Discernamentalist Mafia

onlinediscernmentalistmafia - www.onlinediscernamentalistmafia.comThe Online Discernamentalist Mafia

… is 1 of 3 blogs by I. Todyaso or Iggy from WordofMouthMinistries

 Iggy is on the leadership team at Billings Vineyard Church (Montana, United States).  Iggy is also part of the Emergent Church and is bent on mocking born again Christians who adhere to the Word of God.

The subtitle of The Online Discernmentlist Mafia (ODM) is the following:   “Protecting The Sovereign God and His Truth from those who are out to destroy the church. A SATIRE/PARODY blog.”

No surprises here really, because reducing the Bible and Jesus Christ into nothing more than a joke is what the false Christ/anti-Christ is all about.  Iggy attacks many Discernment Ministries, I am not the only one.


This is the message on the front of the blog:

“Before you get all bent out of shape, please realize this is a satire site spoofing the so-called “discernment ministries” who deem themselves more worthy of Grace than the rest of us. So read and have fun! BTW, we are not against “good” discernment ministries that do actual real research and extend grace to others, only the bad ones.” …

Iggy and friends have had a go at many discernment ministries out there, like:

  • Apprising Ministries,
  • Christian Research Net,
  • Herescope,
  • Slice of Laodicea
  • etc.

But at the end of the day we do need to say thank you to Iggy, because in his own vicious little way he helps expose himself and others.

These are the people that inspire Iggy as taken from his WordofMouthMinistries blog.  I am not sure where Iggy receives most of his inspiration from to write with such hatred about the Word of God and born again Christians.  It can’t be from everyone he has listed under the section “People Who Inspire Me on his blog.

If you  feel you don’t want to be an inspiration for Iggy in any way, please feel free to contact Iggy and ask him to remove you from his list on his WordofMouthMinistries blog.  Then comment below and I will remove you from the list below or add a note next to your blog or website name.

  1. A Different Perspective
  2. A New Kind Of Conversation
  3. Anthony Smith
  4. Becoming Missional
  5. Big Pappa
  6. Blake Simpson
  7. BLuE ChRIStiAN ~ On a Red Background ~ John Trott
  8. Brian McLaren
  9. Bruce Droppings ~ Bruce Gerencser   (Bruce has nothing negative to say about Iggy or positive to say about Jesus Christ the Son of God)
  10. bob.blog
  11. Dan Carter
  12. Dan Gilliam
  13. Daniel Partin
  14. Doug Pagitt
  15. Elson
  16. emergesque
  17. Emergent UK Creation media arts
  18. Emerging Grace
  19. Finishing Well
  20. Fishing The Abyss
  21. futurechurch   (Roger Saner from FurtureChurch and Iggy are like 2 peas in a pod)
  22. Glenn Kaiser
  23. Hackman’s Musing ~ say hi to Andrew!
  24. Harley Ghost
  25. Home Front
  26. house church blog
  27. IMonk
  28. Irenaeus on Free Will
  29. John H Armstrong
  30. Jason Clark
  31. Joe C.
  32. Joe Martino
  33. Jordan Cooper
  34. JR Woodward
  35. Kingdom Grace
  36. Larry of Occasional Opinion
  37. Leonard Sweet
  38. Levi
  39. Mere Mission
  40. musings and pontifications Matt Bathome
  41. Lifestream
  42. Major Ian Thomas
  43. Mmmm, That’s Good Coffee
  44. nator
  45. N.T. Wright
  46. NextReformation
  47. pomoxians
  48. Postmodern Theology
  49. praxis scripture study
  50. Punk Monkey
  51. Rebuilding Ruins
  52. Rick Ianniello –  (Rick says he disagrees and agrees with Iggy on different things.  Go check out Ricks blog and see for yourself how confusing it can get there.)
  53. robbymac
  54. Rob Witham
  55. Russ’ Ramblings
  56. Scot McKnight
  57. ShadowMage’s Domain
  58. Sivin Kit
  59. Smulo Space
  60. Soapbox
  61. Spencer Burke
  62. Steven & Callie
  63. Steve Taylor
  64. Stratopastor
  65. TallSkinnyKiwi ~ Andrew Jones
  66. That is not my Blog
  67. The Boars Head Tavern
  68. Tony Jones
  69. Trail Blazer Ministries
  70. The Holy Triage
  71. The Next Wave
  72. The No Name Pastor
  73. The Occasional Opinion
  74. The Pilgrim Path
  75. Theopraxis
  76. Thin Spaces
  77. Verum Serum
  78. Vintage Faith ~ Dan Kimball
  79. While Rome Burns
  80. The Wittenberg Catholic

