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Daniel of Doulogos Name:Daniel
Home: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
About Me: I used to believe that evolution was reasonable, that homosexuality was genetic, and that people became Christians because they couldn't deal with the 'reality' that this life was all there was. I used to believe, that if there was a heaven - I could get there by being good - and I used to think I was more or less a good person. I was wrong on all counts. One day I finally had my eyes opened and I saw that I was not going to go to heaven, but that I was certainly going to suffer the wrath of God for all my sin. I saw myself as a treasonous rebel at heart - I hated God for creating me just to send me to Hell - and I was wretched beyond my own comprehension. Into this spiritual vacuum Jesus Christ came and he opened my understanding - delivering me from God's wrath into God's grace. I was "saved" as an adult, and now my life is hid in Christ. I am by no means sinless, but by God's grace I am a repenting believer - a born again Christian.
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Daniel's posts are almost always pastoral and God centered. I appreciate and am challenged by them frequently. He has a great sense of humor as well.
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His posts are either funny or challenging. He is very friendly and nice.
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[He has] good posts, both the serious like this one, and the humorous like yesterday. [He is] the reason that I have restrained myself from making Canadian jokes in my posts.
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Daniel, nicely done and much more original than Frank the Turk.
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Tuesday, November 29, 2005
The Truth laid bear,
A lowly insect...

The Truth Laid Bear blogosphere "ecosystem" is being renovated. I have plummetted from a flappy bird, to a lowly insect. <insert sad smiley face here>

It is good to see the system get an overhaul - though I suspect no one is happy to see themselves move five or six rungs down the food chain - nevertheless the evolutionary steps will more accurately reflect one's standing in the blogosphere. The difference between a flappy bird and an insignificant microbe ought not to be a double saw-bucks worth of links.

So here I am once again - entomologically challenged as it were, but ready to make a buzz if given the chance.
posted by Daniel @ 9:43 AM  
6 Comments:
  • At 10:38 AM, November 29, 2005, Blogger Bryan said…

    I agree Daniel, yes I hate de-evolving, but it was becomming unfair to those with a lot of links and hits to be grouped in the same category with blogs that did not have nearly as many.

     
  • At 10:52 AM, November 29, 2005, Blogger Daniel said…

    Now I just need a few thousand links and butta-bing butta-boom I am human!

     
  • At 11:44 AM, November 29, 2005, Blogger Rose~ said…

    Hey look! Suddenly you are a slimy mollusk!

     
  • At 3:15 PM, November 29, 2005, Blogger Ephraim said…

    Daniel,

    I'm back. Writing here, thinking that you would be more likely to read the responses on this current post than on an old one.

    Could I e-mail you directly? I just don't think this would be the right place to continue our conversation without further explanation on my part.

    Thank you,

    Shalom

     
  • At 5:32 PM, November 29, 2005, Blogger Daniel said…

    Sure thing Ephraim - dvandelaar at gmail.com

    I am not always the quickest on the draw when it comes to email though.

    Dan

     
  • At 11:51 PM, November 29, 2005, Blogger marc said…

    Fair! Who care about fair? The whole TTLB thing is bogus! We should come up with a rating system for Christian blogs based on Sanctification. That would be fun...

    My fear is I'll make it up to rodent again and immediately be devolved into a flippery fish!

     
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