I’m Boycotting ‘Near Emmaus’…

Because they’ve misrepresented Rudolf Karl Bultmann, portraying him as some sort of sourpuss based on one photo.  This is an outrage and simply won’t do.

In contrast to their slanderous and vicious attack, I offer some photos of Bultmann which are more according to his true (and not sour) disposition:

Bultmann was a naturally happy person who, unlike Barth, didn’t diddle his secretary and thus grin like a wild buffoon.  That photo of Barth, that was taken after he got back from a weekend at the Bergli doing some ‘writing’ with Charlotte v. K.

So, until the people wandering Near Emmaus offer a public apology for their unfounded attack, I shall boycott them.

I’m waiting…

17 thoughts on “I’m Boycotting ‘Near Emmaus’…

  1. Michael Acidri 29 Dec 2010 at 10:42 am

    I dare you to boycott 🙂


    • Jim 29 Dec 2010 at 11:04 am

      i already am.


  2. Tim Bulkeley 29 Dec 2010 at 1:10 pm

    The big B sure looks pretty sour in some of your photos, don’t you have any where he’s actually smiling or even (God forbid that a German Herr Dr Prof should do such a thing) laughing?


    • Jim 29 Dec 2010 at 1:15 pm

      he is smiling. in german.


  3. Brian LePort 29 Dec 2010 at 1:33 pm

    Mark is the only Barthian at Near Emmaus. Just sayin.


    • Jim 29 Dec 2010 at 1:35 pm

      what about the medina kid who wrote the scurrilous anti-bultmann post? he sounds barthian…


  4. Brian LePort 29 Dec 2010 at 2:02 pm

    No, just anti-Bultmann. 🙂


    • Jim 29 Dec 2010 at 2:09 pm



  5. Emerson Fast 29 Dec 2010 at 3:18 pm

    Ahh Bultmann,

    He looks so freaking awesome!!! Every picture I see of him causes me to think,” Yes, the essence of a professor and a gentleman!”

    You shall be happy to know, Jim, that for Christmas my parents purchased me his complete NT Theology.


    • Jim 29 Dec 2010 at 3:26 pm



  6. JohnDave Medina 29 Dec 2010 at 5:56 pm

    Nope, no joyous face of Bultmann yet—at least compared to Barth. 🙂

    (I actually love Bultmann!)


    • Jim 29 Dec 2010 at 6:12 pm

      that is his happy face.
      you guys just dont know enough germans.


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  8. Esteban Vázquez 30 Dec 2010 at 10:10 am

    Yes, guys, it’s just his German and professorial disposition! And remember that Barth was actually a Swiss, and that all Swiss are lecherous buffoons who grin like idiots. You know, like Zwingli.


    • Jim 30 Dec 2010 at 10:19 am

      oh my. take a breath. breath. dont kill. just breath…


  9. JohnDave Medina 30 Dec 2010 at 10:28 am

    @Jim & @Esteban: LOL!


  10. Jeremy 21 Jan 2011 at 5:41 pm

    He’d be way cooler if there was an extra “le” in his name minus an “n.” Then he’d be bulletman. Faster than a speeding scholar …


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