Oh, and you're antisocially bullheaded, too.

Heh.

Whatever. Anything is possible once a man has jumped the shark.

2 comments:

Paul Hoffer said...

RdP, thanks for pointing out this sort of silliness, Considering the frequency TF invokes the word "papist" in his articles, one must wonder if Jack Chick is paying him a nickel every time he uses the word in a sentence.

Seriously though, I wonder if Turretinfan will notice that the very argument he uses to defend his use of "papist" demonstrates the silliness of the standard Protestant notion of "private judgment" which turns every Protestant into a Humpty Dumpty teetering on a wall.

God bless!

Reginald de Piperno said...

Seriously though, I wonder if Turretinfan will notice that the very argument he uses to defend his use of "papist" demonstrates the silliness of the standard Protestant notion of "private judgment" which turns every Protestant into a Humpty Dumpty teetering on a wall.


The most appalling thing was his reply (apparently to me) in which he insisted that he ought to be allowed to attribute whatever meaning he wants to the words he uses. What we have here, in the principle he defends and in the present example (pretending that "papist" isn't pejorative), is a man dedicated to miscommunication.

I too noticed the implication of this rubbish for his hermeneutics: anything goes. Of course, the kneejerk response is that to the contrary he will respect the biblical author's intentions just as he wishes his own intentions to be respected. The reality is that the human authors of the Bible aren't around to inform him of their intentions, and that means it is up to him to decide what they were.

The descent into irrationality has been dizzying and disappointing. :-(

Peace,

RdP