There are a number of things I could have chosen to write about in this letter. I could have chosen to write about how Mr. Mark Knowles lusts for a world in which balmy, lawless barbarians alter, amend, abridge, and censor the record to point the finger of responsibility at others. Or I might have chosen to write something about the way that he is afraid of change. But, instead, I've decided to devote this entire letter to explaining how the surest way for Mark's partisans to succeed is for them to demonstrate an outright hostility to law enforcement. You see, I surely believe that besides being totally offensive and abusive, Mark's threats are seriously defamatory. And because of that belief, I'm going to throw politeness and inoffensiveness to the winds. In this letter, I'm going to be as rude and crude as I know how, to reinforce the point that you'll never hear Mark admit he made a mistake. More than that, Mark maintains that the ideas of "freedom" and "revanchism" are Siamese twins. That's not just a lie but is actually the exact opposite of the truth—and Mark knows it. Why is Mark deliberately turning the truth on its head like that? To rephrase that question, why doesn't Mark point a critical finger at himself for a change? That's the question that perplexes me the most because Mark should work with us, not step in at the eleventh hour and hog all the glory.
No matter how bad you think Mark's stances are, I assure you that they are far, far worse than you think. All right, enough of that. Now let's talk about something else. Let's talk about how if I may be so bold, Mark uses wowserism to break down our communities. That's the large elephant in the room that nobody talks about. Nevertheless, I assert that people really ought to start talking about it because then they'd realize that it is hardly surprising that Mark wants to reinforce the impression that repressive blowhards—as opposed to Mark's legates—are striving to perpetuate the nonsense known technically as the analytic/synthetic dichotomy. After all, this is the same merciless malcontent whose possession-obsessed prattle informed us that cultural tradition has never contributed a single thing to the advancement of knowledge or understanding.
This truth will be as pertinent six years as 60 years hence. He will almost certainly tiptoe around that glaringly evident fact because if he didn't, you might come to realize that he should be locked up. An obvious parallel from a different context is that Mark has all the characteristics of a dog except loyalty. Disguised in this drollery is an important message: If Mark continues to deliver an additional blow to dignity and self-worth, I will definitely be obliged to do something about him. And you know me: I never neglect my obligations. In the strictest sense, I sincerely hope you're not being misled by the "new Mark". Only his methods and tactics have changed. Mark's goal is still the same: to silence critical debate and squelch creative brainstorming. That's why I'm telling you that Mark apparently believes that plagiarism is the only alternative to nonrepresentationalism. You and I know better than that. You and I know that some people think it's a bit extreme of me to step back and consider the problem of Mark's op-ed pieces in the larger picture of popular culture imagery—a bit over the top, perhaps. Well, what I ought to remind such people is that Mark indisputably gives me the heebie-jeebies. There's nothing controversial about that view. It's a fact, pure and simple. It was a fact long before anyone realized that I no longer believe that trends like family breakdown, promiscuity, and violence are random events. Not only are they explicitly glorified and promoted by Mark's high-handed teachings, but the term "idiot savant" comes to mind when thinking of him. Admittedly, that term applies only halfway to him, which is why I believe that I am unequivocally not up on the latest gossip. Still, I have heard people say that Mark's causing all sorts of problems for us. We must grasp these problems with both hands and deal with them in a forthright way.
Mark has been known to say that trees cause more pollution than automobiles do. That notion is so disgusting, I hardly know where to begin refuting it. To borrow the immortal words of a certain, well-known authority figure, "We might be able to explain away many of Mark's larcenous, rash rantings as being merely the effect of bad drugs." What I'm saying is this: he thinks it would be a great idea to quote me out of context. Even if we overlook the logistical impossibilities of such an idea, the underlying premise is still flawed. In a similar vein, Mark's untrustworthy beliefs are largely due to his drawing mistaken conclusions from what he wrongly takes to be evidence. It's that simple.
While others have also published information about the most pigheaded hostes generis humani you'll ever see, my position is that Mark has shown he's not afraid to be nettlesome. He, in contrast, argues that the world can be happy only when his coalition of tasteless boors and voluble tax cheats is given full rein. This disagreement merely scratches the surface of the ideological chasm festering between me and Mark. The only rational way to bridge this chasm is for him to admit that he once tried convincing me that the sky is falling. Does he think I was born yesterday? I mean, it seems pretty obvious that Mark likes to seem smarter than he really is. It therefore always amuses me whenever he cracks open a thesaurus, aims for intellectualism, misses, and lands squarely in a puddle of obnoxious frippery. You have my word that Mark is as unholy as he is inconsiderate. Am I being too harsh for writing that? Maybe I am, but that's really the only way you can push a point through to Mark. A final note: Mr. Mark Knowles will adopt or abandon any principle to obtain power.
