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15 October 2006 — God Hates Blogs (5)

The Restored Church of God has revealed a secret hitherto unknown: God hates blogs. Why?

First, there are the obvious dangers: on-line pedophiles, filthy language, risqué pictures, bullying, and addiction. But these are just the tip of the iceberg. A greater danger is that blogging gives a person a "voice".

Whether or not it is effective, as soon as something is posted the person has a larger voice. It often makes the blogger feel good or makes him feel as if his opinion counts—when it is mostly mindless blather!

The horror! There are other evils, too. Bloggers are too open. They're vain. They write too many idle words. What's The Restored Church of God's official position on blogging?

...No one — including adults — should have a blog or personal website (unless it is for legitimate business purposes). When this policy, now being instituted, was discussed with Mr. Pack and other Headquarters ministers, there was not a shadow of doubt in anyone’s mind that blogs are something youth should not be doing in any way. As has been said before, Jesus Christ and His Church have standards. Those who desire fewer standards should go to the splinters or to the world.

I would comment on this, but it would just get me into trouble. Suffice it to say that I believe you should simply go forth and blog!

[From the Restored Church of God's own blog, and via waxy.]

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On 15 October 2006 (10:38 AM), Joel said:

No wonder blogging feels so good!

On 15 October 2006 (08:33 PM), Josh said:

Damn! I've inadvertently been doing the Church's bidding. I'd better re-activate my blog, stat!

On 16 October 2006 (08:38 AM), mrs darling said:

That is too funny! Go forth and blog! I'm not even going to look at that link you left. It sounds evil. :)

On 16 October 2006 (01:57 PM), Josh said:

God hates blogs. Why?

I think it's in Leviticus, somewhere between gays and shellfish.

On 04 November 2006 (08:44 AM), Joseph Becher said:

It took me a while to read this, but I just visited that site. I'm sorry J. D., but that is not a blog, there is no way to comment. It's online preaching, completely acceptable.