Comment of the day? How about comment of the year!

Someone anonymously commented on the post about my cousin’s wedding here. So I’m going to give them a WHOLE post of their very own. Congratulations, anonymous! You win the PRIZE!!!

He or she said:

Jeremy,
I think it is completely inappropriate that you would post what you said about Morgan and her family. I hope you realize that you are posting this on the internet and anybody can read this. Talking about Kara & Scott being alcoholics in their past is none of your business and it is most definitely nobody else’s business. Therefore you should not be writing about it on the internet for the world to see. & I personally take offense to what you said about Christians. I’m sorry to hear that you didn’t have the proper Christian up bringing, but that doesn’t mean that all Christians were brought up that way. You should not judge other people when they state they are Christian just because of your views of Christianity. I find it really sad that you haven’t found a true relationship with God, & I hope someday you realize that being a true Christian is totally different than how you have described it. I will pray that you find your way to God and form a personal relationship with him. You truly are missing out on how amazing it is.
God Bless.

Oh, man, that hurt so good! Come with me as I respond to this anonymous person. Strap in, it’s going to be a fun ride!

Anonymous said:

I think it is completely inappropriate that you would post what you said about Morgan and her family.

Go on!

Anonymous said:

I hope you realize that you are posting this on the internet and anybody can read this.

Really? I’m looking around to see who the hell you think you’re talking to. Do you not see my picture in the upper right hand corner? Do you not see my name in the masthead and all over this damn blog? I’m a pretty dim bulb some times, bit it pretty much looks like I realized I was posting this on the internet and anybody could read this.

I think this place looks pretty damn close to being the epitome of Internet-y. What kind of stupid question was that?

Furthermore, nothing I wrote was as malicious as you seem to think. This is my blog for my thoughts. If you don’t like it, don’t read it. Turn the channel. Click on something else. Otherwise, pull up a seat and join in conversation. I’m not editing my stuff for you or anybody.

It’s odd that a person who responded anonymously would ask such an egregiously idiotic question.

By the way, does this look familiar to you in anyway?

Anonymous said:

Talking about Kara & Scott being alcoholics in their past is none of your business and it is most definitely nobody else’s business.

Alcoholism is a fact. Scott facing and recovering from alcoholism is a fact. I said he is clean and has been clean for some time. How awesome is that! I stated a fact that you and I already knew. It wasn’t evil or bad. The fact is it’s great that Scott tackled his demon and is succeeding. What exactly is inappropriate about it?

Secondly, I didn’t write Kara’s name in my original post. So obviously you are either family or very close. Otherwise, how would you know Scott’s wife’s name?

Anonymous said:

I personally take offense to what you said about Christians.
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I take offense to things religious people of all kinds (Muslims, Jews, New Agers, Hindus, Christians, etc)  say all the time. Does that make us even?
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Anonymous said:
I’m sorry to hear that you didn’t have the proper Christian up bringing, but that doesn’t mean that all Christians were brought up that way.

You’re right. I made a generalization about Christians. Most Christians are far worse than I was.

I was a standup Christian. It says so on my wall. There’s a plaque (I am not kidding) that says, “Christian Excellence Award.” I was a leader in my church and Christian school. This is very cliché, but I lived my life for Christ in every way. I witnessed to more people I can count, and brought a couple people to Christ. In fact, if you compare my childhood to other Christians, I had more of a Christian upbringing then most. I went to a very disciplined and strict Christian school and a Christian college. I considered going to seminary, but I bailed. Why? Because I researched the bible, its history and concepts. Hell, I thought about it for more than a few seconds. I’ve read more than most on the subject of the bible, and even learned a lot of Hebrew and a little Greek. But how would you know that since you apparently comment before doing your research about who I am and what my upbringing was.

Heck, I’ll go so far as to say, I was raised by two, outstanding and upstanding Christian parents who did an amazing job showing me the great aspects of faith, discipline and knowledge. The very fact that you questioned that makes me think you must not be that close to the family, because otherwise, you’d have known that.

Why would you be such an asshole in your response? I can’t figure it out.

Anonymous said:

You should not judge other people when they state they are Christian just because of your views of Christianity.

Pot meet kettle. Kettle, pot. Isn’t your response a “judgement” on a non-Christian perspective? Of course it didn’t stop you as a Christian from judging me and what you thought was my upbringing, but whatever.

Might you answer this question: When do I get to meet a Christian who acts like Christ?

Anonymous said:

I find it really sad that you haven’t found a true relationship with God, & I hope someday you realize that being a true Christian is totally different than how you have described it.

As I said above, I had an amazing relationship with Jesus. And if you read this blog, you’d know. But you apparently kneejerk some reaction out there and hope it makes a difference. It’s not totally different than the way I described it. It’s just not the way you perceive it, or want to perceive it, anyway.

Not to mention, I was describing the way I see non-belief more than belief. Perhaps there’s a hint of jealousy in your response. If your view were so great, how come you didn’t show how great it is to have a relationship with a believer? Or do you not really have that great of a relationship with your husband … erhm wife.

