The Emerson Avenger

The Emerson Avenger is a "memory hole" free blog where censorship is scorned. This blog will "guard the right to know" about any injustices and abuses that corrupt Unitarian Universalism. Posters may speak and argue freely, according to conscience, about any injustices and abuses, or indeed hypocrisy, that they may know about so that the Avenger, in the form of justice and redress, may come surely and swiftly. . . "Slowly, slowly the Avenger comes, but comes surely." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

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In 1992 I underwent a profound revelatory experience of God which revealed that the total solar eclipse "Eye of God" is a "Sign in the Heavens" that symbolizes God's divine omniscience. You may read about what Rev. Ray Drennan of the Unitarian Church of Montreal contemptuously dismissed as my "psychotic experience" here: http://revelationisnotsealed.homestead.com - This revelatory religious experience inspired me to propose an inter-religious celebration of Creation that would take place whenever a total solar eclipse took place over our planet. You may read about what Rev. Ray Drennan and other leading members of the Unitarian Church of Montreal falsely and maliciously labeled as a "cult" here: http://creationday.homestead.com - I am now an excommunicated Unitarian whose "alternative spiritual practice" includes publicly exposing and denouncing Unitarian*Universalist injustices, abuses, and hypocrisy. The Emerson Avenger blog will serve that purpose for me and hopefully others will share their concerns here. Dee Miller's term DIM Thinking is used frequently and appropriately on this blog. You may read more about what DIM Thinking is here - http://www.takecourage.org/defining.htm

Saturday, December 06, 2008

Rev. Tim Jensen - Eclectic Cleric Or Klepto Cleric? U*Us Decide. . .

Some weeks ago I said the following of the Rev. Dr. Tim W. Jensen aka The Eclectic Cleric -

"Some people just don’t know when to quit when they are already miles behind. . ."

This observation was made in reference to Rev. Tim Jensen's questionable, and I believe rather foolish, attempt to rationalize "famous U*U" Thomas Jefferson's fairly obvious racism in a comment that he submitted to a post titled 'How Does one Judge' on U*U seminarian Kim Hampton's 'East of Midnight' blog after having previously put his foot in it by asserting that, “Calling Jefferson (or for that matter, Lincoln) racist because their expressed attitudes about race don’t match up to contemporary understandings is simply wrong-headed.”

It looks like Rev. Tim Jensen has only proven my point in the post titled 'Is It a Phoenix or an "Obama?"' in which he gives me a public, and quite undeserved, "dressing down" for privately suggesting to him in a comment submitted to his 'Can You Name This Creature' blog post on his "moderated" aka censored The Eclectic Cleric blog that he may have failed to give credit where credit is due, and somewhat waggishly suggesting in a follow-up comment submitted to his 'What Have You Done in your Life?' post that he might want to add -

Plagiarized the dreaded Emerson Avenger

to the list of things that he has done in his life.

Herewith is my point-by-point re*butt*al of the Rev. Dr. Tim W. Jensen's rather foolish unjustified "dressing down" of yours truly -

:I've never met Robin E*****, the so-called self-titled (not to mention self-appointed) "Emerson Avenger," and frankly I hope never to have the pleasure.

Don't count on that Rev. Jensen. We may meet in person yet. . . For the record I am not "self-titled" nor "self-appointed" as "The Emerson Avenger". The Emerson Avenger was nothing more than the title that I gave to this blog until "self-titled" U*U blogger "Cranky Cindy" decided in her dubious wisdom to appoint me as a "Transcendentalist Super Hero". I decided that it might be fun to run with that U*U "title" so "The Emerson Avenger" became what some U*U bloggers like call a "persona". So you are not off to a very good start Rev. Jensen, or perhaps I should say the so-called self-titled (not to mention self-appointed) Eclectic Cleric. . . since you have not even managed to get your facts straight in your opening salvo.

:I know him by reputation, of course, as I suspect so many other bloggers do here in the UU blogosphere, but since I generally find his posts kind of abrasive and unpleasant, mostly I just try to ignore him in the hope that our paths through cyberspace will cross as little as possible.

Which is all the more reason why you might have done well to quit when you were already miles behind in the matter of using my ideas without giving credit (aka "a little honest attribution") where credit is due. . . I suspect however that it was your knowing me by big b-a-a-a-d U*U reputation only that caused you to take my original, and fairly unique, ideas without crediting me for them. Right Tim?

