I read through the discussion on this thread, and here's what I saw:
Everything was going along fairly amicably, discussing the issues-- and then "Russ" decided to pull up some stuff JL Hinman had written in the past(out of context) and started personally attacking him for it. This was acknowledged by the next person who posted, saying:
"Joe, it looks like Russ just crucified your butt along with your Christianity."
Joe (who is dyslexic) began to get upset at being "crucified", which seemed to make the attacks escalate. The more he reacted, the more he was blamed for reacting, until now the conversation has descended into a feeding frenzy about Joe, including attacks on him for his spelling, which does get worse when he gets upset. That's hardly his fault. Those of you who know him as "Metacrock" surely know he's dyslexic. I sincerely hope it wasn't any of those who knew about his condition, who then started making comments like "he must be drunk." But those of you who knew he was dyslexic could have taken the high road (no matter what your opinion of his views) and spoken up for him-- which no one did.
Instead, everyone seems to be pretty much all blaming him-- when it's quite clear it's Russ who started the attacks.
So why was it necessary to do this? Before you knew he was "Metacrock," you all seemed to be able to stick to the issues.
Surely these discussions don't have to be about personality? So Joe has a temper, and tends to start cussing and stuff when things get personal. So what?
then McCall resots to Libel:
2:37 PM, April 05, 2009
Blogger Harry McCall said...
This from a newly found gospel codex just translated form the Greek:
“The disciples came to Jesus and were greatly perplexed as to the comments of one Joe Hinman.
And Jesus answered and said unto them; “Truly, I tell you! I have not seen such debauchery written by an man in all of Israel! Woe unto you Joe Hinman!
that is what hate group atheists will resort to when they are proven to be wrong. They have no limits on what they will do or how far they will go with their thug tactics. They will keep it up hoping the Christian wills ay "O it's just a blog it's not wroth it" and go away then the have shut up the truth by bullying it. They are little bullys who can't think.
There laws against libel. there are laws against hate speech.why don't we expand and enforce them. Can you not see the bankruptcy of the crusade to destroy Christianity?