What I Learned From Bob
Not long ago, I came across a blog written by a person I know. His name is Bob. Bob likes to blog. Bob’s blog teaches us things about unity. Bob’s blog taught me a lot about blogging. It literally revolutionized my understanding of unity, of courage, of slander, and of many other things. In this feeble attempt at blogging, I would like to share with you all, my faithful readers, My Story © (thanks to both of you for reading it).
First, I learned from Bob that you can say anything when you are hiding behind a keyboard. Before, I had always thought that courage consisted of talking to people directly when you had a disagreement with them. But then I saw Bob. I saw that Bob had a controversy with his college. But his college never knew. That is, they never knew until they stumbled across his blog. Then, paraded out in front of the world wide web, they saw that Bob didn’t agree with them. See, I learned from Bob the courage of conviction. When you could talk to all those you disagree with, don’t do it! Instead, hide behind your keyboard.
I also found out what excellent hiding places keyboards are. Like Joseph Smith, I can say whatever I want, because No Man Knows My History. If I sound intelligent, I must be godly. No man knows my history. No man knows about my troubled past. No man knows how many times I have had to hit the reset button of life. No man knows the trail of tears I have left behind me. In the blog world, I am anonymous, yet well known. Because I can blog.
I also learned that Matthew 18 and James 2 don’t apply to the blog world. They aren’t necessary when I’m trying to slander one of God’s churches, or a group of God’s men. I can say what I want. I'm unhappy. I can say so. I don’t need to go talk to the Pastor or Assistants at the church and college I am criticizing. I can just boldly use their name, cut them down, criticize them, mock their stand, all from the safety of my keyboard. And there are no consequences either! No church discipline in the blog world! It’s great.
I’m excited. I look forward to sharing more of these lessons from Bob with you all, as I discover them. Meanwhile, I’ll be hiding behind my keyboard, promoting unity through slander, escape from past actions through intelligent sounding nonsense, and in general trying to follow the pattern of my good friend Bob. Thanks Bob. You’re really special to me.