Someone just left a comment on an old post from 2007. The post in question was my reaction to a taped phone conversation I heard between Pastor Gene Cook (lay apologist, avid debater, and radio show host) and an unknown Jehovah’s Witness. You can read the post for yourself but for those who won’t, I basically lamented Cook’s handling of the matter. He allowed the JW to bully him and make ridiculously bad arguments that never went refuted. It was sad, very sad. In any event, someone left the following comment which I initially approved but then upon a second reading deleted:
This post makes me want to run away from anything to do with Christianity. I didn’t realize God wanted demoralizing blogs posted about His people. I’m no Bible expert, but I’m assuming that God would want you to take this directly to said pastor who you are demoralizing and help him arm himself for the next encounter he has with a JW, as opposed to tearing him down publicly. But your blog makes it blatantly obvious that this isn’t about God, it’s about you feeling smarter. Funny how the ‘I’ve got a bigger penis’ game plays out even in Christianity with well established religious leaders such as yourself. So as Gene may have had a ‘weak’ retort on the subject of Greek semantics, you have managed to destroy my entire view on Christianity. I guarantee you that you will continue to push away thousands from God with your methods…after all, they are absolutely methods of YOUR making, not Gods. Thanks for steering me away from the church, yet again.
My first reading left me with the thought that this was nothing more than your run of the mill, “how dare you criticize another Christian” type of comment which is why I approved it. I don’t mind those because I would have been happy to explain my point of view. But upon a closer reading I noticed the references to the post in question being the reason for this guy’s apostasy. Clearly I’m dealing with someone who’s less than stable when they start blaming their defection from the faith on my criticism of another Christian’s handling of a certain situation. Leaving the comment approved would have just been an invitation for more such nonsense. Oh, and for the record, I’m not an “established religious leader.” ;-)