Any theology (literally study of God), that does not lead directly and immediately to repentance has missed the point and goes on to cover many good and important topics that will be missed or misunderstood by anyone that has not already found full and complete repentance.
God’s ways are far beyond the human mind’s ability to comprehend. The only way for us to understand God’s Word and God’s will is through a relationship with him. That relationship is blocked by sin.
God’s will for everyone is repentance. God’s message to everyman is REPENT. He has nothing more to say to us until we allow Him to remove our sin.
I realize that this post will offend many and make little sense to most. To them I must apologize and say that I will write to them later, but first I must address those few, myself included, for whom this message is intended.
If you are close to having a monopoly in your market, mistakes might actually be good for business!
Twitter announced this week that they are going to start blocking reoccurring tweets. That really does not affect me at all, but I have seen quite a bit of backlash against the policy on… (where else?) Twitter.
Many who have discussed the issue mentioned that it will probably alienate Twitter’s business users without slowing down spam at all. That is probably true. Spammers already have very effective tools to get around this. For example, using multiple link shorteners and multiple landing pages combined with a little random text.
But is a big old fat mistake really all that bad?
Human nature notices and talks more about mistakes – see they tricked me into talking about them again. If you want attention, a bone-headed decision is a great way to get it. But more importantly in this case, Twitter’s mistake (unless they recant) is going to open the door for competition from StatusNet/Identi.ca and others.
Competition, if nothing else, spurs on creativity. If StatusNet or Wave really catch on Twitter will have to respond with some real innovation. Necessity is the mother of invention. If you want to become more creative, first create some need. That is good for Twitter and good for the users. Competition is also good for Twitter because they are less likely to be treated as a monopoly by the government.
I am a big fan of twitter and have been using it a very long time, but I am also excited to see an open source competitor growing up, and many other alternatives also coming along.
In the long run I think Twitter’s decision will work out for the best for everyone. What do you think?
Here is something to think about:
What I did not know
When I was young
Was that I did not know
And never would
How much I do not know
I have heard that you are never truly wise until you realize how little you really know, but can you ever really know how much you do not know?
I would love to hear your thoughts in the comment section.