A few days ago when Kevin posted this post about undocumented missionaries I was initially intrigued, read all the comments (15 or so at the time) and then promptly forgot about it. Tragic situation, thoughtful post, comments expected to wind down after about 35 or so. End of story, move on.
Then yesterday Geoff J. writes his reaction to that post. In it he talks about all the crazy people who showed up on Kevin’s post and all the snarky comments he made. Right-wing Mormons disagreeing with the Church’s leadership. Some even calling them to repentance!
WHAT DID I MISS OUT ON???!!!!
So last night I stayed up way too late reading all 280 comments of Kevin’s post. I didn’t intend to read that far, but it was like frosted animal cookies, I just keep eating and eating and eating no matter how sick it makes me. And the sickness I feel after reading that whole thread? That I never participated before Kevin closed comments. Damn.
I can’t describe my love for those kinds of threads. They are one of the most important parts of my relationship with the Bloggernacle. Sure, uplifting and insightful posts are always nice, but nothing beats a good ole’ smackdown of self-righteousness and stupidity. I know there are those who think the Bloggernacle would be better off without these types of discussions and that we’re inviting the Lord of Darkness to our lovely meadow, and to them I say something about how they’re wrong and sometimes I like to hang with Satan and he’s cool and funny and stuff, but that they’re probably right, but I just don’t feel like quitting, but will right after I say this one snarky thing, but yeah, the Bloggernacle is cool n stuff.
So if anyone knows those guys who run the Mormon Archipelago, you should try to convince them to implement some kind of alert system for these kinds of discussions. I would much appreciate it.