I should have known better than to feed a troll. Our anonymous poster who took it upon him or herself to snark religion just got a little too combative for my taste.
Goodness only knows why atheists have such an urge to lurk on Christian blogs and try to convince people that Christianity is bunk. To what purpose? More company in hell, perhaps? What will it accomplish to take a group of people who are perfectly satisfied with their religious beliefs and try to make them doubt?
I have a number of readers whose religious and/or political suasions are different than mine, who are perfectly respectful about those differences. Their comments are kind, insightful, and interesting. But trolls give a bad name to anyone whose perspective, viewpoints, or beliefs are different. Their intentions are to create chasms, not bridge them.
I've said it before and I'll say it again: This is a private blog. It is not a public forum to debate your viewpoints. The purpose of my blog is to illustrate our rural lifestyle and air our particular opinions, all hung on the framework of a religious belief we hold dear.
If you don't like it, go start your own blog.
It was my mistake. I should never have fed a troll.