…birds of a feather flock together…

All this started with my Article on Amahoro (a conference held in South Africa with Brian McLaren attending)
 

New article by Iggy – 7/06/2009 09:16:00 AM 

How do you even respond to outright liars and… well… idiots?

I mean this as loving as I can… I mean she is what she is and I guess being a liar and… well… an idiot is fine with her… really it is sad someone claims Jesus and stoops to this worlds methods of trying to harm someone else… I introduce, Discerning the World…

Funny who she left out on my blog roll… but then if any even takes a minute to read her site and then interact with her… will come away knowing she is most probably mentally ill.

But I do thank her for the free promotion… I am sure anyone that goes to her site will check my sites out and see that she is in fact an idiot. Can’t turn down free advertising. Now, I know someone is out there thinking, “iggy you are not being very Graceful toward Deborah…”Well I am… After all she is trashing all my friends… as to why?  Only that she hates me for some reason.

Deborah, hate is not a Christian virtue…

Pray for her… she really needs it. Yes, that is what we do for idiots… pray for them.. and love them in spite of the damage they do to themselves and others.

iggy

http://wordofmouthministries.blogspot.com/2009/07/how-do-you-even-respond-to-outright.html 

On the 13th July or there abouts.  Iggy was loving enough to help contributed in a very graceful manner to a wordpress blog that was set up by one of his friend.  They called the blog url discerningtheworld(3).wordpress…  my blog name at the was discerningtheworld(2).wordpress… and I was the original owner of discerningtheworld.worpdress.com that I deleted last year 2008.  

The person who signed up this url (with contributions and ideas from ‘friends’) took the same grey theme I use, took my author name Discerning the World and my baby elephant avatar to try replicate my blog.   The ultimate goal of this scheme was for them to have a playground where they could throw hateful insults at me non stop.

This is a snapshot and quote from discerningtheworld3.wordpress  – This is what Emergent thinkers think, these are the types of thoughts that run through their minds:

FakeDTWblog - AboutPage

Thanks for dropping by!    This is Discerning the World III, a site dedicated to truth and discerning things online (indeed, the entire world) which cannot be detected, and will not be detected, face to face.  Why the number 3?  Well, number one is too arrogant and we are anything but that. And it came to our attention during an intense discernment period that the number 2 is not fitting for any blog that claims to be genuinely Christian.  Two is a number that reminds us of the followers going 2 by 2  into the ark.   We refuse to be thought of as just another ass following suit.  If anything we are leading the charge in the war against truth!

Therefore we decided our name would be Discerning the World THREE.   Three is, after all, biblical.  Noah had 3 sons (Shem, Ham and Japheth), Joseph had a dream of three baskets, Aaron was eighty-THREE and he and Moses spoke with Pharaoh, total darkness covered Egypt for 3 days in one of the plagues, women are to wait 33 days to be purified from their bleeding before they touch anything sacred, Balaam’s donkey complained of being beaten 3 times, King Saul had 3 sons, Samson ‘performed’ in front of 3 thousand Philistines in his final act, Job had 3 daughters, Peter disowned Jesus 3 times and of course, the greatest reason we find the number 3 to be more biblical than the number 2 is because of the 3 greatest things.  But to know that you have to turn to 1 Corinthians 13:13 (more 3s!).”

Anyhow, I have so far received many awards from the Discernamentalist Mafia – I must be doing something right.

Please share:

Deborah (Discerning the World)

Deborah Ellish is the author of the above article. Discerning the World is an internet Christian Ministry based in Johannesburg South Africa. Tom Lessing and Deborah Ellish both own Discerning the World. For more information see the About this Website page below the comments section.

