DC Shut Down the Biblioblogger Ranking List!

Yep, last month I ranked eighth place over more than 350 Bible Blogs. It annoyed them so much they decided to quit doing the list, especially since they could see I was climbing it this month! Ha! One lone secular Bible Blogger shut it all down! They could see me coming and we can't have that, now can we? Jim West decided to do one himself anyway and among the top ranked Blogs from last month DC climbed to 6th place! Here's who made it to the top 15 (notice West couldn't bring himself to list the names of our Blogs, 'cause who wants it known that "Debunking Christianity" beat out so many of them):

Okay, okay, this was all tongue-in-cheek. Just the same here are the top ranked Bible blogs for December:

Jim West - 59,164
Joel L. Watts - 68,282
Dave Black - 204,856 (up)
James McGrath - 227,941 (up)
Jeff Oien -253,197 (up)
John Loftus -258,422 (up) [actually on 12/29/09 I was ranked 223,352]
Henry Neufeld - 270,590 (up)
Jeremy Thompson – 315,118 (up)
Matt Dabbs - 329,638
T.C. Robinson - 369,624
Brandon Wason – 403,100
Ferrell Jenkins - 427,259 (up)
Jim Linville - 451,082 (up)
Peter M. Lopez - 455,228
Stephen Smuts - 522,309

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No wonder Jim West wants to keep it alive, right?

29 comments:

MKR said...

Congratulations. I am surprised that they decided to quit keeping the list rather than simply to declare that your blog is not a "Bible blog." I certainly would never have looked for it under that heading!

Jim said...

i'm still # 1 whether there's a list to acknowledge it or not. when a tree falls in the woods, it does make a sound. you crazed loon.

Jim said...

oh, and if you and the others who rank so poorly were more interesting, you'd have more readers too. so there. smoke that in your debunked pipe.

;-P

John W. Loftus said...

JimBob, check the rankings tomorrow won't you? Just check them and revise your rankings okay? The month isn't over.

I know what it would take to by-pass you but I don't think I could keep up the pace.

And stop censoring my comments so we can see who is the crazed loon, okay?

Because you can't handle the truth! ;-)

John W. Loftus said...

Hey Jim, seriously, would you like to argue against any one of my top substantive posts of 2009?

I would welcome the discussion.

James said...

Not your topic--on that, why do they fear you so?

But it does knock your socks off to see that though
a. the start-up costs for a blog are near zero and
b. women score a good deal higher in religiosity than do men
there is (couples left aside) but 1 woman in the top 21, there are 3 women in the 50-100 range, and 5 from 100-200).

Suzanne McCarthy said...

I dropped out. The company stinks. (That was before DC was made a Bible blog of course.) I can't speak for other women, but hanging out with a bunch of National Enquirer wannabe's just wasn't my thing.

I like a few of them personally, but the bibliosphere in general just turned me off so much that I stopped blogging out of disgust.

I began to think that many of the top bible blogs were doing a great job of debunking Christianity on their own without your help. They have exposed the naked underbelly of Christian thinking and made public the uncontestable fact that there is no moral advantate to being a Christian. I think that has been a good thing overall.

Suzanne McCarthy said...

PS I was formerly the only woman in the top 50.

Jim said...

suzanne's funny- bitter and angry, but funny anyway.

and her blog never achieved much of anything because its dull. its just boring.

that of course is why she hates the whole enterprise. shes dull and she cant fathom others not being the same. so, when in doubt, denigrate. it's the feminist way.

(and i bet you a donut she cuts and pastes this to her own blog- without my permission- as proof of her imagined, deranged superiority).

and john, if you had posted anything substantive i'd be happy to discuss it with you. alas...

John W. Loftus said...

Jim, Suzanne doesn't need your permission since a comment here is public property.

I think you've ceased being funny though. You're arrogant and mean spirited. In light of that take a crack at this post of mine.

I thought educated people can treat people with respect. That tells me you're not truly educated. In my opinion you've been indoctrinated. Prove me wrong.

I ought to take you to the woodshed and teach you a lesson. You probably haven't read much of anything I have written, have you? You probably have jumped to the false conclusion I'm ignorant. But I've been proving people like you wrong since you were a baby.

Mr. Hyde said...

John, don't feel bad if Jim refuses to even address your challenge to take on one of your posts. He consistently rejected a comment I attempted to make on his blog that was contradictory to his point--and I am "on his side" so to speak. In other words, I am a Christian blogger. So it doesn't surprise me he censors your comments and it wouldn't surprise me one bit if he simply ignored your offer.

steph said...

