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Friday, February 14, 2014

Boy, Mark Driscoll Must Love Peter Jones...

Posted by on Fri, Feb 14, 2014 at 3:30 PM

...because Warren Throckmorton keeps finding new ways in which Driscoll uses Jones's uncredited work. In the book One or Two: Seeing a World of Difference, Jones coins the terms "one-ism" and "two-ism," which are used to describe the way a person relates to God and the universe. Without crediting Jones, Driscoll picked up the torch of one-ism and two-ism and just kept running:

Without citation of Jones’ books, Driscoll refers to one-ism and two-ism on the Mars Hill and Resurgence websites. He also covers the same material in his 2011 book with Gerry Breshears, Doctrine. While he refers to conversations and audio of Jones in Doctrine, for some reason, Driscoll fails to cite sources which would make clear that Jones’ coined the terms and developed the concepts.

Yes. Driscoll doesn't credit Jones "for some reason." I wonder what reason that could be? And are there any other Christian authors who Driscoll loves as much as he obviously loves Peter Jones? If there are, I bet we'll find out about them soon enough. When a writer gets caught in this kind of a plagiarism scandal, there's always an army of avid Googlers out there on the internet, just waiting to cut and paste everything he writes into a search engine to see if it comes from somewhere else.


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Lissa 1
It is my fondest wish that these troubles teach Pastor Driscoll the lesson of humility.

And leave him without a pot to piss in.
Posted by Lissa on February 14, 2014 at 4:11 PM · Report this
Fnarf 2
Damn, I had "gay sex scandal" in the end-of-Driscoll pool. Never saw "plagiarism" coming.
Posted by Fnarf on February 14, 2014 at 4:13 PM · Report this
ScrawnyKayaker 3
Dream on, guys. Plagarism isn't going to send him to prison, and for someone who knows jack-shit about copyright infringement, I feel surprisingly confident that this is not going to cost him a crippling amount of money.

If being a misogynistic, homophobic, rednecked piece of shit didn't keep him from appealing to hordes of Religious Idiot Youth*, a little cheating on his homework sure as fuck isn't going to do it.

*Who would have guessed there were so many credulous, gawd-bothering, conservative young fuckers in Seattle? Sad and disappointing.
Posted by ScrawnyKayaker on February 14, 2014 at 7:33 PM · Report this
Persons are very blind when it comes to their "religion". driscoll is out for the money, honey , he doesn't give a shit about God, he's just interested in how much he can make before he's revealed as another piece of shit. Probably a sex scandal would be a good place to start.
Posted by longwayhome on February 14, 2014 at 7:59 PM · Report this
ScrawnyKayaker 5
@5 That might do it. If he knocked up a married Mars Hill Redneck Church parishioner and she successfully sued him for child support, MAYBE some of the dumbfucks would stop showing up for his horrific brain-vomit. Maybe.
Posted by ScrawnyKayaker on February 14, 2014 at 8:23 PM · Report this
@3's right. The people who read Driscoll's books, articles, and rants aren't going to care about this. In fact, they won't even know about it.
Posted by sarah70 on February 14, 2014 at 8:57 PM · Report this
I will personally offer a free, below the desk blow job to anyone who is willing to personally take on Mark Driscoll. If you could punch him, that would be great, but a verbal debate is fine. It will be a good blow job as well: Both hand and mouth, swizzling tongue from tip to base, and I don't stop until you have to push me off. So, yeah, go kick that motherfucker in the face. Or punch him. Or just debate his ass into the ground.
Posted by happy time on February 15, 2014 at 12:42 AM · Report this
I wish he would move on to "Three-ism." And then maybe try to sell his congregation on the idea of germs as pets, or discuss the subtle differences between printers and painters.
Posted by g on February 15, 2014 at 11:54 AM · Report this
in-frequent 9
This would hardly seem the end of Driscoll. Borrowing Cheistian concepts from other authors is something pretty much every pastor does. Concepts, like one-ism and two-ism, are hardly copyrightable alone. Barely plaigerable. Until one if these authors sues or takes issue with Driscoll he's going to survive this. It may stress him out, distract him, and/or cause him to say something stupid I his own defense, though.
Posted by in-frequent on February 15, 2014 at 7:17 PM · Report this
Does anyone have some pics of his house? How about his vehicles? Does he live a simple life of a man of God? A true believer and leader of many people should be humble and generous to the poor. What is the % of donations to needy organizations does this church have incorporated? The true barometer of a public organization is their generosity .
Posted by longwayhome on February 15, 2014 at 7:43 PM · Report this

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