When I started blogging again, I knew it was only a matter of time before the unsolicited email from deluded anonymous kooks would begin to pour in. Here's a sample (all text verbatim):
Why do you think its a joke when famous people die? The passing to Charlton Heston is no laughing matter. He was a true patriot American and did a lot to protect our freedoms especially in the right to bear arms department. When the government comes to take your property and you have nothing to defend yourself with, you'll wish Mr. Heston was still with us to help the fight for freedom.
Your so-called argument that "Christianity is a lie" is a lie! That you were served beer by some MAN named Jesus (probably the Hispanic pronunciation) on Good Friday establishes NOTHING about the death and resurrection of our LORD, Jesus the CHRIST. Two people can have the same name. Leave it to tenured baffoon liberal academic atheists like you to overlook THIS "inconvienent truth." That you claim to teach LOGIC is the worst part. There is no "logic," no anything, without JESUS THE CHRIST.
As a contributor to more than one "Pop Culture and Philosophy" volume, I was offended by your post suggesting that people like me contribute to such efforts only because we are unable to place our work in peer-reviewed "professional" formus. Have you bothered to look at the world of the philosophy journals lately? It's a small number of people talking to each other about things no one in their right mind should be concerned with. Where are the big ideas and the big thinkers of today? Not in the philosophy departments, and not in the philosophy journals which you so myopically equate with academic legitimacy. Instead of trying to police the discipline with your hegemonic sense of excellence, just try, for once, connecting with people outside of your comfortable circle of privilege. You'll find that all of your distinctions, analysis, and "proofs" are useless. And then maybe you'll learn what Philosophy really is and should be(come).