Would you appreciate it if I said, “I find it really said that you haven’t retired your beliefs in Jesus. I mean, have you read the bible and what’s in there? It’s awful. And there’s so much information avaible that renders the bible inaccurate and erred to the hilt. Why haven’t you read any of it yet?”

No, you wouldn’t. But since you told me to find a relationship with Christ, I get to tell you to look into your relationship and question it for once.

Anonymous said:

I will pray that you find your way to God and form a personal relationship with him. You truly are missing out on how amazing it is.

I’m quite sure you do not realize the disdain in that statement and how you’re just proving how silly Christianity can be. I don’t miss Christianity at all. The exact things you’ve said above, I’ve said to others when I was a Christian. I’ve said it, because I was trained to say it. Don’t you get sick of doing things you were trained to do? Don’t you get tired of repeating the same things to make yourself feel better about your views?

Should you ever get out of Christianity, you’ll know what I mean. It takes a lot of education, thought, and motivation to remedy the mind of Christianity. But once you’re out, you’ll never understand what it was that drew you in except for the fact that the American environment almost requires it of its culture. If you were born anywhere else, you’d likely have the faith of your household.

But if you want to stay in it, by all means, do it. I didn’t walk into your house and tell you what to do. You walked in mine, so this is your gift … a whole blog post of your very own.

11 thoughts on “Comment of the day? How about comment of the year!

  1. Wonderfully stated Jeremy. One of the things I get tires of quickly is Christians who don’t understand that arrogant statements are not conducive to conversation. This could have been quite a different blog if they had chosen a different tone.

    To be fair, some of us on the other side of the coin could learn from that lesson as well.

    As the kids these days like to say,”this is why we can’t have nice things.”

    1. Thanks for responding, Wesley.

      You’re one of the reasons why we can have nice things.

      I appreciate that you pointed out that this response could have been very different if the responder would have commented just a little differently. I completely agree. I’ve been having conversations with close family about the matter, and they all have sided with me on this. They say that, while they don’t agree with my views, they were cool with the original post.

      I feel that I should remind people that my close family stands behind me and my blog. They don’t like what I say all the time, but they are incredibly cool about it. People like my brother and dad give Christianity a good reputation. I wish more people were like them.

      My brother even said he didn’t think the retaliatory responses above were that bad. He was more concerned with another post in which I called the wedding “redneck-y”.

      As always, I’m grateful that you continue to read here. And I also appreciate when you forward my posts on to your friends.

      All the very best!

  2. Once upon a time, it could have been me making an anonymous comment like that.

    I’m so glad that I hadn’t discovered the internet back then. The www has been spared the debris of my ramblings 😀

  3. You’re right, I shouldn’t have judged you and your opinions Christianity. We were obviously brought up completely different so I can understand why you feel the way you do. My parents brought me up in the church, but fortunately they were laid back about it. They taught us about the bible, but they didn’t let us learn on our own too. They brought me up to form a personal relationship with God, not just the Church. In my opinion, having a personal relationship with God as opposed to going to Church every Sunday and partaking in Church activities is what makes your a true Christian. I was upset about what you said, but I was more upset to see you talk about Morgan’s dad being an alcoholic on the internet. I wasn’t trying to start a stupid fight over the internet, lol. I guess I just reacted out of love I have for that girl and her family. & no, i am not Doug, just a very close friend of the family. I hope you can understand where I am coming from.

    1. Again, your entire response is something I was taught to say too. It’s very yawn-ish. But keep on saying it. It brings me back.

      Stop comparing me to you. You’re more like I was than you seem to understand.

      How is recovery and being clean considered a pejorative?

      In my experience with alcoholics, AA teaches openness and honesty. Scott’s recovery is a positive thing. Morgan’s life and current status is a positive thing.

      The only thing that’s negative is inciting that Christianity constitutes a good or bad person.

      All the best,

      Jeremy

      ***Addendum***

      You said that your parents were very laid back. How much about faith and religion did you actually look into on your own apart from the training from your (laid-back) parents and church? Have you ever taken that time or made that effort?

      You certainly sound like you’re going to say, “Yes.” You’re going to say that you did, but how much?

      What does it matter? Not much at all. I’m just curious.

      1. I can’t lie and say I didn’t always make an effort. But with prayer from family and myself, it just happened. life experiences have taught me a lot. i was involved in youth group in middle and high school which had a great part in forming my relationship with god because i did learn a lot through that. but i also learned through bad experiences in my life, which taught me to appreciate God more and lean on him when i needed him. praying is the biggest part for me, i pray everyday and talk to God everyday. I think that is the best way for anyone to form a personal relationship with God.

      1. Whatever the case, it’s noble that you tried to step in and defend what you thought was right.

        Thanks for your comments.

        Congratulations again on getting your own post.

        Best,

        Jeremy

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