Mafia Show Trials

I didn’t put a lot of thought into this rebuttal.  I didn’t need to.  To quote Gary North, this is a “quickie.”

Wilson realizes the heat he is taking with having Randy Booth (CREC, Covenant Media Foundation) run the investigation.  It’s like when the Mafia gets involved in football games.  The game might be fun to watch, but no one doubts the outcome.  Wilson writes,

The purpose of a judicial process is not, in the first place, to side with the victim. The point of judicial process is to determine, carefully and without jumping to conclusions, who the victim is.

That is very true.  But that’s not the whole case.  We are not saying you can’t have a trial to prove your innocence (tall order though it be).  We are saying you can’t have your lieutenant run the thing.  

As is the case with many of Wilson’s deflections, he tells a story that doesn’t seem to have anything to do with the issue.  Unless you look closer, then he is actually shaming anyone who criticizes him.  Let’s take a look.  

If one of your kids runs in from the backyard with a tale of woe, saying that her brother hit her on the head with a stick, this is certainly grounds for an indictment. Mom really should inquire. But in the course of the trial, what if she discovers that he did so because she had been poking him with that same stick for the previous half an hour?

This isn’t that hard to decipher.  Is he really saying he is justified in what he did because Natalie G. described some of the sex acts Wilson’s student made her perform?  I don’t see any other line of reasoning possible.  

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Interests include patristics, the role of the soul in the human person, analytic theology, Reformed Scholasticism
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6 Responses to Mafia Show Trials

  1. Angela Wittman says:

    I came to same conclusion regarding Jamin Wight and Natalie’s abuse. Wilson is so wrong to attempt to shift blame to a 13 or 14 year old girl instead of the 24 year old man. I’d like to hit Wilson with a big stick right now.

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    • JB Aitken says:

      Part of the problem is that Wilson is such a truly gifted communicator and such a sharp debater, I think he is doing this without even thinking about it. This is partly why no Reformed theologian debated him on the Federal Vision. He can shift effortlessly.

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  2. Veronica says:

    I love how some one on one of the sites floating about now dug up an old quote from him on Roman Polanski. Great work, whoever you are.

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  3. JB Aitken says:

    Okay. Yeah. I remember that.

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