So, tonight has been kinda rough for me but for some reason I felt the need to go to your tumblr and pray for you and remind you that we are persecuted for Jesus. They made Him try to break, but He never did. You have that same spirit inside of you today, right now. Be strong and be love.
Oh, wow, this is so incredible. I’m glad I was able to be an inspiration to you, even when I didn’t feel like it.
Haha. Sorry. It’s just been such a topic of debate between my friends. I had a school friend a couple years ago and our entire relationship centered around debating Calvinism. I’m exhausted just thinking about it.
I don’t want to identify as a Calvinist or anything like that. I’m just a Christian!
Wow, I'm again none of the Anons (I promise) I like Dillon and have talked to on occasion, be these replies from your so-called Christian followers are not acceptable. It kind of breaks my heart, that a bunch of Christian on the freaking Internet cant even be patience and tolerant. Compared to what He endured this is less than swatting a fly. That is what should've been done. Swatted away and forgotten about. Instead what's happening here is bad witnessing for Him, how can we call people to Him if we reply snarkly, dripping with judgement and plain unpleasantness. We are meant to be the salt and the light of this World. Not what I see here. It's easy to have a 'Christian' blog, but living out all those verses and graphics, that's the real challenge.
So, Dear other of Dillons Anon,
I am a Christian and I love you. No matter what Dillion has done to offend you, he is just as much as human as you and can make mistakes. He is not perfect just because he was a Christian blog. So lets try and get along shall we?
Love a person in Christ.
I appreciate this message. I would, though, like to clarify that I think my brothers and sisters in Christ were just having a little fun with this whole ordeal. I also wouldn’t judge Christianity in whole based on their replies. :)
This reminds me of those “Coexist” bumper stickers I see everywhere. I once saw a great dissection of that sticker on my friend’s Tumblr, highlighting every religious belief included, citing how it would literally be impossible for the majority of them to be tolerant of each other; it also commented on the fact that the sticker essentially is just an excuse to attack Christians, even though we’re the most peaceful religion.
NO I WILL NOT CALM DOWN I WILL CONTINUE FREAKING OUT AND GOING ON EGO TRIPS BECAUSE I AM A FILTHY HYPOCRITE CHRISTIAN WHO HAS FRIENDS THAT CARE ABOUT HIM AND OH MY GOD I NEVER REALLY LIKED THE ENDING OF JUNO FOR SOME REASON AND I HAVE A MOVIE I RENTED FROM REDBOX THAT I’M PUTTING OFF WATCHING AND WOULD YOU LOOK AT THAT WE’RE OUT OF MILK.
I love seeing this. I am not any of the previous Anons, but all the replies from 'Christians' really shows me what Christianity is all about nowadays(!)
Excellant, tolerant, loving...hahaha. Wonderful. What would Jesus Do indeed.
[I'm sure you wont't post this one, but whatever]
And you’re really convincing me to the contrary.
I think I’m going to start collectively naming all of the anons. How about I call you guys Dr. TJ Eckelburg? That sounds about right. (Eyes on a billboard, watching you)
I SPEND MY DAYS BEHIND A COMPUTER AND SCROLL THROUGH YOUR BLOG SO CAN I ANALYSE EVERY WORD YOU SAY AND USE POINTLESS FACTS AGAINST YOU IN AN EFFORT TO BOOST MY EGO AND MAYBE GAIN A BIT OF SELF-CONFIDENCE BECAUSE I'M PROBABLY ACTUALLY JUST A REALLY LAZY PERSON WHO HAS NO OTHER AMBITIONS IN LIFE.
Post this without replying to it so you can show off all the people who love you. But don't tell the anons. That will really get them going because that's all we're really trying to do.
You arrogant iPhone owning snob!
