Well, a few days ago I wrote a post about this whole Kim Davis fiasco, and I learned a few things. Here’s the main one: There are a lot of crazy people out there. And this Kim Davis issue is like a perfect storm to pull the crazies out of the woodwork–It combines all the controversy of same-sex marriage, all the fear of Biblical Literalists who are watching the world rapidly change around them, and all the anger over a perceived Christian persecution. And the anonymity the internet provides only seems to amplify the crazy.
I don’t want to submit you to the near torture of having to plow through the almost 400 comments on my PREVIOUS POST, so I’ve taken some pictures of some of my favorites. There were many folks who seemed very interested in telling me I’m not a “real Christian.”
Some folks seemed to place the blame of my errant theology on my pastor, though SOMETHING TELLS ME this isn’t going to be the thing that causes my pastor to resign….
Some folks were angrier than other…. Like “Will Be Done,” for example. (Note to self: Build a time machine, go back to the late 1980’s, then start a career as a Christian rapper named “Will B. Done”)
As my wife pointed out, “Will Be Done” was indeed correct…. I am NOT, in fact, a “godly woman.” It seemed like most of the folks who wanted me to “read the Bible” were more than a little interested in making sure that I was reading the King James Version….
I tried to reply to some of the comments. Many times I kept thing very “matter-of-fact.”
But this just seemed to make people even angrier….
I tried to keep my replies kind….
But I am only human, and my inner Snark inevitably starts to rear its ugly head….
I *tried* to be as helpful as possible, but sometimes the snark has a mind of its own….
Some people did not appreciate my particular brand of snark….
But that didn’t keep me from trying to have some fun….
Yeah. In the interest of comedy, I can tend to skew a bit immature. Sue me. Anyway, another thing that I’ve learned through all of this is that there seems to be a positive correlation between belligerent fundamentalists and the inability to know the difference between “YOUR” and “YOU’RE.”
And it seems I’m not the only person to notice this fact. I did have a few sane visitors stop by and leave some comments as well….
Sometimes their comments were way funnier than mine….
If you’re not careful, you can let a comments section overwhelm you and injure your faith in humanity….
But we have to remember that this is not an accurate sampling of the sanity of humanity. These are the crazy people…. Most of the sane ones know to stay away from this kind of garbage.
Still, seeing glimpses of reason in a sea of craziness feels pretty good sometimes….
So I don’t mind it. Even when the comments seem overwhelmingly insane, it still means that there are some people out there who are reading my stuff who really need to read it. Maybe a little bit might even sink in….