Fri 4th April 2008, 11:13pm
QUOTE(dtobias @ Fri 4th April 2008, 9:26pm)
That user's already been unblocked by another admin who noted that the original block was excessive and it's not a single purpose account. JzG is really taking it on the chin a lot lately... many of his actions and positions have been reversed or rebuffed.
But that doesn't really hurt him much if stuff he took ten seconds to do is laboriously undone by others at the cost of hours of thinking, writing, argument and frustration. That's a game of attrition which he will eventually win, if only by wearing out the opposition.
JzG's world will only be rocked if he loses the mop has must become a mere mortal for a while. Did you ever see that Star Trek TNG where that happened to Q? A bright spot in a mostly bad series.
In Joseph Campbell terms, I have to think that a lot of the motor of the basic tale of Christianity is the same MacGuffin that drives American Idol and Survivor and so on. There's something basically pleasing in seeing the puffed up Lord-of-all have to slum it for awhile. In Christianity, part of God comes down in human form, and we beat the shit out of him and then nail him up. Yes! And there's a part of every Christian, suffering the human condition with cancer and aging and loss of love and so on, who has the odd feeling that it served the son-of-a-demiurge right. "Hey, how'd it feel, J.C.?"