Sir this is outrageous! As a strict disciple of The Flying Spaghetti Monster and his earthly representative Mark knows (his real name)I find this blasphemous diatribe offensive!Please take it down, or you will see great retribution from all that is holy.The real and only god is The Spaghetti Monster, and Maddie is only god on hubpages!
The Spaghetti Monster is not a Monster at all,just misunderstood cause very few of us have been giving him what he wants(sauce).How would You feel if you were Dry and tasteless cause your followers were holding back on your sauce and in all probability meatballs to,that would turn any God into a Monster. So I say to all believers STOP Bogarting your sauce and give the LORD what he wants. If you continue withholding the sauce and meatballs the Lord will strike you with a plague of Mongolian restaurants Peace be with you May the Great Spaghetti Monster bless you with Lasagna..
Holy moly! God you really went off though I gotta tell ya I have never even heard some of those words that you used. Then again you are God so...
This has been addressed several times but for some reason admin doesn't take note of it. Anyways it was a very intriguing letter and I have noticed the same things myself but whenever me or anyone else says something about it, it backfires. no pun intended)
If you persist in defaming me in this fashion, I will have little recourse but to instruct my lawyers to make application to extend the gag order. We don't want a repeat of the last debacle do we now?
And as for sneakily posting this when I was asleep to delay my response - Typical underhandedness if I may be so bold. The sooner you get the time zone thing fixed as we discussed, the better.
As for the trees causing more pollution than cars - you even agreed this is the case because it says it in your silly little book. If only people would read it with their minds open they would see it says exactly whatever it is they wanted it to.
As an aside - I would like to thank my esteemed colleagues (nay - lesser prophets) for coming to my rescue in my time of need while I was sleeping off a bottle of wine too many taken with pasta in the proscribed way. Verily you are assured a place at my side in the Italian eatery in the sky - when the time comes. Ramen.
Dear God, Even when I'm shocked, disgusted, or upset with Mark, I laugh out loud. My heart has even raced once or twice causing my circulation to increase, thus promoting a slight "tingly" feeling all over.
I'll be damned, I thought this was the Holy Spirit.
I applaud you for your boldness; I am blessed that someone stood up to him!
I am concerned that we feel that we must be pushed around by individual hypocrisy however; we must always maintain that each individual has the right to express their view regardless if it is (in our opinion ranting and raving or flat hatred). Mark has angered me many times (as well as many others); however he has also opened my eyes on a few subjects.
He truly has ran hubbers off (evident by personal emails that I have received before the hubber had left)!
I can understand your frustration and anger! I can truly respect your boldness; however now that your boldness has been published I want you to know that Mark will probably attack you with deceptive words and true hatred!
Please know that I support your thread in ever way (it was time for someone to stand up to his foolishness) I just hate to see your words come out as they did!
In Lou of all this I want you to know that if Mark does attack you in "Mark Knolls Way" please do not leave ! I enjoy your work and feel you a strong link in our hubber community! As you are one of the reasons I have stuck it out on Hub Pages!!!
Good grief, this forum exploded overnight and into the day! Now I know what you were talking about in the other forum post I ask you what FSM was! OK back to reading the three other pages of this forum. LOL and lgad to see Mark did eventually chime right in! Where have you been!!! Leaving me alone to fend for myself with no backup--hehehehehehe
Earnest said . "Sir this is outrageous! As a strict disciple of The Flying Spaghetti Monster and his earthly representative Mark knows (his real name)I find this blasphemous diatribe offensive!Please take it down, or you will see great retribution from all that is holy.The real and only god is The Spaghetti Monster, and Maudie is only god on hubpages!."
A real disciple of the Flying Spaghetti Monster would know that Maudies's name is really Maddie.
...wow! I thought i was the only one going mad here on hubpages? Now you guys should take it up! What are you waiting for? May be afraid to face the truth huh? Let me sit on the edge of the foundationless fence and just watch for now... nice letter and i'm expecting nice reactions too, not the type i have just witnessed above. Waiting before i'm murdered for intruding or mediating, where is great "Hupfler and co"?
