Les is Going to Hell for Blogging

There has been an exciting turn of events for hardcore Christian trolls that may have visited this site.  You may now take solace that Les Jenkins is most assuredly going to rot in hell.  How do I know this you say?  Well, apart from being all-knowing like Darryl, God has said so.  I think. Or maybe it was the Restored Church of God, which is just like God said so.  I think.

The Internet—and more specifically blogs—has enabled everyone to have a voice on any matter. Now everyone’s thoughts are “published” for all to see. Whether or not it is effective, as soon as something is posted the person has a larger voice. It often makes the blogger feel good or makes him feel as if his opinion counts—when it is mostly mindless blather!

Here is the definition of a blog from a highly popular blog provider: “A blog is a personal diary. A daily pulpit. A collaborative space. A political soapbox. A breaking-news outlet. A collection of links. Your own private thoughts. Memos to the world. Your blog is whatever you want it to be. There are millions of them, in all shapes and sizes, and there are no real rules…blogs have…enabled millions of people to have a voice” (emphasis ours).

Ask yourself, “Do I have a tendency to want to have a voice?”

Well, we know Les certainly wants to have a voice.  And that is most assuredly damning since we live in the 7th era of something or other, which of course is the last era before….before…. before Les goes to Hell.

Perhaps the largest problem with blogs is they cater to one’s vanity. Human beings are naturally self-centered and proud, and young people are certainly no exception! Note how the Bible describes this generation: “There is a generation that are pure in their own eyes, and yet is not washed from their filthiness. There is a generation, O how lofty are their eyes! And their eyelids are lifted up” (Prov. 30:12-13).

If you post mundane details of your life, you are in effect saying that your life is important and that people should read about it. Also, whether or not you admit it, having a blog with your name, your picture and your opinions strokes the human ego—it lifts you up. It essentially advertises the self! Many teenagers say, “Listen to me, world, and what I have to say,” when they should be focused on changing and cleaning up their lives.

If you blog, are you sure you do not partially enjoy it because your carnal nature is inclined toward vanity?

Well, for shame on you Les.  That story about the ink spot, it was all about Vanity.  We know now.  For shame, for shame.

In this time when people exhibit the least amount of character in history, there is more communication than ever before. Much of this is simply blathering on blogs—mindless words and idle communication. Blogs can be summed up as people talking about almost anything, but really nothing. There is no purpose to much of the contents—no direction.

Look at what the Bible says about idle words: “But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment” (Matt. 12:36). Who would want to give account to God about how many hours a day he rambled on

I’ve read the posts here.  Much blathering.  Much.  More evidence that Hell awaits for Les.

Now some of you may be feeling rather smug about your salvation, but not so fast there buckaroos.  You too could be headed for hell:

Let me emphasize that no one—including adults—should have a blog or personal website (unless it is for legitimate business purposes).

When this policy, now being instituted, was discussed with Mr. Pack and other Headquarters ministers, there was not a shadow of doubt in anyone’s mind that blogs are something youth should not be doing in any way.

As has been said before, Jesus Christ and His Church have standards. Those who desire fewer standards should go to the splinters or to the world.

Quotes from: http://www.thercg.org/youth/articles/0403-bagy.html
 

47 thoughts on “Les is Going to Hell for Blogging

  1. We knew Les was going to hell long before Mr. Denee pointed it out.

    I would love to go off on a tirade as to how ignorant of a stance this is by this particular church sect, but it would be pointless and probably pave my way to hell for rambling.

    Good to see on thing remains constant in the church, if you don’t understand something, it is to be feared and demonized.

  2. Hah… I love how the guy takes a potshot, assuming all teenagers with blogs are people who need to clean up their lives.

    Clearly, bad literature is heresy.

  3. So I’m going to Hell.

    At least I’ll always be able to get a light for my ciggie…

  4. Deadscot:

    Good to see on thing remains constant in the church, if you don’t understand something, it is to be feared and demonized.

    Exactly, or more likely to be used as a tool to further attempt to establish control over the individual, because we all know that free thought is a sure path to hell.

    I really like the article’s thought that blogs are ok if used for legitimate business purposes.  So I guess idle chatter about “New, Awesome, Great Super-Special, You Can’t Live Without This Flaming Shiny Piece Of Shit!” type blogs, or my personal favorite “I’m a Big CEO/CFO/CTO whatever, and MY Ideas are far and above that of average mortals, so here’s my blog about my business ideas” type blogs are just dandy and fine, but little tommy blogging about his rotten day at school is a ticket to hell.  Just further confirms my belief that religion, government and business need to stay the hell out of bed with eachother.

  5. …but it would be pointless and probably pave my way to hell for rambling.

    deadscot, you’re already on a four-lane highway to the hot place.  See you there. LOL

  6. I always knew the world was going to hell in a handbasket. Have said so ever since they replaced the donkey with horse-and-buggy conveyances – Against all evidence in the BIBLE which makes it clear that only the donkey is an acceptable form of transport!

