tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2787283052819380346.post5959618213844869974..comments2009-08-13T21:56:51.907+01:00Comments on Tory Bear - right-wing political gossip: Discuss: Blogging Vs. The ReformationHarry Colehttps://www.blogger.com/profile/05099597763862011749noreply@blogger.comBlogger4125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2787283052819380346.post-26111183496119912372009-08-13T21:51:38.527+01:002009-08-13T21:51:38.527+01:00What a load of shit. Where&#39;s the totty gone?What a load of shit. Where&#39;s the totty gone?Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2787283052819380346.post-28777717894693635082009-08-13T18:57:52.515+01:002009-08-13T18:57:52.515+01:00Let me first start by saying I rarely read anythin...Let me first start by saying I rarely read anything from Hugh Hewitt. The &#39;conservative right&#39; (for lack of a better name) is so self centric and adoring of anything they feel they have influenced. I wouldn&#39;t put it past them to compare some minor future event to the Battle of Hastings.<br /><br />The same thing Hewitt says of blogs could be said of the switch from radio to television. Dissemination of information is indeed coming quicker, faster, and from multiple sources but the same could be said of the switch in the mid 1980s from three channels to 500. Granted a step forward in access to data but not the Reformation. <br /><br />If the only definition of equitable to the Reformation is a major shift in sources from which the masses receive their information, there would be multiple examples of the Reformation being recreated....<br /><br />The Old Right/Classical Liberals that are on the real right tend to find people like Hewitt and most other US &#39;conservatives&#39; to lean to the hyperbolic more often than not when it comes to historical references...Baron Collingwoodhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/00233219575277088363noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2787283052819380346.post-12155628293676305802009-08-13T17:35:16.956+01:002009-08-13T17:35:16.956+01:00The Reformation was attempted to reform a rather c...The Reformation was attempted to reform a rather corrupt Catholic Church and fought for freedom to practice Christianity in manner different from that dictated by Rome. The printing press simply facilitated this change - important yes but I&#39;m not sure the blogosphere can claim a similar stature. The internet has facilitated more freedom of speech, bloggers are simply evidence of that.Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2787283052819380346.post-67395689916088291092009-08-13T15:22:02.911+01:002009-08-13T15:22:02.911+01:00To compare blogging to the Reformation is a wrong ...To compare blogging to the Reformation is a wrong comparison. <br /><br />The reason is that the Reformation claimed anyone could read and understand scripture rather than a priest declaring it. <br /><br />An analogy to this would have been the introduction of the newspaper where anyone can read it and follow it rather than have someone tell them how it is.<br /><br />Blogging is like having members of the congregation preaching. While it can be useful, you would need to keep your wits and know your source before relying on it when talking to others!scottspeighttps://openid.aol.com/scottspeignoreply@blogger.com