We have an entertaining and whimsical atheist who visits the combox. John Cantor he calls himself and he styles himself as the prophet. Here is my response to some of his comments. When I quote the prophet I am quoting John Cantor’s comments. “The preacher” is me.
I the preacher like the prophet John Cantor. He revolts against religion, but most of his revolts are not revolting, for a revolt is simply a revolution and a revolution is to revolve and to revolve is to stand on one’s head and this blog is, after all, an attempt to stand on one’s head and to encourage others in similar gymnastic prognostications.
It is my wish to stand on my head, but also to stand others on their heads, and my book Adventures in Orthodoxy was originally going to be called Standing on My Head until a wise editor thought otherwise. It is a book I recommend so highly that I am willing to sell it to you rather than give it away. Should I give it away it would be considered by myself to be worthless and by you to be negligible. Therefore to show the book’s great worth it is for sale at the price of $1,000.00 per copy. However for all who would like to make the purchase I am willing to offer a considerable discount and let them have it for just $20.00 which includes postage and packing and a signature by the author. The book may be purchased with ease from this webpage.
The reason I think the prophet would profit from this book is because he asks the questions I wish to ask and he prophesies as I would wish to prophesy and he wishes to challenge not only the things that I wish to challenge, but also the things which my Master Christ the Lord also wished to prophesy against. The prophet John Cantor asks good questions, and his revolt against religion is a revolt against false religion and it is one I would share (for the most part) and the tables in the temple the prophet wants to turn over are the tables I want to turn over too.
Thus spake the prophet John Cantor: “And what happened to, ‘he is blessed who believes and has not seen?’”
Thus saith the Preacher: Nothing has happened to it. This is still a blessed saying, and Thomas the Doubter was an Apostle of Christ–one of the Twelve so his doubting is honored and respected. It is blessed to believe without seeing, just as it is blessed to trust the beloved without proof of their love, but for the Thomas types who need more evidence–they may also seek and find. There are nail holes still in which to place your finger. There are wounds to examine. Read More.