A regular blog reader emailed me yesterday about one of the comments made on a post.  Concerned about the tone of the comment, they suggested blocking the anonymous commenter from reading or commenting on my blogs.  My response, in a public forum, you take the negative along with the positive as the normal course of events. 

There is capability of blocking all anonymous comments, but I have anonymous commenter's who are supportive and encouraging.  There is the capability of reviewing all comments before publishing.  Unless the comments become obscene or use vulgar language, I prefer to air all sides of the topic.  If the comments become obscene or vulgar, I have the capability of deleting them after the fact.

I do choose whether I reply to comments, though.  Normally I reply to all named commenter's.  I will not reply to the negative anonymous comments.  A war of words is not the purpose of this blog and I do not intend to defend MY opinions.  You never argue anyone into changing their point of view.

The thing about a spitting contest---everyone gets wet. I have a rain jacket, but do not intend to wear it while writing.  My goal is to post what God is placing upon my heart.  If I am off track, the readers will pull me up short.  If I am being a “truth teller”, there is no need to defend the truth.  God is more than capable of defending Himself.

So let the comments fall where they may, unless God instructs me to stop---the words will continue to fly.  The thing to keep in mind, even negative criticism is flattering---since they obviously are still reading what I am writing.

Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.”

Romans 12:19


  1. {{Big Smiles}}--Blessings sweet friend.

    1. Staying dry here in TX is a tough chore lately, Linda!!
      Blessings, Friend!

  2. Laughing at the "spitting" contest comment. We call it something else. *grin* But I was raised around males.
    You're made of sterner stuff than me. I read the troll comment too and just ignored it. Personally, I block all anonymous comments. If they don't have the where-with-all to register here they can move along. Usually people like that are up to no good and I have no time for such pettiness.
    Hope you're not having to wear water wings this week. Send the rain this way please? ~:)

  3. Let me tell you about the parable of the sower: the sower spread his seeds around and some fell on bad ground whereas others fell on good ground and flourished.

    The Word of God is for all to hear. If it was meant for the few then we would put the seeds on the ground carefully in a straight line and cover them. But we spread our words and let whoever listens, and answers, do so: whether good or bad.

    You are right in not getting into debate and by deleting certain comments. Otherwise, let your words flow freely and trust in God.

    (I once tried to ban certain people from my Blog and found out I had banned myself !!! Apparently I am not good enough for my Blog.)

    God bless you.

    1. Victor, you always leave me with a smile!

  4. Boy Howdy, if you folks get that pushed out of shape at a fairly innocent question about some great biblical revelation that seems to have little or no bearing on life, then I guess you really don't want any input do you? Sorry to have messed up this little "mutual admirations" society. If you really get ready for dialogue, then be a ittle more disclosing on who and how you were doormatted and muddied up. Too vague for real dialogue. Sounds like a made up story seeking sympathy. And you have said it before, if I don't like it, I don't have to read it. As a matter of truth, I generally like it, and agree with and have posted support. Oh, by the way, new club name. "The Society for OverSenstive Bloggers United".... referred to as SOBU ....Great name....


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