Longtime EvC Biblical Creationist Buzsaw has died, according to his wife whom I talked with today. He was one day shy of his 77th birthday and had advanced cancer of an unknown type.
She remarked that he had been feeling badly nearly all summer and, upon learning that he had cancer,lasted but 12 more days. Buzsaw was never widely liked or respected at EvC Forum, but she did say that he always prayed for all of us and that he strongly believed that what he was doing was representing his faith and belief as he understood it. She added that he had kind words for Percy and jar, two of his oldest ideological adversaries.
May he rest in peace. (in a later post, I will organize some of his links and information. ) We are a sort of extended dysfunctional internet family here at EvC, and I hope that anyone with kind words will say them and anyone with not so kind words will be appropriately respectful.
Edited by AdminAsgara, : added Buz's name to title
Aw, poor old Buz. He took quite a beating here but took it with grace and charity. I disagreed with his Adventist theology as well as some of his creationism and other arguments but I did have to recognize him as a brother in Christ and I think of him as now happily with his Lord.
Thank you for keeping in touch and letting us know, Phat.
Edited by Faith, : No reason given.
He who surrenders the first page of his Bible surrenders all. --John William Burgon, Inspiration and Interpretation, Sermon II.
Sorry, Phat, I have to take issue. Buz *WAS* beloved. He was frustrating and noble and stubborn and kind and all the complicated stuff that makes us human. He had a spirit that transcended argument and disagreement. I hope his wife and family and friends somehow discover how important a role he played here. He will be deeply missed.
I am surprised how upsetting this news was to hear. I never agreed with the old Buzsaw and he exasperated me to no end, but I surely did like and respect him.
Conversations with him never devolved into name calling or vitriol. One could never convince him that he might be wrong, but he was unapologetic and proud of his beliefs without being rude or self righteous. He was a creationist I could respect.
He knew where he stood and he was not ashamed of it.
Yes. I liked him and respected him.
Facts don't lie or have an agenda. Facts are just facts
"God did it" is not an argument. It is an excuse for intellectual laziness.
Thanks for your condolences as well as all of you here in this crazy community of sanity. What I was wondering was if there is a thread similar to the Tribute Thread for the Recently Passed Greats started by Asgara for EvC members who have "graduated"...but I'm thinking even more than this - maybe there should be a Retired Number sort of thing that is up at the top, near the banner picture. RAZD tells me Buzz is not the 1st for him, and I imagine there may be more. For example, Buzsaw's number is 786. We could have a little list that links that number to that person's career here. And never let that number be used again (not that it could if the software is what I suspect it to be, anyway). Or just list the name.