  7. Oh well, just one more reason to go to hell.  Personally, I have commited most of the sins listed in 1 Cor. 6:9-10. and I intend to commit some of them again.  Some other sins that I intend to commit today are in Lk. 12:10 (blasphemy) and Rev. 21:7-8 (faithless, and fornicator).

  8. Consi,
        Thank you for brightening a very dreary Monday morning! Is that candlelight, no wait it’s the burning flames of damnation!

  9. For expressing opinions we are sinning.  Think of all your favourite right wing commentators. They are going to hell.

    (This post is not Idle Chatter, it is notice to Rush et al- YOU’RE GONNA FRY, BOY)

  10. Is it irony to blog about how blogging is evil? Or is that just hypocrisy?

    I’d call it “idiocy.”

    For the record, I’ve been told many times that I’m destined for hell. I can’t wait to see all of you there!  cool smile

  11. Let me emphasize that no one—including adults—should have a blog or personal website (unless it is for legitimate business purposes).

    You know they don’t specify what types of businesses are ok for a website…  So Les I vote you change this site to a vibrator wholesaler. LOL

  12. Here’s irony.  Expressing one’s views on a personal webpage is egotistical and self-serving.

    Leaving one’s church to begin a splinter-cell because your beliefs are better than the your superiors and deserve an audience…that’s just divine.

  13. Is it irony to blog about how blogging is evil? Or is that just hypocrisy?

    Isn’t is also arrogant to blog about the arrogance of blogging?!

    I’m arrogant…first to admit it…greatest of the seven deadly sins.

  14. Well I must admit I’d thought before that the internet was just largely just a billion or more voices wanting to blather about something in really bad colours.. but actually an afront to Jebuz and “the Lord”? Whatever next!?

    (Oh and thats not true of you Les of course, otherwise I wouldn’t keep coming back here!)

  15. I love it when Bible-thumpers get all hot and holy about new technology or trends. I remember back in the day my preacher used to go off on things like myspace. It’s evil, what with freely posted Social Security Numbers and pictures of me shaking hands with Satan, or what not. I really and truly can’t see where people pull this kind of reasoning from.

  16. Let’s be honest, there is a certain amount of ego involved in being a blogger even if you don’t assume that anyone has an interest in what you’re saying. True also is the fact that there’s a touch of narcissism involved as it evidenced by the fact that my picture is plastered prominently on the site. Finally there’s a fair amount of blather in what I write and I’m the last to pretend much of it amounts to anything of importance.

    All that said I’m still surprised people come by to check out my egotistical, narcissistic, blatherings. It’s a bit humbling to think that some folks are actually making it a point to see what idiotic thing I’m saying today.

  17. Jesus Christ and His Church have standards.

    Denee is just another vain god-bothering scam artist looking to control the young, utterly convinced he’s not a child-abuser.

  18. Perhaps there is a certain amount of vanity in thinking that your words mean something, or that people might want to know your opinion…then again THEY didn’t seem to hesitant to post theirs either…so, guess it’s a tie. If we all assumed no one wanted to hear what we had to say because it would be wrong to put forth our opinion, there’d be no need for language. Seriously, haha, they’re just lookin’ for a new witch-hunt. We ALL got to Hell. Beer’s on me!

    P.S. Ass was what I was thinking

  19. Words, shmerds! Les, as long as you have one of *these*, you can flip it at a fundie with two fingers – and *still* have one finger left to flip at ‘em as well!

  20. Personally, I think Hell would be a damn fun place if bloggers are destined there.
    I certainly have very few friends who are going to Heaven—so why even bother?

  21. Hell, there is no hell for chrissakes.
    Hell’s one of the Popery inventions used to keep the ignorant in line back in the time when romans thought it cool to crucify people.

    When we die, we all go to some nice place- regardless whether you’re the Butcher of the balkans or the Saint of Bangalore

  22. Who would want to give account to God about how many hours a day he rambled on

    I guess there’s gonna be a lot of preachers and univeristy profs in hell…

  23. Since bloggers are going to hell for rambling and being vain and whatnot, doesn’t that mean that anyone who’s ever written anything will go to hell?  I write editorials for the student paper.  Am I going to hell for that (notwithstanding everything else I’m going to hell for)?  In fact, is it not safe to say that anyone who has ever done anything is going to hell?  And that being the case, hasn’t the catholic church been saying that for 1700 years or so?  This sect doesn’t have new ideas at all!

  24. Talk about scraping the bottom of the barrel.  Don’t the fundies have anything better to do than blame blogging for sin and damn ation and not praising “Gawd!” all day long.

    They can shove it, just ike the others and maybe he’s cutting down bloggers cause he lost his own blog from too many lewd messages with little boys. Go Tom, stomp out the child predators in your midts!

    Just a theory.  Now I’ll wait for them to demonize mmorpgs, videogames in general, trench coats, army boots, kopeshes, candy, poi, card games in general, artwork of any form, voting how you want, cellphones, pimples and kittens.

    Les and Beau Tochs, either of you care if I take the get out of hell card image, replicate it and hand a few out to people?

