Anonymous comments aren’t much fun for anyone. Unless they’re loaded with unintentionally funny vitriol. I can almost imagine how much fun this comment on Simone’s blog would have been to write. It’s from an old post of hers critiquing a Christian rewrite of Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah (which for those of you who are culturally arrogant is the same as Jeff Buckley’s Hallelujah and the one on the Shrek Soundtrack). You can hear the Christian rewrite here. You can read the comment in its original context here. And you can indulge in a little bit of voyeurism by checking out Simone’s husband Andrew’s public but thoughtful disagreement with his wife on whether lacking cultural sophistication is sinful here.

Here’s the anonymous comment. Beautiful.

Ok, first of all, you do not know the first thing of what ‘christian’ means if you ever put it in quotes. so dont do it again.
second of all, if someone says “i just want,” you have no idea if that is true or not; just because you are selfish does not mean that everyone is.
lastly, there is no right or wrong in how you listen to music. i mean, that is the stupidest thing ive ever heard! why would there be music if poems would do? i am a recording artist and song composer, so i should know.

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Nathan runs St Eutychus. He loves Jesus. His wife. His daughter. His son. His other daughter. His dog. Coffee. And the Internet. He is the campus pastor at Creek Road South Bank, a graduate of Queensland Theological College (M. Div) and the Queensland University of Technology (B. Journ). He spent a significant portion of his pre-ministry-as-a-full-time-job life working in Public Relations, and now loves promoting Jesus in Brisbane and online. He can't believe how great it is that people pay him to talk and think about Jesus.

3 thoughts on “Anonenmity”

  1. Engage sarcasm:

    First of all, if you don’t know how to use apostrophes and capitals or grammar then you don’t know anything about the English language, so don’t use it again.

    End sarcasm.

    I would carry on, but it would be too mean.

    Would be veeeeeery interesting to hear these compositions.

  2. In the context of the comments on the blog, I agree with what he said regarding listening to music. But as for the rest of it… he obviously really doesn’t know what he’s talking about. I mean, does he know what it means to put a word in inverted commas like Simone did? Doesn’t look like it.

  3. hey guys.

    The comment was delightful, wasn’t it! So glad you got to enjoy it too.

    I’m sure anon produces fantastic ‘christian’ music.

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