This topic has been on my mind a little over recent weeks! I guess you could say, that I have just gotten so fed up with the truly ignorant comments, people like to leave over the internet. Over the last while, a lovely anonymous commenter left these comments on my blog:
Ma'am, I'm aware that you don't live in the United States, so you probably don't know this, but Pastor ********** church has been classified as a hate group and is on a watch list of possible domestic terrorists.
I don't think you realize how this comes off: this is like posting a video that Osama bin Laden made and saying that you totally agree with it.
You're free to have your own opinions, but please, form them without input from terrorists.
In that case, I severely misjudged you. I did not think you'd be the type to support terrorists. And the ************** Church is basically an American version of the Taliban. There's much documentation on it if you Google it- the Southern Poverty Law Center is a good place to start (this is an American organization that tracks hate groups and domestic terrorist organizations).
But hey, no one's stopping you if you want to live under these kinds of laws. I hear Saudi Arabia is quite nice this time of year.
I see you didn't heed my warning during the summer and are still listening to the American Osama bin Laden. Mark my words, this lunatic is going to end up on the news after he or someone from his congregation carries out a domestic terrorist attack. I would stake my life on it.
To be perfectly honest I published the first one, because I felt the person was trying to be kind, though perhaps in a misguided sort of way. I also thought it was very cool to be addressed as "Ma'am", something we don't get a lot of in Europe! The subsequent "warnings" only made the commenter look stupid, by leaving such comments. While I do appreciate someone genuinely trying to advise in love, I do not appreciate ugly comments.
A hate group for those of you who are interested is defined as: a group who promotes prejudicial behaviour.
Hmmm...perhaps we could label the Atheist associations around the world as a hate group? Or what about abortion clinics, homosexual support groups or others which hate God, Christianity, Christians and almost everything we stand for?
I'm sorry to burst the bubble, but God does hate some people, even though He has loved every person at some point. We as Christians, are commanded to hate those who hate God, and others whom He has rejected and bring everyone else to Christ. The SLPC would label every church that truly preached Gods word a "hate group".
So, please if you are ever tempted to send me comments like the ones above; please don't, because it will only waste my time in having to click "delete".
Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove,
rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.
For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine;
but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers,
having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth,
and shall be turned unto fables.
~ 2 Timothy 4:2-4