Things that Piss Off Christianists

I do a lot of things that really piss off Christianists. I think. I support gay right. I know evolution produced humans. I vote Democratic...

According to this report from The Restored Church of God's Ambassador Youth, the mere fact that I run this blog pisses God off.

Not the content, mind you. I can understand a church writing a report informing parents that having your underage child posting naked pictures on a blog could be a bad thing. Churches being churches, I would also understand if they objected to posting based on content like satanism, homosexuality, or evolution. (All these things are fine by me, but I could at least grasp the reason for a church group opposing them.)

Apparently blogging actually goes against the divine word of God - The Bible.

The book of Daniel describes our age: "…even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased" (12:4). Through the Internet, mass transportation and other technological advancements, people truly do "run to and fro" throughout the earth, with knowledge increasing. With this increased knowledge comes increased opinion and words.

In this time when people exhibit the least amount of character in history, there is more communication than ever before. Much of this is simply blathering on blogs—mindless words and idle communication. Blogs can be summed up as people talking about almost anything, but really nothing. There is no purpose to much of the contents—no direction.

Look at what the Bible says about idle words: "But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment" (Matt. 12:36). Who would want to give account to God about how many hours a day he rambled on about his favorite pizza place, what brand of jeans he wears, the girl he thinks is cute, when he woke up on a particular morning and in what mood, etc.? If one has visited many blogs, the list above contains some of the "deeper" issues endlessly discussed.

Job 35:16, which talks about multiplying words without knowledge, summarizes the mindless, mundane nonsense found on weblogs.

Then there is the language itself. Here is a mild example: "If your a hater then whateva i dont have time 4 your negativity in my positive world." Phrases such as "screwed up," "I dunno," and every type of swear word are commonly used. One blog by a young twentysomething in a splinter used the acronym “OMG,” which is a shorthand way to take God’s name in vain.
Holy Shit! People take the Lord's name in vain? Dear Lord! What are we going to do? And people actually type "I dunno!" The horror! God forgive them for using the sinful phrase "screwed up!"

Kidding aside, the amount of anti-intellectualism in that excerpt is amazing but it really gets to the reason why Christianists don't want their children blogging. Blogging is thinking - or at least recording thoughts. Blogging is expressing your views and being exposed to other people's views. Blogging allows you to interact with people outside of your normal circle. Every one of those things goes against the Christianist principals of thoughtless devotion, mindless acceptance, and blind hatred of all things different.

Go read the whole post. It's actually rather funny.

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