Lately, I've been getting a lot of spam comments here, mostly crooked financial schemes, shady prescription drug services, etc. who want free advertising in the comments section of this blog.
Sad Brad seems obsessed with me. He's banned from commenting on this blog, but that doesn't stop him from trying. I end up dumping a lot of his comments out of the moderating bin every week. I keep comment moderation on to save my readers from gems such as these which he placed on some older posts from weeks back. That he would post these comments on threads that were old and no longer visible is very revealing.
I don't say to hell with anyone; permanent punishment is the vindictive dream of the believing community.
My dream is to be left alone as much as possible.
Yours is to have someone's d*ck in all of your orifices while taking part in some pointless political protest.
Whatever floats your boat.
Sweden will have exactly one member of its (formerly state-sponsored)Lutheran church by 2047, if current trends continue.
Want to know the one occaision when Swedish Lutherans enter a Swedish Lutheran church (for over 2/3rds of them)? Funerals.
You can't attract your own people and yet you want to preach to me about what I should believe or what I should do with my life?
Even for someone who believes that there's someone invisible whose every command must be followed, that's a bit much.
It's religion. Whether you have the "progressives" with "Jesus was really Che Guevara" or the Fundigelicals with "Jesus wants me to have the BMW", it's all nonsense dressed up and pretending that it hears voices telling the rest of us to vote Republican/Democrat.
Inherently ridiculous. Irresistible to those who don't have anything better to do and who enjoy dressing up.
So, that's what you've been missing folks. I'd say he's beyond sad.
This will be the last you hear from him on this blog, I promise.
I seem to have a regular visitor from the mysterious East who is very mysterious. Whoever it is regularly leaves comments on a single post of mine from weeks back titled "Princes of the Church." All of these posts appear to be in Chinese (they may be Japanese, they are definitely not Korean). As far as I know, there is only one occasional reader here who is Mandarin literate. I've written back to this person many times requesting a translation, but with no reply. I've started deleting the comments from the moderation bin, simply because I have no idea what they are. If this person has comments or reflections on that particular post, they should be aware that the host and most of the audience are not literate in their language.
Perhaps they are communications between Chinese dissidents? If that's the case, let's talk. Maybe it's someone spamming free advertising to some huge Chinese or Japanese language audience for this blog that I'm unaware of. And I thought no one read those posts I did on Japanese Buddhist art or Chinese painting!
Do any of you other bloggers have issues like these?