Sunday, 16 March 2014

The lights are going out all over the internet - the decline of the Christian blogosphere

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I was looking at the stats for this blog, and it seems clear that until six months ago it was expanding steadily but has since declined significantly; and something similar applies to the Orthosphere.

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Specifically, this blog gets 50-plus thousand views per month, but a large and continually increasing proportion is due to having a mass of old, past posts accumulating.

In terms of genuine growth of frequent blog viewers, in terms of an 'audience', plateau means decline, therefore this blog probably started on the down-slope a year ago.

(The shark must keep moving forward, or it dies!)

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What was always a very small internet presence of traditionalist real Christian (real=not-'Liberal'), Mere Christian (cross-denominational) blogs has become even smaller; and in relative terms (as the mass media expands) even more so.

This is not a surprise - all the mainstream Western Christian denominations are declining, have almost-wholly-corrupt fifth-columnist leaders, and substantially corrupt adherents; are not just weakly Christian but overall anti-Christian; and hardly anybody notices and even fewer care.

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Blogging as a traditionalist Christian is a matter of trying to inspire a few, a handful of, individuals - it is not a matter of mobilizing and energizing a mass audience, a silent majority or an army of faithful: no such mass majority army exists.

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Being a real Christian blogger feels something like the efforts of one small hand  pushing to resist the closure of a vast iron door propelled by the weight of multi-millions.

The Mass Media, which records and links such a lot of stuff, creates the illusion that we now know the causes of things - but we don't.

We really have no idea what is really going-on - unless by intuition, revelation or vision, and that will seldom be acceptable to others.

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But what I get from intuition, revelation and vision is that the more it seems futile, the more important it becomes.

It seems to me that the vast iron door cannot fully be shut while there is even one person resisting (maybe even a tiny body or interposed hand can jam the mechanism?): and that is why so much effort is put into demoralizing us, so that we will make a mental decision to give-up, that we will choose to stop resisting the closure.

Because it is clear that to 'give-up' is really to change sides.

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And that choice to give-up is made by each of us as individuals - it cannot be compelled by any external force.

No matter how much pressure is massed, the decision to give-up comes from within each of us, and we are absolutely responsible for that inner decision.

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On the one hand, being crushed between the jamb and a massive iron door shoved by a billion hands doesn't sound very pleasant, it sounds like agony...

But being one of the billion hands who have given-up, changed sides, and are now pushing at that closing door and crushing the unfortunates who are being squeezed by it: now that really would be futile...

Because the effective result of our efforts to assist the mass majority is near zero (one ten millionth of a percent); while the guilt, the responsibility for making the choice to give-up, thereby joining with evil, therefore pushing the iron door towards closure... that guilt is 100 percent.

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