& all my
I'm the Baptist one.
wanted to say a little "Hey."
your site, actually. I've been Baptist all my life and I like to
think I have a pretty open mind about religious matters. I think
your site does put forward a valid point. However, I like to try
not to question the Bible or Christ's word.
the comic strip. Satirical and sometimes a bit crude, but it made
me laugh, so I think that's what counts. Along with the point it
spread across. I agree there are many faults with the Bible, it's
contradictory parts and such, but I think that's where faith comes
in. Believing in something because of how you feel. And that is
what you do with your site. Believe in something and then broadcast
I'm just glad that even though your site does down God and Christ,
you do seem to be learned in your arguments. It's good to know that
you've taken the time to understand that which you question. (Hah,
that does seem kind of contradictory in itself.)
luck in your search Bob
Thank you Erienne! I'm
glad you enjoyed the comic and the site. One thing though, I believe
what you meant to say in that first paragraph was: "I try not to
question the things I'm supposed to believe."
think that sounds much better.
wonder if you've developed a template to read e-mails by yet. You
know, a sort of a priori method of determining how a message will
be dealt with... a filter that lets you immediately respond to something
that slips its way into your InBox.
admit that I have read, and will most likely continue to read, more
of your site than most others. I'm not one who particularly enjoys
the stagnant, dusty corners of the internet - they are generally
filled with the trappings of wealth, notoriety and the unfathomable
power of anonimity (or, beter yet, misrepresentation). But here,
however, there seemed to be an air of something a little more fresh.
NormalBobSmith.com experience is, at first, enticingly intelligent,
even a little esoteric and I'm sure that one cannot help but feel
like they are intruding on some sort of gathering of the minds.
I mean, to openly flaunt the precepts of Christianity, to boldly
look into the IP's of Bible Thumpers around the globe and tell them
to "sod" off, has a pretty incredible allure to it. It doesn't seem
to stop there, either. It opens up into a full on attack on any
attempts to intellectualize any point about divinity, piety and
religion. Pretty risky. Treading that thin line that could invoke
the wrath of both the ultra-conservatives and the badge-wearing
I'm sure this is how many of the messages that drop into your InBox
must start. Veiled flattery that creepingly turns into some form
of protest or outright disgust.... will this one? Someone might
ask themselves. Nah! Why for?!?! This one will simply put the writers
thoughts out there for you to look at/not look at, depending how
busy the whole NormalBobSmith.com experience is.
impressed with your resolve, moved by your abilities to teasingly
taunt and villify and saddened by the tales of woe. Really! Nasty
shit happens. Some of us roll over and take it like a good little
choir boy, while others kick someone in the balls, try one of those
nifty movie montages where the nerd becomes cool and look at life
from an amazingly new angle. Life was made for us to doubt, every
last little thing about it and from this doubt comes answers and
from these answers more doubt. It never really seems to end, does
it? Hence philosophy, hence invention and the development of scientific
is it that you want from all of this? Anything? Is NormalBobSmith.com
a place for you to grow, a place for you to glorify yourself at
the expense of others, a place for you to find acceptance? Beats
me and I'm sure that, in one way or another, it eludes you as well.
Maybe I'm wrong - I'm prone to being wrong. You seem to be a pretty
talented guy (maybe not as talented as you give yourself credit
for, but that would be a mateer of opinion) and a pretty charismatic
guy. You've got this website, with these musings, comics, somewhat
angst-riddled chiquitas and heart-felt anecdotes. A veritable mish
mosh of mondo babble coupled with some irreverent lambasting - April
said many things that hit that proverbial nail on the head and it
would be so much more tantlizing if she were THE April Hunter...yum!
So what's up with it all? This is what leaves me feeling unfulfilled.
That and the fact that it is hard to overlook the wonders of the
dollar as a motive for your treatise on the divine.....
I guess there isn't much of a point to this message. If there are
future messages, maybe they'll eventually work their way to a point
- a point guaranteed to be caustic, insightful and guardedly humourous.
Maybe I'm also a little curious to see how you might deal with MY
message, as it is obviously more relevant than any of the others
I've seen thus far on your site (tongue in cheek, so to speak)
the dollar..... but close.
you for your email.