Re: The Maxey-Broking debate -- a "rambling theological mess"!
- --- In Maury_and_Baty@yahoogroups.com, "Robert Baty"
>[from: http://www.zianet.com/maxey/reflx362.htm ]
> Regarding the certain alleged shenanigans being
> pulled by the Broking/Brown bunch, Al Maxey has
> somewhat to say in his latest "Reflections";
> relevant excerpts as follows:
>You mean there are others out there... *like us*?
> Issue #362 ------- September 2, 2008
> Readers' Reflections
> From a Reader in [Unknown]:
> Brother Al,
> ..I'm not allowed on their ContendingFTF Internet group...
> ...so I'm curious about how they are handling theYeah, I was kinda wondering about that, myself. How
> distribution of these posts on their end...
did Darrell Broking manage to abide by the "pattern"
agreed to before the debate, with his last affirmative?
He couldn't post that Adobe .pdf file directly to the
ContendingFTF list. Did they make a "necessary inference"
that he would have to distribute it some other way?
In regard to Al's concerns that the links are being
removed from his debate responses:
WILL SOMEBODY PLEASE SEND ME THE MESSAGE THAT
DAVID P. BROWN
POSTED TO THE ContendingFTF LIST
ON THE AFTERNOON OF SATURDAY, JANUARY 26, 2008,
THAT HE SAID HE RECEIVED FROM JIM WYLY???
I wrote that letter to David P. Brown, and it had my
name on it. He said he was going to post it to CFTF
but he posted it to ContendingFTF instead, claiming
it was from Jim Wyly. I don't see how he could get
away with that without "editing" what I had sent him.
That has always bugged me... I'd love to see exactly
what he posted.
As to Al's comments, below, I can't say I'm surprised.
Honestly, what surprises me is that Brown and the "boys"
have let it go this far...
Worldwide Church of Latitudinarianism
> > Very few people are allowed
> > on that list.
> > I (Al Maxey) was only allowed on
> > for the purpose of this debate, and
> > have no doubt I will be
> > immediately "given the boot" as
> > soon as it is completed.
> > They really don't like having people
> > around them who differ with them
> > in any way.
> > Just another sad aspect of the
> > legalistic mindset.
> > As for how they handle the distribution
> > of these posts on there ... well,
> > interesting that you should ask.
> > Before this debate began I had some
> > concerns that my posts might be
> > tampered with by the "powers that
> > be" prior to their being posted to
> > the group.
> > Therefore, on June 13 I wrote to David
> > Brown, the owner of that Internet list
> > (and the editor/publisher of Contending
> > for the Faith magazine) and said,
> >> "Will my posts be placed on the
> >> list UNedited and UNtouched by
> >> the moderators, or will they be
> >> free to 'edit' my posts as they
> >> see fit?
> >> I would NOT be interested in
> >> participating in any such debate
> >> where I was never sure if what I
> >> wrote would be what would
> >> actually appear."
> > He wrote me back five hours later,
> > saying,
> >> "I will say that regarding the
> >> posting of the discussions that
> >> absolutely nothing will be altered,
> >> changed or edited about them.
> >> The posts will appear on
> >> ContendingFTF just as they left
> >> each disputant's email to us."
> > I took him at his word and agreed
> > to the debate.
> > But, my fears were soon realized.
> > When I sent my third rebuttal to the
> > moderators so that it could be posted
> > to the group, Darrell Broking, prior to
> > the posting of my third rebuttal,
> > deactivated every one of my links to
> > articles I referenced in the body of my
> > rebuttal, thus preventing the readers
> > from being able to click on them and
> > access the referenced material.
> > I appealed to David Brown, reminding
> > him of his prior assurance to me.
> > However, he refused to honor his
> > word and informed me that all
> > future links to anything I had written
> > would also be removed from my posts.
> > Therefore, they have begun "cleansing"
> > my posts of unwanted material before
> > they are posted to their group.
> > I was always taught that
> >> "the measure of a man is the
> >> worth of his word."
> > I believe we now have evidence of
> > the measure of these men and the
> > nature of their character [indeed,
> > David Brown DID deactivate all my
> > links in my fourth rebuttal before
> > he would allow the readers on
> > ContendingFTF to see it; one has
> > to wonder what they're so afraid of.
> > I also find it quite interesting that
> > David Brown has failed to place
> > another word of this debate on his
> > congregation's web site!! He made
> > a big deal of placing our debate on
> > that site, but after the release of my
> > 2nd rebuttal on July 25, not another
> > word has appeared.
> > As I predicted some time back, these
> > little lords will soon begin to remove
> > all trace of this material so their
> > followers can't read it --- indeed,
> > they are already censoring it].
> > Nevertheless, I shall continue the
> > debate (sharing the "uncensored"
> > version of my posts on my own web
> > site, which is where 99.9% of the
> > world's readers are accessing this
> > debate anyway), and shall continue
> > to demonstrate not only the fallacy
> > of legalistic patternism, but also the
> > lack of integrity of these legalistic
> > patternists.
> > A day is very rapidly approaching
> > in which God will deal with them
> > according to their deeds.
> > I pray they will repent before that
> > day comes!
> > --- Al Maxey