It’s no secret that @jesusneversaid is an anonymous account. Only a handful of my friends know who I am. Why? No reason, I just didn’t make a big deal about it early on and then the anonymity became a part of the persona. Some might say that being anonymous is cool and while it is fun, being anonymous doesn’t make you immune to being hurt. That’s right, I get my feelings hurt….there I said it…@jesusneversaid has feelings too! *sniff* *sigh*
So where is this very non-funny post coming from? I’ll tell you.
Recently I commented on a blog post by a blogger/comedian/christian that I respect as a blogger/comedian/christian guy. I didn’t say anything rude, I was just adding to the discussion. I didn’t include links to my site or over market myself, I simply commented. I honestly thought my comment was humorous and appropriate. Several hours later I checked his blog post again and my comment had been deleted. Ouch! I felt like a jr. high boy whose girlfriend just dumped him for a guy with a Members Only jacket (yes, I’m a child of the 80’s). Why, oh why? What did I do to deserve this? (Ok that’s a little dramatic…just driving home a point)
I was honestly a bit shocked at my own reaction. I mean I realize that this guy doesn’t know me from Adam. He doesn’t know that I respect him or that I’m a christian too. Then it hit me, I bet he took one look at my username and made a snap judgement about me and my attitude. He saw @jesusneversaid as some sort of agnostic cry against christianity and with the click of a button my comment was deleted. I guess I have to be OK with that. But this isn’t the first time. I’ve followed other friends on Twitter as @jesusneversaid, not telling them who I am, and they’ve blocked me, ouch! What’s a fake twitterer to do?
What does all of this mean? It means that @jesusneversaidneedsnewpr.
So I’m relying on you to spread the word about @jesusneversaid…as the mushroom who walked in to the bar said…”I’m a fun guy”!