:Yet lately for some reason he has chosen to take a shine to me again, this time even going so far as accusing me of plagiarism because he apparently ALSO saw the image of the Demographic Map of the United States of America plotting the outcome of the last election in shades of Blue and Red based on the percentage of the popular vote, and "normalized" geographically for population density I wrote about in a previous post, and it also reminded him of a Phoenix.

In saying "take a shine to me again" I can reasonably presume that you are referring to the fact that I fairly recently shone a light on your questionable, and I believe rather shameful, rationalization of "famous U*U" Thomas Jefferson's racism on Kim Hampton's 'The East of Midnight' blog. I also have reasonable grounds to believe that you know perfectly well that I ALSO saw an image resembling some depictions of the mythical phoenix in the Rorschach inkblot test cum demographic map of the 2008 US election results and posted a comment about that to Rev. Christine Robinson's iminister blog post titled 'Purple America' more than two weeks *before* you posted about the same *two* concepts on your The Eclectic Cleric blog. Yes, it is within possibility that you *also* saw this "phoenix" and *also* compared the demographic map to a Rorschach inkblot test completely independently of seeing my comment on Rev. Robinson's blog and following the link to my original post about it on my StumbleUpon blog but, all things considered. . . I consider this scenario to be rather unlikely Rev. Jensen, or perhaps I should say 'The Klepto Cleric'.

:But before we go too far together down THAT road Brother E******, let me offer you a basic tutorial in communications law for working writers.

Oops! Too late Brother K*****. Let me offer you a basic tutorial in why I have "reasonable grounds" to believe that you used my *two* fairly unique and fairly original ideas (i.e. that the said demographic map of 2008 U.S. elections was a kind of Rorschach Inkblot Test and that it resembled some of the classic images of the mythical phoenix bird rising from its ashes) without giving credit where credit was due.

1. The U*U blogosphere is a fairly tiny online community and you are a fairly active member of it so the probability that you did not see my comment on Rev. Robinson's 'Purple America' blog post is quite low.

2. Your blog post titled 'Can You Name This Creature?' was posted to your 'The Eclectic Cleric' blog on Thursday, November 27, 2008. There is hard evidence in the form of comments that you have posted to the iminister blog both before and after that date that prove that you do read Rev. Robinson's iminister blog. Who knows? Maybe you are even subscribed to it with an RSS feed. . . I would say chances are pretty good that U*U clergy bloggers not only quite religiously read each other's blogs but subscribe to each other's blogs via RSS feeds wouldn't you Rev. Jensen?

3. The rather small 200px × 135px JPEG image of the electoral map "phoenix" on your 'Can You Name This Creature?' blog post is *exactly* the same size as the rather small 200px × 135px thumbnail JPEG image that was posted on Rev. Christine Robinson's 'Purple America' blog post. I dare say that I have "reasonable grounds" to believe that the rather small image that you used to illustrate your blog post was most likely copied and pasted from Rev. Christine Robinson's 'Purple America' blog post. Care to publicly deny that very reasonable suggestion, and then tell everyone reading this blog post exactly where *else* on the internet you ALSO found YOUR 200px × 135px JPEG image of the population density electoral map "phoenix" Rev. Jensen or should I say "The Klepto Cleric"?

:Plagiarism is essentially defined as "the purloining of literary work." [Gotta LOVE THAT definition! -- it pretty much just says it all...]

You wish ever so Reverend Jensen. . . I was being my usual waggish self when I suggested that you might want to add "Plagiarized the dreaded Emerson Avenger" to the list of things that you have done in your life. In other words I was using the term "plagiarized" loosely. Artistic license and all that Brother K*****. There was a clue to that in my throwing the word "dreaded" in there. But you know what Brother K*****? Other sources, such as Wikipedia and even some half-decent English dictionaries, actually define the words plagiarize and plagiarism in a way that fits what you did to a tee.

Try on -

"Plagiarism is the use or close imitation of the language and thoughts of another author and the representation of them as one's own original work."

Courtesy of Wikipedia

or

1. To use and pass off (the ideas or writings of another) as one's own.
2. To appropriate for use as one's own passages or ideas from (another).

v. intr. To put forth as original to oneself the ideas or words of another.

for *size* Rev. Jensen or perhaps I should say 'The Plagiarizing Cleric'*

:Simply having a similar idea based on a similar response to a shared source of inspiration is in no way, shape or form ANYTHING resembling actual plagiarism;

Agreed *Klepto Cleric* but that is not exactly what happened in this particular case is it?

