Comments on: Screwtape Wept http://www.theagitator.com/2012/07/12/screwtape-wept/ It rankles me when somebody tries to tell somebody what to do. Mon, 24 Mar 2014 01:51:35 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1 By: Return of the Agitator « The Honest Courtesan http://www.theagitator.com/2012/07/12/screwtape-wept/comment-page-1/#comment-3886810 Sat, 29 Sep 2012 05:02:41 +0000 http://www.theagitator.com/?p=25480#comment-3886810 […] away with the brilliant “So. It Has Come To This” (the TSA, Pulp Fiction style) and “Screwtape Wept”  (another cop murders another dog, seen through the eyes of C.S. Lewis’ fictional devil).  […]

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By: Jamie http://www.theagitator.com/2012/07/12/screwtape-wept/comment-page-1/#comment-3543685 Mon, 16 Jul 2012 07:09:56 +0000 http://www.theagitator.com/?p=25480#comment-3543685 Nice writing. Appluads.

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By: Sean http://www.theagitator.com/2012/07/12/screwtape-wept/comment-page-1/#comment-3541060 Sun, 15 Jul 2012 17:09:22 +0000 http://www.theagitator.com/?p=25480#comment-3541060 Goober, I am not speaking for Charlie, but I sometimes describe myself as an Agnostic Christian, the reason being that while I fit the definition you provided as far as a belief in the existence/non-existence of god, I am culturally christian in that I was raised Catholic and still enjoy celebrating holidays, appreciate the iconography of the church, am fascinated with saints, etc. In short, I hang onto what I was raised with, more out of force of habit than any true belief.

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By: Linda http://www.theagitator.com/2012/07/12/screwtape-wept/comment-page-1/#comment-3532719 Fri, 13 Jul 2012 23:18:31 +0000 http://www.theagitator.com/?p=25480#comment-3532719 Oops….spring of last year, 2011. Not this year.

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By: Linda http://www.theagitator.com/2012/07/12/screwtape-wept/comment-page-1/#comment-3532560 Fri, 13 Jul 2012 22:12:23 +0000 http://www.theagitator.com/?p=25480#comment-3532560 Very simular incident out in Gold Bar, Washington. I believe it was spring of this year. A man’s brother was killed in a car crash. The man some how learned of the crash and headed to the site. Meanwhile a police officer comes to his home to inform him his brother had been killed in a car accident. Ends up shooting and killing the mans German Shepherd Shadow. I wish I had a news link to share. But I do not even think the news picked up this story. I found out because the man later attended a court house rally in support of the Wrights and their dog Rosie (who was also killed by a police officer) Someone invited him to join Rosie’s Facebook page and share his story there. Which he did.

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By: Goober http://www.theagitator.com/2012/07/12/screwtape-wept/comment-page-1/#comment-3532558 Fri, 13 Jul 2012 22:11:57 +0000 http://www.theagitator.com/?p=25480#comment-3532558 Once wonders how mail men and UPS guys get through their day without leaving a trail of dead dog corpses behind them.

I know that if a cop ever comes to my house that my gentle, doofy dog Moose would be in mortal danger, because his modus operandi when new people come into the yard is to bound up to them barking.

He then proceeds to lick them to death.

As for Charlie’s post above, I’m confused as to how someone could be an agnostic christian. Is that even possible? By definition, an agnostic is a person who believes that we humans do not have the information available to us to make a choice on whether deity exists or not, because we’ve been denied proof of their existence, and concrete DISproof of their existence is something that cannot be had. Therefore, an agnostic is someone who is open to the existence of deity, but also does not commit to a belief that they do exist.

How does that jive with choosing a denomination, when you don’t even know if God exists to begin with? Please note, I’m not being sarcastic or criticizing you here, I’m genuinely curious as to how you’ve come to your current state of being.

Granted, I may be in the same boat as you, because IF deity truly does exist, i hope beyond hope that the deity that does exist is the New Testament Christian God, because the other choices are simply awful…

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By: Charlie Potts http://www.theagitator.com/2012/07/12/screwtape-wept/comment-page-1/#comment-3531919 Fri, 13 Jul 2012 17:47:30 +0000 http://www.theagitator.com/?p=25480#comment-3531919 C.S. Lewis is so good he got me interested in theology, and I’m an agnostic Christian. Another very thought provoking book, even for non-believers, is Eric Metaxas’ biography of Dietrich Bonhoeffer (especially for the “all Germans are Nazis crowd.)

