16433Re: How To Spot Trolls
- Apr 26, 2008Agreed Tim. Email filters are wonderful things.
--- In email@example.com, "Tim Cunningham"
> The question is what to do after you have spotted them.
> And an ancient Chinese sage has some helpful advice here.
> Ignore them. It is the most fitting punishment for such people and
> the one they are least fitted to endure.
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "bob_suden"
> <bsuden@> wrote:
> > Not with a round paintbrush.
> > A number of people have received a series of emails lately from an
> > inhabitant of the land of wooden shoes.
> > It is our contention that said individual is a troll.
> > The reason for this is very simple.
> > From the very start, chief among the criticisms has been the remark
> > that 'you do not know where in the Book of Revelation you are',
> which is
> > in relation to the Pope and historicism.
> > What seems to be the non sequitur building upon this knowledge is
> > since the RPNA(GM) opposes the pope, any criticisms of the court of
> > RPNA(GM) are treasonous to the covenanter cause.
> > Yet one, our zealous pounder of keyboards cannot be bothered to
> > out exactly where in the Book of Revelation time frame (he thinks)
> > are.
> > But it sure makes a good stick to beat people with and that's all
> > really counts in a troll's bent little world.
> > Of course, if this Book of Revelation time frame is elementary
> > knowledge for true covenanters, that is all the more reason to
> spell it
> > out. What it is and then its significance.
> > But trolls have no time for that. They have more important things
> to do.
> > Like lurk under bridges peering at the computer screen waiting for
> > next hapless idiot to pounce on and denounce vociferously. Focusing
> > failure from the first is the edifying MO. (No one would ever
> mistake a
> > troll for a shepherd.) And only one thing is important: The now
> > court of the RPNA(GM) agreed with the Reformation consensus that the
> > Pope is the Antichrist. To the Troll, that is carte blanche for that
> > court to do whatever they please, even discard or ignore jus divinum
> > presbyterianism. And if you don't think so or are even so bold as
> > say no thanks, the Troll will certainly let you know about it.
> > But of course, our droll and congenial correspondent himself
> > from joining the RPNA(GM) and subjecting himself to the
> > presbytery/session. Funny how that works. I think it is called
> > professional immunity. But if it works for affidavits, analogies and
> > phony lawyers, why not for trolls?
> > Until Bilbo shows up and turns him into stone, Block Sender ought
> to do
> > the trick for any anti-papist ogres with papal tendencies and an
> > heated internet connection. Sad, but a necessary practice until
> > and sounder doctrine prevails among those who live under bridges in
> > land of wooden tennis shoes.
> > Yes, I know. Some from the Troll Humanitarian Society (NAAT, SPCT?)
> > say sarcasm is so unkind, so unChristian. Consequently I close
> > with a quote or two from Pascal's famous Letter to the Jesuits, who
> > protested his ridicule of them.
> > "And so far from its being impious to laugh at them, St. Augustine
> > holds it to be the effect of divine wisdom: "The wise laugh at the
> > foolish, because they are wise, not after their own wisdom, but
> > that divine wisdom which shall laugh at the death of the wicked."
> > "For, according to St. Augustine, "charity may sometimes oblige
> > us to ridicule the errors of men, that they may be induced to laugh
> > them in their turn, and renounce them."
> > http://ebooks.adelaide.edu.au/p/pascal/blaise/p27pr/part12.html
> > And no, Dennis, regardless of what Pascal was, Augustine was not a
> > papist
> > and yes, your behavior really is that ridiculous.
> > Thank you,
> > cordially in Christ,
> > Bob S
- << Previous post in topic