From the Comments

Occasionally, I get comments that I don’t let through moderation. Typically, the comments that don’t make the cut are rude, or obscene, or are simply name-calling screeds. Sometimes, I do let them through, like today, so that others can see the kind of responses I get.

The following comment was left by “Eric Malroy” although he signed it as “Thomas” at the end. Apparently whoever it is can’t remember which alias he’s using today.

I find your propping yourself up as a teacher of the word highly offensive given the fact that you fail to follow biblical teachings and principles. You bring forward charges against Doug Wilson but hide behind the anonymity of the Internet. You operate like the devil, hiding in the background, shooting your poison darts, and cackling in the background! Are you a teacher of the word? To be fair, I don’t know about Doug Wilson, but I do know that you twist his words and he has no chance to respond and defend himself. You respond that he can reply to your charges, but it is filtered by you! Who are you to operate a court against a teaching elder in the church? Essentially, that is what you are doing! If you have a charge against the man, then you need the place it against the man openly revealing yourself and working through the church. Otherwise you should keep your mouth shut and let God work, either approving his work or condemning it! Certainly, you can pray in all this but you should be biblical. You should not be a busybody in the church, if you are a truly Reformed Daughter! Yours in Christ, Thomas

18 thoughts on “From the Comments

  1. Wemmick Girl Saved by Grace says:

    He knows nothing about Doug Wilson, but he knows you have twisted his words? Hilarious. I guess he also doesn’t know that Doug Wilson has a blog in which he can defend himself quite nicely. If Wilson only knew he had such wise and holy crusaders fighting on his behalf…

  2. Still Reforming says:

    I found myself chucking only halfway through…

    The first giggle was when he wrote how you “hide behind…anonymity” (first name Rachel last name Miller), but I think I made a laughing sound out loud when he wrote: “You bring forward charges against Doug Wilson… I don’t know about Doug Wilson, but I do know that you twist his words and he has no chance to respond and defend himself.”

    Soooooo. he admittedly does not know about Doug Wilson but DOES know that you twist his words. Ooooookkkaaaaayyyyyy…….. And I guess Wilson hasn’t a clue how to do a google search on his own name to find posts about him and is clueless with a keyboard too.

    Sigh. His post made my day. Thanks! That was a fun read.

  3. Barbara Roberts says:

    Since abusers almost always accuse their victims of the sins they do themselves, and are very often misogynists, let me render his comment in a bit more truth.

    “I find your propping yourself up as a teacher of the word highly offensive because you are a woman and that means you have no right to teach men because teaching men is usurping authority over them. Never mind that I came to your blog of my own free will to read your teaching — you are still USURPING AUTHORITY over me and so you are failing to follow biblical teachings and principles.

    You bring forward charges against Doug Wilson but hide behind the anonymity of the Internet. I know your real name can’t be Rachel Miller. No one uses their real name on the Internet! (see how clever I am! I know that Internet has to be spelled with a capital letter! And anyone who says it doesn’t is wrong. How dare they change the rules!)

    I operate like the devil, I hide in the background, shooting poison darts, and cackling in the background! Am I a teacher of the word? Wrong question. I am a man, and I have a right to be offended if I choose to be offended. So there.

    To be fair, I don’t know about Doug Wilson (hey can I get brownie points for making one honest statement?) but I do know that you twist his words and he has no chance to respond and defend himself. Poor Dougie. He is feeling hurt by you, you wicked woman, his bubble has been pricked. HIs tumescence has crumpled. You need to get back in the ktichen!

    You respond that he can reply to your charges, but it is filtered by you! See, I don’t read his blog, but I read yours. I love finding windmills to tilt at. All the Christians I know tell me how they admire my zeal.

    Who are you to operate a court against a teaching elder in the church? I told you, your are a woman and ONLY a blogger. And do I care that Doug Wilson is a blogger too? That is irrelevant. The Bible says teaching elders may blog, but no-one else can, Well, not women. Maybe a few para-church leaders can, if they are men.

    Essentially, that is what you are doing! You are operating a court! That is out of order. I’m the judge and I rule you out of order. A blog is a courtoom. The blog owner subpoens witnesses. Don’t tell me I don’t know what I’m talking about. I KNOW! I spend all my time in the basement of my parents, eating Cheezos and commenting on the internet. Internet.

    If I have a charge against a woman, I place it against the woman, openly revealing myself as Eric Malroy (see the royal crown shining from my devilish skull?) …….. or was that Thomas? Never mind. Just call me Your Honour.

    And I am working through the church. The church are all the weak women I have intimidated and enslaved, who admire me so much because I have such zeal for the Lord and I sometimes give them Words of Knowledge and if I’m feeling in a really good mood I might offer to fix their clapped out cars, because I know that will mean they are more likely to let me into their beds.

    You should keep your mouth shut and let Me work, either approving My work or condemning it! ( I had to say that last bit because I know it is wrong to boast. . .. )

    Certainly, you can pray in all this but you SHOULD be biblical. You SHOULD not be a busybody in the church, if you are a truly Reformed Daughter! Yours in Christ, Thomas. …..Or was that Eric?

    • Mary says:

      Where have you basically taught over men? I have never believed in women preaching in the pulpit in the church. But, professing your beliefs publicly and fighting for truth is not the same in my mind. Please explain what you think is the difference. I have been in two different spots of emotional and verbal abuse, and one previous spot in husband’s emotional plus constant adultery. I want to follow Christ but am so tired of being sick from abuse that is added to my physical issues. Thank you for in advance for your service to the LOrd.

      • Barbara Roberts says:

        Hi Mary, since your comment appeared to be in reply to mine, I’m responding to you. My comment was meant to be a parody and spoof of the comment by Thomas which was featured at the top of this post. Maybe you misunderstood my comment a bit? Or maybe I’m misunderstanding yours?

        I am a woman blogger, just as Rachel Miller is. I co-lead the blog A Cry For Justice where we are seeking to awaken the Evangelical Church to domestic violence and abuse in its midst. My co-leader at the blog is Ps Jeff Crippen. We believe that women have just as much right to blog as men, and that if women see corruption in Christendom, they have the right to call that out. We speak out a lot at A Cry For Justice, about how the church is often WRONGLY dealing with domestic abuse. Rachel Miller speaks out here, at her blog, about things she sees as wrong or crooked in Christendom.

        You said “I want to follow Christ but am so tired of being sick from abuse that is added to my physical issues.” May I invite you to visit A Cry For Justice? You will find a lot of support there, I think, and a community of other victim/survivors who have a lot in common with you. Go to http://www.cryingoutforjustice.com

  4. Ileana F says:

    Galatians 5:7-12

    7 You were running well. Who hindered you from obeying the truth? 8 This persuasion is not from him who calls you. 9 A little leaven leavens the whole lump. 10 I have confidence in the Lord that you will take no other view, and the one who is troubling you will bear the penalty, whoever he is. 11 But if I, brothers,[a] still preach[b] circumcision, why am I still being persecuted? In that case the offense of the cross has been removed. 12 I wish those who unsettle you would emasculate themselves!

    False teachers must be exposed and there is absolutely no provision in Scriptures for dealing with them gently or respectfully.

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