I love blogging and exchanging ideas with all the amazing ladies (and gentlemen) who visit my little corner. I love your encouragement and wit, your thoughtful and intelligent remarks. Yet from time to time, I get response that makes me happy I have comment moderation.
Sometimes these are plain insults ('you are stupid'). I ignore that. But recently, I received a comment (to my post about masculine leadership and feminism) that simply made me say 'huh?' – I didn't post it, because it was worded rather aggressively and contained personal ventures against me.
What left me in a state of puzzlement was that the author claimed she believes in God – but not that He has any authority over her life, or that His commandments are anything more than a mere suggestion. She also let me know how backward and narrow-minded I am, living my life by an ancient, outdated book. "I don't believe in the bible. I don't need it… It's trash. I threw it out long ago and never looked back and never been happier."
I know I have readers of different faiths here and I'm not going to open this blog for religious debate. But every religion I know is built upon authority and guidance.
If God has no authority, you let your desires be your God.
If God doesn't guide you, you let yourself be guided by your lusts.
If God has no control over you, you let your ambitions control you.
… You make yourself your own God.
Sadly, this is not uncommon. And let me tell you something, in my opinion it's no better than worshipping the Golden Calf.