Originally posted by Michael Cecil
It is almost as if the Revelation of John is my wife.
And Disraeli is touching my wife.
My goal here is not merely to destroy this thread.
My goal here is to stop Disraeli from touching my wife.
I don't want to read ONE MORE WORD of Disraeli's assertions that he 'understands' the Revelation of John.
Of course, this is not something that is within my control.
OK, let's drop the combativeness for a moment, and talk through some of the practicalities of the situation.
You need to understand, in the first place, that I cannot accept your claim to an exclusive relationship with Revelation. Nor will anyone else accept
that claim. Nor will the book Revelation. It is said in Proverbs that Wisdom calls to all men, inviting them to come to her house. Similarly,
Revelation, lke the rest of the Bible calls to all men.
I am working my way through Revelation because it is something I believe my God would want me to do. If anyone's going to be staking claims, I could
point out that I began this series before you became a member of this forum- for ATS purposes, I was here first.
Next practicality; Your goal is unachievable. I am committed to this project, and the intention is to continue it until the end of the book has been
reached. At present rate of progress, this will probably be at some stage in the spring. Until that point is reached, I am not going to stop.
Next practicality. Your tactics are achieving the exact opposite of what you want. You are not destroying this thread. You are extending its life.
Every time you post a reply to this thread, the OP returns to the Recent Posts page for anything up to an hour and more people see it. When I last
looked, this was the third longest thread that I have ever published, and that is partly your doing.
Next practicality; If your desire is that you should NOT READ my assertions, the only practical way you're going to achieve this is not to read them.
Don't even look at the threads. Every time you respond, you give me the opportunity to make additional comments.
Although I don't think I've ever gone as far as claiming that I do
understand Revelation. I think the most I've ever claimed is to be working
towards understanding it. Hence the deliberate choice of opening line in every thread from the beginning- "I want to offer some thoughts".
So please understand. This project of mine is not going to go away.
And this thread is certainly not going to go away if you keep bumping it.
So think this through a little.
edit on 16-9-2010 by DISRAELI because: (no reason given)