Why So Mean?

We get a lot of questions about why the proprietor of this fine establishment is so mean. There are probably many reasons, but because this is a FAQ, we are supplying the following audio files that may help you make some headway with the question. These are three readings of blog posts from the past.

 

 

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Ken B
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Ken B

Well, the proprietor certainly is mean.

I shall give a fuller answer once I have had chance to listen to the blog posts concerned …

adad0
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Judge first, evaluate second? (Was that question mean?)

Ken, try this, it works!

Gather the facts and information first, review, then comment after being thoughtfully informed. ; – )

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Ken B

Yes, I was being entirely tongue-in-cheek! I’ve learnt to judge people on what I read them actually saying, not on what others say about them. There is a whole survivor/blogwatch ‘community’ out there who wish to tell me (with great bitterness) what I should think of Doug Wilson. Yet the main issues raised – you can guess what they are – are actually none of my business, only the business of the parties involved. I can’t in this case sit in judgement about something that happened well over a decade ago thousands of miles from where I live (namely, across… Read more »

insanitybytes22
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LOL, I am going to go out on a limb here and suggest the proprietor himself is not really so “mean.” I feel fully credentialed and well qualified to render such a judgment about the very definition of “mean.”

I appreciate the last clip especially. A real problem within faith is this confusion about who our neighbor is versus who our enemy is, and so people somewhat unwittingly go forth smiting their neighbor and pleasing Screwtape and Wormwood.

Jill Smith
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Jill Smith

Dear Pastor Wilson, when I first came to this website, I thought you were kind of mean about the gays, sometimes a little bit ungallant to the ladies, and occasionally a little bit intolerant of people with food allergies they can’t help. And then I discovered a whole bunch of other rightwing Christian pastors and essayists. I now think you are (usually) a voice for sweet reason, common sense, and toleration.

kyriosity
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As I used to tell my nephew, “I’m not mean. I’m just average.”

Jill Smith
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Jill Smith

And always a la mode.

Kat
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Kat

The real question is why other pastors are so “nice”? N.I.C.E.?