Not just "nasty" in fact, "off point" and i wonder if they need psychiatric attention. And i also smell some op comments here, please face the fact and keep aside your personal greetings, you can pay your hubber friends a physical visits than using here as such medium.This guy raised an important issue and you guys are here chasing winds and flying stuffs or non-flying mummies...peace!
Misha, you know how we share a love of cars and I'm yer mate and all..... do you reckon you could find me about 47 used hubs. They probably need to be not too spammy and not total crap like you write, (no offense)
I am scared of Maddie. It's the Mad part that worries me, the dy seems armless enough.She does look like a goddess though, and she is cruel expecting 50 good hubs from me.You and me both know that's impossible right?
Because its a personal opinion as well a suggestion, and never a conclusion so? But "Misha" don't you think i'm right? Let me know please, you can put me through, i'm always open to learn and adjustment.
I remember his investiture ceremony well. His beady little eyes glistened as his tiny noodle, the mark of a FSM neophyte, was presented to him. I believe that his noodle has greatly increased in size, commemmorating his rise through the FSM ranks.
Yip, this is true. It was the Goddess Jenny, the High Pastess the keeper of the FSM who is worthy enough to unlock the secret and holy recipe ans She who holds the key to The Spaghetti Heaven factory and all it's devoted slave workers.
A common mistake. Your noodliness will now increase in leaps and bounds. Soon, you'll be qualified to join Misha and the rest of the project team who are working on our top secret project to provide Fuel to nourish us: "Turn Water into Pasta".
I see? But still, i do often and regularly see so many off point comments on peoples' posts and hubs here regularly, its too bad, we should be working together as one instead of fighting one another. HP is just like our family now, let's behave like one, this is my dream.
LOL what has Mark down now or is this a general - its time to wind up Mark thread? accofranco - you kinda missed the point - totally @Maddie - all hail the great Goddess (don't want to have to do lots of non-spammy hubs yuck!)
Darkside has raised many important questions and issues in his OP, and I'm disappointed that you are all treating it as a joke.
He's obviously spent many hours writing this important hub, and probably spent weeks compiling the information to make such accurate and intelligent comments. This is truly the best and most profound forum post that I have ever seen. It introduced me to the amazing word "nettlesome".
He (darkside)has not bowed to the mighty one, and has blasphemed! Eric we usually agree, but you must admit darkside has a ......... dark side, he has not prayed to FSM, and think of all the work Mark had to do to produce the material that allowed him to write about him. Then instead of treating Mark with the respect he deserves as one deified by the Flying Spaghetti Monster itself he blasphemes!Cor, it's like havin a go at the bloody pope!
The FSM, in his infinite Wisdom, has demonstrated his incredible powers by getting this forum post to the TOP OF GOOGLE!.
Just search for a rant about mark knowles on Google and you too can witness this miracle. How this post is at the TOP OF TTHE SEARCH ENGINES.
Now isn't this a true demonstration of the all mighty power of the FSM?
=========================== * its not really a miracle. It's just that if you search for a sentence that appears in only one place on the internet, then that page will appear at the top of the search engine listings.
And THIS is the trick that all the clueless floggers of dubious SEO use to trick you into following their advice, buying their ebooks, or selling their services.
The REAL part of successful SEO is getting this result for a term that thousands of people will search for. But they won't tell you that.
Continuing your off-topic discussion (seeing that God used me to deliver the original post I don't think he'll mind me going off on a tangent here)... do a search for Celebrating Useless Keyword Victories and you'll see a blog post I asked someone to write about that very same topic.
Your post highlights exactly the reaction and the reality of this practise.
I see hubs about it all the time. Even one that claimed God was responsible for getting some arcane phrase to the top of Google!. Sheesh! When I make a comment on these hubs, it usually gets deleted. Strange that! :-)
Mark, good you're awake now. Refined chemicals in the body system could also defame. Straight to point now. You're not defamed, I said earlier "you've have been forgiven" What do we expect from you? Love or Hate? Since you may chose to love, then quit the bulling, I know you do it diplomatically having no regards for any.
I do not need or want your forgiveness. Nor your imaginary friend's - which you are not qualified to give. That is a selfish desire on your part - as we previously discussed. Forgiveness benefits the one doing the forgiving.
I know evolution seems to have removed the comedy gene from any one daft enough to believe the stuff you believe, but seriously - read it properly now.
Evolution has absolutely nothing to do with my decision that people like you are wrong. Nothing. I decided long before I understood evolution that you guys are 100% wrong. Your behavior certainly had a lot to do with it.
