One thing you have to watch out for when you maintain a blog is the invasion of spam comments. People who want you to visit their web-site, which sells this that or the other thing, will post a comment making some general statement, like ‘good point’ or ‘what a great blog’—nothing that requires actually reading the post they’re commenting on—and somewhere in the comment will be a link to the blog they’re touting.

During the last year, I’ve had to delete several dozen of these comments. Nothing unusual about that, I’m sure, but what must be unusual is that all the comments are made on a single posting, the first in the series of ‘Evangelicals and Holy Communion’ (here). That post is almost a year old, as is the most recent comment on it, yet until a few weeks ago it was getting spam comments added every couple of weeks. I finally closed the comment option, and since then I’ve not had a single spam comment anywhere on the blog.

What I’m wondering is, what is it about Evangelicals and Holy Communion that attracts the attention of these spammers? Is it spiritual warfare or what?


Elvis Presley’s Bible is up for auction in England—details here. It apparently has a number of marginal comments written in it by its former owner. The one reported in the article reads, “To judge a man by his weakest link or deed is like judging the power of the ocean by one wave.” Elvis was raised as a Christian, but became an adherent of ‘New Age’ religious ideas in later years.

In his Christian phase, he must have dated an Episcopalian: ‘Get out your little Prayer Book, get down on your knees and pray,’ he sang in 1955, adding ‘You’re going to need your loving Daddy’s help some day.’

I hope he finds that help himself when the day comes.

THIS BLOG HAS BEEN OCCUPIED! We call upon all true Protestants to resist the compromisers who sell out the Word of God Written, the fellow-travellers with so-called orthodoxy and catholicism who put Church above Scripture! Especially Anglican so-called Evangelicals—you who beheaded the morsel LAUD for forcing you to kneel before a piece of bread, do you now embrace this and the like superstitions with all your so-called hearts?! What happened to your brains?!? HOW WOULD JESUS WORSHIP? John Howe you’ve got mail! NO ANGLICAN COVENANT NO DENOMINATIONALISM

Signed Nicholas Buffaloon, R. C. Ratholder, Moira Bagwash (Mrs), Phillip Jensen (no relation)