Oops, Godwinned. Sorry about that.

Also, why don’t they just kick the dog or something?

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By: ClubMedSux http://www.theagitator.com/2012/07/12/screwtape-wept/comment-page-1/#comment-3531893 Fri, 13 Jul 2012 17:34:13 +0000 http://www.theagitator.com/?p=25480#comment-3531893 Funny how some people seem shocked that a non-Christian could enjoy well-written, witty and thought-provoking Christian literature. As a Christian, I enjoy well-written, witty and thought-provoking non-Christian literature on a regular basis.

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By: Simeon Scientist http://www.theagitator.com/2012/07/12/screwtape-wept/comment-page-1/#comment-3531515 Fri, 13 Jul 2012 15:37:52 +0000 http://www.theagitator.com/?p=25480#comment-3531515 Dood, really? Everyone knows that it’s an atrocity that the boy was murdered. Think logically about this though. They tell you that your son/brother (depending on the person from the story) is murdered, then they pull out a gun and shoot your dog?

You’re already traumatized, gunshots from close range are traumatic, and losing a pet is traumatic. So basically, they just took an already atrocious situation and made it SIGNIFICANTLY worse. That’s what he’s saying. No, the dog being dead isn’t the biggest issue, it’s the senselessness of shooting a family pet, in front of the family, while delivering news about the murder, that makes this notable. It’s a lack of common sense and common decency.

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By: Goober http://www.theagitator.com/2012/07/12/screwtape-wept/comment-page-1/#comment-3531510 Fri, 13 Jul 2012 15:36:38 +0000 http://www.theagitator.com/?p=25480#comment-3531510 Patrick – this is brilliant. Up to the point of the swearing part, I’d have thought that Lewis penned it, himself. Frigging fantastic, man. At least so far, you win my internets for the day.

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By: Patrick from Popehat http://www.theagitator.com/2012/07/12/screwtape-wept/comment-page-1/#comment-3531272 Fri, 13 Jul 2012 14:00:40 +0000 http://www.theagitator.com/?p=25480#comment-3531272 #12: If you’re so clueless as to ask, sincerely, whether I “really think” that shooting a dog is worse than shooting a human being, no explanation of the intent behind this post would penetrate that skull.

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By: dood http://www.theagitator.com/2012/07/12/screwtape-wept/comment-page-1/#comment-3531248 Fri, 13 Jul 2012 13:49:35 +0000 http://www.theagitator.com/?p=25480#comment-3531248 I love this blog :) Great writing. Although, I have to disagree with your main point.
Do you really think the most loathsome act all Hell could fathom is the killing of an animal? Shooting a HUMAN BEING to death for a cell phone and a couple bucks can’t even compare, right?
I totally agree, the officer should not have shot that dog. I’m sure he was surprised, threatened, and the reacted, but wouldn’t you be scared pissless if a pit bull charged you? Come on.
No, the real atrocity here is that a boy was murdered, and that people are making a bigger deal about the freaking dog.

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By: Bill http://www.theagitator.com/2012/07/12/screwtape-wept/comment-page-1/#comment-3530248 Fri, 13 Jul 2012 06:15:51 +0000 http://www.theagitator.com/?p=25480#comment-3530248 This is the most horrific thing I’ve read in a while, but that didn’t last long. I went down to read the comments, and that truly just made me want to barf even more. The only thing that would make this story worse is unsympathetic assholes saying it’s a good thing, and yep, they’re there. It’s not even PoliceOne types. If you can stomach it, read the comments by Jim Croft or Jim Robinson or Ross Rockwell. F*cking monsters all of them.

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By: Delta http://www.theagitator.com/2012/07/12/screwtape-wept/comment-page-1/#comment-3530201 Fri, 13 Jul 2012 05:48:34 +0000 http://www.theagitator.com/?p=25480#comment-3530201 Funny thought: In a lot of these “cop with unreleased name” cases, doesn’t the press have to be complicit for this to be the case? Like, wouldn’t the officer here have said “Ma’am, I’m Officer X from Y and your son is dead…” — such that the family knows the name and can tell the press? I think in a lot of other cases there would be some civilian/victim who would know the name, but the local press must play along and not release the name if the department requests it, eh?

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By: Robert Evans http://www.theagitator.com/2012/07/12/screwtape-wept/comment-page-1/#comment-3530112 Fri, 13 Jul 2012 05:02:00 +0000 http://www.theagitator.com/?p=25480#comment-3530112 Good parody!

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