Wednesday, May 04, 2005


I realize that new readers, and probably even a few of the regulars, might come to the conclusion that I am a little unbalanced in some of my views. I don’t have the time, inclination, or even the ability, to present a comprehensive view of any topic.

I tend to look at issues a little differently than the majority of the crowd. My goal with this blog is to present views that are valid, well reasoned, and fairly well written, but different than what we read and hear everywhere else. I am not trying to discount the views of anyone else. Occasionally, I strongly disagree with the crowd. Mostly though, I am just trying to present valid alternatives to the crowd.

The major beliefs of Christianity have stood the test of time and have been validated by great thinkers throughout the ages. Hopefully, my contrarian views will not conflict with anything that has been validated, but when it does, I hope to be called on it by my readers.

Welcome back Buz! It may take me a few days to respond to some of your recent comments which were all very good.

Teresa, you are still one of my favorites. I hope nothing I wrote the last few days offended you personally.

Steve, thanks for the encouragement. Sometimes, I just hope what I write will resonate with one other person besides myself. I had my doubts with the last one.


Steve said...


You are most welcome.

Buz said...


I've thought about it for a while, and I have concluded that balance is a refuge for those who cannot deal with the extremes of life. Balanced water is tepid, and Jesus said I wish you were hot or cold ... since you are tepid, I will spit you out.

In "The Screwtape Letters" C. S. Lewis has some disdain for those who ride the middle of the road. Let a man have strong opinions ... even if it is just a love for liver and onions. Life thrives on passion and strong emotions.

The problem is that if you are going to do that, you had darn well better be right. I'm sure that 2000 years ago people probably thought that Jesus was pretty unbalanced ... so much so that they had him executed. Today, we would probably not be so barbaric ... he would probably be institutionalized and re-educated ... after all, asylums are full of people who think they are God.

Our previous youth pastor said that he wants to be the devil's worst nightmare. He wants Satan to wake up in a cold sweat when he thinks about him. You can't do that by being safe and balanced.