Sad but Hopeful
I read a recent blog post from a blogging buddy of mine, well “buddy” is an extremely kind way to describe James. But in his post recently where he partially reviews The movie The Shack based on the book of the same name by Universalist and “Christian Heretic” William Paul Young, he also mentioned that he’s been thinking of late about putting his Blogging on hold for awhile to plug back into real life. He wants to spend more time doing Real Ministry, serving Real People and making a Real Impact for Christ in his local community. I say good on him.
But what I saw in the comments was disturbing to say the least. He called me Retarded and a Moron while he thought I wasn’t looking. Not as disturbed by Him calling me names and once again displaying his utter contempt and hatred for me as much as his complete lack of grace and compassion, Empathy and understanding of the Mentally Ill and challenged people of the world. Not cool brother James. Not cool. Here’s the exchange.
Atheists like Ark, Zande, and their retarded friend The Recovering Know It All? I haven’t interacted with them or anyone like them in months so nothing will be lost there. And for what they do or think, meh, I don’t care about anything less than that.
Besides, blog or no blog, my real life ministry work is going as well as it ever has so I am still working tirelessly for The Kingdom.
Probably putting the blog on ice is what will happen in all actuality, I may get back into it someday, anything is possible.
Numbers aren’t really the issue either as the blog does better than I ever imagined it would.
More than anything, I enjoy life off-line much more than on lately.
Thanks for all the interaction and support CS, it means a lot knowing I have friends out there in cyberspace.
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Retarded? Moron? Dude… chill with the insensitivity and hate
I don’t Hate anyone. James and the other members of the Amateur Internet Apologetics Gang are not my Enemies. It’s clear that’s what they think. It’s also Crystal Clear by his words and Color Storms words and name calling that even though I don’t see them as enemies… they clearly see me as their Enemy. Sad when hate takes over your life, yeah? But James and CS are just following David’s example:
“Surely thou wilt slay the wicked, O God: depart from me therefore, ye bloody men. For they speak against thee wickedly, and thine enemies take thy name in vain.
Do not I hate them, O Lord , that hate thee? and am not I grieved with those that rise up against thee? I hate them with perfect hatred: I count them mine enemies.” –Psalms 139:19-22 KJV
Yes, the “Man after God’s own Heart” both gave them their example and shows us what that God is really like. If David’s heart is like God’s… the Biblical God is a God of Hatred for people that don’t believe and obey Him.
Once again, if James plans to step back from blogging, which i hope he does for many reasons I will explain… Good on him. But I do hope he also uses the time to adjust his attitude, behaviour and language BEFORE he tries to exchange with others like this in Real Time and in the Real world. They might not be so… how shall I put this… SAFE to talk to and behave in this manner. Just saying.
I no longer comment over there because I could no longer trust James to not edit, delete my comments that I had made on his posts, mischarachterize the substance and content of my comments after deleting them in order to make others believe I had said something I did not say, and even CREATE comments whole cloth when he wanted to make it seem like I had left comments laced with profanity and personal attacks. Nope. Can’t trust him, so I stopped commenting over there.
But I do hope he takes a step back for awhile from blogging and Keyboard Riding. I think it will do him, his family, Christianity on the Internet, WordPress in general… and his community a lot of good. One thing I’d like to leave with him though, and I KNOW you read here James…
Words James should re-read on his Sabbatical
Will you listen to and obey the Word?
Good words to live by and treat others with, even if one is not a chriatian… anymore. Words and sentiment that your exchange with Color Storm utterly lacked. James, you seem to be quite a failure at allowing your Faith to be lived out in your Real Life, at least your WordPress Real Life. I hope you get some rest and gain the perspective you obviously need. For your own Mental Health and Stability.
Mine’s just fine, thank you very much.