Saturday, June 16, 2007

"Subversive Chess Club" Helps to Set Possible Record!


If you have followed this blog for a while, you'll know that one of our chief antagonists is a highly intelligent -yet theologically confused- blogger known as Exist-Dissolve. Whenever a member of the Mafia makes an assertion about anything, we can always count on Exist showing up to deconstruct everything we have written using his massive vocabulary and mind-bending philosophical musings about the ontology of God.

Being less gifted in my command of the English language and philosophy, most of Exist's rhetoric goes right over my head and, in fact, does no harm to my theology at all. Having grown tired of the harassment, at times, a couple of us have enacted somewhat of a "black out" on Exist's comments.

A couple months back, due to our refusal to engage in endless debate over those things we believe to be true, Exist-Dissolve labeled us as a Subversive Chess Club. I recently returned the favor by helping Exist recieve his 3rd Notable Pagan award from his brother Deviant Monk.

A few days ago, as I was browsing the blogosphere, I stopped by to check out the latest drivel written by our old friend Exist. To my delight, he had written an article about the New Defender's Study Bible; a Study Bible created for the express purpose of defending the Genesis account of Creation. When I saw Exist's article, I couldn't help but weigh in on the subject.

Shortly after that, Mafia member Josh Hitchcock came on the scene. So far we have argued about Creationism, evolution, the color of grass, and if perhaps we should begin a new ministry called "Missions to Monkeys."

As I write this article, we are currently up to 35 comments. I suspect this is a record amount of comment box interaction -and possibly web traffic as well- for the Exist-Dissolve blog. In fact, this morning both Josh and I have been having trouble pulling up Exist's blog; I reckon it just can't handle all the traffic...

If so: Congratulations Exist-Dissolve!! Glad we could help!

Picture: Honoré Daumier, The Chess Players (from wikipedia)


8 comments:

Gordan said...

Congratulations, Mafia members!

The Reformed Mafia blog has been awarded the prestigious Hugh Latimer Defense of the Faith Citation.

Individually, we've been recognized as well.

Machine Gun Kelley has been named a 2007 Southern Calvinist of Note.

Fred "The Knife" has been given a Baxter Memorial Good Shepherd's Cross for his pastoral work.

The Louiseville "Slugger," Mr. Hitchcock has been named Reformed Seminary Student of the Year.

And, of far less prestige, I have been named as a finalist in the All-American George Castanza Look-Alike Contest.

(These all carry roughly the same weight as E-D's Notable Pagan awards, just so you know.)

Exist~Dissolve said...

Rhett--

Thank you for the kind words, and for your participation in the comments on my blog. I appreciate the discussions (even though--as you rightly note--I will be an antagonist till my dying day), and hope that you will frequent my blog more often in your defense of absolute truth. ;)

As to the record, it is definitely close. The unfortunate downtime of my site is due to the ineptitude of GoDaddy's Coldfusion application servers...they seem to have a problem about once a week.

Anyway, just so you know, I have updated my blog a bit. Now it offers a "remember me" feature so that one can remain logged-in indefinitely, so as to not have to deal with the constant annoyance of entering username and password information.

Rhett said...

Gordan,

Great news! I am always delighted to recieve new blogging awards! Indeed this 2007 Southern Calvinist of Note is one of my highest honors to date!

Exist,

I'm glad to see you took this post in the spirit in which it was meant. :)

I often think that -despite our vast theological differences- perhaps we would actually get along quite well in person.

Ironically, Your last name and my wife's maiden name are the same! I have a theory that all who bear that particular surname have genetic tendency to be willing to argue -for eternity- over just about anything: simply for the sake of being unable to admit their position is wrong!!

(Trust me, after spending half of my three decades of existence with the gal, I've never won an argument yet!) :D

Take care,

RK

Gordan said...

Rhett, the sooner you realize your wife is always right, the better off you will be. Sounds like I'm kidding, but you ought to hear the gravity in my voice.

Scribe said...

Yep, outside of the theologocical disparities I have with Exist...he is an "alright" guy...and funny too!

Anyway, just so you know, I have updated my blog a bit. Now it offers a "remember me" feature so that one can remain logged-in indefinitely, so as to not have to deal with the constant annoyance of entering username and password information.

Joel, thanks for the heads-up...twas annoying having to login everytime just to comment.


Rhett,

That "Missions To Monkeys" bit is hilarious! The Chess Club maybe on the cutting-edge of witty retort.

And Gordan, you are right... the key word for us men in relation to our wives is acquiesce.

Exist~Dissolve said...

Ironically, Your last name and my wife's maiden name are the same!

Your wife's maiden name was "Dissolve"? Interesting!

Rhett said...

"Your wife's maiden name was "Dissolve"? Interesting!"

::Replies with English accent::

Very clever my dear Watson! ;)

Rhett said...

"That "Missions To Monkeys" bit is hilarious! The Chess Club maybe on the cutting-edge of witty retort."

I must defer the credit to Josh on that one... But thanks anyway!

:D