Wednesday, January 24, 2007
After many months of negotiations, Dr. Bill Gothard has agreed to spend some time guest blogging here at X-ATI Guy. Send your comments and questions here and we'll pass them along.
UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE
Who left the light on?
Year in Review includes these uplifting updates:
Mexicans choose chalk talks over rock music!
Bill wears a lime green tie!
ATI student serves Long Island Ice Tea!
Students "bless" others with character qualities!
And don't miss: Bill's Daily Success, the weekly email service that sent Bible verses for the reasonable price of $49, is now being offered for free.
ATIA Theme Song
We've said it before, but Metallica's Unforgiven is the perfect ATIA theme song.
Tuesday, January 23, 2007
Return of the X-er
It's been a long two months. Seriously, after receiving letters like this and this we started examining this website, the motivation behind it, and the ungodliness of pointing the finger at one of God's most humble servants. I checked into a training center (location not disclosed).
After weeks of solitude in a prayer room, haunted by ghosts of Pastor Fields and Mickey Bonner, I finally realized the damage we'd done. It's like this blog was...a jurisdiction---ground given over to Satan on the Internet, and he had built a stronghold, and here come the tormentors....
Oh, who am I kidding.
In honor of the return to blogging, we thought it would be fun to post real comments and letters from several of our devoted listeners. Enjoy.
Congratulations on doing the 100% WORST website I've ever seen! HOW DARE YOU accuse Bill Gothard, a man who dearly loves the Lord?? I am going to tell whoever I see on the street today NOT to check out this website. ATI people are the most loving people I've ever met.At which point everyone on the street will say "Say what?"
While there are some things that I do not agree with, Bill Gothard is only trying to help people. He should be commended, not ridiculed. If you call yourself a Christian, it is NEVER right to judge another believer for their weaknesses. Instead, you should pray for them.We don't ridicule Bill Gothard, though the temptation is often strong. We just ridicule his ridiculous theology.
For all the X-ATIers - whatever you call yourselves - I want to let you know that we will be praying that the Lord will bring you back to the right path.Come get on our path! It's so much more fun! Plus there's no dress code.
X-er admits depression
In a rare moment of candor, X-ATI Guy recently admitted to suffering from a feeling of failure. While numerous readers visit the website from IBLP Headquarters in Oak Brook, Illinois, the website seems to have escaped the attention and condemnation of IBLP leadership.
"The Institute has never attempted to shut this site down," X-er said. "When we first started the blog, we were sure it would be a mere matter of weeks before receiving a cease and desist letter---or at least a threat to contact my parents---but NOTHING!"
This can only mean the Institute views X-ATI Guy as a mere annoyance that can be ignored. "Worse, I'll bet Bill Gothard has thanked God for this source of irritation. He probably thinks we've made his ministry stronger. Bummer."
Calling all Midwest X-ers
We've got a party for you to crash.