Somebody didn’t do their research

I just got this email, addressed to “Dear Blog Author”. This must be the internet equivalent of evangelical door-knocking.

Invitation to Join Christian Bloggers

A small group of us have started a new site called Christian Bloggers. Our prayer and intent is to bring Christians closer together, and make a positive contribution to the Internet community. While many of us have different “theologies”, we all share one true saviour.

Would you be interested in joining Christian Bloggers? Please take a few minutes to have a look at what we are trying to do, and if you are interested, there is a sign up page to get the ball rolling. We would greatly appreciate your support in this endeavour.

May God Bless you and your blogging efforts. We look forward to hearing from you.

Wow, did they ever pick on the wrong guy.

Although, I don’t know…should I take them up on their offer? They don’t ask me to sign any loyalty oaths to Jesus, and all they do is ask for my denomination (“none”). My presence certainly would help bring them all together, I would think.


  1. says

    I got one too. Which is amusing since I call them Xtians, and just got finished jumping ass for their reaction to the Imams praying. (What right do they to pray like that in my country — they should go back to wherever they came from. Phoenix, I guess)

  2. Graham says

    For your denomination why don’t you type in Amanda’s The Church of the Mouse and the Disco Ball? Just for fun.

  3. MarkP says

    Go for it PZ. I used too make a point of going to all the Bible studies I got invited to (usually via flyers on my door). It was great eye-popping fun, and it is a good way to discourage these annoying and indiscriminate invitations.

  4. J-Dog says

    Yes, you should sign up, and of course, save all their communications to you, for our later reading pleasure!

  5. JohnnieCanuck says

    Maybe they are Americans that just can’t spell the rite way.

    Sorry, many Canadians are better at humour than I.

    so many religious, wasting so much time

  6. says

    Yeah, I got the same invitation. They think Halfway There is a Christian blog, for some reason. Well, I have addressed Christian topics, all right, so I suppose the mail was sent on the basis of some mindless Google search of the blogosphere.

    Naturally I blame God for this invitation.

  7. Bobryuu says

    I’d say go for it: the irony factor might make you the new favorite of the young and you’d become some sort of pedagogue.

  8. Joshua says

    Is this really surprising? Whenever Jesus talked about fishing for men, he was referring to nets. ;)

  9. says

    PZ, are you actually suggesting that Christians actually do some reseach every now and then??

    I mean let’s get serious, if they can’t even bother to read basic textbooks, or google evolution, how can you possibly expect them to do something as complicated as read your blog and infer your “religious” proclivities?

  10. lo says

    tell them you join them if they exceed your daily page impressions because that`s all that counts in internet politics. Till then they shall work on their brown nosing and future put-to-good-use smear campaigns.