Quite right - believing is a choice. Based on nothing other than.. well, nothing. Empty lives - therefore there must be something else - oh yeah - it must be a god.
Evolution proves nothing other than the bible is not to be taken literally.
Of course - then I discovered pasta. How else could that have come into being naturally?
It can't. Simple. This is proof that the FSM is the one true god.
Lol, thank you for the welcome! I just finally got back in here and saw this! I read a couple of your hubs when I first started lurking around here. You have a very engaging writing style, I don't remember exactly which ones I read (still getting used to this place and some things still blur together...O_o). I like your sense of humor .
I think that OP touched a very important issue in his open letter and it beats me why people are mocking the idea. I noticed long ago that several certain people in Hubpages community do not behave properly towards their piers. It is sad that in such a nice community there are rotten tendencies of insulting and humiliating the opponents when they express opinion other than theirs. There are only several certain people who are doing this and I personally several times reported people like Mark and some others for their offensive attacks on forums. It beats me why admins don’t do anything about it. I understand that freedom of speech is granted to anyone here. But mere politeness and decency should be observed anyway. Thumbs up for darkside for being bold to confront rudeness and arrogance. I myself am not a fighter with those who have no respect for others. May be it is my weakness, but I usually follow the rule “if you don’t want to smell the stink, go away”. Darkside, my all respect to you for bringing up the issue even though one can watch in this thread a usual tendency to twist the original idea. Thanks God, Hubpages are populated enough to find decent piers here and chose.
Although I agree that it was high time that Mark received a good dose of his own medicine from someone with superior intellect I don't believe Darkside was being serious. At least that is what Mark's bosom buddies think anyway. Who knows and who cares but it was rather pleasant reading the initial post.
It beats me why admins don’t do anything about it too.
@Jenny: You tell him. I know that the words of the High Pastess carry great weight with Mr. Knowles. But I may have to refer your post to the FSM himself. Some of your words are mighty close to pastesy (the FSM equivalent of heresy)
If they're expecting some more writing of the same high standard as the first post in this thread. they're gunna be sorely disappointed
cheers, Eric G. P.S. thanks for the link to the generator.
Oh, I have been too long absent from this forum! LOL
Mark, you have to remember that God Himself chastised you, working through his unwitting vessel, Darkside.
God is on the side of any self-identified Christian, and therefore, God is inutterably, irrevocably opposed to Mark Knowles in all ways.
God's Will is clear to any self-identified Christian, and anyone else's opinion as to the meaning of the OP is irrelevant, including Darkside's.
Darkside's intention is irrelevent. He is a mere human being, ignorant of his part in God's Great Plan To Comfort The Righteous And Chastise Their Tormentors.
Your failure to accept your chastisement with suitable chastened demeanor is simply further proof of how Wrong you are, and how Right God's words were, and how Justified every wounded Christian has been to take umbrage with your dastardly attitude.
ha~~~~~ ya know, I haven't been here long, but I am a fan of both MK and DS because they both write well~ I never go into the dark halls of the religion forum cuz I learned a long time ago, that you don't go where you don't want to be~ unless you get a paycheck!
Yes they are part of a great band of writers I agree.
I guess the forum is just another way to show another side of our personalities to a greater or lesser degree, often it brings fans ,although having said that fans dont exactly make you money ....however in the world of marketing ,everything is relevant just my opinion.
By the way welcome to Hubpages pull up a chair and make yaself at home!
True but no not everyone knows that line you speak of,but such is life.
To be honest some people are f** nutcases!! ,but the only good thing I see about them being online ( and they are not all religious, who the hell really knows who they are) BUT they are off the streets
Darkside and Mark Knowles get on like a house on fire, this thread was an attempt - a pretty good attempt - at something us normal people refer to as 'humour'; the joke is actually on a few other people on this forum, of whom you are one.
Whether it was aimed at us or not is irrelevant as the truth behind it projects its meaning very clearly. Its intended purpose thereby was, if it is as you say, was then diverted to mean something very different or the opposite. And that in that opposite view we find it rather amusing and humorous ourselves.
Let me clear about this as well though as I feel the need to share. Though I find humor with this rant, I do not reason it to be all truth. My God would not talk about a person that way. God loves the person, hates the sin. And thats the truth
"...Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks"
"The good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth what is good; and the evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth what is evil; for his mouth speaks from that which fills his heart." -Luke 6:45
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