You’ll never believe what one of the major memories was from our trip to Bali.
No, it wasn’t having a monkey sit on my back for almost three minutes.
No, it wasn’t staring into an active volcano.
No, it wasn’t walking through a Hindu temple built in 1,000 A.D.
Nor was it not seeing any Hindu mega-temples with big jumbo-tron screens and technology that seemed to point at the local poor people and laugh uncontrollably.
The major memory from Bali was … dum(b)! dum(b)! dum(b)! … getting a random, out-of-the-blue email from ZDENNY THUNDER!!!
All the ZDENNY and even more of the THUNDER!!!
ZDENNY was a Christian troll and blogger that almost everyone knew back during his short stint as master Christian responder on the Internets. He had a blog, a twitter account and an almost cult unfollowing of atheist bloggers — like yours truly.
I say “was” because he was so often defeated and beat down that he retired. He waved the white flag of surrender and closed his blog and twitter to “spend more time with his family.”
He was the mosquito that you swat at but never hit.
At some point, I embraced him, and let him jag off as much as he wanted on this blog.
Predictability was his specialty
ZDENNY wrote predictable things that I was taught to tell people when I was a Christian, like, “Without Jesus, you don’t know love.” “You have no morality without Jesus.”
ZDENNY was an extreme advocate for young earth creationism and reviled by evolution — also things I was taught in high school.
The email I received while in Bali was long and bold. Of course he includes a confidentiality statement on his emails, which is a complete waste of time, as it’s on a Yahoo account. Someone forgot to tell Zdenny that Yahoo accounts renders confidentiality statements, well, yahoo.
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