Call Me Doctor

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You Call Me Doctor

 

The title “Brother” once I wore,

But that can satisfy no more.

Since on my journey up to fame,

They added Reverend to my name.

Right Reverend, then twas Very Right,

Thrilling my soul with pure delight.

Now they call me Doctor, oh how I love it!

No other title is above it!!

Never was I thrilled like this before,

I got it at camp meeting and put it on my door.

They added Doctor to my name’

Now I know I will never be the same!

So call me Doctor, man alive

On my ego I must thrive,

At conventions and camp meetings I will shine;

Praise the Lord, the title’s all mine!

Once I was humble, now I’m so proud,

Walking erect with the Doctor crowd.

Surely the world hath need of me;

A man of the cloth with such a nice degree!

The Apostle Paul knew no such bliss’

For he never had a title equal to this!

I tell you brother, I’m not the same

Since they added Doctor to my name.

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Doctors, now you can get that big check. :frog:  Just kidding. There are good doctors and bad ones.

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I ain't against edication - my brother went to University of Alabama, he's got one!!!!

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I hope you're not attacking Dr Martyn Lloyd-Jones - a doctor who gave up medical practice for the ministry.

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I hope you're not attacking Dr Martyn Lloyd-Jones - a doctor who gave up medical practice for the ministry?

No. In the US amongst IB circles to over-emphasize a preacher's possession of a Doctorate degree.

I've even head people get upset for referring to "Brother thus and such" instead of "Doctor thus and such" as if "Brother" makes a preacher second-rate.

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It seems that some give those degrees out like candy, and others think it mighty sweet.

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In too many cases too much education adds up to too little wisdom and common sense.   :scratchchin:

 

God bless,

Larry

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The thread obviously applies to Evg. Dr. James Ach who in a number of threads invents what preterists, amils, covenant theologians, "calvinists", etc believe so he can "refute" them. He's a "doctor" who displays & refutes his own ignorance.

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The thread obviously applies to Evg. Dr. James Ach who in a number of threads invents what preterists, amils, covenant theologians, "calvinists", etc believe so he can "refute" them. He's a "doctor" who displays & refutes his own ignorance.


Really?

Is that necessary?

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Maybe it's wrong of me, but I usually make it a point to refer to those who have Dr. in front of their names as "Brother".  I have several Facebook friends who have Doctorates.  I have no idea if their Doctorates are earned or honorary.  They always refer to each other as "Dr. So-n-so"; however, none of them have ever rebuked me for referring to them simply as "Brother So-n-so". 

 

It really is amazing how many who receive these honorary Doctorates are quick to put "Dr." in front of their names...and expect to be called "Dr. So-n-so".  Just a source of pride...

 

By the way, I have nothing against a person getting an education...just don't let the education get you.

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An Anglican priest I know goes by the tile "Father Michael." I just call him "Michael."

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An Anglican priest I know goes by the tile "Father Michael." I just call him "Michael."

 

 

He is not my father, Love Dr. TGL....  :th_popout:           Do Right

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I am, albeit, slowly, working on my doctorate. I don't plan on making it a big deal, excelt at my secular job, where the supervisors call everyone by their last names, which I never did like, so if I attain it, when my boss says, "Hey, Reed!", I'll reply, "That's DOCTOR Reed, if you please!"

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I am, albeit, slowly, working on my doctorate. I don't plan on making it a big deal, excelt at my secular job, where the supervisors call everyone by their last names, which I never did like, so if I attain it, when my boss says, "Hey, Reed!", I'll reply, "That's DOCTOR Reed, if you please!"

Didn't you say you work on an Army installation? That's military (and ex-mil) standard, to address by last name - there may be 8 Mikes, 12 Johns but only 2 Reeds and 1 Zwingli. That plus the fact that first name basis was only reserved for a those of intimate acquaintance (what used to known as "friend" before what one might call "easy friendism" ---- hey, did I just create a new word??).

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Didn't you say you work on an Army installation? That's military (and ex-mil) standard, to address by last name - there may be 8 Mikes, 12 Johns but only 2 Reeds and 1 Zwingli. That plus the fact that first name basis was only reserved for a those of intimate acquaintance (what used to known as "friend" before what one might call "easy friendism" ---- hey, did I just create a new word??).

You're actually correct: about 40% of our workforce where I work are "Mike"s, including the big boss.

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Many of the first will be last and the last will be first.

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It really is amazing how many who receive these honorary Doctorates are quick to put "Dr." in front of their names...and expect to be called "Dr. So-n-so".  Just a source of pride...

 

Noticed the same thing.  It's been my experience that those who have legitimately earned theirs generally don't go out of their way to make it known, except for professional reasons.

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In IB circles MANY do. Even at our school district (public school) a librarian here has a doctorate and INSISTS on being referred to as Doctor (she doesn't care too much for me).

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Really?

Is that necessary?

 

Having been one of Ach's targets, I think he's being kind. I won't even say what I think of Ach because there may be lad...well, females reading.

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Having been one of Ach's targets, I think he's being kind. I won't even say what I think of Ach because there may be lad...well, females reading.

Are you insinuating that there are females but no ladies on this board?? (read your post, it looks that way).

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Are you insinuating that there are females but no ladies on this board?? (read your post, it looks that way).

 

I'm sorry. I thought I was saying that outright. I don't think much of the men here, either, in case you're wondering.

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I'm sorry. I thought I was saying that outright. I don't think much of the men here, either, in case you're wondering.

 

In all humility, if you had left this forum as you said you were going to, you wouldn't have a problem with the ladies or men here.

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Edited by Auburn88

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I'm sorry. I thought I was saying that outright. I don't think much of the men here, either, in case you're wondering.

Hmmmn.

Let me see if I follow all this half way accurately:

 

Most of the men (and several women) on here have not corresponded with you AT ALL and yet -- everybody (or the bulk thereof) are perceived as having attacked you.

 

If I don't reply to the above statement will you perceive me as a spineless man? If I coddle you will you perceive me as a compromising man? If I tell you to grow up and quit looking for injury will you perceive me as a hateful man?

 

IOW, are you going to show yourself implacable??

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If I don't reply to the above statement will you perceive me as a spineless man? If I coddle you will you perceive me as a compromising man? If I tell you to grow up and quit looking for injury will you perceive me as a hateful man?

Honestly? I try not to perceive you at all. I just post to threads that interest me as I wait for vendors.

Edited by Auburn88

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