What I don't understand is that we are evaluating posts that are close to four years old.
A lot can happen in four years. My son went from diapers to Elementary School in four years!
So what if Trevor created an alter-ego, Kish, and was having a little fun with it?
His posts have been very consistent since then.
This certainly doesn't mean he hasn't been the cause of people's suspicion. he can't hold things against Carton nor Ray, in my estimation, for being suspicious of him. He did it.
Also, it seems that Ray's initial problem with Kish stemmed from, not the fact that Kish didn't defend Dan, but that he didn't defend Dan ENOUGH.
I think Ray has clearly said he's not fond of the way Kish has attacked Dan, even though at times, Kish has said some nice things. Since Kish has been all over the spectrum of hating Dan to liking him, he's created the suspicion himself.
What would it take for this whole conflict to come to an end? Would Ray be satisfied if Kish never disagreed with Dan's work publicly again? Would Ray be satisfied if Scratch ceased to post about Dan?
I think the last one would be a yes. Other than that, the first two are missing the boat, I'd say.
Is Ray, now that he is friends with Will, adopting Will's philosophy that anyone who posts on MDB is evil and has a battle against the Church?
CFR on Will's philosophy here. he doesn't see me as evil and battling against the Church. And I ain't his friend.