FYI When I first saw the bird-like form in the sun's corona in the excellent photograph of the July 1991 total solar eclipse taken by French astronomer Serge Koutchmy and subsequently published in the May 1992 issue of National Geographic magazine I immediately and intuitively understood that it was most probably the original source of inspiration for the mythical phoenix bird. To the best of my knowledge at the time I was the only modern person who made this connection. Some years later, in the course of my research into how this total solar eclipse "Sun Bird" inspired the phoenix myth and a whole flock of other mythical birds of the sun, I discovered that another fellow by the name of Elmer G. Suhr had come to the same conclusion decades earlier and had said as much in his book 'The Mask, The Unicorn, And The Messiah.' By that time I had already gone well beyond his proposal that lacked much evidence backing it up but I gave him credit where credit was due for having a similar idea based on a similar response to a shared source of inspiration. . . Quite regrettably there is strong evidence that your only "shared source of inspiration" for the 2008 electoral map cum Rorschach Inkblot Test cum Phoenix rising from its ashes was reading the comments that I posted to Rev. Christine Robinson's 'Purple America' blog post. N'est-ce pas Rev. Jensen?

:it is simply a demonstration that not only do great minds think alike, but sometimes even great minds and not-so-great minds can have similar thoughts...

Agreed. I like to think that Elmer G. Suhr was something of a great mind. You on the other hand are definitely coming across as a not-so-great mind in this matter, and I am being remarkably civil in putting it that way Brother K*****. . .

:the difference being that a Truly Great Mind recognizes that there is simply "something in the air," while the not-so-great mind foolishly (and some might say narcissistically) mistakes the obvious for their own unique and original thought.

Ya "something in the air" ever so Reverend Jensen. Like the "air" of "cyberspace" here and here. . . While the not-so-great mind foolishly (and some might say narcissistically) pretends that he did not plagiarize my fairly unique and fairly original words and ideas when plenty of circumstantial evidence, and even some hard evidence. . . says that you did exactly that.

:But to bring this back to the topic at hand, writers cannot copyright "ideas" --

I would say that we are very much "on topic" Rev. Jensen aka The Plagiarizing Cleric. Please note that I have not actually accused you of copyright infringement or even suggested that you have infringed on my copyright. Prior to this blog post I only quite politely suggested that you might want to provide what *you* call "a little honest attribution" of my original and unique words and ideas that you lifted from Rev. Christine Robinson's 'Purple America' blog post without providing the slightest credit where credit was due. In fact the exact words of the comment that I submitted to your 'Can You Name This Creature' blog post were -

I don't suppose you would care to give some credit where credit is due Rev. Jensen?

But you quite evidently were not honest enough to respond positively to that polite suggestion aka request were you Rev. Dr. Tim W. Jensen? No, far from it. . . N'est-ce pas Klepto Cleric?

:they may only copyright a unique and original expression of an idea -- in other words, actual and specific language and phrasing which embody and express a unique perspective of a shared (or private) inspiration, which in turn could then be plagiarized by someone else who saw that unique expression, "purloined" (i.e. stole or copied) it, and then attempted to pass it off (obviously without attribution) as their own work.

As I said Brother K*****, to date, indeed right up go this very minute, I have not accused you of copyright infringement. But you know what ever so Reverend Tim Jensen? I expect that most *honest* people (i.e. those people who I sometimes refer to as "people of intelligence and conscience") reading this blog post may come to the conclusion that my referring to this demographic electoral map as "The United States Of America as Rorschach Ink Blot Test. . ." and writing, "Kind of looks like the classic image of a Phoenix rising from its ashes to me. . ." on my StumbleUpon blog and then pretty much repeating those words on Rev. Christine Robinson's 'Purple America' blog post by saying, "I kind of like how the lower electoral map cum Rorschach Ink Blot Test looks a bit like the classic image of a phoenix rising from the ashes," are in fact original expressions of two fairly unique ideas about that electoral map. . . Let's compare the actual and specific language and phrasing which embody and express *my* original and quite unique perspective on that electoral map with what you later said about it after seeing my words on Rev. Robinson's blog and, most likely, on my StumbleUpon blog post which was linked to from it as well. Right Rev. Jensen?

Robin Edgar - Kind of looks like the classic image of a Phoenix rising from its ashes to me. . .

Rev. Tim Jensen - It looks almost like a Phoenix, doesn't it? - rising from the ashes of yadda, yadda, yadda. . .

