Tuesday, April 14, 2009

To thine own self be true.

So, there has been an upheaval behind the scenes here over the past few days.

The short version is this: There are some members of my church congregation (no, NOT Sylwia!) who decided that this blog was "inappropriate" and that I was giving our religion a bad name.

Rather than coming to me about their concerns, they chose to take it to our Bishop (like a minister or pastor).

Now I'm in a world of trouble.

I have a few options available to me, including making the blog private, quitting the blog all together or heavily editing what I've already written and only posting sweetness and light from now on.

I am choosing none of those options. I am choosing to continue this blog in the way I always have.

This is why.

I have taken the past two days to really think honestly and pray about what I've posted and how I present myself. And I've come to the conclusion that I am in good standing with God. I have not done anything that I would feel ashamed to tell my bishop or expect to be punished for.

If I were to lose certain privileges or be released from certain duties at church, I will accept those consequences and take responsibility for my actions. I can't change what I've already done. If I committed a sin by posting certain things, editing them now won't change that. All I can do is move forward.

Can I be a better person? Of course I can. Do I sin? All the time! Do I try my best to be a good person every day? Absolutely. Do I sometimes fail at that? Certainly.

But who doesn't?

If you find this blog objectionable, then stop reading it for crying out loud!!! You worry about your own salvation and let me worry about mine.

If you are a friend and you have a concern, then come to me! I may not agree with your opinion, but I will take it into consideration. I am willing to learn.

Appropriateness is a subjective thing. What is inappropriate to one person may be perfectly acceptable to the next. Do not assume that your definition is God's.

And this is all I'm going to say about the matter.

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