Sometimes I have to pause to wonder about some of the things I've read in the blogosphere, and at this very address in particular.
This (at least, where I am) is America, and we enjoy tremendous freedoms. With those freedoms come great social responsibility that we cannot ignore. One of those responsibilities is to one another, to treat one another with respect, and to allow our neighbors to pursue their own brand of happiness. My happiness may very well not be yours. That's all right.
All of us essentially think that our way of doing things, our beliefs, our faiths, our patterns are the right ways. Only God knows the right way, and even then, I say that because I believe in God. You might not. That's your own spiritual business and far be it from me to tell you how your own spiritual journey should go.
This address has been a repository of hatred and intolerance for a long time. I am taking the opportunity of the domain free-up to say that not everyone who believes in salvation is the same. To be a Christian is to be Christlike. It is to be humble and forgiving. It is to hold ourselves to a high standard of morality and ethics. This place is no longer a space filled with intolerance. It is a place of acceptance of all people, and of those people's journeys. This place is a bastion from the cruelty of the world, rather than a place filled with excoriating rants and belittling name calling. Kyle, you are in my prayers, because that's really the best I can do for you. I certainly don't hate you (I don't even know you, except through your footprint in cyberspace), but I do feel sorry for the anger and hatred and vitriol you seem to live with.