I was minding my own business the other day just
viciously hunting down with radar and a pitchfork following up on the bloggers who'd completed my meme request on Monday when I read a post by Shannon who bemoaned the fact that she intended to convert to a new religion but had not followed through. I replied, "Never fear. We all belong to the Church of Blog." Eureka! A post came to me in a vision....
Angels angelled. Choirs sang.
If you're like me, you spend more time in front of the computer than you ever spent in a church - at least lately. Why do we flock to the block and blog anyway? I wondered as I wandered until all the words got tangled up like fifteen verses of Just As I Am on a guilty hypnotic Sunday morning altar call in the south.
I had to slap myself and stop.
Don't go there, Mimi.
1. We have better seats and nobody's hat is in the way.
2. Nobody knows your name.
3. Our hymnals never match. We all sing our own tune. Oh, how I love the sound of that harmony.
4. We have an uncanny resemblance to angels at times and heathens at others.
Nobody seems to mind.
5. If we want to go to confessional, we open a private blog.
6. Everybody preaches. Sermons are loud. Raucous. Docile. Penetrating. Visceral. Lustful. Lovely. Lame. Lyrical.
7. Laughter is meted, virtual hugs are greeted, and sometimes tears are needed.
8.We hug trees instead of pews.
9. Nobody cares what we wear or IF we're dressed. (Watch out for possessed web cams. Sometimes they accidentally come on when you're wearing your jammies.... or less.) I plead the 5th.
10. We mix blurch and politics a LOT. But it's OK. (That's blog + church for all you non-blog speakers)
I have a funny communion pun (something to do with Smirnoff grape juice) but I can't do it. I just can't. Damn Baptist upbringing.
11. We can speak in tongues from many tribes and Babel Fish knows how to interpret. (You won't understand that unless you went to the
12.The Devil always makes us do it. No exorcism requested.
13. Blogdultery is often commited. Nobody cares and nobody tells.
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