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Johnston Profile

In the midst of a recent Twitter debate with author Jon Del Arroz over the comic book industry's blacklisting of Conservative Christians, Bleeding Cool Head Writer Rich Johnston made himself the latest candidate for the Witch Test.

Johnston Confession

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Once again, the pure element rejects those who consort with evil. The Witch Test continues batting a thousand.

To Rich's credit, he didn't turn tail and run like all the other failed test subjects--at least not permanently. He's come back to snipe at my Twitter mutuals every few hours in the course of the day I gave him to make that simple profession of faith in Christ Jesus. Yet he refuses to say the words.

Neither Rich, nor any other Death Cult camp follower, can unironically make a positive statement about Jesus because they're painfully aware of the social costs incurred by openly practicing Christianity.

Rich spent a great many words denying Jon's assertions that anti-Christian bias exists, but his actions speak far louder. No man can serve two masters, and he's chosen his.

And despite his feigned principled exception to making public credal statements, his own Twitter bio contains brazen PopCult and Death Cult self-identifications.

The Death Cult is a heretical, Christianity-profaning religion that currently wraps itself in political trappings out of convenience. That's why Jon's valiant attempts to argue on the Left-Right spectrum just let Rich lead him around in circles, whereas applying the Witch Test shut him up for hours.

Don't bother debating politics with death cultists. Go straight to religion.


  1. When they claim to be Christian or deliberately leave it ambiguous, anyway. Bit silly to do it with a professed non-Christian. But dang if this doesn't work in the above circumstance. How do you think the prosperity-gospel elders plaguing my neighborhood will fare?

    1. @Unconcord

      If you try it, please report back.

    2. If you think of the Creed (even the Readers' Digest Condensed Creed our kind host proposes) as an IFF code in what on what ultimately a spiritual battlefield, then it does help to prove or disprove a person's claims not to be the enemy. A Christian not raised with the Nicene Creed will still own the Cross and Our Lord Jesus Christ. A fellow who says "I am not anti-Christian" but cannot actively profess Christ is confused, at best. He may well actually be under the power of the Adversary, without even realizing that this is the case. He may not think he is playing for the wrong team, but we can know him to be doing so.

    3. Exactly. That's why the test is so effective.

  2. Matthew 12:30 and Luke 11:23 record Jesus as saying, "Whoever is not with me is against me, and whoever does not gather with me scatters."

    Matthew 10:32-33 and Luke 12:8-9 record Him as saying, "Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before [my Father which is in heaven, Matthew|the angels of God, Luke]. But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before [my Father which is in heaven, Matthew|the angels of God, Luke]."

    Scriptural basis as to why the Witch Test works, and why Rich Johnston's denials of being anti-Christian fall flat.

    And really, he wants his avatar to look like Comic Store Guy from The Simpsons? And he has a problem with being called an anti-Christian gamma?

    I am agog. I am aghast.

  3. The guy’s word wizardry is so poor, I doubt he could turn any of us into a newt. I’d still suggest purification with fire though.

    1. I suggest the we pray that his purification comes in the waters of baptism.

    2. >The guy’s word wizardry is so poor, I doubt he could turn any of us into a newt.

      Even if he does, we'll get better.

  4. My peeve: writers who argue for or against "religion" but each and every salient quality is specific to Christianity.

    1. Even more so when they ignore the distinction and pretend that Christianity endorses Shariah law, Shariah law is bad and religious, Christianity is a religion, therefore Christianity is bad and endorses Shariah law... or some variant of this confused thinking.