Monday, September 29, 2008

Monday Quickie

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Just popping in for a moment to say that the Whiny Expat Blogger Meet-Up in Bremen this weekend was even more awesome than I could have imagined. We met/re-met up with so many truly cool people, and to top it off, Bremen is gorgeous.

Unfortunately I have a cold that got progressively worse all weekend and am now feeling like a big germy piece of crust. Wicked parched, if you will. A longer post will come later!

19 comments:

  1. "Like a big germy piece of crust"

    Mmmm. Would that be classified as moist or parches?

    It was great seeing you guys again. I can't believe it had been almost a year.

    Hope you feel better soon!

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  2. Hey, I'm feeling a little crusty and parchy myself. I think it was the train - quite a moisture sucking environment.

    We had so much fun hanging out with you guys. Hopefully we can do it again soon!

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  3. Christina, I'd say crust = parched!

    Sarah, uh oh... hope you feel better soon!

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  4. Oh Moistness! (said in a shocked voice)

    I hope you're feeling better soon! Nothing like having a cold here without Sudafed or Nyquil (two things I just couldn't live without back "home").

    It was awesome meeting you guys! If you're ever in town, or want to see what a small town really is, come and visit!!!

    Get well soon!

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  6. CAMPAIGN AGAINST HOMOSEXUALITY:
    AN EVIL ABOMINATION IN GOD'S EYES


    Homosexuals, sodomites, or any other name you choose to call them by, are not gay (which means happy), talented, special, or even gifted. What homosexuals and homosexuality are, is an evil abomination in the eyes God, a blemish on the face of God's creation.

    Many churches and many Christians and believers in God have gotten lazy and relaxed in taking a stand for what is right and what is of God. Because of this, homosexuality is running rampant in an ever-increasing number. Well enough is enough. It is time to take a stand and stand up for what is right. Homosexuality is a SIN.

    Standing up and speaking against this vile evil does not make you homophobic as the homosexuals would have you believe. Homophobia is a fear of homosexuals. As children of the one and only eternal and loving true God, we have nothing to fear from these sinners.

    In fact, it is they who are afraid of us. They are afraid of us because we stand up against them and proclaim homosexuality for what it is, a VILE AND EVIL SIN.

    The time has come to make a choice. Are you on the side of those who are committing an abomination in the eyes of God or are you on God's side, the side of truth and righteousness?
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    I, PATRICK, AM THE TRUTH & BEAUTY THAT SURROUNDS THE LORD.

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  8. Oooh, sorry about that. This Patrick freak is following people around and spamming their blogs.

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  9. Whoa, Nelly!
    For the information of readers who have absolutely no idea how these comments are relevant to my blog post (well, they actually are not), this spammer came here because I dared to congratulate a fellow blogger on his recent marriage, in the comments section of said newlywed's blog.
    And, uh, I guess Christina must have congratulated him too.
    Very classy behavior we can observe here.

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  10. "I, PATRICK, AM THE HOLY ONE OF GOD."

    Wow. Just wow. And classy. Mark 1-24. Comparing himself with the carpenter, i think his religion would have something to say about that ,)

    Btw, same spammer exists with a dozen other nicknames too of course. The stuff is simple copy/paste.

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  11. Sweet fancy Moses. What a lunatic.

    Is there maybe something in the blogger/blogspot user agreement that you can sic on this freakshow?

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  12. I already reported him, as I'm sure many others have, but I doubt they'll do anything.

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  15. Dear Nutjob/Patrick,

    I challenge you to read the New Testament with a clear mind (because clearly if you've been reading it, you haven't exactly been understanding it). In it, I think you'll find that Jesus had a particular kind of distaste for hypocrits (which are generally equated with Pharisees) who were generally self-righteous and pretentious a**holes and who said one thing and then went and did another. Forgive me me for a second while equate you with these thorns in Jesus' side. At the end of all your posts, you generally state your love for the person you're posting to, but the rest of your posts aren't consistent with your claim of love. Your own writing betrays you. Simply saying you love someone doesn't make you actually love them just as simply saying you believe in Jesus doesn't mean you actually do.

    You clearly hate and despise homosexual people, Patrick. However, I seem to remember in the Bible Jesus said, "and I say unto you, whatever you do unto the least of these, my brothers, you do unto me." Do homosexual people still count as people, Patrick? Do you hate and despise Jesus Patrick?

    I'm sure I we could argue by blindly throwing Bible verses at one another--a Scripture-off, if you will, but I don't think it will come to anything. I spent enough time in grade school hollowly memorizing and reciting Bible passages to match your equally hollow recitation of Bible verses. However, your verbal attacks don't have much weight, Patrick, because you're not actually arguing to convince us. You are clearly just a hateful, spiteful person who wants to use the Bible as a justification for your hate and spite. Come back when you can use arguments that might actually try to convince us to agree with you--because the burden of proof is on you, nutjob. We didn't ask you to change--you asked us to change. Thus, you have to do the convincing, and I'm afraid you'll have to do more than simple Bible verse flinging to do that.

    And please do not ask whether either of my parents is homosexual. I can't understand the relevance of this argument at all. Many homosexual couples do have children, and I don't find it in the least bit insulting except that you think I'd be the type of person to hate my own parents for something such an arbitrary reason.

    Some food for thought: Matthew 12 and Mark 3 state that the only Unforgivable Sin is to deny the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit's job, as I remember is to fill people with faith and to convert others to Christianity. Does that mean you're denying the Holy Spirit by spewing hateful speech that only turns people away from Christianity and serves only to drive people away from the church instead of drawing them towards it?

    Come back when you can answer my questions without directly quoting Scripture. If you want to have a real argument, you have to be open to the possibility that your standpoint is wrong. Otherwise you won't convince anyone.

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  17. Patrick had his chance to leave a reasonable and/or relevant response and failed to use it. Rather a shame, eh? But not a surprise. Such is the intarwebs.

    I'm leaving just one of his remarks so the comments of others will retain a bit of context.

    Please bear with me while we move into comment moderation mode for a bit.

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  18. PAtrick spammed me, too. It was the first comment I ever deleted.

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