Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Judge Rules Against Breakaway Church | Georgia Public Broadcasting

Judge Rules Against Breakaway Church | Georgia Public Broadcasting

This just may be the end of litigation for the those who pretend to be Christ Chuch, Savannah and those who are the Episcopal Diocese of Savannah. This judgement matches in force and authority the summary made in the case Diocese of Atlanta v. St. Andrew's, Peachtree City. Appealing this would require Marcus Robertson and the Ugandans to find some constitutional issue as yet unaddressed in all previous court action. Which means they would have had to have left something out of their presentations up to now. It appears that they were not confident enough nor shrewd enough to have done that. There really is nothing left for them to do short of returning the keys and making sure to leave things as they found them the day they changed the locks.
Our prayers can match at this point, Godspeed to us both.

Monday, October 5, 2009

They no/know not what they do.

The Conservative Bible Project is hubris driven by fear and spite. Frank Shaeffer was right when he told Rachel Maddow, "You don’t work to move them off this position. You move past them. Look, a village cannot reorganize village life to suit the village idiot. It’s as simple as that, and we have to understand: we have a village idiot in this country. It’s called fundamentalist Christianity." So check out the "guidelines" for this project. I'm calling it the gospel according to the village idiot. I'm praying for these people like I pray for all heretics.
  1. Framework against Liberal Bias: providing a strong framework that enables a thought-for-thought translation without corruption by liberal bias
  2. Not Emasculated: avoiding unisex, "gender inclusive" language, and other modern emasculation of Christianity
  3. Not Dumbed Down: not dumbing down the reading level, or diluting the intellectual force and logic of Christianity; the NIV is written at only the 7th grade level
  4. Utilize Powerful Conservative Terms: using powerful new conservative terms as they develop;defective translations use the word "comrade" three times as often as "volunteer"; similarly, updating words which have a change in meaning, such as "word", "peace", and "miracle".
  5. Combat Harmful Addiction: combating addiction by using modern terms for it, such as "gamble" rather than "cast lots"; using modern political terms, such as "register" rather than "enroll" for the census
  6. Accept the Logic of Hell: applying logic with its full force and effect, as in not denying or downplaying the very real existence of Hell or the Devil.
  7. Express Free Market Parables; explaining the numerous economic parables with their full free-market meaningExclude Later-Inserted Liberal Passages: excluding the later-inserted liberal passages that are not authentic, such as the adulteress story
  8. Credit Open-Mindedness of Disciples: crediting open-mindedness, often found in youngsters like the eyewitnesses Mark and John, the authors of two of the Gospels
  9. Prefer Conciseness over Liberal Wordiness: preferring conciseness to the liberal style of high word-to-substance ratio; avoid compound negatives and unnecessary ambiguities; prefer concise, consistent use of the word "Lord" rather than "Jehovah" or "Yahweh" or "Lord God.