Robin Edgar - The United States Of America as Rorschach Ink Blot Test. . .

Rev. Tim Jensen - It is a *cultural Rorschach* of the Spirit of the Age, yadda, yadda, yadda. . .

Both of these original and quite unique ideas were synthesized in my comment on Rev. Christine Robinson's 'Purple America' blog post -

I kind of like how the lower electoral map cum Rorschach Ink Blot Test looks a bit like the classic image of a phoenix rising from the ashes.

:An even more basic point is that in almost ALL cases an actual plagiarist has to have actually SEEN the original work in order to "steal" it. You can't really copy something you've never even read.

Agreed Rev. Jensen. Quite regrettably I have abundant circumstantial evidence and at least one piece of "incriminating" hard evidence that gives me plenty of "reasonable grounds" to believe that you are an actual plagiarist who actually has SEEN the original work and did "steal" it. It is remarkably disingenuous of you to proclaim, "You can't really copy something you've never even read," when there is very good reason for me and other people to believe that you did in fact read what I posted to Rev. Christine Robinson's 'Purple America' blog post, if not my original StumbleUpon blog post ALSO. . .

:As both an academic and a clergyman I tend to take allegations of plagiarism fairly seriously, since in many ways it strikes at the core of everything I believe about integrity and creativity and their importance to the human soul.

Ya right. . . Then you would have been very well advised to take my waggish suggestion that you plagiarized my original and unique ideas fairly seriously and not made a complete fool out of yourself by giving me a thoroughly undeserved "dressing down" on your blog knowing full well that besides being an academic and a clergyman you are ALSO a plagiarist Rev. Dr. Tim W. Jensen aka The Klepto Cleric. If you had an ounce of personal integrity in this matter you would have provided the "honest attribution" that I politely suggested/requested about a week ago and you certainly would not have soiled your U*U soul by pretending not to be a plagiarist when the evidence says that you are one.

:On the other hand, I also tend to take a fairly broad and "liberal" view of "fair use;"

No kidding. . . You were indeed fairly broad (as in long-winded) and "liberal" (as in "free with the truth") in your not so "fair use" of my original and comparatively unique ideas weren't you Brother K*****? For the record your plagiarism of my original and unique ideas does not meet the legal definition of "fair use". ALSO, I could be mistaken, but I do believe that one of the requirements of bona fide "fair use" is that the original source of the quoted or otherwise reproduced material should be acknowledged. You did nothing of the sort, even after being politely requested to do so. . .

:we are, after all, called upon to Proclaim the Good News, not to copyright it.

You can Proclaim *your* Good News, assuming you actually have any. . . all you want to Rev. Jensen but when you purloin my Good News, or even not so Good News, you are engaging in plagiarism.

:Yet to palm off someone's original work as your own, when tools like the internet make it so easy these days to find and attribute almost anything, is truly shameful.

Indeed it is Rev. Jensen. Your palming off my original work as your own, when tools like the internet make it so easy these days to find and attribute almost anything, is truly shameful. In fact, I think that it is even more truly shameful for you to foolishly "protest too much" and insinuate that I am narcissistic when I catch you "red handed", and now no doubt "purple faced", shamelessly palming off my original words and ideas as your own. You really should be more than a little bit ashamed of yourself Klepto Cleric but, knowing what I know about the stunning hubris of the U*Us, you probably have little or no shame. Indeed one of the very reasons that I have decided in my wisdom not to display a picket sign saying -

A "CHURCH" THAT HAS NO SHAME

in front of the Unitarian Church of Montreal aka The Church of the Tarnished Image is because I fear that stunningly shameless Montreal Unitarian U*Us would take that picket sign slogan as a compliment. . .

:But if you look back at what I've actually written, you'll notice right away that I've done nothing of the sort.

Wrong. Dead wrong Rev. Jensen. As I have *demonstrated* in this blog post I have repeatedly looked back at what you have actually written, or otherwise posted to your 'Can You Name This Creature' blog post, and have thus determined beyond any "reasonable doubt" that you have plagiarized my original and unique (until you purloined them that is. . .) words and ideas.

:Quickly now - if you look at MY original post, you'll notice that not only do I compare this image to a Phoenix, I also compare it to the Holy Spirit (in the form of a Dove, as in Luke's Gospel), and make several other references to other aspects of our shared cultural mythology, before finally getting around to making the one statement that might indeed be potentially copyrightable, and name this bird a "Barack."

