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June 20, 2008
"Any Stigma Will Beat a Dogma"

Q: What is the chief end of man?
A: To be a good boy.

Part of my extension of Dorothy Sayers's tongue-in-cheek exploration of the average man's theological knowledge, over at World on the Web.

Posted by Woodlief on June 20, 2008 at 08:58 AM


UGLY debate you have going on over there, not much of which seems to have anything to do with what you wrote (and none of which is being written by anyone who'd even heard of Dorothy Sayers before you wrote that piece, I'll bet).

How do you deal with that? I have 2 dumb Quebecois on my comment board calling me a liar and I'm completely freaked out. What does one do? Writer's etiquette? Not that I'm sure I qualify as one yet, but I may need to know, someday.

Posted by: Tari at June 20, 2008 7:42 PM


It's par for the course. Originally I engaged much more, but found it impossible to sustain a good attitude while grappling with people unfamiliar with the fundamentals of logic and civil discourse. Obviously I was unable to ignore some things said in the latest thread.

My advice is, given that it's your own website: ban anyone uncivil or stupid, and delete their comments. The world is full of places for such people to express themselves without your giving them an additional forum, in fact, many of them find their way to radio and cable talk shows.

Posted by: Tony at June 21, 2008 7:25 AM


I'm glad you're posting more - country livin' must agree with you.

Posted by: Tari at June 21, 2008 10:26 AM

LOL! When the men's choir thing at church recited this wrote facet before the congregation before singing I was a bit taken aback at the enthusiasm some people had in it. I actually don't like the apostle's creed simply because people substitute it for the Bible very often so I appreciate to see you're poking fun at it.

Posted by: Devin at June 23, 2008 10:59 AM

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