20,000 Milestone Reached

Today is a special day!

This afternoon I officially broke the 20,000 views mark!

Thanks, folks! Thanks to all the regular subscribers, the occasional readers, and even the ones who hate everything about me and all I believe.

I know that to some 20,000 is a drop in the bucket. But on the other hand, I appreciate every view, whether it is counted as a “hit,” or not (many are not).

Again, thank you very much for each time you take the time to read this blog.

To God be the glory, great things He hath done!

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7 responses to “20,000 Milestone Reached

  1. Anonymous

    keep up the work

  2. Congrats brother – To God be the glory, great things He hath done! Love that! Soli Deo Gloria!!!!!! Keep up the great work!

  3. Andrew

    I don’t hate you man. Hate is something religious people do when somebody doesn’t worship their particular Sky Daddy or when their neighbor doesn’t fit into their 2,000 year old mold for lifestyles (the Bible).

    Do you ever wonder why we keep using words like “hath” in religious contexts but nowhere else in our speech or writing?

    • Andrew, just a couple of things. First, you may not hate me, but using derogatory and condescending slang to refer to one’s Deity isn’t something people normally do when seeking to win friends. I would just advise you to be more respectful if you want to have a more open dialogue.

      About the “2,000 year-old mold,” since when did age become so important to the validity of a belief system? Is a religion or belief system only valid if it was developed after November 1859? But seriously, if you know so much about Christianity and the Bible, then surely you know that the mold was cast long before 2,000 years ago. You make me sound like I’m in a newbie religion. Oh, and by the way, do you belittle Pagans and Druids in the same way?

      Oh, there is one more thing. If I were to hate you, I would not be acting like Jesus. Those who hate others because of their differences are not following the words of Christ; therefore, their religion is in vain. Jesus said, “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven. For he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust.” – Matthew 5:43-45 ESV

      And Andrew, no one has a monopoly on hate. Reality television proves that.

  4. Andrew

    Anthony, I did not mean to offend you and I apologize if that’s how it came across. I made the reference to encompass all gods, not just the Judeo-Christians God. Which, I suppose, should also answer your question regarding Druids and Pagans (which I find equally implausible, of course).

    Yes, of course I know that the ideas espoused in Christianity are older than 2,000 years. I was referring to the latest iteration, the New Testament.

    I consider your stance regarding homosexuals, one that denies them basic civil liberties and serves to make them feel as if they’re less human than you, a form of hatred. I know you disagree, but I think an objective evaluation of the position can only yield one result: that its hateful. As some churches have pointed out, bigotry wrapped in prayer is still bigotry. (And on that note, you’ve still failed to identify how it actually affects you. Guess what will happen to you if gay people get married? Nothing. You’ll go back to work, you’ll enjoy your weekends and holidays with friends and family, and life will go on. The only difference is members of the LGBT community won’t have to cry themselves to sleep anymore.) Also, you may want to take a look at this for how your chicken sandwich crusade may actually affect real people.

    I would hope that sandwich frenzy would seem decidedly un-Christ-like at this point.

    Oh, can you remind me…what did Jesus have to say about homosexuals?

    • Andrew,

      You know, I am really glad that I have the opportunity to discuss this with you, but I will never pretend to have all the answers. I know that some people act like idiots, while others hide behind labels to protect their true feelings. But I want you to know that I am real, sincere, and have no other agenda than to bring glory to God by becoming more like Christ each day. I don’t hate you, no matter what you want me to try to admit.

      I seriously disagree with the homosexual agenda (yes, agenda). I believe it will affect many people’s lives through legal mandates. I believe it is a step down a path that leads to the forced acceptance of other lifestyles which, at this point, I would hope even you find repulsive, such as pedophilia and bestiality. The definition of marriage between a man and a woman has been understood as the norm because common sense sees that union as the basis for a nuclear family. You want to redefine it. I think that is dangerous. You don’t.

      And you know, about that letter from the dad…the son was not the only one hurting, I guarantee you. But does pain excuse the turning away of a child by a parent? Of course not. It broke my heart to read that letter. However, are you trying to tell me that I should support everything my child does, even when it may include any manner of perversion? Am I supposed to jump up and down and say “woo hoo?”

      This whole issue is so much more complicated than can be solved by a few words or protests. And when it comes to what Jesus said, I have every reason to believe that if I told you he said “homosexual sex is a sin” you would find every reason to say his words were misinterpreted. Does the fact that Jesus claimed to be God matter? Does the fact that he never talked about a lot of other sins matter? You do not believe God’s word to be true, so it really wouldn’t matter what Jesus did or did not say. You would still disagree.

      One last thing, then I am going to have to stop commenting today (I have work to do). You said “your chicken sandwich crusade may actually affect real people.” There are “real” people on both sides of this debate. “Real” people are affected everyday by the choices other “real” people make. That goes both ways (no pun intended).

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