Woo hoo! So you expanded a little bit on the original and unique ideas that you plagiarized from me. Isn't that what many plagiarists do, if only to try to hide the fact that they are engaging in plagiarism, Rev. Jensen? Do have fun trying to copyright the first name of President elect Barack Obama Klepto Cleric. It might interest you and other U*Us to know that way back in 1992 I ALSO compared the pure white "Sun Bird" that is manifested within the sun's corona during some total solar eclipses to the Holy Spirit in the form of a dove *after* first intuitively recognizing it to be the original source of inspiration for the phoenix myth. It is entirely possible that the original concept of the Holy Spirit being represented as a dove is linked to the total solar eclipse "Sun Bird" that ALSO inspired the mythical phoenix bird and a whole flock of other mythical birds of the sun.

:Again, not a particularly obscure idea; it could have occurred to anyone. But it just so happened to occur to me -- and it is unique, and it is original, and as far as I'm concerned, folks can copy it as much as they like (although a little honest attribution is always welcome....)

Isn't that so deliciously ironic ever so Reverend Jensen? All that I asked from you about a week ago now was a little honest attribution for the definitely original and really quite unique ideas that I had expressed on Rev. Christine Robinson's 'Purple America' blog post, and previously on my StumbleUpon blog, but you not only lack the honesty and personal integrity to give credit where credit was, and still is. . . due but ALSO have the unmitigated gall to try to pretend that you did not plagiarize me and that I falsely, "foolishly", and even "narcissistically" accused you of plagiarism. I am very confident that after reading this blog post, and weighing the evidence it contains, most people of intelligence and conscience will agree that if anyone has "foolishly" and even "narcissistically" made false accusations in this matter it is you.

And so it goes. . . **



* But by no means the only U*U minister who is guilty of plagiarism or otherwise purloining another person's words or ideas without giving credit where credit is due aka "honest attribution".

** Courtesy of famous U*U Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

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3 Comments:

Blogger The Eclectic Cleric said...

My Grandmother once warned me never to get into a pissing match with a skunk -- win or lose, you still end up stinking, and the skunk likes it. The TRUTH of the matter is that I didn't even see your work until you brought it to my attention, and with the exception the minor detail that at one point we both coincidentally compare the electoral map to the same common cultural icon, my posting is actually quite different from yours, as anyone who reads them will quickly notice.

But since all you seem to be looking for is "Credit Where Credit is Due," Congratulations Robin for your insightful observation that the electoral map does indeed resemble a Phoenix. You were brilliant to notice that, if I do say so myself. Now, please take all of your credit and brilliance and go play with someone else and leave me alone.

BTW, copying entire posts of mine on to your web site for whatever reason you choose to do that certainly seems to me to exceed the common understanding of "fair use." Just something you might want to keep in mind in future

Sunday, December 14, 2008 10:22:00 am  
Blogger The Eclectic Cleric said...

And another late-breaking update -- just learned (through about ten minutes of internet research) that Flora Lichtman compared this particular "cartogram" to a Rorschach test in a November 7th interview with its originator, University of Michigan professor Mark Newman; while in that same program, Science Friday host Ira Flatow remarked "it looks like a bird to me." So maybe we both ought to be giving more credit where credit is due

Sunday, December 14, 2008 1:44:00 pm  
Blogger Robin Edgar said...

Congratulations Rev. Dr. Tim Jensen!

Through a few minutes of my own internet research I was able to determine that you are actually telling the TRUTH about Flora Lichtman comparing the same or similar professor Mark Newman "cartogram" to a Rorschach Test in this particular case.

:while in that same program, Science Friday host Ira Flatow remarked "it looks like a bird to me."

That too appears to be TRUE not so good Reverend Doctor Jensen.

:So maybe we both ought to be giving more credit where credit is due.

I have no problem whatsoever giving Flora Lichtman credit for comparing professor Mark Newman's "cartogram" to a Rorschach test, or giving Ira Flatow credit for saying "it looks like a bird to me." I do not however see either of those two individuals suggesting that the 2008 electoral map looks "like the classic image of a Phoenix rising from its ashes" or that this quite original and quite unique perception of the 2008 electoral map cum Rorschach inkblot test could potentially be interpreted as an "auspicious omen" for the United States of America. Do you?

My own internet searching aka Googling found a comment on a 'Dykes To Watch Out For' blog post titled 'Deep In The Heart' by someone using the handle NickelJoey that actually deserves *more* credit if we are basing the amount of credit due on the number of similar words and ideas that are "coincidentally" expressed, as I am doing with you. . .

