Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Bloggers Demand Miraculous Signs

A recent series of comments about Intelligent Design in an exhaustive BlogCatalog discussion prompted me to post verses from the Bible that talk about the foolishness of this world.

This morning, I've run with those verses and come up with a "different" interpretation. Hope you like!

For since in the wisdom of God the blogosphere through its wisdom did not know Him, God was pleased through the foolishness of what was posted to save those who believe. Bloggers demand miraculous signs and trolls look for wisdom, but we blog Christ crucified: a stumbling block to bloggers and foolishness to pagan posters, but to those whom God has called, both bloggers and trolls, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. For the foolishness of God is wiser than blogger's wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than blogger's strength. Blogroll mates, think of what you were when you were called. Not many of you were wise by human standards; not many were Dugg; not many were of noble ranking. But God chose the foolish posts of the blogosphere to shame the wise; God chose the weak comments of the world to shame the strong. He chose the lowly things of this blogosphere and the despised things--and the things that are not--to bury the things that are, so that no one may rank before Him.

- 1 Corinthians 1:21-29 (Bloggers Edition, Alexander)

See also:
Do Not Crave His Traffic

Alexander is a writer in the online spiritual battlefield. You can also find him at The Scrooge Report.


Alexander said...

Just wanted to share a comment made in regards to this post on Digg.

This from "Indyanna":

A good reminder to all born-again diggers, that, but for the grace of God, we would be among the trolls, too. My point: when responding to comments on digg, it is important that our words are Christ-honoring. From Romans 12:14-21:

Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse. Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn. Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position. Do not be conceited.

Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everybody. If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. Do not take revenge, my friends, but leave room for God's wrath, for it is written: "It is mine to avenge; I will repay," says the Lord. On the contrary:
"If your enemy is hungry, feed him;
if he is thirsty, give him something to drink.
In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head."
Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.

(Yeah, I know it's hard. But "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." Even hold my tongue with the trolls.) :-)

Matt said...

Yeah! A new Bible version, NIBV -- New International Bloggers Version. That was fun and very true.