If you haven't, it's an amazing experience, one that I highly recommend.
If you ask such a person which door they used to enter the room, they'll deliberately tell you the wrong one, sometimes even if they know you saw them as they entered. The yarns they spin are amazing, remarkable, breath-taking!
They were persecuted by trolls, bag ladies prophesied to them, they dreamt of 9/11 and warned their brother/sister/cousin/friend/baker not to go to the Towers/Pentagon/Pennsylvania field on that fateful day!
Oh, if only someone had listened!
And speaking of Pennsylvania disasters and pathological liars, we come to Chris West's TOB Institute.
As many people know, Chris had an absolutely disastrous interview with ABC that was ultimately all
Oh, if only someone would listen!
Hey, Chris, fear not!
As many of you may remember, ABC avers West compared Hugh Hefner favorably to Pope John Paul II, called the Song of Songs the "centerfold of the Bible" and generally made a jackass of himself.
Now, I recently went looking for some commentary on West's use of the word "centerfold" in that same ABC News video.
Fortunately, I was able to find Chris' own commentary on his use of the word "centerfold" to describe the Song of Songs.
Click on the image below and you'll see a screen capture of the Web page in which the TOB Institute valiantly explains why Chris described the Song of Songs as a "centerfold in the Bible."
I have even cleverly highlighted it with red near the bottom so that you could pick it out (click the image for a bigger version).
Heck, here's the link to it if you want to see it yourself!
Wait a minute!
What was that?
Someone doth protest!
I have again cleverly highlighted the protestations, so that you can easily pick it out (click the image for a bigger version):
Why that scurrilous Dawn Eden scurrilously alleges that West used the word "centerfold" in reference to Scripture when West himself DENIES ever having done such a thing!
As you can see from the commentary on the Headline Bistro article, we have WITNESSES!
First, we have Melanie Harmon (what a melodious, harmonious last name - certainly that couldn't be a pseudonym!) insisting that she heard West deny using the word with his own lips! And Tim Howard valiantly corroborates her account!
"...Where there are two or three witnesses!"
How DARE Dawn Eden offend Christian charity by spreading these damnable, I say, DAMNABLE lies!
After all, if you go to the TOB Institute site, you'll see:
.... you'll see that the site
And the TOB Institute website no longer bears mention of what the original 2009 TOB Institute Facebook comment stridently asserts.
Indeed, you have to go here to see the original Facebook post, which apparently hasn't been purged yet.
Incidentally, there are tons of computer articles on how hard it is to delete anything permanently in Facebook. That particular program stores all kinds of things in all kinds of nooks and crannies. Perhaps the TOB Institute should do a little more work on their in-house procedures?
Or perhaps they should use Bon Ami?
According to The Ghost and Mr. Chicken, it works on almost everything but bloodstains on an organ keyboard. I'd say it was worth at least a try in this situation.
Now, nasty dividers of the Church, people bent on a politics of personal destruction for their own miserly gain, that is to say, nasty, mean, sin-laden creeps (like me - I wish I could repent! sob! sniffle!) might ask annoying questions like:
- Why does Google cache show the TOB Institute defending Chris West's use of a word Chris West himself now says he never used?
- Why does the current TOB Institute page not match the TOB Facebook page or the Google Cache of that Facebook page?
- When did the current TOB Institute page get scrubbed (hint - it wasn't very long ago. Miss Harmon, call your office!)?
- Why does Chris West now deny doing something that his own Institute clearly (used to) show he did do?
- Why does the TOB Institute seem to have a history of re-writing history?
- When people say Chris West is open to critics and makes changes in accordance with valid critiques, why can we never find evidence of it?
Remember, Chris doesn't change his teachings.
He only changes history.
So, when someone charges Chris West with mis-representing Catholic Faith for his own mercenary purposes, West supporters follow the advice given to English brides as they were prepared for marital life:
"You won't like the activities of the bedchamber, but you have a duty to
family and countryWest and the Institute. Just lie back and think of EnglandChris!"