November 7th, 2008 at 3:15 pm

Maybe I’m just flunking a Rorschach test, but does that cartogram look to anyone else like a big purplish phoenix?

end quote

NickelJoey's comment actually combined two of the several original and unique ideas that I expressed in my StumbleUpon blog post a couple of days later, whereas Flora Lichtman only expressed one of them and Ira Flatow another one. In fact if one breaks down the original words and ideas expressed in my "electronic communications" freely shared on the 'Purple America' post that you public proclaim/pretend not to have seen and read (even though it was posted in the *tiny* U*U blogosphere on the iminister blog of your "dear friend" Rev. Christine Robinson soon after Barack Obama's election as President when U*Us were no doubt "tearing up" the U*U blogosphere. . .) into their component parts I actually synthesized four or more unique and original ideas which you somehow "coincidentally" managed to "parrot" (if not "pirate") idea for idea if not word for word.

Let's see now. . .

I said this particular Mark Newman "cartogram" of the 2008 electoral map was a kind of Rorschach Inkblot Test that looks like the classic image of a phoenix rising from the ashes and may *hopefully* be interpreted as an auspicious omen.

You said -

1) It looks almost like a Phoenix, doesn't it?

2) rising from the ashes

Note: one may even break this down into two separate correspondences (i.e. "rising" and "ashes") but I am being somewhat "liberal" as in generous by not doing so.

3) the promise of a new and wiser beginning.

Can U*Us say "auspicious omen"?

4) It is a cultural *Rorschach* of the Spirit of the Age

and then of course there is that problematic "minor detail" of the small 200 X 135 pixel JPEG image of professor Mark Newman's 2008 electoral map "cartogram" that ever so "coincidentally" *corresponds* exactly with the 200 X 135 pixel JPEG image of the Mark Newman "cartogram" that illustrates Rev. Christine Robinson's 'Purple America' blog post.

I see no less than four "coincidences" here not so good Reverend Doctor Tim Jensen.

Can you find any blog posts on the internet that contain no less than four "coincidental" correspondences to what I said in my comment on the 'Purple America' blog post Rev. Dr. Jensen? Other than your 'Can You Name This Creature?' blog post of course. . .

Allow me to give some credit where credit is definitely due to British author Ian Fleming, the famous author of the series of James Bond spy fiction novels and, more specifically 'Goldfinger'. . .

"Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. Three times is enemy action."

Gotta love it all Rev. Dr., No?

Works for me. . .

Heck, I don't mind throwing in some "honest attribution" to the fictional character Auric Goldfinger himself for that very apropos "bon mot". . .

Here's a "less than golden" finger for you and other hypocritical Unitarian*Universalist U*Us, especially "less than excellent" U*U clerics aka so-called self-titled "pastors" who publicly insult and defame people.

I have a pretty good track record for giving credit where credit is due aka "a little honest attribution" to the outside sources of information that I may share with others. I have given credit where credit is due even when I discovered well after the fact that someone else had "a similar idea based on a similar response to a shared source of inspiration" well before I had that same or very similar idea, even though I arrived at that same or similar idea totally independently of any knowledge or awareness of their similar ideas.

How about you?

As you may have noticed, I quite regularly come up with various witticisms, "bon mots", and epigrams. When I come up with a "bon mot" that I think just might be quite unique, as well as original, I often Google it to see if someone else has come up with it beforehand. Interestingly enough, as a result breaking down that particular Google search into smaller component parts, I just discovered now that Elie Weisel had "a similar idea based on a similar response" to a somewhat different source of inspiration. So I will happily give credit where credit is due to Elie Weisel for coming up with the "human to be inhuman" part of my original and quite unique not so "bon mot" -

"Quite regrettably, it is all too human to be inhuman."

that, most ironically, the rather inhuman behaviour of self-described "Humanist" U*Us inspired me to come up with some years ago. Not that non-Humanist, self-described, "Christian" U*Us can't behave in an all too human inhuman manner as well, as your other "dear friend" Rev. Victoria Weinstein aka Peacebang quite regularly publicly demonstrates via her unique and original insulting and defamatory or otherwise abusive words that I am all too happy to provided a little honest attribution to. . .

FWIW I have responded to your initial insulting and defamatory comment here in a brand-spanking new blog post very appropriately titled -

The Reverend Doctor Timothy W. Jensen Should Have Listened To His Grandmother. . .

Monday, December 15, 2008 1:02:00 am  

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