Some interesting thoughts from Ezine Articles. This is in regard to a previous post I did about Christian blogging. There are many great things being done in the blog world, but also many tragedies and character assassinations.
1 Corinthians 10:31 tells us to do all things to the glory of God. As Christians, we must ask why we do the blogs we do. Are they do to being honor to the Name of the Lamb, or are they done to vent, to air grievances in a way not seen since the Festivus episode of Seinfeld (Frank Costanza), or are they done with a grudge. I submit if you are not doing it to the glory and honor of God, as an ambassador of God through the ministry of the Gospel, I say to cease and desist. Nothing infuriates me more than reading cowards using the internet as a bully. Dr. Pittman was right, this is the new grumbling from the pages of the Gospels.
Here is the article in its entirety, submitted for your consideration.
Everyone knows that controversy sells news and it also creates interest on Blogs, but if you allow your blog to turn into the latest Hollywood paparazzi soap box, you will find your readership change. How so you ask? Well, you will soon notice the intellectual level of your comments decline and the types of folks you attract may not be exactly what you had in mind.
If you watch the evolution of bloggers and see a few of them rise to fame only to fall in failure there seems to be a common theme. They go overboard on the controversy and often resort to copying ideas and re-writing content. The problem with this is that they will take a news article and embellish reality, then another blogger copies them and does the same and so on. Eventually they are slandering folks all in the increasing pressure to create content.
As their blog goes out of control and as they make more and more enemies, they set themselves up for future lawsuits and become alienated as they crucify innocent individuals, many of whom their blog viewers actually favor. These sorts of tactics always end the same way, but the need of some bloggers to become famous, appears to trump their ethical nature and integrity. Personally, I have one comment to bloggers like this; “You Ought to Be Ashamed of Yourself!”
Blogging slander is wrong and it destroys what the internet is all about, it hurts social networking and only proves that humans are little more than chimpanzees playing out their normal everyday primate politic games. Think on this.