"How 'bout THEM apples?"Hahahaha! Love it!
I think everything goes on TBN. This wouldn't surprise me at all.
Dem some crazy Arminians!
A clone of Charles Finney! There's a frightening prospect.
So can we Calvinists donate money to stop this cloning? By the way, I don't know if the clone would really be identical to Finney because clones only have identical DNA, they are not physically identical or anything like that. So we might get a DNA-identical Calvinistic Finney! Boy would that upset Arminian Antics!
As an Arminian I wonder, do you have to mock us?Feel free, will you?Grace and Peace
It seems to me a contradiction in terms to say, as some have, that satire need have no moral lesson or didactic purpose, for the essence of satire is aggression or criticism, and criticism has always implied a systematic measure of good and bad. An object is criticized because it falls short of some standard which the critic desires that it should reach. Inseparable from any definition of satire is its corrective purpose, expressed through a critical mode which ridicules or otherwise attacks those conditions needing reformation in the opinion of the satirist. I believe there is no satire without this corrective purpose.Accordingly, the best definitions of satire should be formulated from a combination of its corrective intent and its literary method of execution. A reasonable definition of satire, then, is "a literary manner which blends a critical attitude with humor and wit to the end that human institutions or humanity may be improved. The true satirist is conscious of the frailty of institutions of man's devising and attempts through laughter not so much to tear them down as to inspire a remodeling" The best satire does not seek to do harm or damage by its ridicule, unless we speak of damage to the structure of vice, but rather it seeks to create a shock of recognition and to make vice repulsive so that the vice will be expunged from the person or society under attack or from the person or society intended to benefit by the attack (regardless of who is the immediate object of attack); whenever possible this shock of recognition is to be conveyed through laughter or wit: the formula for satire is one of honey and medicine. Far from being simply destructive, satire is implicitly constructive, and the satirists themselves, whom I trust concerning such matters, often depict themselves as such constructive critics.
Thanks, Corky. Let me add that everyone who reads CC gets their toes stepped on sooner or later. I have many Arminian friends who read CC daily. Glorioski! (I'm trying to avoid a minced oath - don't know for sure if I succeeded) I was an Arminian meself! I hold up the mirror of satire to Calvinists as well. We all need reminders along the way, that God gets all the glory and the chosen ones are chosen because of His grace and not because our own stinkin' personalities.If I have offended you, I apologize. But, please bear in mind that this blog is "Calvinistic Cartoons" and "cartoons" use humor and satire to get a point (or five) across.
Well said, gentlemen.
Say it ain't so!
Maybe the Barney Fife Foundation could get the Raelians to help since they've already cloned someone.