Again affflicted with the Blog reading virus (while at work) I came across the below mini-article (originally posted on Cruel.com ). . . . .
Bloggers are going to hell one entry at a time, according to Kevin D. Denee of the Restored Church of God’s Ambassador Youth magazine:
Should teenagers and others in the Church express themselves to the world through blogs? Because of the obvious dangers; the clear biblical principles that apply; the fact that it gives one a voice; that it is almost always idle words; that teens often do not think before they do; that it is acting out of boredom; and it is filled with appearances of evil — blogging is simply not to be done in the Church. It should be clear that it is unnecessary and in fact dangerous on many levels.
Let me emphasize that no one — including adults — should have a blog or personal website (unless it is for legitimate business purposes).
Photo sharing is acceptable to the Restored Lord in some circumstances:
Some questions naturally arise: “Can I have a photo gallery?” For example, maybe you visited an exotic country and want to share your photos with close friends. This can be done, but certain guidelines apply. Of course, there should never be any inappropriate pictures (again, be careful of the appearance of evil); it should be private and password protected, and only shown to family and closest friends.
I’m in amazement of this statement. I feel almost guilty at this moment continuing my thought process about God (or Kevin D. Denee of the Restored Church of God’s Ambassador Youth magazine as it were) hating blogs in my blog.
I can see the value of not posting all your lifes inner workings or posting every single of the 625 personal vacation photos you took. . . .but the idea of God hating communication stumps me.. . .
I find Blogs a welcome change, a simple tidbit of daily life about someone you care about, love or are facinated by. I mean come on, how many of us really like getting great Aunt Gertrude’s 16 page Christmas letter about shuffleboard and gardening?
On a lighter note: I came across the following blog, that I have been enjoying for a few weeks now: WHAT WOULD JESUS BLOG Its a sightly satirical look at very common current issues and subjects. . .the author, Jesus, puts it in ‘today and now’ wording. A worthwhile read.