Monday, July 05, 2010

Caner Petition?

An alert reader drew my attention to an on-line petition that has apparently been created to protest, as inadequate, the investigation that Liberty University undertook (link to petition). I'm not a big fan of petitions - I'm not sure what they accomplish - but I think it is interesting that someone has started one. I'm not sure if it will get many signatures, as of my posting of this, it had only one signature. (UPDATE: It's up to about 10 signatures now, many obviously joke signatures.)

7 comments:

Coram Deo said...

As of my posting of this comment it only has signatures.

:)

In Him,
CD

Scott Shaffer said...

Did you check out the signatures? Pretty funny.

Godismyjudge said...

I am not supprised to see Darth Vader seeking harsher treatment of Caner. He probably wants to choke Caner out.

God be with you,
Dan

Turretinfan said...

The Emperor is even less forgiving than Vader, so one is really surprised to see that his signature is missing.

rchrdcarlise said...

The petition is my idea. No idea if it will work. Both sides have noted that the note was insufficient to reach any real conclusion, and I am worried this will carry on and continue to divide everyone, and no-one knows what is going on. Just frustrated at this really.

Also, please note: I can delete any attempts at comedy from the list.

rchrdcarlise said...

I should probably also add I felt that there was a real sense of frustration at the lack of detail. I not sure if they are intending it to end there, but people needed, I felt, to have a chance to express their discontent, without having to all become bloggers or try to figure out who to contact at Liberty about it.

natamllc said...

I would suggest something, going out on a limb believing when I comment it is first sanctioned by God Himself?

Who knows better than God, huh? :)

Consider where the King is going with these words in light of the petition and the rendered judgment of Liberty University after their own internal “thorough and exhaustive” review of the facts and now all the consequences Dr. Caner faces. He cannot put off the consequences nor can this affair go away while he lives on the earth, unless, of course, God:::>

Ecc 6:7 All the toil of man is for his mouth, yet his appetite is not satisfied.
Ecc 6:8 For what advantage has the wise man over the fool? And what does the poor man have who knows how to conduct himself before the living?
Ecc 6:9 Better is the sight of the eyes than the wandering of the appetite: this also is vanity and a striving after wind.
Ecc 6:10 Whatever has come to be has already been named, and it is known what man is, and that he is not able to dispute with one stronger than he.
Ecc 6:11 The more words, the more vanity, and what is the advantage to man?
Ecc 6:12 For who knows what is good for man while he lives the few days of his vain life, which he passes like a shadow? For who can tell man what will be after him under the sun?

The saddest thing here is God's Will and Way, when it is allowed into one's life, produces the greatest reward of blessings and joy and peace in one's life and in the afterlife to come!

Gerhard Forde, a theologian, whose books we read together here in my neck of the woods, observed in his book, Theology is for Proclamation, that we sometimes miss the fact that from God's point of view, the mishap, crisis, trouble or persecution that we are experiencing, [usually because of ourselves], is His delight! He is the only one who is able to take our situation and turn it around on its head bringing forth His Goodness out of our errors and sins.