Russell Hamner (firstname.lastname@example.org) left a comment on the Submissions page, which is frowned upon, but I decided to delete it from that location and make a post out of it. So, here it is, unabridged and unedited:
I’ve been reading your entries and arguments and i would ask you to consider this: Man does not fully understand the bible. Therefore when you say “Religion” you are speaking of what is understood to this point, and if you base your conclusions on something that is not fully understood, your argument, it is fatally flawed. In 2008 you will see the pure science of God, how it established the United States, How it solves political science, how it solves social science, how it solves economics, and meets every human need. Then you can make your argument, Are you Watching?
AWAKE: The Third Testament!
So, what the fuck is he talking about? I did some research and found that “The Third Testament” is a book by this man:
Martinus Thomsen (1890 – 1981) was a Danish dairy worker who at the age of 31 went trough a strong mental light experience, in form of a revelation, but which – according to himself – stood under his stir consciousness and intellectual control. This experience involved a permanent change of Martinus’ awareness, in form of a powerful increase in his ability to love, his intelligence and intuition.
Martinus announced that he had gained access to knowledge that was cosmic, in the meaning limitless. During the rest of his life Martinus worked actively as a writer, symbol drawer and speaker. When he died at 90 years of age, he left a work which in the end of his life got the name The Third Testament. This consists of around 40 books, including the main work Livets bog (The Book of Life) in 7 volumes and approximately 3000 pages; some of it translated and published in English. As the name Third Testamentsuggests, Martinus means that his books is a continuation of the Bible, meant for humane people with an scientific outlook, who sympathize with Jesus message of love but can not be inspired by religion or dogmas.
Not that that clears anything up. If you wish to, you can read all about it at http://www.thirdtestament.com/. It’s some amusing stuff.
So, back to Mr. Hamner – I am going to go ahead and assume that you are not aware of the fact that you are involved in something that can best be described as a cult. While I appreciate you taking the time to read and comment on my blog, I would stress that all those who comment try to provide at least some evidence for any broad accusations and predictions they make – otherwise – you will never actually change anyone’s mind. Of course if you can’t do that because what you believe simply has no evidence, than I suggest you take some time to reconsider what you believe and why. If you insist on holding your beliefs despite the lack of logic that went into them, then I have some excellent elephant repellent that I’d love to sell you.
So yes, Mr. Hamner – I’ll be watching in 2008. I’d be interested to hear more from you, both now, and in 2009.