Name Calling and Mud Slinging

March 28, 2005 — 8 Comments

This post was inspired by a chat with some other bloggers and my pastor’s sermon yesterday on the last days.

“Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me.” –Matt. 5:11

As Christians, we are supposed to be persecuted because of our faith, not because we provoke people and try to get them to call us names and try to hurt us, but because we preach the gospel of Christ. A gospel that says that we cannot do anything to save ourselves. And people don’t like that.
Since I’ve begun blogging, and then writing for an online magazine, Virtue, I’ve gotten a lot of great comments. And that worried me for a awhile, because I wasn’t getting that feedback that showed me I was truly preaching the gospel to my readers. So when I wrote this article and got mentioned on Evangelical Outpost in reference to my article on the DOM, I got the feedback I wanted–or rather didn’t want. As I said before, I didn’t try to get any of these names…I just put forth the truth, and got called some wonderful names (that was sarcasm):

1. Logically faulted (but a “wonderful writer”)
2. Blatantly bigoted
3. Intolerant
4. Prideful
5. Arrogant
6. Socially handicapped (all homeschoolers are called that….can my non-homeschooled friends help me out on that one and drop me a comment in my defense here ;)?)
7. Li’l Tim S. (standing a 5’10 1/2″, 15 years old…um…well, I guess I might be “Li’l”)
8. Would “break like a little girl,” (Bob Dylan) if he debated on the DOM.
9. Hopelessly indoctrinated
10. Sheltered
(and a few I’d care not to mention due to this being a Christian blog)

Yeah, I know what your saying, “I would love to get called these names.” Ha! Are you kidding!
But I do praise God that I am doing the right thing by putting forth the truth. And I pray that you are doing the same. And sooner or later you’ll get called a few more names than me. Keep at it, and put forth the Truth of the Gospel!

“Preach the Word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage?with great patience and careful instruction. For the time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths.” –2 Timothy 4:2-4

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Tim Sweetman is a young writer, blogger, and student who lives near our nation’s capital, Washington D.C. He has been much more widely known by his “code-name,” Agent Tim. This name also served as the name of his popular blog, which received over 750,000 visits between 2005 to 2007. In 2005, he quickly rose to become a leading teenage spokesperson and cultural critic within the booming blogosphere, taking on issues such as MySpace, alcohol, homeschooling, pride, racism, tolerance, and other topics relating to our culture today. His blog has come to the attention of people such as Albert Mohler, C.J. Mahaney, Alex and Brett Harris, and La Shawn Barber. Tim’s written work has appeared in Lifeway’s Living With Teenagers (February 2012), Lookout Magazine, FUSION Magazine, The Brink Online, The Old Schoolhouse Magazine, Virtue Magazine, Regenerate Our Culture Online Magazine, and on many other blogs and websites across the internet like Marry Well and the Lies Young Women Believe Blog. He has also been featured in WORLD Magazine, The Towers Magazine, and Maryland Newsline. He is scheduled to have an article appear in Veritas Magazine this December. Most recently, his work can be found on Focus on the Family’s Boundless Webzine. His personal interests include writing (surprise!) and sports, both watching and playing. He is a die-hard Washington Redskins fan.

8 responses to Name Calling and Mud Slinging

  1. Amen. We can’t give up because some imature people like to throw around names. Keep it up.

  2. Keep up the good work

  3. Hey Logan, watch the name calling man…actually these folks were very intelligent people but were only willing to hear what they wanted to hear. We need to lift them up in contiual prayer…

    God Bless,
    Tim

  4. The “watch the name calling” was sort of a joke

    Tim

  5. I know, I can take a joke

  6. Hey I’ve also been called sheltered too! I just told them that if I ever felt sheltered, I would hang around my sheltered friends
    Kristin

  7. Keep the faith brother. Prayin for you.

  8. I totally agree Jake! I don’t miss one bit of it!
    Kristin

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