Well I understood the 'palace' reference as being our place within the body of Christ, not as a joke.
That's a much better interpretation (just for a change!), but no, not what I had in mind. It was more along the lines of your 'meanwhile, back at the ranch,' as in:
A quote line to introduce a new topic of conversation, or to end a particualarly embarrassing line of talk.
Derived from the old horse operas where action at one point was interrupted to go to the ranch in question; This line being spoken by the narrator in order to assist the hard of thinking. ( A hold over from radio narration style )
A;"Anyway, how did your date with Sarah go?"
B:'OK, I guess . . . Did you know she was a hermaphrodite?"
A:"Meanwhile, back at the ranch . . . "
It really wasn't a challenge. Just a comment to ponder on.
Sure looked like a challenge to me. If I'd known, I wouldn't have bothered.
..why isn't the church putting out more to counter it?
Which church would that be then? How about The Finalist Church of No Second Chance? Or The Church of The Elusive Third Temple? I quite like The Church of the Noisiest Rapture You're Ever Likely To Hear This Side of The Second Advent - What, With A Cry of Command, The Voice of an Archangel, and God Blowing His Own Trumpet To Boot, And All To Be Swiftly Followed By The General Resurrection And Judgment - So What's Secret About That Then, And Where's Your Millennium Now? '
But none of those are gonna work, are they? And the reasons should be pretty obvious. Thankfully, Christians have decided to divide themselves on much more serious matters, such as church govt. and infant baptism. Who needs to add eschatology to the mix?
...all I see is basher videos by individual people of believers and non-believers alike. Why not just put good news info out there for the people to see?
I don't know what you mean. The 'news' that Pr. Harry is the Antichrist is the best news since Luther almost gave himself a black fingernail. Personally, I'll be keeping a close eye on his forehead.