    (apparently hitting the stop button doesn’t let you altar your post, damn…)

  25. Kittens are way to keep widows from properly continuing to have Warrior Children of Christ as God intended. Kittens are kept on SubLevel 2B of Hell, right next to Demonic Fruits-Once-Used-As-Sex-Objects and radial tires.

  26. Les and Beau Tochs, either of you care if I take the get out of hell card image, replicate it and hand a few out to people?

    So long as BT doesn’t mind, seeing as he created it, I’m fine with it.

    I also deleted your duplicate post.

  27. The Internet—and more specifically blogs—has enabled everyone to have a voice on any matter.

    I think this is the part that really and truly scares fundamentalists.  After all, if everyone has a voice, then everyone begins to have a small share of the available social power.  When that happens, there’s a chance that the messages from traditional halls of power and social control will be lost in the din – especially when better, more rational ideas begin to take root in our collective consciousness. 

    I think such ideas occur pretty frequently – and I don’t think it’s a random thing either.  The blogosphere is huge and complex, but it isn’t like the proverbial room full of monkeys typing.  As we know – if you take a bunch of monkeys and let them type for a bit, you wind up with a bunch of S’s , and not anything that looks like Shakespeare.  The blogosphere, however, isn’t just populated with monkeys.  It’s also populated with some smart, literate, adept and passionate monkeys that have much more to offer than brain static.  At what other time in recorded human history has there ever been such a high degree of public participation in the free exchange of ideas as we have now with the products of our web technologies: blogs, discussion boards, myspace and facebook, reunion sites, and other online communities? 

    I’ll tell you.  Never.  And that’s what’s so frightening for those holding your leashes, my little pretties.

    If fundies are saying that bloggers are going to hell, then it sounds to me like we’re doing something right.  Pass me a Mountain Dew – and a banana.  Amen.

  28. Talk about scraping the bottom of the barrel.  Don’t the fundies have anything better to do than blame blogging for sin and damn ation and not praising “Gawd!” all day long.

    That’s the problem. They’re rebels without a cause. Seems to be they take the opposite stand of whatever’s popular. Then they slap on the “sin monicker” on it.

    Imagine: if every politician we have is a fundie. We’ll never progress beyond the Amish level.

  29. SomethingAwful: Imagine: if every politician we have is a fundie. We’ll never progress beyond the Amish level.

    Hell, I wish we’d progress up to the Amish level.  The Amish are great.  The don’t get in your face, they’re up before the sun and work like hell and don’t complain about it, and they’re forgiving of others.  Also, they make great pies.

    If every politician could bake a pie as well as an Amish schoolgirl, then this would be a brighter world indeed.  That is, unless they blogged about it.

  30. wboth axed: Les and Beau Tochs, either of you care if I take the get out of hell card image, replicate it and hand a few out to people?

    I don’t mind at all – if you want a high(er)-rez version, email me at the addy in my profile, and I’ll send it out to you.

    (Incidentally, the card wasn’t my idea – I saw it somewhere a long time ago, and just replicated a SEB version the best I could from memory.)

  31. MM: Kittens are way to keep widows from properly continuing to have Warrior Children of Christ as God intended.

    Or, as Garrison Keilor said:
    Cats are intended to teach us that not everything in nature has a function. wink

  32. Or, as Garrison Keilor said:
    Cats are intended to teach us that not everything in nature has a function.

    Hey if you are going to drop links to cat fancier sites I must plug my favorite.  And what of the case of Jeff?  Will he go to hell?  He has a blog but is likely unaware.  Does that mean that those who maintain his blog damned him?  Or is it non-issue because cats don’t go to heaven?

    Craig

  33. I have quite the conundrum here. What if you have a legitimate business blog, but your business, by it’s very nature, requires you to boast about your abilities in order to get work to feed your children? I need a ruling. I have a feeling that shooting pictures would not constitute a legitimate business in the end though.

  34. Brooks: I need a ruling. I have a feeling that shooting pictures would not constitute a legitimate business in the end though.

    You’re in luck – I’ve been ruling on things like this all day. 

    No hell for you.  Unless you use blink tags.  Then you fry.

  35. I have quite the conundrum here. What if you have a legitimate business blog, but your business, by it’s very nature, requires you to boast about your abilities in order to get work to feed your children? I need a ruling. I have a feeling that shooting pictures would not constitute a legitimate business in the end though.

    Just remember…if you are in business, you are there to make money, and it is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the Kingdom of Heaven (unless your name is George W. Bush).

  36. Ha! No blink tags!! I’m in!

    Oh, and I heard that GW had a special Gallagher size needle made just in case, so I think we’re all safe on that one from now on.

  37. I’ve just a terrible thought.

    A few months ago Les sinned by posting a thread celebrating the number of times he sinned, or number of hits or something.  I contributed by posting a SEB version of the Lord’s prayer.

    As unlucky Alf would say

    Oh, bugger

  38. We already knew Les was going hell. I don’t know who Consigliere is, but clearly he/she is going hell, because he posts on a blog.

    Is the OP going to hell for writing this article? Am I going to hell for commenting? At what point does writing, or talking cross the line between acceptable Christian behavior and going to hell? Please, I must know!! I must get to heaven! smile

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