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Jan
11

Self-deprecation Mode Engaged…

So, someone in my timeline on Twitter made a comment about people who still have Angelfire and Geocities accounts and how embarrassing that is.

Well, that reminded me that my very first website (which featured fiction, poetry, prayers and other such things in the early part of my rediscovery of Christianity) was hosted at Angelfire.

After much painful Google searching, I tracked down the URL.

God what an embarrassing looking piece of shit that site was. The content isn’t all bad, though it represents a stage in my spiritual walk that doesn’t totally apply to my current mindset. But God is it ugly.

Since I haven’t been posting much, I might as well put up a link to it so that you can all laugh at me behind my back (or in my face as the case might be). Here is “Faith@Work”:

www.angelfire.com/il2/faithatwork/index.html

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6 Responses to “Self-deprecation Mode Engaged…”


  1. 1 hsofia
    January 26, 2011 at 4:20 am

    Yeah, that’s pretty bad. All that’s missing is the rainbow bars and flashing “New Construction” sign. But I can’t laugh at you – I had rainbow bars and flashing “New Construction” signs on my old sites of yore.

  2. January 26, 2011 at 11:09 am

    Amazing how far things have come in 9 years, eh? Not my HTML skills necessarily (which are only marginally better) but the ability to put something together nice without needing to be an expert. Thank God for templates and such.

    I’m just amazed the site is still up there. Also still up on Angelfire is a site I started to get my father-in-law’s sermons and religious musings up online, which I called E~Preacher. And also still up there is an early site of my wife’s, produced as part of the completion of her undergrad degree program final project.

  3. January 26, 2011 at 6:05 pm

    I can just imagine what your early adult writing stuff was like. 😉

  4. January 26, 2011 at 6:15 pm

    My naughty fiction, you mean? If so, you may think you can imagine but I suspect I’d be full of surprises there. 😉

  5. January 26, 2011 at 6:28 pm

    I remember that site, was pretty bad and some of the theology on there was kind of nutty as well.

  6. January 26, 2011 at 10:20 pm

    Good Lord, how could my little slice of design crapdom have even gotten enough notice from you or anyone else or even gotten enough traffic for anyone to remember it 8 or 9 years later? LOL

    However, the theology, I should point out (the sermons and lessons on the site) were some of my father-in-law’s sermons and lessons from the church he pastored, through which I actually had first true spiritual awakenings. The stuff I personally wrote on that site was the poetry, fiction and some prayers, and thus not very theological. Although admittedly I was influenced by my father-in-law’s theology early on.

    However, as evidenced in my short story “Devil’s Due” on the site, I had already started parting ways with him on the view that once you get to Hell, you’re staying there.

    Of course, you may very well simply be teasing me (which I deserve) but thought I’d clarify anyway 😉


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