samedi 12 janvier 2008

Introduction: let the fun begin!

If you don’t know who the Vadney is, see my more serious blog. The short version is that the Vadney is a pseudo-professional translator who, for many years, claimed a lot of credentials he didn’t have. In August 2007, I exposed him as a fraud and a liar on the now-defunct (thanks to the Vadney’s lies) Network of Independent Linguists’ discussion forum. The Vadney was at the time engaged in a lunatic-fringe campaign to get himself elected Town Justice of New Baltimore (NY), after receiving a very encouraging 34 votes at the previous election, and a newspaper in the district picked up on the story. Ever since, the Vadney has been pursuing a hate campaign against me, a colleague, Mr Scott Horne, who also contributed to exposing the Vadney, and the journalist Scott Waldman, who wrote up the story in the Albany Times Union. (Doubtless the Vadney blames us for the fact that, despite his triumphal 34 votes in the 2005 election, he only managed 17 in 2007.) Also subject to the Vadney ire are two of his neighbours and the owner of another regional newspaper...don’t ask why: it’s a long story!

The Vadney often professes to be a devout Christian, despite his propensity to bearing false witness against his neighbour(s), defamation, fraud and perjury. So I have started this tongue-in-cheek blog for the Vadney’s spiritual guidance. Please contribute Biblical quotations that will help the Vadney find his way out of his current morass of iniquity and towards salvation!

Preferred version is King James; in any case, please quote book, chapter and verse, for ease of reference. If you want to show off by quoting the original tongues, that’s fine, but the King James translation would be appreciated in addition.

I will start with some suggestions from the main Vadney blog.

(From Proverbs 26):

11 As a dog returneth to his vomit, so a fool returneth to his folly.


24 He that hateth dissembleth with his lips, and layeth up deceit within him;

25 When he speaketh fair, believe him not: for there are seven abominations in his heart.

26 Whose hatred is covered by deceit, his wickedness shall be shewed before the whole congregation.

27 Whoso diggeth a pit shall fall therein: and he that rolleth a stone, it will return upon him.

(Proverbs 26:9, suggested by Scott Horne):

חוח עלה ביד־שכור ומשל בפי כסילים

As a thorn goeth up into the hand of a drunkard so is a parable in the mouth of fools.

(Matthew 6:5, also from Scott):

καὶ ὅταν προσεύχησθε, οὐκ ἔσεσθε ὡς οἱ ὑποκριταί· ὅτι φιλοῦσιν ἐν ταῖς συναγωγαῖς καὶ ἐν ταῖς γωνίαις τῶν πλατειῶν ἑστῶτες προσεύχεσθαι, ὅπως φανῶσιν τοῖς ἀνθρώποις· ἀμὴν λέγω ὑμῖν, ἀπέχουσι τὸν μισθὸν αὐτῶν.

And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.

And here’s a few that were sent in anonymously....

(From Proverbs 25):

2 It is the glory of God to conceal a thing: but the honour of kings is to search out a matter.


8 Go not forth hastily to strive, lest thou know not what to do in the end thereof, when thy neighbour hath put thee to shame.

9 Debate thy cause with thy neighbour himself; and discover not a secret to another:

10 Lest he that heareth it put thee to shame, and thine infamy turn not away.

11 A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pitchers of silver.


14 Whoso boasteth himself of a false gift is like clouds and wind without rain.


18 A man that beareth false witness against his neighbour is a maul, and a sword, and a sharp arrow.

All additions to the list are welcomed. However, I shall have to moderate comments as the Vadney is known for making a pain of himself where he is not welcome.