Saturday, December 31, 2005

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Mourners' Bench?
A mourners’ bench is wooden bench 20-25 inches high, 12-14 inches wide, several feel long, sometimes covered with padding, that was placed at the front in a church revival meeting for mourners or repentant sinners. It was known to be the place of outbreaks of tears over sin. Mourners sat before others who might see their suffering and join in their prayers. The blessed person is the one who recognizes that sin is bad and confesses it.

Why is your blog url “”, but your website is named “The Mourners' Bench?”
The URL and the site name were created based on two separate lines of thought. First, I chose “freemantalkin” because I wanted a constant reminder that the thoughts, views, and beliefs presented here are not those a slave, but of a free man. I am not on the “plantation” of thought that enslaves many of my peers, and the opinions voiced on this site are mine based on my personal moral beliefs. After choosing the url, I decided to name my blog “The Mourners' Bench.” In a lot of ways the entire world needs prayer, and therefore a visit to The Mourners’ Bench is required.

Why are you doing this blog?
Honestly, I don’t know. I guess it may have something to do with a strong need to highlight issues of concern that my not being reported via the “old school” media. I have noticed that far too many people fail to take advantage of the wealth of knowledge available via the World Wide Web. Many fail to use look beyond media propaganda in order to make informed political decisions that reflect their values and believes. If I can help other to learn about the news that is not being reported because of an agenda driven media, then my efforts to help promote a value driven society will be worth while.

Why you have this embedded vendetta against the Democrats, who seem to be your target?
I have a vendetta, but I don’t limit myself to Democrats. My vendetta is against those who copy sample ballots because they are unable to make informed decisions for themselves. My vendetta is against those who pimp the poor for their votes. My vendetta is against those who seek votes from felons, illegal aliens, and others who should be permitted to vote because the informed populace would never vote for them. My vendetta is against those who would jeopardize the safety and security of me, and my family for their personal political gain. If you say I have a vendetta against Democrats, then I say “if the shoe fits let the Democrats wear it.”

Additional FAQs to be added soon...

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