47 Responses

  1. Discerning The World says:

    >> He seems to hide it so well, talking about how Jesus saves, loving Jesus, the grace of Jesus, that jesus died for us etc.

    No he does not hide it at all well, I must say. His blog is exceptionally transparent, but of course only for those who want to see the truth and love Jesus Christ, and can’t stand to see their Lord and Saviour being mocked using Satire and Parody as a ‘cover up’.

    In fact you’ve got to be pretty blind not to see it. Oh that was a joke by the way.

  2. I had no idea Iggy was bent on a one world religion. He seems to hide it so well, talking about how Jesus saves, loving Jesus, the grace of Jesus, that jesus died for us etc. Iggy must really hide his ‘one world religion’ deep down inside.

    If this posting is genuinely about discernment I would expect some genuine discernment…not over generalizations about Emerging, or Iggy or his blogs.

    I would suspect that despite the “Mafia” being a satire/parody of discernment blogs (this likely being one of them) it appears that Mafia is a) more discerning b) a bit more funny….except for the fact that readers here are to take your ‘missive’ a serious example of discernment.

  3. nwohioskeptic says:

    Evidently only certain comments are allowed here. I see my previous comment has been deleted?

  4. AriseMyLove says:

    Dear DTW:

    Don’t worry, that Iggy guy isn’t even funny.

    Now, there was a real satirist who pretended to be Cindy Jacobs selling her own clothing line of “anointed garments” or something a while back — now that guy knows what irony is all about. He had the cadences all down pat.

    Iggy is correct, though about conspiratorial ‘Christians” who read voodoo into everything. However, conspiratorialist Christians usually get all conspiratorial after they leave Third Wave, NAR or Emergent “Christian” Cults.

    You see, it’s all that bad teaching that wrecks their minds. I should know, I had two conversations today with a couple of my former NARbot friends.

    I told the Lord later that I imagine Hell would be something akin to being forced to listen to this dribble while chained to a wall and tape over your mouth. It’s truly stunning how these NAR teachings dismantle people’s minds.

  5. Discerning The World says:

    Yes (nwohioskeptic) or Bruce Gerencser from Bruce Droppings

    >> Evidently only certain comments are allowed here. I see my previous comment has been deleted?

    Everyone’s comments are allowed, except those who do not follow the rules. But you are free to go and comment on Iggy’s ODM website or your own for that matter and spill out your hatred for born again Christians there.

    I wonder….is Bruce Droppings a metaphor for……. no can’t be…

  6. Discerning The World says:

    Arise

    >> real satirist who pretended to be Cindy Jacobs selling her own clothing line of “anointed garments”

    Oh I can just imagine. That makes me think that Todd Bentley could have made more money at Lakeland with a stand selling stick-on tattoos. Hmmmm maybe I shouldn’t say that to loud, cos just now they actually start doing it. Nothing cooler than a tattoo of Benny Hinn on your arm.

    >> I told the Lord later that I imagine Hell would be something akin to being forced to listen to this dribble while chained to a wall and tape over your mouth

    Hahaha, you know I said something similar to my husband last night. The worst thing that could happen to me is to be forced to listen to this stuff for the rest of eternity with Beyonce’s music repeatedly being playing in the background. Now that’s hell!

    Actually, thanks I needed a good laugh :)

  7. J O Spies says:

    Most people want to hear How God loves us, How Jesus loves us and how the Lord has a wonderful plan for our lifes, but they want nothing to do with the Righteous, Holy and Just God of the Bible that commands us to worship Him and Him alone.

    Strange how they long for the love and blessings of God, but reject the punishment when they have committed sin in the eyes of the Lord…

    Sin – what is sin???

  8. Discerning The World says:

    Rick

    Wonder if you said the same thing to Iggy? Nuh I think not.. It’s those darn discernment people who are the problem…

    PS, I never Identified you, Iggy did by listing you as someone who inspires him on his blog; so go blow your socks off at him.

    If at all you DO NOT AGREE with Iggy AT ALL, then please let us know here and then you can ask Iggy to take you OFF HIS LIST and I will do the same.

    If however you think that what Iggy says about born again Christians is ok, then by all means please…stay on his inspiration list.

