Being harsh on the blog
Let’s face it, there are a lot of idiots who comment on blogs. Some people just take it. Some people absorb so much crap until they stop temporarily stop posting, or stop blogging. Some shut off comments. I prefer to let the idiots know exactly what I think of what they write. Eventually they leave. I don’t know where we get this idea that being Christian is being a doormat. I don’t know where we get the idea that we must endure the constant barbs of those who are not interested in dialogue or learning or change. I believe that such people destroy the possibility of dialogue and ruin it for others. My blog is better off without them.
A lot of people have asked me about my recent post about anonymous commenters. The truth is I haven’t had that many. No one has recently written anything particularly offensive. I find people unwilling to stand behind what they say repulsive. I’ve seen people hurt on blogs because of this. I’ve seen people hurt in churches and other Christian communities. I’ve watched too many good pastors get destroyed inside because of people who are unwilling to deal with conflict biblically. The critics prefer anonymity and passive aggressive politicking. I think we’ve grown far too tolerant of those who tear down rather than build up. We’ve come to the point where we can’t use the word “sin” to describe what any one does.