Monday, September 04, 2006



Blogs buck the mainstream press; their take on issues is different; blogging is homespun and free from censorship driven propaganda. Some of it is also junk.

Bloggers interpret history; at times they highlight issues, events and people that never get a fair hearing; Some of the groundbreaking news surface in the internet first; mainstream press, at times, simply follow the lead of bloggers. Worse still is the definition of "news". Madonna and Britney Spears appear in the media because they’re "newsworthy" (And they call this mainstream media!). Newsworthy is sometimes a euphemism for notoriety. Ever heard of Stacy Orrico? She's is a great talent: fantastic singer and knows how to work the stage. The press don't stalk her. The reason is simple: She's a christian and is'nt into slutty antics. So she's not "news".

The gospel writers were bloggers in that they reported the Good News; the gospel narratives never made it in the Roman Empire’s mass media. No one reported Christ’s life - his birth, death and resurrection- the way gospel writers did. Josephus made a passing reference to Christ and his followers. Herod would never have ordered a positive write up on Christ’s birth. And Jewish religious leaders would never have soiled the pages of their history books with the name of Jesus except of course if they had wanted to do a chapter on loony prophets; Jesus would never have been interviewed by the CNN of his epoch. The gospel writers, ignored official propaganda, did underground journalism and changed the world. Remember the guy who posted stories on the Israelite exodus from Egypt in the Old Testament and Pharoah's humilliation; don’t expect to find anything from him in the Egyptian archives.

Yup...the biblical writers were bloggers! And that makes the Holy Spirit The Blogger In Chief because He inspired them to write as bloggers.


Anonymous said...

I love the imaginative and original twist and angle!

Bolivian Beat said...

you must have been up early to post this comment, blogpastor

Anonymous said...

Is it possible to assume that the reason for the small amount of information about the deeds of Jesus in the roman empire history is because he was not newsworthy?
Because for a christian his sayings and dees are so important that sometimes I get frustrated for not finding much information from secular sources. But as you say Raphael, this may be because he was not relevant for the authorities of his time. Thanks for the post.