  9. rick says:

    I see that you have identified me as one who “who enable[s] Iggy to write with such hatred about the Word of God and born again Christians.” Have we met or communicated in some way that makes you feel that kind of statement is appropriate? Did you even read some representative portion of my blog? I read some of yours and based on what I read I perceive that you will find enough in my blog to hate me but I do not perceive that you exerted any effort before making your charge. It is obvious to me that you represent the accuser and I’ll pray for your repentance.

  10. rick says:

    Your response lacks integrity. Yes, Iggy listed my as someone who inspires him. You list me as one who enables others to write hatred about the Word of God and born again Christians. You are the one who has demonstrated and incited hatred.

    Your reply to me is a dodge to avoid the point which is that you are guilty of making assumptions and responding from personal anger and bitterness. I’m sure you can now dig through my blog and find out enough about me to feel justified but the point here is that you had no idea of truth when you wrote this. You only embraced the seed of anger the the enemy of placed in your heart.

    I am neither defending nor attacking Iggy. I am only focused on you who profess to be Christ-like yet with no basis of truth found it appropriate to lash out at those you do not know. Shame on you.

  11. itodyaso says:

    Here are some more “hate” inspiring sites for you to publish!

    People, Things & Places of Interest

    [URLS deleted]

  12. Discerning The World says:

    Rick

    >> I am neither defending nor attacking Iggy.

    Thanks for your answer. That’s all I wanted to know.

    >> You only embraced the seed of anger the the enemy of placed in your heart

    Yet you come and attack me when Iggy writes nothing but hatred. Well you are a bit of a pot calling the kettle black.

    Anyhow, you’re answer is not different from anyone other Emergent follower on this blog, so…ya…whatever.

  13. Discerning The World says:

    No Iggy I am not interested in your “People, Things & Places of Interest”. Only the ones that Inspire you, under your “People Who Inspire Me”, which I got. Thanks

    They should be happy to be your inspirtation. I dunno why they are getting so annoyed.

  14. itodyaso says:

    Deleted. Iggy’s getting upset with me again.

  15. itodyaso says:

    Opps, Iggy just can’t help hating me. It’s that Law of Love thing…or whatever.

  16. Discerning The World says:

    Rick, maybe, just maybe one you will stand up for Jesus Christ the Son of God and rebuke those who mock and insult HIM! But you won’t. Will you?

  17. rick says:

    You don’t seem to be listening. They are annoyed because you said – and I will quote you again – “enable Iggy to write with such hatred about the Word of God and born again Christians.” I presume you have more than a kindergarten education and understand that everyone you credit as a help in your life is not responsible or even related to every error you may make.

    Yet in your bitterness and anger you cannot concede that simple bit of logic and therefore come back with childish remarks “I dunno why they are getting so annoyed.”

  18. Discerning The World says:

    Um…rightttt…

    >> I have written a number of times against specific issues within that gang. In fact, Iggy and I have had a few public and private exchanges regarding our disagreement there.

    Then rebuke him publically again and I will remove you and make a note that you do not agree with his blasphemous writings.. Let us know that you WILL NOT STAND for what he writes. Ask Iggy to remove you being his ‘inspirtation’ as you do not want to be associated with someone who insults the one you call your Lord and Saviour, the One who gave HIS LIFE for you.

    You have a choice. You are either luke warm and sit on the fence or you stand up for Jesus Christ the Son of God!

    >> Your continued lack of repentance leaves you stained. Repent.

    Do you think Iggy will repent of his blasphemous, insults written about Jesus Christ the Son of God?

  19. rick says:

    You continue the childish dodge …

    “Yet you come and attack me when Iggy writes nothing but hatred.”

    Iggy didn’t write about me, you did. I’m speaking to you. Is that going to be your excuse at judgement? You feel vindicated because you think you didn’t do anything worse than what Iggy did and because I didn’t address him that makes your action ok.

    “Well you are a bit of a pot calling the kettle black.”

    Apparently you are grasping for sound bites here. What is that supposed to mean. I am simply asking you why you go on public record accusing me of inciting “hatred about the Word of God and born again Christians.” You never spoke with me and haven’t read anything about me other than Iggy credits me for inspiration. You have no clue what inspiration. So to you pot and kettle reference, where did I do that to you?

