On a completely silly thread on groupsects, a bunch of Christians leap at one another’s jugulars, in the name of goodness knows what, whilst discussing the merits (or not) of face-lifts, teeth jobs and the enhancement of other parts of the anatomy, whilst completely missing the point of the outside not being necessarily reflective of the inside. I base this on the flow of the thread.
I wouldn’t bother with it, except my blog name, FaceLift, or FL, was added to the fray, even though I am still inexplicably banned from the site for having contrary arguments to the site-boss, who prefers agreement with his views, so I’m unable to speak up when falsely accused. Of what, you may ask.
I agree that Nikki does usually try to character assassinate you; this was helpful to her. Once I wondered if she might be FL, but after this we can be pretty sure she’s not.
Quite! But when did I ever ‘character assassinate’ Lionfish, or anyone, including Lance, for that matter? In fact Lionfish is quite capable of holding his own when it comes to throwing it about a bit. I would have thought Lance was the archetypal character assassin. Have you checked his posts recently? What was it he called Phil Baker for having a bit of Christmas fun with his church members?
As far as I remember most of my comments are reserved to comments on the issue, and I rarely call people names, choosing rather to constrain my comments to the subject, and though admittedly, on occasion, strong in the past, I have recently consciously toned down. You mean you didn’t notice? Or it isn’t convenient to?
The thread in question is based on a post which condemns Brian Houston for allegedly having his teeth shined up at the dentist. Big deal you say. So what, you add. My sentiments exactly.
One wonders if Lance, Lionfish and the rest the anti-white-teeth critics of decent presentation bother to brush their own teeth twice or three times a day, or make sure, at least, that their children (Lance excepted of course – nephews, nieces?) shuffle the Colgate around their choppers for a few minutes. On what basis? So they’re nice and clean and shiny, of course! When did cleaning teeth become a bad thing? What is it the Word says about teeth like milk? Ah yes, Genesis 49:10-11:
The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh comes; and to Him shall be the obedience of the people. Binding his donkey to the vine, And his donkey’s colt to the choice vine, He washed his garments in wine, And his clothes in the blood of grapes. His eyes are darker than wine, And his teeth whiter than milk.
So the reality, then, is that we need also to have a shiny heart and a shiny attitude. That’s what counts with God actually. If Mr Houston gets fixed up on the outside, but is rotten on the inside, of course, it’s all to no avail. But if he is already shiny on the inside, and gets his teeth fixed, what difference does it make?
And, if Lionfish wants to let his teeth go, but has a shiny heart, no worries. But of he hates shiny teeth and is critical of others for having shiny teeth, making his inside dirty and unwholesome by being rude to people who defend shiny teeth, woe to Lionfish!
UPDATE: Hang on, having actually watched the YouTube clip objectively, what can anyone on groupsects be really on about when they criticise Brian Houston for what he’s saying? It’s actually a very encouraging message of hope. Look for yourself:
He may have had his teeth looked at, but the message is the important thing here.
And Lionfish, you said:
Thanks RP: “I agree that Nikki does usually try to character assassinate you; this was helpful to her. Once I wondered if she might be FL, but after this we can be pretty sure she’s not”.
I thought the same – when you consider that Nikki tried to leverage such a sensitive issue to her advantage – it speaks loudly about her personal value set and moral compass.
It is an indictment on anybody – especially a woman, who would leverage the issue sexual harassment for personal gain or point scoring.
Undoubtedly, for this reason Nikki’s actions could be classified as being on a par with Ps Danny Nalliah or Westboro Baptist Church.
I am having doubts as to whether she really is an Anglican (as she claimed), or maybe a WoFer in disguise.
Which tells me you consider FaceLift to be on a par with what you consider Nikki to be, which is on a par with Westboro Baptist and Nalliah. A despicable assertion on both counts. In what way can you assert these things against either me or Nikki, who I don’t know, but seems to be someone who is able to voice her opinions on dodgy blog, and all power to her? If you have something to say, come on over here and say it where FaceLift can respond, or leave FaceLift out of it over at groupsects.