Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Silva vs. Abanes: Ad Nauseam

Yes, “Silva vs. Abanes Update” has been deleted; but not at the point of some legal sword. For it was just the result of me finally yielding unto the will of our Heavenly Father.

Much unto my chagrin: it should not have been posted in the first place. For He had already warned me that I was just begging for a lot of very unwelcome attention in regards unto possible copyright infringement issues; and I certainly do not want to add any more unto the madness anymore than is absolutely necessary in order to accomplish His purposes.

Besides: Rev. Silva’s [Apprising Ministries Website] has been resurrected!!! Therefore: new links unto the articles listed on the [original post] about this fine display of ungodliness have been added unto it; and you can now read all about it for yourself (again).

By the way: regular visits unto the [Christian Research Network] and [CRN.Info and Analysis] should help feed your addiction if you just can’t get enough of this kinda “stuff”. For they both have their theological guns a-blazin’ at all sorts of targets 24/7.

Please, do not misunderstand. For the kind of faith that truly is of our Heavenly Father is not blind, nor deaf{1}; and He greatly encourages a close examination of everything that is proclaimed in His name (both directly and indirectly){2}.

There is, however, a righteous way of doing this{3}; and far too many only care about putting someone in their place in accordance unto their own definition of where that place should be. Alas, there but for the grace of God go I: be assured{4}.

[{1}1 Corinthians 2:6-16; {2}Acts 17:11; {3}2 Timothy 2:24-26; {4}1 Timothy 1:15-17]


  1. Got a spat, do we? A tussle? A brawl?

    I need to follow this -- seems like the two are fussing at each other while throwing Scripture around.

    The Natural State Hawg

  2. Yeah, they are most definitely using the misinterpretation of the Word of God being the Sword of the Spirit unto their detriment.

  3. This post was made by a message board administrator in charge of moderating the forums at crosswalk.com and christianity.com.

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    From an Admin stand point I usually encourage people to use the report feature when they see someone violating our Terms of Service. One thing I have found is that the anonymity of the Internet fosters hotheadedness. Therefore, one never knows how terribly the recipient of a warning will respond. This is not to say that Mr. Silva has a tendency to that sort of behavior. (However, his response certainly does seem to indicate that it is in the realm of possibility that it would be so.)

    We provide a service with a Terms of Service to which everyone agrees to abide by. Outlined in that service is how we will deal with violations of our Terms of Service. Rather than our members having to deal with this sort of unpleasantness we offer to deal with the situation privately.

    In my opinion, a person does the right thing when he/she reports what is perceived to be a violation of our rules so that the situation can be reviewed and the appropriate action taken.

    I doubt that the service provider in this case lost any sleep over any perceived threats of a law suit from Mr. Abanes. Such a suit standing up in court would be near impossible.

    I believe, rather, that they did much the same thing I do. Look at the content and determine if it violated their rules. They found that it indeed did break their rules and sent a notice to Mr. Silva requesting that the content be removed for violations of the Terms of Service. (This is actually more than what we do in that we remove the content ourselves and notify the offender of the action taken.)

    In this Admin's view Mr. Abanes did the right thing. . . .

    Mr. Silva should have reviewed the Terms of Service and determined if they were rules by which he wished to be governed. . . . When asked to remove the content for violations of the Terms of Service Mr. Silva should have complied as per his agreement and then considered finding a site more suitable for his style.

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    This sums up the incident fairly well. I have nothing to add, except my 100% agreement with this administrator. As I have noted before, those who have ears to hear and eyes to see will both see and hear the truth.

    See his full post at my website, under Thoughts of a Web Forum Administrator: A Look At Ken Silva's Actions

    R. Abanes
    Pop Culture Mix Website

  4. Just in case someone may see this post and miss the other one, I will leave the same reply here as I left on http://asthecrackerheadcrumbles.blogspot.com/2008/07/rev-ken-silva-vs-rev-richard-abanes.html

    Yes, Rev. Abanes, there is certainly different ways of handling problems. In a legal sense, you took the high road, and it could even be said that you showed great restraint in the eyes of this world.

    On the other hand, would you have taken the same steps if your "attacker" was a member of your immediate family? Therein lies the crux of the issue unto me. After all, are we not all supposed to be as one in Christ, and should we not want to deal with even those who obviously aren't in the same way as our Heavenly Father does?

    No, I will not throw a bunch of Bible verses at you. For I am quite sure that you have at least as many that you could throw back.

    Nonetheless, it all comes down unto who you want to believe our Heavenly Father is. Far too many want to believe that He is quite eager to punish all transgressions. Would you be as one with them, or would you rather believe that He really doesn't treat us as we deserve?


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