Saturday, December 18, 2004

Tough Decisions

A day or two ago I recieved an offer from another blog group to join their little carnival. I'm not really sure I should be joining this one. It's not that I dislike extra traffic or additional web-links. The problem lies with the content of the site. It's not the sort of site I normally frequent.

Let me explain further. The name of the site is A New York Escorts Confessions and she runs The Carnival of Sin. It's not straight up porn or anything. It's more like a cross between those romance novels and the Hustler book called Forum. For a slightly better example, Here's the page for entering your article excerpts:

Want to put yourself out there? Have a great article that you absolutely need to share? Join me in my Carnival of Sin then! I'll be publishing excerpts from your blogs every Monday.

Everyone's welcome to join - even Republicans - because I'm an equal opportunity lover. Don't worry if you're not a Hemmingway or Tolstoy. Don't worry if your article isn't naughty. Naughty or nice, the most important thing is for you to be you. No need for masks at my Carnival.

The only thing that I require is that you have a link to my blog on your blog. After all, every escort has to have her price, right? :) Extra brownie points for you if you spell my blog's name correctly.

So what are you waiting for? Join me in my little sexperiment. I'm sure we'll find many diamonds in the rough!

I looked around the last carnival and most of the articles were effectively confessions of dirty little secrets or gossip about whether someone should make penis shaped cookies but there are other posts as well. For example, there's this one that's talking about how she lost her parents when she was just five.

There's a fair mix of different things floating around, but nearly everything is of an adult nature. Yes, even a five year old losing their parents has a bit of an adult, therapy type nature to it.

The reason I'm asking my readers about this is that I've recently aquired some dutifully Christian readers. I don't want to disrespect them or anyone else by adding an offending link but at the same time I really don't want to put someone out just because of their lifestyle either. In my mind it's like telling a sinner to keep out of your church, or kicking someone out of your home because they confessed that they were gay, or atheists, or promiscuous.

So, dear readers, is there any room at the inn? Should I exclude myself from this carnival or should I pray that God will flow through my words and touch the hearts of those that have lost their way?

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