    “you’re answer is not different from anyone other Emergent follower on this blog, so…ya…whatever.”

    Again demonstrating your ignorance. If you read my blog at all, you may say I’m an emergent sympathizer even though I don’t think I am. But you could never say I’m emergent. I have written a number of times against specific issues within that gang. In fact, Iggy and I have had a few public and private exchanges regarding our disagreement there. He, unlike to you however, took time to understand what I was saying and didn’t advertise to the world that I was a God-hater.

    Your continued lack of repentance leaves you stained. Repent.

  20. rick says:

    Again, like a child – how do you know that I don’t? But that’s not what we are talking about here. We are talking about you making a a charge against me for which you had no basis. These enable “to write with such hatred about the Word of God and born again Christians.”

    Confess your sin – it will go better for you.

    And stop ranting about what I should or shouldn’t do when you haven’t the slightest clue who I have or have not confronted.

    Your behavior here mocks and insults Christ so consider yourself confronted.

  21. Discerning The World says:

    You have a choice. You are either luke warm and sit on the fence or you stand up for Jesus Christ the Son of God!

    Revelation 3:14-18
    15 I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either one or the other!
    16 So, because you are lukewarm—neither hot nor cold—I am about to spit you out of my mouth.

    or…

    1 Corinthians 5:1-13

    11 But now I am writing you that you must not associate with anyone who calls himself a brother but is sexually immoral or greedy, an idolater or a slanderer, a drunkard or a swindler. With such a man do not even eat.
    12 What business is it of mine to judge those outside the church? Are you not to judge those inside?
    13 God will judge those outside. “Expel the wicked man from among you.”

    IT IS WRITTEN: You MUST NOT accocaiate with anyone who ‘calls/professes/claimes’ himself a brother/sister but is nothing more tha an idolater or a slanderer.
    God judges those outside of the church, but we are to EXPEL the wicked from amongst us.

    So Rick, you either like what Iggy rights, you either find is acceptiable or you don’t and you ask him to repent. OR you leave him, you remain luke warm….

  22. rick says:

    Your sin has engulfed your heart. You refuse to repent for slandering me. Here’s what I WILL NOT STAND for – you and the evil you represent. You believe my relationship with Iggy makes your sin ok. You don’t know my relationship. You took no time to understand it. And I will not ease the cancer that now eats at your heart as an unrepentant sinner. Turn to Christ and confess your sin. You can still enjoy life in Christ if you turn.

  23. Discerning The World says:

    Rick

    >> you and the evil you represent
    >> And I will not ease the cancer that now eats at your heart as an unrepentant sinner

    Golly golly gosh, such strong words, “I will not ease the cancer that now eats at your heart”? WOW. You’ve got some serious power Rick, you try curse me and then have that peanuts to say that you will not EASE it. Well….it is written:

    Deuteronomy 18:9-12

    9 When you enter the land the LORD your God is giving you, do not learn to imitate the detestable ways of the nations there.
    10 Let no one be found among you who sacrifices his son or daughter in the fire, who practices divination or sorcery, interprets omens, engages in witchcraft,
    11 or casts spells, or who is a medium or spiritist or who consults the dead.
    12 Anyone who does these things is detestable to the LORD, and because of these detestable practices the LORD your God will drive out those nations before you.

    Having said that you now landed up in 1st place. Iggy prayed that it’s God’s will to Blind me. Your heart eating cancer is so much more, um…..what’s the word….stupd him.

    Just as a matter of importance.
    Your Chirst is the Ecumenical Interfaith Christ, not Jesus Christ the Son of God who died for your sin. And I don’t pray or repent or anything for that matter to your false ‘Christ’

  24. Discerning The World says:

    Your behavior here mocks and insults Christ so consider yourself confronted.

    Um…..no, IGGY’S writings on his blog mock and insult Jesus Christ, and you refuse to make a stand and pick Jesus Christ’s side so you are picking Iggy’s instead.

    – So considered yourself CONVICTED.

  25. rick says:

    [DETELED] Ohhhh Rick won’t say there is anyting wrong with Iggy’s blasphmeous website where he mocks, inults and ridicules Jesus Christ.

