Comment on Honest thieves by Geanna Dane.
Bobbie Vedvick wrote to Sean Pitman:
One even admitted on a post to â€œnot bothering to read your â€˜drivelâ€™â€. Now thereâ€™s a teachable spirit. And this AFTER a tirade accusing â€œEducate Truthersâ€ as using heartless, unChristlike commentsâ€”-then, of course, followed by (her) heartless and unChristlike comments. They donâ€™t see because they donâ€™t want to see.
I truly appreciate your God-given insightâ€¦â€¦thank you. Thereâ€™s a remarkable difference to the casual observer between the tone coming through in your comments and those of your opponents. I doubt they can even discern it.
Hello, Bobbie. I think you’re speaking of me but you have most certainly misquoted me when you said I admitted to â€œnot bothering to read your â€˜drivelâ€™â€.
I did some searching for “drivel”. Perhaps you had in mind this statement from the always respectful Bob Ryan:
Is there any evidence at all that the LSU board of directors considers this drivel to be even remotely a form of compliance with the directives they have given regarding the restoration of the idea of teaching actual Adventist positions at an Adventist institution like LSU?
Or maybe this interesting question from Phil Mills wrote (directed toward me, by the way):
And frankly, though you have been bashing the sponsors of the site, without them you wouldnâ€™t even have a platform in which to spout your drivel.
I disagree strongly with Sean’s opinions on many manners, but I never called his writings “drivel”. Now here is something that I actually did write to Eddie:
Eddie, thank you for defending me. Actually I had not read Sorensenâ€™s diatribes and donâ€™t plan on doing so. Iâ€™ve made my positions clear enough and owe him no explanations.
I’ll tell you what: I will apologize for describing Bill Sorensen’s posts as “diatribes.” It was not very charitable of me. And because you could have been much harsher in condemning me, I thank you for you offering your own version of Christian charity. I apologize for offending you so deeply.
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God had to make clear to us in writing our own insanity in how we treat each other
Well state, Sean. No “drivel” here in my unesteemed opinion.
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Professor Kent, thank you for defending me, but its not really necessary. You have been very kind to me and I have greatly appreciated the way you and your wife so generously share your faith. You have given me added confidence in the Bible and I have a better understanding of how to trust God’s word ahead of science. Thanks to your encouragement I now enjoy attending church more than ever. I have also learned that my personal experience with God is much stronger when I avoid contentious and negative websites like this one. After reading a few posts here I can’t bear the thought of reading more. Makes my stomach turn.
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Wow, a friend gave me a phone call and sure enough, my name has come up here again.
Ken, please understand that you are seeing some of the worst of Adventism at this website. I don’t understand the mean-spirited and snarkey posts that are so common here even from clergy like Pastor Constantinescu. I can forgive their treatment of me and others as I attribute their comments to the impersonal nature of the internet. I strongly suspect that if I were casually chatting with them in the foyer after church they would be very kind and gracious, much like most other church members that I sit down with in the pews each week. I prefer to assume these men are sincere upstanding Christians and so I don’t wish to respond in kind to their remarks.
I actually have family in Michigan and fully intend to sit in on a service by Pastor Constantinescu one day. I will make a point to visit with him personally after the service and he will not know who I am (unless I decide to publicy post my impression afterwards- which I think would be uncharitable of me). He will answer to God how he has treated me and others here, and how he treats people in person. I don’t care to defend myself further. Believe whatever you wish to believe, Ken, but know that Jesus loved his enemies and we should be willing to do the same.
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I don’t think there is anything any of you truly wish to hear from me. It doesn’t matter how nice or agreeable I am, everything gets interpreted from an extreme point of view that I am seldom able to anticipate. If I have misplaced anything, it has been my time spent here. I agree on many issues about the message, but I don’t share the personal vendetta and punitive approach that others articulate here.
I wrote a very nice, very sincere reply to Sean, thanking him for the many positive things he does for the church. There was no anger or sarcasm in the message. I don’t know why it has not been approved for posting yet, but he is welcome to treat and interpret the message as he wishes. I’ve made my peace and I am finished for good.
Thank you for your concerns about the education of Adventist young people and for trying to find solutions to save them from losing their faith. We need them and they need us.
Thank you for attempting to share with Adventists your understanding of the overwhelming evidence that supports our belief in God, the Bible, Genesis, 6 days, 6,000 years, the spirit of prophecy, the nonexistance of the flying spaghetti monster, and the like. It’s refreshing to know that faith is not enough.
Thank you for bringing the importance of “transparency” and “on the church’s dime” to our attention. Your concepts are like manna to the faithful.
Thank you for pointing out individuals and institutions by name, and making clear to us how they continue to undermine the fundamental values and beliefs of our church and how our administrators have utterly failed to correct them. They must surely be a part of the much-anticipated omega apostasy.
Thank you for taking so much time to correct those of us who disagree with you. Perhaps there is hope for us after all.
Thank you for adhering so vigorously to what you believe to be God’s will for your life. We admire your fidelity to your stated positions and family and spiritual values.
Thank you for defending the faith of those who do not understand or agree with your views but still believe in many of the same spiritual truths that you do. We can only hope that they too can find their way to the kingdom of God.
Thank you for being so patient and respectful toward those who hold to different views than you do. Your example will perhaps inspire these individuals in ways that only God can understand.
May God bless you abundantly.
So, no big deal right? Since most are not affected nothing needs to be done for those that are?
I didn’t say either, Sean. I respectfully pointed out that it was unnecessarily cruel, in my humble opinion, to shut down a university (as some have argued), ship it to Europe (as one individual suggested), or tell parents to send their children elsewhere when so many students have no exposure to the lies and theft that you have diligently brought to our attention and receive blessings from an Adventist college that are very difficult to get from a secular college.
Why is it that I can’t say even one acceptable thing here? No one should object to anything I’ve written in the past few posts above this one. Can’t you simply say, “Thank you Geanna for sharing your experiences and views. You raise some valid points.”