That time @deontologistics went out to shoot a lame dog, and ended up building a cathedral. http://t.co/Xk2M48SXoX pic.twitter.com/ThF5pfblry
— Urbanomic (@urbanomicdotcom) September 21, 2014
When Lessing said, "People always speak of Spinoza as if of a dead dog," he was referring to the fact that Spinoza had been conclusively refuted. Hence Wolfendale has finally put down the lame dog.
See also HERE; HERE; HERE; or HERE.