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I took this last night and we can say this represents
Ichabod cramming Lutheranism into a small box.
I saw a plug on Ichabod for my blog and I wanted to take this opportunity to welcome Ichabod readers to my humble blog. If this is your first time here, you might begin to wonder why I was referenced at all. Well on occasion I have posted personal commentary on contemporary Lutheran subjects here. They are buried in an amongst the other general posting which are mainly for the benefit of my extended family and friends. Much moreso, I add many longwinded thoughts on other blogs about the topics that Ichabod cares about. I'm sure you'd find that more interesting overall. I never directly link people there because I would not want to be responsible for sending a family member there.
I have also posted my own thoughts on the ....oh what’s a good word for lunacy...."interesting" spin put on things in Ichabod maybe only two times. Every so often it seems like a good idea. Quite honestly, if Greg stuck with political and economic posts, I would find it so much more appealing and credible.
However, his posts on many things he opposes in WELS Lutherandom are just so unsubstantiated, unresearched, taken out of context, and certainly not considered in the best possible light. I think in general If I would use one phrase to describe his blog I would say "non sequitur." This stands in stark contrast to his many degrees he has obtained because the information he presents lacks all the research, scholarship, and critical thinking you'd expect of someone with that kind of education. If he applied that kind of scholarship to the information he spews out there at least it might lend to a nice debate or study opportunity. I'm always up for that. He is no Freddy Finkelstein, that's for sure.
In the spirit of Ichabod though I did come up with my own nickname for Ichabod. I call it Area 51. I have referred to Greg as Joe McCarthy. I used these nicknames because, due to the yellow journalism aspect of the blog, any followers who can give any factual credence to the information presented would automatically be susceptible to believing in UFO's, the shooter in the grassy knoll, and Area 51. I use Joe McCarthy because Greg clearly got a few things stuck in his craw in the early 90's because 15 years later they still come up over and over again. He has been on a witch hunt ever since to the point where his personal vendetta clouds any sense of rationalism. Maybe Don Quixote would be a good one to use although I'm sure Greg would rather be "the voice of one calling in the desert.."
Now, I don't want to leave this on a negative note. I like Greg. I respect that he gives his unadulterated opinions. That is what the blogosphere is about. I like his sarcasm. I know so many get their undies in a bundle about such things but I always respect a healthy sense of sarcasm. That might be because I am similarly sarcastic. I get a little dismayed when people who disagree with him (who will be summarily attacked back no doubt) go crying about the 8th commandment even when they are "on my side." I guess I don't like seeing any side of a debate being such a bunch of pussies. I admit his "ohh not the 8th commandment again.." graphic makes me smile every time. I like his politics. For the few items he adds about politics and economics I actually appreciate. You need people out there like Greg if only to sharpen your own mind, your own positions, and at times do the research to validate what you believe and Greg will certainly help you do that.
So welcome Ichabod readers!! I'm guessing I'll be more glad to have you than you will to be here. Oh and here I won’t care about your spelling. You can save the spell check for your Thesis or perhaps an upcoming syndicated columnist deal.