God Hates Blogs. . . . .

19 10 2006

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.

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28 12 2006
manyverse

From its very beginnings the church has depended on being the sole voice in a dark world devoid of personal communication. They had total control over ideas and thought, and unless you had either money or blessings from the pope, none outside your little hellhole of a medieval village would hear your voice, and even then the church would have you burned. Roll on about a thousand years and the world is a much smaller place. The communication revolution has changed and is changing the way we live our lives. The church is falling in population. It used to be that everybody was religious. Now not many people are. Why? Because the church no longer has the monopoly over the transit of ideas. It is divided and weak, with next to no control over communication.
Plus, other viewpoints, other ideas opposed to their own can be communicated. Blogging is bad news for them, and some of the evangelical persuasion has decided that it is a sin (how the hell would they know?). Their arguments for this? Some biblical rubbish about idle words. The bible also condones raping, pillaging and genocide but is somehow against the consumption of chameleon meat. They have become scared and have lashed out at the new communication threat by making teens feel guilty about the freedom technology has given to them.
Blogging is a new phenomenon that must be nurtured as a good thing. Politicians and church leaders beware; blogging is here to stay.

28 12 2006
Joey

I read an entry that Nicolas wrote a while back about the infallibilty of the Bible.

http://thecraptastics.wordpress.com/2006/06/28/192/

There was one sentence that stuck out to me, mainly because I read his entry right around the same time that I had come across this article above. . . .

He wrote, in reference to the Bible specifically: God chose an imperfect way to communicate his Word to us… because he’d rather communicate imperfectly in partnership with us than perfectly alone.

I think this statement can also relate to Blogging.

Its the interpretation of what is written, and the actions taken because of that interpretation that are the only (if any) things to worry about in Blogging.

As that old proverb goes, the pen is mightier than the sword.

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