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Hip and Thigh: Smiting Theological Philistines with a Great Slaughter. Judges 15:8

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

What will the KJV Onlyists do?

Back when I started surfing the web, one of the "beaches" where I would "catch a wave" as it were, was Yahoo's Geocities. I quickly discovered that the free webhosting site was the dumping ground for every self-appointed crank Bible defender, and his little brother, to launch a hack "apologetic" shop.

Geocities was a special favorite for KJV-only apologists to set up their hideous website with the seizure inducing flash animation like of an "AV1611" Bible extinguishing the flames of a dart throwing devil, or a guy running from a mob of modern Bible translations into the loving arms of an anamorphic "KJV" Bible. On those websites, the KJV-only apologists warned of the evils of Christian rock music and provided their "666" Newsletters. It was also where they posted their articles filled to the brim with poor reasoning, historical revisionism, and conspiratorial theorizing.

Now, after many years, Geocities is shutting down. A message on the homepage announces no new websites will be issued and current users will be given more details later this summer as to when the immenient doom will take place. This may take a toll on my blog, because one of my main KJV-only aggitators is hosted by Geocities and a lot of my responses addressing KJV-onlyism often links back to his articles which will suddenly go dead.

Then again, that may be a good thing, because when Geocities goes down, it will be like one big toliet bowl flush of error from the Internet. But, all those homeless Geocities "apologist" will all become refugees with nowhere to go.

Well... I guess there is always Angelfire.

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6 Comments:

OpenID thechurchofjesuschrist said...

You mean...you mean that Will Kinney will have to turn to blogging now? Oh the horror!

7:30 PM, April 29, 2009  
OpenID Wukwuk3 said...

Sadly, he even applied his KJVO reasoning in the defense of the doctrines of grace.

5:45 AM, April 30, 2009  
Blogger Fred Butler said...

Yep, it was sort of strange that the one thing I agreed with Kinney on was Calvinism. It's the one area I wish he would spend his time developing in his thought process because his energy would be much more fruitful.

5:50 AM, April 30, 2009  
Blogger DJP said...

Tangentially:

I just heard part of Driscoll's TGC09 talk where he talked about people always spoiling for a fight, and how one young man told him, "I would die for the King James Bible!"

Bemused, Driscoll responded, "Who'd kill you?"

6:46 AM, April 30, 2009  
Blogger Fred Butler said...

That's a good one.

I do understand there is a bad blood between the Oxford copyrighted KJV people and the Cambridge copyrighted KJV people. Maybe there will be blood with them?

6:49 AM, April 30, 2009  
Blogger Greg said...

I guess those folks preferred Yahoo! because all the other free website hosts read from the NASB. And we all know, when you subtract NASB from Angelfire you get "Satan wuz here."

8:28 AM, April 30, 2009  

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