I was reading this article about a church who lost their domain name to a porn site (See it here) and thinking it was funny, but also sad and probably testament to that whole total depravity of man thing that Collin is always talking about. Then I made the mistake of glancing down at the comments. Somebody (who I will not call bad names because I am trying to be a nicer person) said that he questioned the "authenticity of this story." He cited the fact that he had seen it before with a different "flavor" (hey dude, welcome to the world of journalism and writing style). Then he had the audacity to actually suggest it was intentionally released right before the election to steer voters to the Republicans. REALLY? Yes, a small story about a church's domain name is totally going to cause me to change my votes because I'm not concerned with things like, oh, I don't know, THE WAR...WOMEN'S HEALTH RIGHTS...THE FACT THAT WE HAVE A GROUP OF INCOMPETENT GITS ON CAPITAL HILL WHO SPEND MORE TIME HIDING THEIR PERSONAL PROBLEMS THAN RUNNING THE COUNTRY. Okay, sorry, I had a soapbox moment. I'll tell you what this article made me want to do...not support the porn industry, and since I try not to do that anyway, I guess all it did was inform me, which I believe was the original intent.
The point of all this is that I really don't like comments on articles. I don't need random soundbites from people who have no established credibility. I don't need to go from informed to feeling defensive.