I've been blogging for about a month now. I've invited several hundred people to view my blog and submit feedback and I appreciate each and every response that I have received. Of course as I expected I have received a few negative comments that I wish to address here.
1) I can't spell.
I write everything in Microsoft word first before posting it, run a spelling and grammar check and proof read everything several times. Occationally I miss the odd word or phrase. Big deal. I've seen typos in the New York Times too. Get over it!
2) I quote the Bible too much.
Like over 60% of North Americans I am a Christian. My dad was a Baptist minister. I quote the Bible because I know it and because it is the most widely read ancient text in the world. Especially when you add to that the fact that Muslims and Jews both share more than half of the same scriptures with Christians. I use the scriptures as a starting point in an attempt to show that the ideas I'm presenting are not new and can be appreciated by people of all faiths.
If you don't have any faith that's okay too because then they're just words to you. My challenge to anyone who takes offense to my use of the scriptures is to just read the words and leave it at that.
3) I'm too opinionated.
It's a Blog people! That's what it's for, to express my opinion. I don't force you to read it, if you don't like it, delete it.
I had one reader say to me that he was a "truth seeker" and didn't appreciate my forcing my opinion on him. ???
Truth Seekers beware! Sooner or later you will find find what you are looking for and then have to take a stand or become a hypocrite.