October 24, 2020

Assignments for New Readers

All of a sudden there are all these new people in the comment threads and sending me emails. And several of them don’t seem to know much about the web site. Do me a favor and run through this list:

1) There’s an information page about me, which has a bio and an FAQ plus more.

2) I don’t answer e-mails requesting personal or pastoral counseling. It’s not that I don’t love you or care about you. I simply don’t have time.

3) Comments are moderated. Extremely long comments, lengthy quotes, pimped links and instances of pure evil are not posted.

4) If you go to the essays/older essays tabs at the top of the page, you’ll get a view of where this site has come from and be able to read some of my older posts. Also go to the iMonk 101 category.

5) If you are advocating that your church contains the only Christians or that I must join your church, I’m not going to post your comments or read your mail.

6) Don’t presume I will link anything you send to me.

7) I do not review books unless I agree to do so prior to receiving the book.



  1. Michael, I really needed some counseling and was hoping you might be able to help me here.

    Also, can you tell me a little about yourself? 🙂

  2. Michael, I’m wondering if you could please join my church and give me some pastoral counselling? At least then you’d be sure that you were a true Christian. I have a long essay about this topic (and many others) at my popular website, http://www.strangefanaticalchristian.com, which I am happy to post here for your edification.

  3. You guys are giving me a much needed smile. Cut it out.

  4. Hey, Michael…fairly new reader, first time commentor. Just letting you know I’m here, and processing what you’re saying on this blog. At the very least, you are making me actually think about a lot of things I’ve just taken for granted with my faith and beliefs. So thanks.

  5. Michael, could you at least post an example of an “instance of pure evil”? Is that like one of those motivational posters with a kitten hanging by its paws? Or is it someone taking their membership in the elect for granted? (I’ll wait in line for counseling; my nickle is ready.)

  6. Holy cow…all of the sudden the comment section resembles the Jim ROme show…friggin clones…

  7. Not that I thought much of the Yankees, but I kinda thought that pure evil looked like the light coming out of the windows in a Thomas Kinkaid painting.

  8. Grub

    If you’re gonna compare us to someone, please make it someone more tolerable than Jim Rome — like, I dunno, Hitler or Fred Phelps.

  9. Illysook,

    I like that idea. Especially since that gives us a new candidate for the Anti-Christ. 😉

  10. Is it okay to send you emails soliciting tips on getting Ken Silva to name me the Spirit of the Anti-Christ? I’ve been trying for years.

  11. А в чем смысл добавлять свой блог на FeedBurner? Траф это увеличит или что? (извините: за оффтопик) 🙂