7.01.2010

What Hath Dort to do With Moscow? LET'S HAVE A DUEL!

Dort, 15 January, 1618 Stylo Novo














Gomarus owes the Synod a shrewd turn...as soon as Martinius has spoken, [Gomarus] starts up and tells the Synod...and therewithal casts his glove, and challenges Martinius...and requires the Synod to grant them a DUEL, adding that he knew Martinius could say nothing in refutation to his doctrine...

Zeal and Devotion had not so well allayed Gomarus his choler, but immediately after prayers he renewed his challenge and required combat with Martinius again, but they parted for that night without blows."

Your Honours Chaplain and Bounden In All Duty, Jo Hales.
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NOTES:
I had to take a break and put this in.   Gomarus wanted hand-to-hand combat with Martinius. On the floor of Synod, Gomarus challenged Martinius to combat via a Duel! What do you say to this?  The crazy thing is, Martinius was not a Remonstrant--he was on Gomarus' side.  Well, these controversies certainly bring out the worst in us.  Any similarities? 

How many FV proponents, and other divisive persons (who make little sense and cannot refute our arguments) would I like to Duel!  Well, not really, but I would at least like to take them out on the basketball court for some one-on-one and settle it.  At least I would be a bit more civilized than challenging to a Duel.  If we learn anything from this, we see how easily our tempers flare and our sin so easily ensnares us.

6 comments:

  1. LOL! Did a motion have to be made first or do Robert's Rules not apply to such a request?

    How did the Synod respond?

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  2. Yeah, and we are wondering how our Synod might go. The funny thing is, the Remonsrants had already been dismissed by this point, so Martinius was on the side of Gomarus! He just brushed it off and the Synod had a prayer. Here is what it reads, "Zeal and Devotion had not so well allayed Gomarus his choler, but immediately after prayers he renewed his challenge and required combat with Martinius again, but they parted for that night without blows." I should probably add this.

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  3. I'd be interested in seeing you and Danny Hyde play one on one on the court.... not because of any theological differences but because you both have skills on the court.

    Too bad there won't be enough time at Synod to arrange a pick up game or two. That'd by fun.

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  4. Efflandt's got the three point touch. His knees are bad but he'd probably smoke both Gordon and Hyde in a game of Horse. He's got mad skilz!

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  5. Just as long as you don't play, Randy. If that happens, I'm calling in Stromberg. :)

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