@Charles: Anent spirits at work hereabout, I sense both kinds, …

Comment on La Sierra University Resignation Saga: Stranger-than-Fiction by Wesley Kime.

@Charles: Anent spirits at work hereabout, I sense both kinds, a consummately righteous and truthful one as well as the “best” (award-winning?) deceiver. That’s a given. What I still want to know is what specifically, in detail, doctrine implied or specified, word or concept, tone or mood, is dislikable about former student-faithful disciple’s post? (As of this moment, it’s 3 likes to 2 dislikes, but even 2 dislikes need to be explained, I think.)

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La Sierra University Resignation Saga: Stranger-than-Fiction
@Former Student: I’m looking at the thumb icons for this post and see that as of this moment there are as many dislikes as likes.

Now that’s startling. Most of the posts on this blog evoke dislikes, as well they should, pretty heartfelt dislikes, and why is obvious. But not here. This post strikes me as so generic, so totally inoffensive, un-disputative, un-belittling; ringing with the sweetest of tones, the tone of homilies once so familiar and dear. (By the way, I LIKE. Thanks. Blessing on thee.)

I’m downright nonplused: what’s to dislike? Could it be the concepts, so familiar and here so simply stated that, to an old Adventist, they don’t seem like concepts at all, contentious or otherwise, but, well, street greetings, like “have a good day”? Like the part about God not clearing the guilty? Or His examining motives? Or probation closing? Could be: these seem to grate nowadays, even among our own. Or – I’m really groping – maybe it’s just the idea of a “faithful disciple,” and that somebody would write under such a name? Or maybe it’s not the words, but the implications? Just the implications, and good grief! those implications.

Dislike of what is said here is downright flabbergasting! Please, would a disliker explain, just hint, why this particular post is to be disliked? Not to satisfy curiosity, hardly a reason to bother, but to give a clue, a bit of core insight at last, as to why we are so polarized nowadays. LIKE? DISLIKE?

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