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I believe the evidence in my full responses shows clearly that Ryan is misrepresenting me. He seems to be doing this deliberately to make me look as bad as possible, and to give the impression that he is the injured party in this dispute.

Unfortunately, I have seen him bear false witness about others in order to maintain his image before.

<aside> ⚠️ I freely grant that this is a minor example in the grand scheme of things. But it is also very clear. As Jesus says, "One who is dishonest in a very little is also dishonest in much" (Luke 16:10). If Ryan cannot be trusted to be truthful about someone he doesn't know, when so little is at stake, why would you trust him to be truthful about someone he clearly wants out of the church, when the stakes are so high?


On January 25, 2020, Ryan wrote a Facebook post about biblical meditation. If you're friends with him on Facebook you can see it here:

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I happened to notice that this post contained a factual error, as explained in my message to him below, sent the same day:


Here are the links to Haidt's website, and to the meditation primer he recommends, so you can check for yourself that I have got the facts straight:

The Happiness Hypothesis - Jonathan Haidt

How to Meditate - How to Meditate

Ryan did not respond further, and did not remove the dishonest citation from his post, choosing instead to leave the false representation up.

Two months later he reposted his piece, still without correcting it, let alone issuing a retraction. You can see this here:

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Perplexed that he seemed not to care about being faithful with the truth, I messaged him a second time. As you can see from the screenshot below, he never even acknowledged this message. Again, this is a minor example in the grand scheme of things, but it is also a very clear one. Jesus is clear: a man who is dishonest in small things will be dishonest in big things.


See also

The Reformed pedigree of my views

What people actually say about It's Good To Be A Man