Shawn Paden, so-called “Gospel Preacher” is now officially permabanned from this blog. I will leave up his old comments so you can get an idea why – although his current round of several comments have been deleted because he was out of control, and was complete and utter spam. Not that he has been defending his doctrine here, but if he ever wants to, he’ll have to make a public apology for his behavior, and promise to not behave in such a manner again.
Just so everyone knows, over at topix.com, Shawn has resorted to mockery in his attempts to goad me into having a discussion on infant baptism. I don’t mind having such a discussion, in fact, I’d enjoy it. But, Shawn won’t agree to two simple and reasonable ground rules. They are summed up thus:
1) No trolling
2) No spamming
His last message to me concerning my unwillingness to discuss the topic without his agreement to these rules reads like this:
“***boo hoo*** I won’t respond until you submit to my rules.***boo hoo***”:(“
That was the straw that broke the camel’s back – and in baseball lingo, “He’s outta here!”
Why can’t we find a fundamentalist Church of Christ preacher/evangelist who is willing to have a decent discussion about their doctrine? The one who will come and talk with us resorts to childish eighth-grade playground behavior and gets himself permabanned. NOT for the content of his arguments – but for his behavior and lack of respect for his discussion opponent. Personally, if I were a member of Shawn’s church (Royse City Church of Christ), I would be greatly ashamed of my preacher’s behavior.
And all of this came after I tried to extend a conciliatory hand to Shawn, where I even admitted that I had allowed myself to get drawn in, and had also resorted to immaturity. Did Shawn acknowledge that gesture? Did he admit to his own faults? Go to topix.com and read, and you’ll see.
By the way, Shawn’s behavior has caused me to change my avatar here at the blog. The reason? The person who’s picture you see has a great quote that sums up how I will be responding to Shawn now over at topix.com. Can anyone hazard a guess as to what that quote might be?