Sunday, October 15, 2006

Put Another Blog on the Fire

My friend P. e-mailed me this adorable little piece he got off Boing Boing about the evils of blogging. After setting up my second blog, I've obviously secured my place on the Concorde flying straight to hell when I die. I hear that in Hades they have internet cafes set up all over so we can write our "trashy expressions of shallowness". Maybe I'll see you there...

Here it is:

Restored Church of God says blogging is wrong (excluding their own blog, natch)
Here's a truly moronic article from the Restored Church of God Ambassador Youth site. The author, Kevin D. Denee, seems to think it's OK for him to use the Web to express his opinion, but other people -- both children and adults -- should not. Nearly every sentence in this schoolmarmish screed is funny.


Let me emphasize that no one — including adults — should have a blog or personal website.
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The Internet—and more specifically blogs—has enabled everyone to have a voice on any matter. Now everyone’s thoughts are “published” for all to see. 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!
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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. [...] The contents of blogs can often best be described as trash and the expression of shallowness. What is deemed as a higher level of communication is simply a mindless form of entertainment.
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Some questions naturally arise: “Can I have a photo gallery?” For example, maybe you visited an exotic country and want to share your photos with close friends. This can be done, but certain guidelines apply. Of course, there should never be any inappropriate pictures (again, be careful of the appearance of evil); it should be private and password protected, and only shown to family and closest friends.

5 comments:

Remiman said...

Tara,
Doesn't that just frost your cookies?
Blogging is the biggest channel for like minded folks to connect. Of course there is ying and yang with every thing. But to demonize blogging makes as much sense as boycotting relious service because of "Elmer Gantry"
I boycot formal church goin' because of jerkoffs like him (Denee).
Have a great day.
rel

Churlita said...

Remiman,

The fact that the church already has a blog and it's okay for him, but not his parishoners makes it so hypocritical too. I also have that problem that when people tell me I can't do something, I just want to do it more. I've never grown up in that sense.

Churlita said...

Remiman,

If you don't mind, I'd like to avoid using my real name on here, even in the comments, so you can call me Churlita or Churlish - either one is fitting. Thanks.

Mr Atrocity said...

How dogmatic scripture, more than two millennia old, can be held up to show the evil of blogs is more than my tiny mind can safely deal with. I am speechless, and for those who know me, that is a rare occurrence.

Churlita said...

Mr Atrocity,

I know. Don't you remember that one commandment that said, "Thou Shalt Not Blog"? No? Well, maybe it got edited out.