Hahaha. I love the fact you think I'm angry...I love screwing with weak people. And you, my son, are the weakest of them all. And we are not just one person ;)
Trololol! But seriously, I don't like you, as a Christian I am called to love you, but not like you ;)
Anon, you can "rebuke" someone with kindness. Not with a hateful tone and attitude behind it. Also, I suggest considering the fact that this is the internet and neither of you know Dillon in real life. You can't possibly know someone completely by the words they type on a computer screen. Grow up
What are you doing now? Just putting those questions up to show people how many really love you. You know, its people like you who need a life...we have a life that's how we know the way you act is not acceptable.
I love how angry I’m making him/her. I know it isn’t biblical, but for heaven’s sake, let me indulge myself for a moment.
This has never happened to me before, but I knew it would happen sometime.
Anon, I’m truly, honestly, non-sarcastically sorry that you have to do this to make yourself feel validated. And, yes, I purposely said that in ARROGANCE. (Send me to hell. Do it. Do it now.)
First of all, I wasn't trying to be malicious in anyway and saying "Get off your ego trip" is not exactly what I call "malicious". Your ego trip definitely displays that you think too highly of yourself to accept correct rebuking when needed. Please remember that although sometimes rebuking may be blunt and straight to the point, it isn't always necessarily malicious.
And by the way, please and thank you, those are manners. Not bratty lingo intended to make us anons seem snobbish.
dear dillons anons,
If you're upset, pray and talk to God about it.
or go to sleep, instead of sending messages about how you suggest
someone else should be, react, and present their thoughts on a personal blog.
We're not the holy spirit to be delivering slices of conviction upon someone else based on anothers actions or use of words, we're brothers and sisters in christ. period.
You can be quite snobbish and high and might to though, not being mean. I like you generally, but sometimes you do do that. It just ruins an otherwise perfectly nice personality.
It’s not your place to judge me. It’s God’s place to judge me. You are no better than me, and hiding behind an anonymous message makes you seem like a coward. (Cowards generally aren’t very noble people.)
I’m sorry if you feel this way, and if it’s a legitimate complaint, I’ll try and work on it. But you also have to think about the way you’re presenting things; present everything in love. Saying “please and thank you” after rebuking someone makes YOU seem like the snobbish, arrogant one in this situation.
I’m done. I can’t believe I’ve spent this much time answering a hateful anon. If you are that tired of me, unfollow me, don’t harass me.
Also, I’m so glad my personality has to be graded by you.
You complain about money but you have an iPhone and you buy stuff all the time.
Yep. Because you’re definitely in a position to criticize my financial needs.
For your information, I pay for almost everything myself. I bought my phone and I pay for it. I buy my clothes, and only when they’re discounted. I pay for my own tuition, expenses, car insurance, gas, and whatever else I may need.
You don’t know ANYTHING about my family’s financial situation or how hard my mom works just so we can have this apartment. So shut up about it.
I’m ready for the day when I’m able to overcome so many things.
Things I ponder even though I shouldn’t.
I’m a bother—no one actually wants to be around me, and the only reason anyone responds to a message or a text or even answers me during a face-to-face conversation is because it’s a social necessity and not because they actually enjoy me and want to listen to me.
My dreams are too lofty—I’ll never have the Ph.D I want, I’ll never be published, I won’t get into the colleges I want, I’ll fail the SAT, (insert anything related here)
I will never find someone who loves me—this one is obviously a little silly, but I believe it still plagues a lot of people’s minds. No one will ever tolerate my personality/like me for me/understand me.
I’m willing to assume that the majority of my followers have listened to Jesus Culture’s newest album, Come Away.
In between Freedom Reigns and Let it Rain, there is about a half minute of empty sound where you can hear some people chanting and cheering in the audience. In that cacophony, if you listen closely, one can clearly hear a group of girls suddenly scream at the top of their lungs (right around the actual start of Let it Rain’s track).
Well, those girls were standing in front of me while I was at that particular Jesus Culture. During the entire worship session, they had been texting and laughing loudly, to the point where they had become visibly annoying to everyone around them. Right after they gave this scream, my friend, Ashley, walked up to one of the girls and said, “Guys, please stop. I came here to worship. If you’re not going to worship, don’t distract everyone else.”