5 deserved slights, ends with a challenge where Ron ended with a threat.
Dear Mr. Weinland,
Thank you for your note of August 1st, 2009. It's only just come to my attention, which is why I'm a little late with a reply. [I Tweeted and emailed him.]
Needless to say, what I was attempting at this year's ideaCity was to reflect a range of opinion on modern day religion; a spectrum that runs all the way from those who believe intensely, as you do, to those who think that religion is the most destructive force on our planet today. Indeed, I heard from other devout Christians who felt that it was you who was blaspheming, as they considered the fact that you declared yourself Prophet, to be an act of extreme arrogance. Still others urged upon me the argument that a pretension to know the mind of God, let alone to speak for Him, is in fact prima fascia evidence of a kind of insanity. [prima fascia - a matter appearing to be self-evident from the facts - i.e. that Ron is insane.]
Nonetheless, they stayed for the length of the Conference, because they were eager to engage in discussion and debate. [Unlike previous, less powerful prophets who stayed and reasoned from the scriptures with non-believers, we have an example of the Two Most Powerful Prophets and Witnesses of all time running out on this opportunity to rely on God in faith and witness boldy. Ron reported still being ill a week later. One wonders what God thought of His Witnesses.] I regret that you did not, in particular as I had no time with you one-on-one, and was fully intending to do so as the Conference wore on.
Still in all, I'm glad you at least got a bit of a value out of the experience. Please keep my email address in your system, the better to keep me abreast of developments in your understanding of the history to come. It won't actually be that long before we can test the accuracy of your prophecy.
This is as an even handed and fair smack down as you can get, especially considering that Ron's self-serving letter sent July 21st appears to have been initially ignored. I don't think Moses was going to reply publicly to Ron's public posting until I brought it up. You can't really blame him. But, I wouldn't let it go as there is just too much fun to be had here. Moses has posted this on his website. People can make comments, but you have to email them in and there is no comments section like here and there is no place to register your vote, either.
On Moses site, I commented, "Ron claims to be more than a prophet. He claims to be the spokesman for the Two Witnesses of Revelation, the other of whom is his wife!" (The two most powerful prophets, eva!)
"Soon, he should be breathing fire, casting plagues and withholding rain from wherever he wishes. He should be quite formidable."
"I’d invite him back next year, publicly so, (that’s one of his annoying speech patterns, sorry.), with all of the claims he has made trotted out before he presents. Don't let him just talk. Give him the points he must address. It should help. He craves publicity and sees it as validation from God that he is, in fact, God’s End Time *yawn* prophet.
"In fact, Ron wondered aloud what purpose God had in mind when he received your invitation, Moses. I wonder if it is playing out how he imagined? BTW, Ron expects to receive increasing publicity. If you invite him back next year for a prophetic update, you would in his mind, be fulfilling one of the Thunders of Revelation."
"Now that I think about it. What better place for God to announce to the world that Ronald is His End Time Prophet and Witness than the very place he was routed and fled from in horror and despair? This could have been God's purpose in the initial invitation- a second unveiling of His prophet. Better have some fire extinguishers handy."