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Jim West’s Kobayashi Maru

September 27, 2011

The Kobayashi Maru is a Starfleet training exercise designed to test the character of cadets in the command track at Starfleet Academy.  Supposedly, you cannot beat the test.

The Kobayashi Maru is a no-win scenario.

Jim West has designed his own historical Kobayashi Maru from the Reformation period. He is claiming he will give away a copy of the Reformation Commentary on Scripture: Galatians, Ephesians to anyone that can

Tell me in 100  words in comments below why you believe Zwingli to be the greatest of all the Reformers

Clearly, that argument cannot be made. So we have two choices: Jim is either pulling a prank or trying to trick people into competing in a no-win scenario. Either way we all know how ridiculous it is to argue that Hank Wingzli was the ‘greatest’ Reformer. In 100 words or a million words: it simply can’t be done.

And anyways, as Jim is coming to learn and has confided to me in private, Rob Bell is really the greatest Reformer!

10 Comments leave one →
  1. Marc Cortez permalink
    September 27, 2011 11:31 am


  2. September 27, 2011 11:31 am

    The greatest Reformer of all time is the Holy Spirit!

  3. September 27, 2011 12:15 pm

    is there any way to pull a ‘james t. kirk’ and win the commentary without conceding zwingli as the greatest reformer? as a computer guy, i should be able to figure something out…

    • Paul D. permalink
      September 27, 2011 9:19 pm

      You cheat by writing a lengthy comment about how Menno Simons was the greatest reformer, and then just change the name to Zwingli before submitting. Dr. Jewest will never know.

  4. September 27, 2011 12:59 pm

    Problem is there’s never a green woman to sleep with in order to cheat a test when you want one.

  5. Jon Hendry permalink
    September 27, 2011 3:04 pm

    It’s a Reformation koan.

    The correct answer is mu.

  6. 4xi0m permalink
    September 28, 2011 7:24 am

    I’d venture to say that Hank’s not the worst of the Reformers (*cough* Calvin). And I think that statement puts me in the lead so far.

    • September 28, 2011 1:16 pm

      So your entry would be: “At least he isn’t Calvin”?

      Works for me

  7. October 9, 2011 10:52 am

    Hey I have reached 98 words and can’t get the last one. I guess “Kobayashi Maru” makes it come full circle. Yeah….KUMBAYA!


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