Saturday, 5 April 2008

Two Odd Comments

We have received two disparate comments that we do not wish to publish as comments where they were directed. However, we think that our readers might find the comments interesting in themselves.

The first comment was directed to our post ‘Neophyte Monk (Modified)’:

Orthodox Church has much apology to make in Western World: protocommunist massacres by Palamite Zealotes under Hesychast hyperventilatory hallucinations, Cantacuzene taxation driving farmers to embrace Turks, Komyakoviac Obshchina giving birth to soviet communism as reactionary casuistry opposing Napoleon's defeudalization, Cosmus Aitalos being patron originator of modern genocide as seen by the massacre of Turks in Crete by Venizelos. And their hypnotic brainwashing incantations are designed to make their flocks into terrorists. Is all masochistic because reject Original Sin.

The curious thing about this comment, besides the historical knowledge of the commenter, is that it reads like a beat poem.

The next comment we haven’t posted on its destination post ‘Fantasy’ because in its original form it provided a link to a blog although we did not think that we were in the spam business. As for the content, we went to the site and it is a fundamentalist Christian site—perhaps a ‘Jews for Jesus’ type thing—that thinks that Dylan is a born-again Christian and always has been since his conversion in the early 70’s. We ourselves think that there is room for discussion on the matter. But here is the comment sans link:

When I'm gone don't wonder where I be.
Just say that I trusted in God and that Christ was in me.
Say He defeated the devil, He was God's chosen Son
And that there ain't no man righteous, no not one.

—Bob Dylan

So, two odd comments.

Update: Someone has sent us a heads-up on the first comment:

...FYI, that first comment has popped up on other Orthodox blogs, more or less verbatim. It almost never has much of anything to do with the actual substance of the post to which it's attached. I guess this person just feels the need to get a message out and does so apparently at random. It's appeared at least twice on my own blog, and though I've tried to respond, no follow-up comment ever comes back.

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