Sunday, May 31, 2009

Paltalk Personalities

Paltalk is a chat program that has a voice feature. You can discuss many things freely because of the microphones and speakers of participants. A chat program that does not have a speaking feature often limits the participation, sometimes to soundbyte discussions. I frequent Paltalk under an anonymous name because it is not the safest site on the internet.

There seems to be a growing vehemence on Paltalk; or else it is just becoming clearer to me. I call this pugilistic group "The Anti-Calvinist Club". There are barrages from the ditch of non-Calvinists which causes the Calvinists to huddle in their own ditch. To find "the golden middle" on Paltalk is very rare.

The President of The Anti-Calvinist Club reminds me of the Peanuts character, PigPen. The President runs on emotions that swirl constantly around her feet. That swirl sucks in others, like a tornado sucking roofs off of houses; out of that swirl stones are thrown. Friends hurl rocks and boulders at one another. The tenseness of rooms intensifies once The President arrives on the scene and her devoted followers follow her from place to place. The President causes division of friends; maiming the whole body of Christ.

Jesus, heal your church.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Just Keep Swimming

Turn your eyes upon Jesus
Look full in his wonderful face
And the things of earth will grow strangely dim
In the light of His glory and grace

Hebrews 12:2