Response to Blesch

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Response to Blesch

A fellow by the name of William Blesch has penned a critique of my article: “Consumer Alert”. You can read it at http://watchmanonthewalls.wordpress.com/2011/10/28/the-bbb%e2%80%99s-report-on-blumenthals-consumer-alert/ . I would like to thank him for giving me the opportunity to bring more clarity to the issue.

He begins by asserting that my article is “incredibly hypocritical”. He takes issue with the fact that I called the religious devotion demanded by Christianity “a transaction”. Blesch points out that the devotion demanded by Judaism also involves a transaction. Further on in his critique, Blesch argues that Judaism also offers an exchange of devotion for a
future return.

He has completely misunderstood my point. I wasn’t comparing the devotion of Christianity to a transaction as a critique of Christianity. I acknowledge that all religious devotion is in essence a transaction. The question just is – is this a legitimate transaction – or a shady…

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