C.H. Spurgeon

Sinners, let me address you with words of life; Jesus wants nothing from you, nothing whatsoever, nothing done, nothing felt; he gives both work and feeling. Ragged, penniless, just as you are, lost, forsaken, desolate, with no good feelings, and no good hopes, still Jesus comes to you, and in these words of pity he addresses you, "Him that cometh unto me I will in no wise cast out."

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Friday, December 14, 2007

Last Post for 2007!

Merry Christmas!

This shall be my last post of the year… Okay, hold down the cheers!

Honestly, although I will continue to ponder thoughts to post about, I shall hold them till 2008. I hope that each of you enjoy the holidays, and pray that you are able to spend them with family and friends.

If anyone is interested in the collection of posts, about 95% are available in book and PDF format from lulu.com. The rest of the posts along with all of the comments are still available here.

See you all next year!

Tim

14 comments:

Evelyn said...

Aha - giving an early Christmas present to some around here, I see. :-)

Writer, Splinters of Silver.com said...

And so the fun begins... hahaha

BEAST said...

Tim

All I am going to say is this:

You can't read, and you certainly cannot write.

How the hell you can associate the title of "writer", along with the true greats like Stephen King, Christopher Hitchens, Roald Dahl, etc....baffles me.

Perhaps if you can take my honest advice, and go back to school, you might just make it (although I very much doubt that you can).

Stop wasting your time. Get your basics right, and then go through the proper publishing channels.

Beast

Writer, Splinters of Silver.com said...

Well, Merry Holidays and Happy Christmas to you too Beast! :)

Tim

Bill said...

Sorry for the the off topic comment. But, as we turn our hearts toward family and friends during the Christmas holiday, I wanted to let you to know that I am thankful for blessing of many new friends I’ve come to “know” here in blogland. The tie that binds us is our shared love for and devotion to the Savior whose birth we remember during this special time of the year. May your days be full of holiday blessings; and, may your heart be filled with the warmth of His presence.

Blessings,
-bill
Spiritual Oasis Blog

Writer, Splinters of Silver.com said...

Thanks Bill. Merry Christmas to you too.

Sean said...

Beast, I'm sorry to hear that you think Stephen King and Christopher Hitchens are great writers, popular though they may be. However, popular opinion does not mean greatness.

Given that, I liked to recommend to you Umberto Eco, Mark Twain, and Neal Stephenson as agnostics writers whom you might find interesting. Since you mentioned Roald Dahl, take a look at George R. R. Martin.

Start with Twain as he is probably the easiest, then move down the line. When you're done, perhaps we can take your criticisms of someone else's writing seriously.

BEAST said...

I am familiar with Twain, as well as Marquis de Sade, Thomas Paine, Voltaire, Bertrand Russell, etc.

It was not my intention to rank writers: What I wanted to highlight was the ineptness of Tim's writings, which are riddled with spelling errors and grammatical loopholes, big enough to fly a Boeing 747 through with space to spare.

While I am not overtly critical of bloggers, the problem with Tim is that he intends to publish his writings, and my concern is that his writings may be construed as standard writing for professional writers, which clearly Tim is incapable of.

Beast

BEAST said...

BTW: Stephen King is a virtuoso when horror is concerned. Hitchens' grasp of history and literature is second to none.

Beast

Blog Guy said...

Merry Christmas Tim.

Writer, Splinters of Silver.com said...

Beast,

"problem with Tim is that he intends to publish his writings"

The joys of the free world! Aren't you free to publish your writings? There will always be those which like/dislike other people's writings, such is life.

"his writings may be construed as standard writing for professional writers"

Really, you think my writing may become the standard for professional writers? I appreciate the encouragement, but I highly doubt it. :)

Tim

BEAST said...

Tim

Another glorious example to highlight the very fact that you can't read.

As for the free world, you Christians are the last ones I expect to be talking about it: You guys want to ban abortions, blasphemy,contraception, worshipping of "false gods", etc.

Beast

Ronnie Owens said...

Beast tells tim: [you certainly cannot write]

What sanctifies or redeems Tim's writing is not his writing style, though I see nothing he should be ashamed of, and this is not a novel it is a blog where thoughts are presented.

It is the content, the message of what he writes that qualifies and redeems this tool we call we call speach or writing. The problem is that there are volumes of books with great acuteness of their writers to impress and dazzle their liturary fans, but, they lack content, and the answer of the cry of men's hearts to know the Creator.

I don't believe for one second that his focus is to be a great articulator of the English language. I don't believe that he desires to rapture our attention with his great oratory. Only to present the King (Jesus) in all His power and glory and longingness for man to come to him.

My spelling is probally seventh grade level by the way, I'm 59.

BEAST said...

Ronnie Owens

Greetings to you, Sir.

No offense to you, but unfortunately I have to disagree with you.

Tim's writings fails on many counts:

1. The absence of logic to substantiate his arguments.

2. Wholesale errors in structure, tenses and grammatical errors.

3. Lack of cohesion.

4. Little substance.

5. Failure to read or grasp the contents he often uses to support his arguments (E.g The Finnish shooting incident)

6. Inability to even quote from the bible itself (as in the case of the argument of the Noah's Ark: Ask Tim to explain it, or peruse my blog to see how he flopped spectacularly.)

There are probably more flaws I can pick on, but these are the fatal ones that makes Tim's writings incredibly torrid to read. As a middle-ranged writer and fervent reader, it is very painful for me to read his posts, and I only do it because I need to post my counterarguments so that readers can see a more rational side to Tim's fradulent arguments.

Beast

John Bunyan

To be saved is to be preserved in the faith to the end. 'He that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.' (Mt. 24:13) Not that perseverance is an accident in Christianity, or a thing performed by human industry; they that are saved 'are kept by the power of God, through faith unto salvation.' (1 Pet. 1: 3-6) But perseverance is absolutely necessary to the complete saving of the soul…. He that goeth to sea with a purpose to arrive at Spain, cannot arrive there if he be drowned by the way; wherefore perseverance is absolutely necessary to the saving of the soul.