Pr. Paul T. McCain: "...I do not intend to use this pistol as part of my ministry, unless somebody tries to shoot me while performing it."
Tim Schenks: "While performing it? Do you carry your pistol into church, CPH and the International Center?"
Pr. Paul T. McCain: "I adhere to all laws of the state of Missouri and any other state I am in. Now, why do you ask? I would note again, Tim, your propensity for *only* posting snarky remarks on my blog site. Why is that? I want an explanation."
Tim Schenks: "You have a way of bringing out the snark in me, Pr. McCain."
Pr. Paul T. McCain: "I’m sorry to hear that, Tim. Because of that, you are no longer welcome to comment on this blog site."
--- On Wed, 4/13/11, Paul T. McCain <email@example.com> wrote:
From: Paul T. McCain <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: A question
Date: Wednesday, April 13, 2011, 8:15 PM
Over the years, I can not recall a single time when you have posted a comment on my blog site that has not been rude, snarky and frankly, looking to pick a fight.
Can you help me understand why? I don't get it.
Dear Pr. McCain,
I won't deny that I have posted rude, snarky responses to posts of yours that were themselves rude or snarky on websites such as ALPB discussion forum or Luther Quest discussion forum. If you want to discuss those, be my guest.
As for rude, snarky or intent on starting a fight on your own Blog ... I don't think so. If you considered them offensive then I'm sure they didn't make it through your moderation screen, indicating that they remain private comments and we should talk about them if you wish. If you want to discuss any of those, let's do it. But I couldn't find any such posts on your Blog using Google, so I have to disagree that every post has been in the manner that you claim and I can't exactly remember everything I've posted on your Blog in the last five years.
Here's what I could find:
NEW CPH WEBSITE July 26, 2007
"You erased my wishlist!" (Someone else replied ditto)
KICKIN' IT OLD SCHOOL ROMAN STYLE June 19, 2007
I asked about Luther's proposal to train children in four different languages to use them all in the Divine Service.
POCKET CONCORDIA Dec. 22, 2008
"This is great!"
GOOGLE CYBERBRETHREN Aug 19, 2007
"Pr. McCain, be careful promoting Google search because..."
You: "That's okay too!"
A TALE OF TWO CONGREGATIONS Oct 11, 2007
"How did their membership double or triple while attendance remained static?"
TASTE OF CHICAGO! June 21, 2008
I related how we now have Chicago-style hotdogs and also gyros in my home town.
BECAUSE IT MUST BE SAID: PART TWO Sept. 28, 2007
Asked question about why Seminarians or Uncalled Pastors aren't refusing to serve congregations who unscripturally remove their pastors. Recieved a reply from Pr. Cwirla.
DUAL-CORE MACINTOSH: SO CHOICE June 18, 2007
Made a comment about someone comparing a Mac to a Ferrari (I didn't agree). Asked if Mac use is taught in the Seminaries because so many LCMS pastors I know use them (I was serious).
TLSB IS NOT A LUTHERAN BIBLE: HERE'S WHY Sept. 13, 2009
Asked if any material by Dr. Robert Preus was in the new Bible. Question was answered.
THE LUTHERAN BIBLE ONLINE June 2, 2007
Asked a question about the Apocrypha and Luther Bibel.
LUTHER HYMNS IN LUTHERAN HYMNALS Oct 2, 2006
My statement of my fault in a misquote on a message board, that there weren't as many Luther hymns in the new hymnal, was related on your blog that you had overheard from a third party and labeled as taking the cake in the "silly rumor" category. I informed you on your Blog that I was in error and had been corrected by the COW Chairman, to which you replied that you were glad to repeat that it was certainly not true.
FAN OF THE CARDINALS YOU BET, BUT NOT THESE GUYS March 7, 2007
I stated that the picture reminded me of the Spanish Inquisition from Monty Python.
NOAH'S ARK June 30, 2006
I stated that the wood from the arc was probably used for building materials or firewood.
FENTON'S ADMISSION Dec 2, 2006
Asked about Seminary examination of students in light of Pr. Fenton's defection to the EO Church.
BURGUNDY BOOK CONTEST Dec 16, 2008
Now-dead hyperlink to my pictorial entry for the Burgundy Book contest. No comment made.
THINKING OF SWITCHING TO A MAC? Dec 6, 2007
"Can you run Lutheran Service Builder on it?"
WHICH BOC DO YOU USE? Oct 22, 2006
"Bente/Dau 1922. Waiting on the Revised Concordia."
BOOKOFCONCORD.ORG: HARD TO FIND DOCUMENTS NOW AVAILABLE Oct 5, 2008
"Thank you for adding the Confutation. That is really cool."
EMBARRASING, BUT WHAT'S A DOG TO DO? Nov 8, 2008
Me: Concern about the hairball going up in flames.
You: Not to worry, just the camera angle and perspective.
THE BEST LUTHERAN HYMN EVER! Dec 5, 2006
"We sang all 10 stanzas today! It was great." re: Speratus
HAIR DRYERS AND DE-BAPTISM July 18, 2010
I commented that Baptism is never invalidated and can't be repeated.
NOT SAYING ALLELUIA DURING LENT IS STUPID (SURE TO CAUSE APOPLEXY AMONG HIGH CHURCH PURISTS) Feb 18, 2010
Me: "Pr. McCain, are you saying I should tell my pastor that everything he told us in Bible class about "The Little Ordination" is wrong?"
You: "I find no support for the view."
You: "(Not saying Alleluia).. as fundamentally stupid, silly and reeediculous!
Me: "What if this adiaphora offends people?"
You: "Then they should get over being offended. See today's post on Christian maturity."
VATICAN OFFICIAL PROPOSES ECUMENICAL CATECHISM Feb 14, 2010
My reply was that it sounds like the Orange Catholic Bible from the Ecumenical Translators in Frank Herbert's Dune novel. Science Fiction!
THE ESV STUDY BIBLE Oct 15, 2007
I asked if NIV Self-Study footnotes will be added to the new Concordia ESV. You answered no; brand new.
WHERE IS THE SNARK, RUDENESS AND FIGHTING???
Soli Deo gloria.
Yours in Christ,
Timothy C. Schenks