Thursday, September 14, 2006

Yes, I am still here

I have been very busy with other things.

John Lennon once said, "Life is what happens while you busy making other plans." At least I think he is the one who said it.

I have been busy with other life things. I have missed blogging for sure, but with church, Bible studies and being a husband and father over the last few weeks, I have had little time for anything else.

I have been reading other blogs in the meantime and posting comments here and there, but I do promise to return with some fresh writings and possibly a more Christian outlook from my blog.

I shall return!

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Since I am in the beta-blogger now, I cannot log in to post. But I think it is about time you bloggedd again. I don't know what to think of bloggers who quit for extended periods of time only to return after most of the few readers that they may have have moved on (He says with his tongue firmly planted in his cheek).

I look forward to it.

-Badbeans

WayneDawg said...

Thanks beans.

I look forward to posting again as well!

quakerdave said...

Ummm... about that meter thing: How are we all so sure that all those dead souls are "entering Hell"?

Since I don't believe in Hell, I'm just honestly curious...

WayneDawg said...

Thanks For visiting. I will make that my next blog subject; just for you.

Stay tuned.

Wadical said...

Well, it could be other (less important) things occupying your time. Being a Christian, Father and Husband....well, those are certainly higher priority than blogging. Just glad to hear your still kicking.

msliberty said...

Dearest Wayne,

I'd like to take this time to thank you, sincerely, for visiting my blog.

I've published your comment, but will not be engaging you in a lengthy debate. While I suspect that there is much we can learn from one another, I am regretfully too busy to spend the time that I anticipate would be required for such a discussion.

This is a reflection on me and my life and my self-imposed limitations in the blogosphere. As much as I would love, really love, to debate the immigration issue with you, since this is not a graded assignment, I have to place this conversation on the back burner.

That said, when I'm done with finals for this quarter, if you're still interested, YOU'RE ON.

quakerdave said...

I did appreciate your comment regarding my recent short-term retirement. When I got positive comments from folks who are as far apart on things as we are, I figured I should try again.

So, I'm carrying on. And thanks.

Namaste.

Rick said...

Hi WayneDawg,

I came to your site via Quaker Agitator, and saw right off that we have a few things in common. We're both grandfathers, like cigars, and we're Christians. Like Dave I'm a Quaker, although I don't know Dave, and just stumbled upon his blog a few days ago.

It's the "both Christians" thing I'd like to discuss. You come on pretty strong and some of the things you say are really "in your face." For example: "When I empty the last round from the barrel of my 44 Magnum." Didn't Jesus say "Love me [God] and love one another." How does the 44 Magnum thing fit in with Christianity?

I also saw that you quoted from an Ann Coulter column in your July 28 post, and she has said a few things that disturb me.

1. On the July 12 edition of The Jon Caldara Show on Denver radio station KOA, Ann Coulter suggested that New York Times staff members should be "executed."
2. Her ideas for conducting the war on terrorism: "We should invade their countries, kill their leaders and convert them to Christianity."
3. "We need somebody to put rat poisoning in Justice Stevens' creme brulee," Coulter said. "That's just a joke, for you in the media."
4. Coulter writes in her book, “Godless: The Church of Liberalism,” that a group of New Jersey widows whose husbands perished in the World Trade Center act “as if the terrorist attacks happened only to them.” She also wrote, “I've never seen people enjoying their husbands' deaths so much.”

Not one of these statements seems Christian to me. She actually sounds very cruel and authoritarian to me. How do you square your own "in your face" comments and Coulter's with Christianity? I am sincerely curious. Thanks for any help you can be.

Rick Howe said...

Hi WayneDawg,

I came to your site via Quaker Agitator, and saw right off that we have a few things in common. We're both grandfathers, like cigars, and we're Christians. Like Dave I'm a Quaker, although I don't know Dave, and just stumbled upon his blog a few days ago.

It's the "both Christians" thing I'd like to discuss. You come on pretty strong and some of the things you say are really "in your face." For example: "When I empty the last round from the barrel of my 44 Magnum." Didn't Jesus say "Love me [God] and love one another." How does the 44 Magnum thing fit in with Christianity?

I also saw that you quoted from an Ann Coulter column in your July 28 post, and she has said a few things that disturb me.

1. On the July 12 edition of The Jon Caldara Show on Denver radio station KOA, Ann Coulter suggested that New York Times staff members should be "executed."
2. Her ideas for conducting the war on terrorism: "We should invade their countries, kill their leaders and convert them to Christianity."
3. "We need somebody to put rat poisoning in Justice Stevens' creme brulee," Coulter said. "That's just a joke, for you in the media."
4. Coulter writes in her book, “Godless: The Church of Liberalism,” that a group of New Jersey widows whose husbands perished in the World Trade Center act “as if the terrorist attacks happened only to them.” She also wrote, “I've never seen people enjoying their husbands' deaths so much.”

Not one of these statements seems Christian to me. She actually sounds very cruel and authoritarian to me. How do you square your own "in your face" comments and Coulter's with Christianity? I am sincerely curious. Thanks for any help you can be.

liberal_dem said...

I have a theory.....just my own idea and I'd like to run it by the folks on the right side of the political spectrum.

It is my contention that the right-wing Christians are more susceptible to political pandering than those on the left, we 'godless' liberals.

I base this on 'your' continuing support of Bush even though his lies in the run-up to the war on Iraq have been verified.

It was obvious to me and many on my side of the spectrum that Bush used his 'christianity' like a swindler sells snake oil.

Weren't these things obvious to you folks on the other end of the spectrum or have you been "in denial" about your gullibility?

I base this on the fact that so-called born again Christians take so much on 'faith' that when a charlatan like Bush and Cheney make some sort of 'official' proclamation, these folks tend to believe it because it came from an 'authoritity.' Is authoritarianism closely linked to believing?

Just wondering if I'm on the right track. Feel free to comment on my hypothesis.