As I recently mentioned, I’ve added a couple of links that allow visitors to post comments to stories on this site … such as this one.
Stupid me. I forgot that no good deed goes unpunished. No sooner had I done so than this comment popped up its scaly head:
nice website, until I see that you make a point of advertising that youâ€™re a christian. too preechy for me
Ignoring the spelling, let me run a couple of regexes on this interesting statement:
nice website, until I see that you make a point of advertising that youâ€™re black. too afro for me
nice website, until I see that you make a point of advertising that youâ€™re chinese. too asian for me
nice website, until I see that you make a point of advertising that youâ€™re a woman. too much estrogen for me
nice website, until I see that you make a point of advertising that youâ€™re left-handed. too touchy-feely for me
I do happen to be a Christian. That’s who I am, and that’s not going to change. And if I have a blog where I talk about things I’m interested in, that’s going to hit the screen.
People are different. It’s OK. Not everyone is going to agree with everyone else. That’s OK too.
I won’t apologize for my beliefs, and I won’t hide them either.
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I received an emailed comment from George Brock:
I personally appreciate your, what to me appears to me to be a, sincere explanation of your faith. I could no more remove my race from my being or my faith. I didn’t find your statement of faith to be at all overboard. It was simply a statement. Part of the problem here in the states seems to be an assault on all things Christian. The only way I would have read more about your faith was by clicking on a link, an action I must perform. I was under no obligation to read more.
I enjoyed reading parts of your blog. I only wish that others didn’t have to be offended by Christ. He forces no one to accept him, he compels us to kill no one with our faith or for our faith. Those that choose not to accept histruth must live with their choice.
My personal statement of being a Christian should offend no more that my saying that I am human.
Take care and God Bless.
George Brock in Georgia
Thanks for identifying your faith. I’m a Christian too. I, like Paul, used to be a persecuter of Christians. Now I tell it in my faith story. I pray that many of those who desire to persecute you, me or any other Christian for declaring their faith may in the future use their faith story as a testament to their Lord and Saviour in their walk.
Thanks for your witness.