Posted by Christopher Johnson | Monday, August 30th, 2010 | Uncategorized | 11 Comments
One of the giants decides to hang it up:
I think I’m going to wind down this blog. The stupidity of the religious Left has stopped being funny to me, and I find that commenting on their continuing decomposition just isn’t worth the energy genuine indignation would require. Politics is also going from bad to worse, what with the Ground Zero Abomination Mosque Roach House project failing to produce the correct response: pistol duels. I’m starting to feel like M. Scott Peck dealing with one of his evil-infected patients: that the sickness of so many parts of the world today is so great that it will overwhelm me if I don’t get away from it.
I understand that, I really do. The idea has occurred to me from time to time and if you run one of these things long enough, it’ll occur to you too. So why have I kept at it?
Probably the only advantage to being an intensely shy, moody loner is that it provides you with a certain distance. If you spend your entire life on the outside looking in, you’ll eventually develop an outside-looking-in way of looking at the world.
After getting over the wrench of leaving the only church I had ever known, the Episcopalians began to amuse me so it was fun to write about them. If you’re interested, here’s the best chronicle of that process(not available at fine bookstores everywhere; just sayin’).
And they can’t even do that anymore. These days, since they are so predictable, the Episcopalians and the rest of the Christian left bore me more than anything else. Hence the gradual move into other areas.
But how have you stayed at it as long as you have, Chris? Why hasn’t it gotten to you? Here’s one reason. Know why the Anglican Investigator exists? Know why I take occasional semi-successful stabs at humor? Stuff like that actually isn’t for the readership. It’s for me.
You have to amuse yourself once in a while.
Fact of the matter is that most of the time, I rarely post things because I think other people will be fascinated by them. I post them because I am. The fact that other people are as well is icing on the cake.