Head over to pastor Mike's blog for a great commentary on yesterday's election results by clicking here.
Now I have to rant a little.
And it doesn't have anything to do with politics.
I like blogs. The blogisphere is truly an amazing thing - a place where people share thoughts, ideas, concerns. Though a sad substitute for actually being with people, it's nice to share encouragement and pictures and life with people I otherwise wouldn't' be able to see because, well, I live in Guatemala.
And we can each have our own little patch of blog to do with as we please. Like coloring your own place mat and laminating it - its yours and its out there for everyone to see.
And we can even comment on each others blogs. We can encourage and challenge and help one another figure things out. Which brings me to my rant.
Stop it with the anonymous postings already.
I lost count of how many blogs have 'anonymous' comments. You can just put your name in there or create a profile or even put a
- brandon (or your name)
at the bottom of your comment if you don't want to go to the other trouble.
But don't say mean or snippy or crass or hurtful things and then hide behind anonymous. It's cowardly. Shame on you who do that. Stop it.
If you are too embarrassed to have your name associated with what you said than don't say it. Just keep it to yourself. You are embarrassed for a reason, don't hide behind a facade. All our mothers told us, "If you can't say something nice..." We know how to finish that, don't we? So let's apply that to our little place mats here.
We live in an increasingly disconnected world where we text and IM and e-mail and Skype and Facebook but we don't get together and sit and talk and eat and do the things humans do. If you are not close enough to someone to smell their halitosis on a regular basis, may I suggest finding somewhere or something where you are close enough not to hide behind the cowardice of anonymity.
Authenticity is more important than our comfort. If you disagree with something on someone else's blog, figure out a way to say it that isn't mean or don't say it at all. People say things that are personal to them. Don't stamp out their thoughts.
Don't scribble all over their place mat.
We've got enough meanness out there already. Now - go find something kind to say.