Friday, June 23, 2006

I just got off the phone with a great friend of mine. He's probably going to read this and freak out cause he specifically asked me not to blog about our conversation, which I promised that I would not. And no, I'm not about to break my promise to my friend, breathe easy.

What I am going to touch on is the fact that he needed to make sure that it was clear that our conersation was private. He told me that he wasn't implying that I would betray his confidence, it's just something he has to say to basically everyone he talks to anymore. We're at a point now where you just never know when a comment you make could end up on some blog somewhere. If I got on here and just repeated everything he told me I'm sure it would cause a stir. He was frank, open and honest and I now know some stuff that sure would be juicy and would generate alot more traffic to my blog if I posted it, that’s a fact.

What has happened to honor amongst brothers? Can you imagine that my friend actually had to make sure that I know that our conversation was between us? My initial reaction was, "of course, that should go with out saying..." My friend said, "Gary, I just have to be careful anymore. One time I had a guy call me on the phone and record the phone call on tape without telling me...He played the conversation for several people before I found out".

A Christian did that?


Well, like I told my friend, this blog is not about gossip. This blog is not a Southern Baptist or evangelical tabloid. This blog is what it says it is on the top of the page.

Pr 11:13 A gossip betrays a confidence, but a trustworthy man keeps a secret.

Pr 16:28 A perverse man stirs up dissension, and a gossip separates close friends.

Pr 20:19 A gossip betrays a confidence; so avoid a man who talks too much.

Pr 26:20 Without wood a fire goes out; without gossip a quarrel dies down.

2Co 12:20 For I am afraid that when I come I may not find you as I want you to be, and you may not find me as you want me to be. I fear that there may be quarreling, jealousy, outbursts of anger, factions, slander, gossip, arrogance and disorder.


Brett said... the blog title...but it sounds familiar.

Brett said...

In answer to your I do not own the copyright...nor can anyone else. A title, motto, or short phrase cannot be protected by copyright.

Now trademarking is another issue. But that is related to business and is a matter of protection from unfair competition. But this is blogging not business.

As far as whether or not you use it, I couldn't care less. I have no interest in making money off my blog. Heck, it's more like I would have to pay people to read my blog!

May our tribe increase, then we can start a league of "Always Reforming" bloggers!