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Random Bible Verse game December 4, 2012

Posted by Ubi Dubium in Games, Responses.
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I was reading a comment thread on NonStampCollector’s Blog:

http://freethoughtblogs.com/nonstampcollector/2012/11/21/the-bible-is-mainly-nice-right/

The post was about how the claim that “the Bible may have some awful things in it, but it’s mainly nice” is bollocks.  The Bible is mostly boring, and of the parts that aren’t boring, most of it is pretty awful.

Anyway, in the comments, commenter James Sweet posted a link to a random Bible verse generator.  He had to be careful in finding one, because a lot of the inspirational sites have generators that only pick from a list of the nicey-nicey stuff, instead of being truly random verses.  But he found a real one, that picks from the whole bible:

http://www.stevenmarkford.com/random-bible-verse/

Other commenters, trying it, were (un)surprised how quickly a verse would come up containing an atrocity or something truly nasty.  So I gave it a try.  Here’s what came up on my third click:

Exodus 32:27 and he said to them, “Thus says the Lord, the God of Israel, ‘Each man fasten his sword on his side, and go back and forth from entrance to entrance throughout the camp, and each one kill his brother, his friend, and his neighbor.”

Third click!

So if anybody out there tries this game, how quickly did you arrive at something awful?

*** Edit: The Chaplain found a link to an improved version of the random generator: http://www.stevenmarkford.com/random-bible-verse-version-2/.  Thanks!

Milestones November 15, 2012

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Back in March, when I finally decided to start a blog, I wondered if anybody besides my immediate family and the spammers would ever read it.  I don’t tweet and I don’t Facebook, so I can’t get readers that way.  I’m careful not to discuss religion at work, or with the people I sing with, so I can’t gain readers that way, either.

Well, today I am pleasantly surprised that I have 40 followers, 100 comments and over 2000 hits on my blog!  I know that’s not spectacular, but for someone with no social media exposure, I think it’s pretty good!

Thank you for reading.  I’ll try to keep it interesting, or at least opinionated!.

Turning comment moderation off for now April 24, 2012

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Well, so far so good, and no problem commenters yet.  So I’ll try turning comment moderation off for now, and see how that goes.  I reserve the right to turn it back on in the case of a troll attack.  Or zombies.