I think the trick is not to take yourself too seriously. Who cares who censors comments. They only on blogs. He censors me sometimes and we're supposed to be friends. I couldn't give a hoot - it won't change the world. Most of the time he's just stirring the pot or tongue and cheek anyway. And while I think some religious people might be blinkered, I don't think they're 'stupid' or 'deluded'. I just have a different opinion. I'd be very careful John about accusing others of being arrogant and mean spirited and look at your own blog. I've read your book - we had to buy it. I appreciate your regrettable and bitter experience with the church but I don't think it justifies the sort of attacks you make on Christians on a blog devoted purely for them.

John W. Loftus said...

steph, you said, "I've read your book - we had to buy it." Would you be so kind as to tell me which class this was for, at what college, and who your professor was? I'm just curious please.

steph said...

haha no such luck, John. It was needed in order to complete a book being written. You represent a certain type of atheist. I'm no longer reading books of any lists 'college professors' give me and I don't know any university lecturers who recommend your book - or have even heard of it.

steph said...

Your book, by the way, is not mentioned in this forthcoming volume. It was merely part of background research into atheist experiences and motivations. The reason it was purchased, despite it only being needed for a once read, is that academic libraries don't normally hold popular material and I came across your book through your blog. I am on the Dunedin School blog group.

John W. Loftus said...

Thanks for the reply steph.

Hey Jim, as of today, had you waited until closer to the end of the month, I am ranked in 4th place coming in at 223,352.

steph said...

I don't care for blogging. I was asked by Dunedin to join them at a time other bloggers were hassling me to 'start a blog'. I blogged once when Blitherington crossed my path. I wouldn't have a clue how Dunedin School 'ranks' and I don't really give a stuff. It's not their blog but their scholarship I'm interested in.

steph said...

and your comment doesn't actually make sense. And I'm not the blog, it's Deane's blog.

steph said...

by the way, we're still amazed at your assumptions. Including the one where you not only assume that your book is on an academic reading list but that students only read books recommended to them. Perhaps this is an american phenomenon but thankfully most undergrads and graduates elsewhere have more independence of mind.

Weemaryanne said...

Steph, if John's book is not mentioned at all in the upcoming book, then I presume this scholarly-work-in-progress has no index or bibliography?

steph said...

The scholar who is about to send this book to press, does have full bibliography and indexing. He has been doing research for it throughout his entire academic career alongside his other academic publications. If he included every single book which he has read which has some indirect relevance to aspects of his research, he would need several separate volumes. John is not dealt with. However we were interested in the various backgrounds of some academics and John, as an atheist, was useful for the fact that he had produced a personal account of deconversion.

Weemaryanne said...

Steph, if the unnamed work has a "full" bibliography, then by definition the bibliography should include John's book as it was "useful" in the creation of the unnamed work.

Conversely, if John's book was "useful" in the creation of the unnamed work, but John's book is NOT listed in the bibliography of the unnamed work, then the bibliography is not complete. "Part of the background research" is in fact research, no?

steph said...

I know what should be included in a full bibliography for an academic publication thank you and more importantly so does the author. John's book is a popular account of a personal deconversion. It has absolutely no bearing on the subject of this book. It was not ultimately useful - it was merely interesting on a peripheral level which is always part of doing thorough research. No, MaryAnne, John's book does not belong in the bibliography. As I said if he included every book he may have read with this book in mind, he would need several volumes and it may possibly include everything from Jung, Winnie the Pooh to Shakespeare. Your expectations are not those of an academic publication. No.

Weemaryanne said...

Steph, if John's book "has absolutely no bearing on the subject of this book" and " was not ultimately useful" -- then why did you bring up the subject to begin with?

steph said...

Is that not clear? I read it MaryAnne The book is an independent historian's (ie secular biblical scholar) perspective of the life and teachings of Jesus. It will be available in September. The author is Maurice Casey.

Madeleine said...

If those numbers are Alexa figures MandM beat you John. Our Alexa rank right this minute is 181,184, which would put us in 3rd place.

John W. Loftus said...

Madeline they used the wrong numbers my Alexa rank for the month was 163,446. I actually came in 3rd place. Right now it's 157,735.

John W. Loftus said...

For the last 7 days it's 77,570.

John W. Loftus said...

Congrats to you BTW!