Friday, April 11, 2008

Enough already!

I'm all for discussion - with me - once you start addressing comments to other people leaving me comments  - basically having an argument THROUGH me, I get tired of it.

and Anonymous, even if I don't post your comments, I do read them, but since you're basically saying the same thing, I didn't see the need to repost them, and continue the fight in my comment log. And really, choose a name, even if it's TrueVoiceOfTheMostHigh. You don't have to have a blog, or an account with blogger, to post under a name. If you believe in this so strongly, why not give me a name to identify you with?

and btw, your "I know all the answers, I have two degrees in theology." attitude doesn't impress me much, it just gets my back up. There are people with MDivs who think God is dead. A degree is not a guarantee of theology. Some people think it is a hinderance to it.

13 comments:

Cecilia said...

CBL, this happens in lots of blogs where these hot-button topics of Christianity are discussed. I will try not to talk "through" your blog; I can understand that would be tiring. I also know (personally) how difficult it is to be addressed by strangers condemning you. (And calling you "honey." How dare s/he).

I hope the support that this community gives you is helpful. You are in the prayers of many, many people... many, many of whom want to affirm the goodness of the way God made you.

Pax, C.

FranIAm said...

CBL, Cecilia has said more or less what I was going to say. Certain issues just get a storm going in the comments.

I really support you in saying that anonymous should get a name or a blog- so true.

That was learned early on by - if you don't have "real estate" or a name in the blog world, don't spew in the comments.

Peace to you!

Hope said...

Lb, if it was me of whom you spoke...which it looks like it was...I'm sorry. I was only trying to defend you and offer you support by showing that there were those who would rally to your defense. Carry onward and good luck to you on your journey.

Hope

Joan K said...

I went back and read anonymous' comments. It is really too bad that some people will have tirades about GLBT issues but forget that Jesus himself said, "Judge not lest ye be judged".

Know I am someone else who is watching your struggles with sympathy and praying for you. God loves you and He will give you grace for the journey.

GayBaptist said...

I think I've found my soul mate... Name wise anyway... LOL

I really will be praying for you. I know some of what you're going through. I'm in a way still closeted. I've come out to my family, but not to my church family. I moved from one state to another and in both churches they do not know.

My previous church wouldn't understand and they would completely... well... I can't say excomunicate me, but you get my meaning.

My present church wouldn't like it, I don't think, but they would still be loving and caring, the way Christ was.

I would really enjoy your comment on my thoughts( IE Blog) and look forward to hearing from you.

One thing that Always helps me no matter what... think back to what Jesus said.

"I will never leave you, I will never forsake you, I will be with you even until the end."

-GB

Hidden in Christ said...

you crack me up! ya, the same person was leaving comments on my blog. why is he/she stalking us and trying to attack us? do they not know it's God's kindness that leads us to repentance? i've stopped posting his/her anonymous comments too. i think it's a good idea. it was just getting too rude and prone to personal attacks. i'm proud of you! and it's good to have you in this same boat with me! you have community! oh, by the way, i got called "honey" too. geez! i thought only my really mean granddad condescendingly called me honey! hang in there...

ClosetedBaptistLesbian said...

Joan, and all others signing their names... I wasn't talking to you earlier. Anon left some pretty hateful, self-righteous things as comments that I did not post, and then justified them by saying she/he had two degrees in theology.

Maybe I should have posted them so y'all could see - but I didn't think increasingly vitriolic emails with intensifying diminutives (I was "kiddo" in the last one) deserved to be published.

I gave Anon a chance, gave them space on my blog - because, after all, that's what I believed for a long time - but the increasingly abusive comments did not need to be posted.

It's not like I don't KNOW the arguments - I've just found them to be based on shoddy research and built against straw men.

jadedjabber said...

Amen on your last comments about theological degrees.

I am attending an extremely progressive seminary and left the Lutheran church for the UCC so I could be out and not hurt my father's ministry. Sometimes I forget what it was like and how hurtful and vengeful people can be.

You are in my prayers-as are all of you.

Caminante said...

Gee, seems as though anonymous has been busy this week.

Just remember that you are a beloved child of God and that won't change regardless whatever nonsense anonymous spews.

Hang in there.

The Swandive said...

It is ok to use the delete button LB, you do not have to keep that energy or words with you. don't take the mean stuff in, speak with truth in love, and keep your head and heart up. Prayers and love.

FranIAm said...

Just coming by to say hi and let you know that you are being thought of.

Peace to you.

Cecilia said...

Thinking of you.

Pax, C.

The Swandive said...

Just thinking of you, its been a while - you OK?