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A Moment to Reflect
2006.09.20 (Wed) 09:20
You may have wondered where we were for the past few weeks. It's an interesting story, and one we want to share with you all. As we noted, we have been having numerous problems with our site lately, and that was the original reason for our absence. But as we were struggling with those problems, and becoming increasingly frustrated, a friend of ours stepped in and made a suggestion. It was simply this: rather than spending so much time and energy on fixing this site, why not put our efforts toward more worthwhile goals?
We were willing to try anything to get out from under the weight of our website problems, so we agreed. We ended up helping our friend coordinate a charity event that went very well, and we made a lot of new friends along the way. We're planning to do more charity work with his group in the future, and we're looking forward to it immensely. The surprising thing was that the charity event was coordinated via our friend's church. Now, we've always been clear that it is religion that we have a problem with and not necessarily religious people, but we were a little amazed at how decent and fun these people were.
To make a long story short, we've come to a realization. Although we don't believe in a literal interpretation of the Bible, and although we may not currently believe in the physical existence and divinity of Jesus Christ, we do recognize the good that the Christian religion can do, and we like being a part of that. There's simply no other source for good deeds that can equal the Christian church as far as we can see, and that means something. It's just something that we've been loathe to admit for a long time, apparently. And, whether he was real or fictional, Jesus was a pretty cool guy that we can all learn a lot from.
Nah, we're just fucking with you. Other than our technical problems and the fact that not all religious people suck, everything else above was a crock of shit. In truth, our website problems have sucked up all of our time lately, and we've been banging our heads against these issues for weeks. In addition to the simple fact that troubleshooting has been a severe drain on our free time, there's also the fact that we have been trying to move the Rants to a new home. As such, every time a new post or comment was added, we had to re-backup the files — yet another reason for our relative silence since the beginning of the month.
In fact, our technical problems still aren't even remotely resolved, and it may take many more weeks to get everything sorted out. However, we've reverted to a semi-stable site build for now, and we've decided to try to get back to business as usual for a while since that's a lot more fun than wrestling with MovableType's strange (and exceedingly frustrating) idiosycrasies and the neverending tide of incompetence and low quality that seems to characterize nearly every fucking web hosting provider on the Intarwebs.
And for the record, lest someone try to use our tongue-in-cheek essay against us, we are involved with various charities and non-profit groups, and there are plenty of great organizations out there that have no religious ties. And let's be frank: Indiana Jones is a far, far cooler character than Jesus could ever be.
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