  26. rick says:

    DELETED:

    You have a choice. You are either luke warm and sit on the fence or you stand up for Jesus Christ the Son of God!

    Revelation 3:14-18
    15 I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either one or the other!
    16 So, because you are lukewarm—neither hot nor cold—I am about to spit you out of my mouth.

  27. rick says:

    Because Rick is saying there is something wrong with your website that insults and ridicules Jesus Christ and you have yet to respond.

    [Edited by DTW: Well then Rick, go comment on Iggy ‘I love to hate everyone’ Itodyaso blog and say what you want. Iggy has tons of articles about me and other wellknown discernment ministries. I am sure you will find yourself right at home here. Run along now.]

  28. rick says:

    do you think deleting will clear your guilt?

    [EDITED by DTW: I have no guilt, I am not the one who has mocked and insulted Jesus Christ the Son of God, and I am not the one who refuses to take a stand against others who do so. If you are happy for people like Iggy to insults the Word of God and Jesus Christ then hey….nothing I can go.

    Anyhow back to deleting your comments. I am deleting your comments because I want you to go away lol. Now go write about me on your blog or on Iggy’s blog about how evil I am etc. I could not be bothered what you guys write. I know where my salvation lies and that is with Jesus Christ the Son of God. It does not lie with some human where I am to scared to take sides for fear of offending someone and now that is called ‘sin’. Pfffff….I would rather offend the entire world if that’s the case than offend my Lord and Saviour, my King of Kings, Jesus Christ.

    But you can go ahead and offend me…really….I don’t care at all. And yes I will delete posts when I deem it necessary. You know what would be a good article for your to write? Well seeing that you said this to me earlier: “And I will not ease the cancer that now eats at your heart as an unrepentant sinner” Maybe you can write about how you wished you were a character in Mortal Comat, the one where you get to blow fire out your nose…oh wait…that’s another game….ah you get my point”] I write like this because you think you have some kind of ‘power’ to be able to curse people. Which is just plain stupid!

  29. Discerning The World says:

    I have edited the article slightly. Not because you think you have managed to threaten me in any way….but because I want people to go and look at your blog for themselves and see for themselves first hand what you believe. They can compare what they read on your blog to why you wont disagree or agree with Iggy at this point in time. The question remains. How can a ‘genuine’ Christian like yourself for one second tolerate such horrble stuff being said on Iggy’s blog and then still allow yourself to be linked to him as inspiration? I am not understanding this…

    I have read your blog, I’ve read quite a bit of it actually since yesterday. You seem very confused. You call yourself a Calvanist, yet you have images of Roman Cathothic Jesus as your heading image. You say you don’t agree with Peter Rollins, yet you agree with Rob bell. In one article you write that Brian McLaren is ok and then later you say he is not. You seem to taste test everything. If you don’t like it then you will say so, but at the same time you will find something that you can ‘take out’ for yourself. Like reading Frank Viola’s books sent t you by someone. You agree and disagree. You speak about Emergents as being something ok, but the moment you realise they are heading the move universalist direction then you change your mind. You seem half this way half that way ecumenical. Yet unity puts you off balance. OK, I see the last few weeks the articles on your blog are now more Word of Faith / Dominonist, Kingdom Now. Hmmm…. that’s a whole other discussion.

    Anyhow…thats enough for one day, or night…I need to repair my armour for the great attack that will come upon me tomorrow. Never a dull day when standing up for Jesus Christ the Son of God and His Gospel Truth.

  30. Discerning The World says:

    Rick

    You don’t need to apologise to me. I do agree with you that I wrote was actually not the best way to explain the situation of who inspires who, so I’ve now edited it to allowed people to agree or disagree on the matter. But it still doesn’t let you off the hook. I just can’t understand how you for one second could even agree with Iggy and the stuff he has written. It’s not like there is anything on his sites that are even remotely biblcal. I’ve looked…and there is nothing. It’s all horrible stuff.

    Oh sigh….nevermind..I am off (and no not in a smelly way). See I still have a sense of humour after all of this. And NO I am not a child. Unlike a lot of Emergents out there who pick on Jesus Christ the Son of God when He has not yet returned to wipe them off the face of this planet. They have to do it now, cos they know they wont get away with it later.

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