Saturday, September 11, 2010

Out Of The Blaze




Glenn Beck, and his staff, have recently started a website called, “The Blaze” which is set up “to post, report and analyze stories of interest on a wide range of topics from politics and culture to faith and family.”

Although this new site has some great news stories which I may stop by to read from time to time, the comment sections are chalked full of idiots. It's just another realm where people who enjoy attacking one another are going to hang out. Great discussions are fun, stupidity just annoys me and I don't have the time to devote attempting to change the minds of the ignorant.

I believe it's important to note that I only waded into the comments section on a few articles, and those two endeavors actually turned out well. It was the reading of other comment sections which made me come to this conclusion. I didn't even want to dip my toe in the name-calling pool that this comment section displays.

Throughout our lives there will always be narrow-minded people spewing comments that can't be backed up by any sort of intelligent facts or discussion.

It's difficult to believe, I know, but I occasionally post articles that I later find out have some errors in them. When these ar discovered I will correct the error or make note of it in the comment section.

This is why I don't want you to read my work and get mad and run away, point out where I have it wrong. That's the whole reason I write, so that I can engage in friendly discussions with people who can help me understand another side of my observation.

Unfortunately there are some subjects where you and I will disagree because there really is not much in the way as "evidence" to substantiate either one of our claims. In these cases, we can agree to disagree, but I still love to read your views, and welcome them on this blog.

Enough of this ramble, it's time to be productive around the house...

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Into The Blaze

Glenn Beck, and his staff, have recently started a website called, “The Blaze” which is set up “to post, report and analyze stories of interest on a wide range of topics from politics and culture to faith and family.”

On the site was a story about “BIKINI-CLAD STRIPPERS PROTEST CHURCH IN RURAL OHIO”. Of course I could not pass up reading this one, and once inside the story, and after reading the various replies, I just had to sign up and leave my own comments. Following was my reply which was mainly directed at the other responders more then the actual story.

As a people we are only truly free when we have the freedom to do the things we'd like to do without abuse from others. The same freedom that provides protection for the religious folks in this country to gather and sing praises to whatever they believe, is the exact same freedom the strippers should enjoy.

I served over twenty years in the military to defend this freedom for ALL Americans, and I really get annoyed when religious people think that they are somehow superior to everyone else.

You are free to worship any way you'd like. When you decide to rise up out of your place of worship and start forcing your beliefs on others, this is where you need to take a serious look inside yourselves. You do not tolerate others encroaching on your right to worship, so I would love for one of you to explain why it is acceptable for you to go after those who do not believe the same things as you.


UPDATE: Here's a video of the next phase of the situation...