Wednesday, September 19, 2007

McKnight Rider

So the word on the internets is that Scot McKnight was riding me pretty hard in a post he wrote yesterday on his website.  

(I'd link to it, but McKnight felt that it was beneath him to link to my site, so I don't think I will.  In the future, Scot, here's the rule: the Don scratches your back if you scratch his.  Okay?  I know you're hurting pretty bad for web traffic these days, so I hate that I can't give you a boost, but you've really given me no choice.)

Apparently Scot is upset that I've occasionally used satire.  Which would be fine if I were Mark Twain, but unfortunately Twain cowers in the greatness of the Don's shadow.  So McKnight feels that my blog is bad because "satire is soul-destroying."

Translation?  Read The Secret Diary of D.A. Carson and your soul will be destroyed.

For the few of you still reading this, there are at least two reasons that you shouldn't worry about what McKnight writes:
  1. He's not just an Emerjerk, but a leader of the Emerjerks.  A Lemerjerk, if you will.
  2. I've sold way more books than him.
But you know what the sad thing is?  Stephanie tells me she spotted at least one blogger thatloved my Secret Diary last week and even posted about it to his personal site.  However, after reading Scot's article, he felt bad about it and decided he didn't like it anymore.

I don't know how else to say this, folks, but here's a lesson: think for yourselves.  Don't be lemmings.

In conclusion, ladies and gentlemen, I agree that "feasting on satire" is a bad way to spend your life and that it can have devastating consequences.  My advice?  Don't FEAST!  

But feel free to have a few nibbles at the table of the Don.  

Scot, I await your apology.

6 comments:

Ross said...

Typical isn't it, no sooner than have I found your blog that you decide to close it. I like Scot's blog and I like yours. We need to be serious, but we need to be serious about not being serious.

Sorry you are riding into the night.

Don't go gladly ... and give us some good posts first. Oh and tell us where else in cyberspace we might meet up again.

Jeremy Myers said...

I read the McKnight blog too, and it is becuase of his post that I "googled" your site and now subscribe to it, only to find yesterday that you are shutting it down.

There goes more joy in my life. Or maybe that's my soul being destroyed...

I found out today that there is a secret diary of Rick Warren. Maybe I'll try to find that one so that site can finish the job on my soul.

OR, you could start a secret diary of Scot McKnight! You know he want to be like the Don.

Chaka said...

I noticed McKnight lumped you in with those no-talent @$$ clowns at Wittenberg Door. Never have I read anything so humorless (and mean) as that rag. Just because that stuff is soul-destroying doesn't mean satire is.

But, since I can think for myself, I still like McKnight. He's no dummy.

Anonymous said...

Just a note of warning to readers of this blog. I think this is probably not written by Don Carson himself. Obviously I don't believe in pseudonymity; but I do have my doubts.

Grant R. Osborne

TheGreatSwalmi said...

"Just a note of warning to readers of this blog. I think this is probably not written by Don Carson himself. Obviously I don't believe in pseudonymity; but I do have my doubts.

Grant R. Osborne"

Really? Oh man, dodged a bullet there. I was about to pour out my heart and soul to the REAL Carson, and here I find out the Don is only a figment? sad. sad.

concerned said...

I sincerely hope that wasn't the real Grant R. Osborne who posted that.

No wonder TEDS doesn't get this blog!