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Scott Shaver

"cut off their heads and send them straight to heaven before they have an opportunity of falling from grace."

Can you imagine the anguish, outcry and insinuations from young Neo-Cals today if this kind of language were used on their behalf.

I don't think they recognize satire in safe zones.

Robert Vaughn

Speaking of intense discussions, you might enjoy this story.

"Addison Baker (Baptist) and Thos. Quarles (Methodist) lived on Kingdom Come Creek, in the commonwealth of Kentucky. They got into a controversy on infant baptism, and grew exceedingly warm. Baker advanced an argument that he considered unanswerable by his Methodist opponent, but he was in error. Quarles whipped out a pistol and shot Baker dead."

[Note: The above record came from Burnett's Budget, March 15, 1905, a paper published by a preacher of the Church of Christ/Stone-Campbell movement named T. R. Burnett. I have not found the story elsewhere, but Burnett appeared to be giving an historical record and not just humor. Kingdom Come Creek is an area in Letcher County, Kentucky. Burnett also wrote, "If that is the way they discuss the question in Kentucky, we do not wish to do any debating in that state. When Rev. J. C. Weaver reaches the argumentum ad pistolum in our present discussion on infant baptism, we expect to adjourn the debate."

Scott Shaver

LOL. Excellent Robert. "No debating that state" for sure.

Scott Shaver

Can't say much for the ethical implications of Weavers debating style but you can't argue with the effectiveness of his tactics.


So much for, "Give me that good old time religion....,,"

Scott Shaver

I don't know Lydia, good dose of it right now at mosh-pit YRR rally sounds ....therapeutic.

Robert Vaughn

Not related to your topic other than by J. B. Jeter, this also reminded me of a humorous (and almost serious) story about him: Falling plaster and failing pastor

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