Thursday, November 29, 2007

Censored!

A while back, Katie and I uploaded our blog to Multnomah Bible College's Blogosphere, a collection of Multnomah alumni blogs. Well, it seems that my recent post included a few unacceptable words that begin with the letter "s." Katie received an email today from Multnomah with the title "blog disabled due to vulgarity."

I never thought I'd be the kind of person that would be censored for vulgarity. The irony is that I was talking about a passage of Scripture. I would think Multnomah Bible College would have been proud. I was even speaking about it in context! I used good hermeneutics! What more could they want from me?!

I apologize to all those who were offended by me talking about the Bible and its vulgar content. Hopefully this blog doesn't turn up in a search engine if someone looks up those certain "s" words.

3 comments:

  1. That is really funny! I always knew you were a no good guy! I can't believe that you would use contemporary language to describe a biblical passage that could only be described as such! How could you! I am disappointed in only one thing, Multnomah Bible College... Wow! I am proud of you! That is just so funny!! CENSORED!!!

    Scott

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  2. Just so you know, there are so many posts that are published on the Blogosphere that it is set up with an automatic filter - and the word "slutty" is on the list of words that can't be posted on our domain. It's not that there is an inherent problem with that word, it's that given the breadth of our audience and what we stand for, Multnomah has to err on the side of caution in these issues - for the sake of viewers who would stumble over such language.

    I hope you understand our position and respect the heart behind why we do it. Keep blogging and speaking your mind and taking advantage of the extra free exposure that www.multnomah.edu/blogosphere provides you!

    Respectfully,

    Robert Leary
    Director of Promotions and Communications
    Multnomah Bible College
    Multnomah Biblical Seminary

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  3. Robert, thank you for explaining the heart behind the action. I definitely understand the reasoning behind it. I hope you also understand that I'm not criticizing Multnomah, but really just find the whole situation humorous! Thanks for the blogosphere and thanks for taking time to check out this blog!

    Scott, I know you're not REALLY disappointed in Multnomah, otherwise you wouldn't be getting two degrees from there! :)

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