Archive for December, 2012

2012 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 4,600 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 8 years to get that many views.

Click here to see the complete report.


Pastor Please…

censorship3Do you know what bugs me? Of course you don’t, but guess what? I am going to let you know. It is Christians behaving badly! What do I mean by that? I mean that they are all out and about “spreading” the word of God, when in reality all they are doing is PREACHING at people. Not bringing anyone closer to God.
The ones who suffer the most are the kids. They think that shielding them from the “wicked” world they will save them from harm. Then they wonder why the child leaves the church when they are old enough to do so. I do not have a problem with teenagers and young adults looking for answers and trying to figure things out on their own…how are they suppose to realize that God is who He says He is. It is not a bad thing; it is a growing up thing.
The other people to suffer are the ones who reach out for help and are told they have to stop doing this, stop watching that, stop reading crap, stop listening to crap! Why on earth would anyone, who is new to the “Christian” way want to say…”Hey sign me up for a seat on the train to heaven.” If they have to stop doing what others perceive as the devils doing, you have to reach them were they are and bring them in by showing them what is good about God, not rules and laws. God isn’t about that. He sent His son to die for our sins, not for you to judge anyone sins. Just because your neighbor may watch something you don’t or read something you wouldn’t making it out to be nothing but the devils work does nothing to promote your desire to bring someone closer to God. It will just drive a wedge between you and them and them and God. Who wants someone who is so stuck on what you are doing wrong to ever love you and let you praise Him for what He is doing for you?
Now I am not saying that you need to lose your beliefs to bring someone else along…I am saying that you need to remember what it was like when you were new to the whole Christian lifestyle and stop…STOP! Making it what people are doing wrong and start…START! Making it how can I better show what God can do. Just because you were “scared” into believing in God, does not give you the right to do it to others. Yes I do mean scared. Why else would you be acting the way you are? God is not something or someone to be feared but someone who wants to love each and every one of us…no matter where we are on our path, from the born again to the one who doesn’t believe, to the atheist to the Muslim, to the Jew.
God loves each and every one of us…so next time you hear anyone saying something that just makes you not like being a Christian, I beg you to step out and call them out…
Pastor Please!