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3/16/2006

Pimp this blog?

Pimp your own nutcrackerI got a phone message at the church yesterday asking me to remove the blog entry from January 2, 2006 called Amusing Websites which told about:
Pimp My Nutcracker,
Make your own snowflake
and
color the nativity scene online
web pages (the last is hosted at King of Peace's website).

The caller, who did not identify herself was clearly offended by the post, which she said did not glorify God. I mentioned in the post that it was an effort not to have this blog take itself too seriously, which I do from time to time. I thought the context of the other more appropriate posts made it OK to share something that was simply amusing.

I am prepared to be wrong. Any thoughts? Should the January 2, 2006 post Amusing Websites be banished from the Internet?

peace,
Frank+
The Rev. Frank Logue, Pastor + King of Peace Episcopal Church

5 Comments:

  • At 3/16/2006 7:01 AM, Blogger Celeste said…

    I read it again and I am not offended. It may not glorify God but it also doesn't insult Him. I wish I was clear on what offended her about it. I know that is never your intention. It doesn't really matter to me if it stays or goes. I can choose not to look at a lot of things on the web that don't glorify God.

     
  • At 3/16/2006 9:27 AM, Blogger St Michael's Episcopal Church said…

    Keep 'em all.

     
  • At 3/16/2006 11:41 AM, Blogger King of Peace said…

    I think the issue was the word "pimp" as the caller referred to it as "that nutcracker site" without using the word. The issue may be the more current use of the term. As I confirmed at one online slang dictionary:

    pimp n 1. a male in charge of prostitutes. Note: in recent years, has come to mean nothing of the sort. Today it's a very ambiguous term, used as either a compliment or an insult towards a male. In its positive form, it means that the person is "cool." In its negative form, it insults their attitudes, clothing, or general behavior. ("He is such a pimp.")

    The term has changed and with regards to the nutcracker had to do with a style of dressing rather than an unseemly occupation.

     
  • At 3/16/2006 10:02 PM, Anonymous Loren said…

    Inoffensive and amusing...I was a fan of that one.

     
  • At 3/17/2006 5:46 PM, Blogger Celeste said…

    pondering:
    I certainly don't want to turn this into anything too serious, because I do agree that it is for fun. Just hear me out in this scenario. It actually seems silly as I try to write it.
    I have a huge and growing appetite right now. A friend does also, but the difference is that she is dieting and I am not dieting. She got short with me the other day about my "pigging out" around her and after feeling somewhat confused for a few days, I believe God revealed to me that if it offended her, I shouldn't do it. I have decided that I can just as easily munch on carrots around her than cookies and candy.
    Now, this web log thing came to my mind so I ask whether this is the same thing? What if you do remove "Amusing Websites" and then someone wants another one removed? Where do you draw the line?
    Just sharing is all. Thoughts? Should I duck?

     

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