It’s complicated.

  1. #1 by Christian Beyer on March 12, 2009 - 10:32 pm

    Yes, I can email you (just did), the thought processes are not that deep (you should know) and get a FACEBOOK!? Are you nuts? I’m half a century old, fer cryin’ out loud!

  2. #3 by Mike on May 1, 2010 - 4:00 pm

    Hello, Otto–

    We at notjesusfault.com just wanted to say “thanks” for helping spread the word about our website by posting the logo/banner on your blog.

    After reading your self-description in “Otto’s Motto” (“I’m not too crazy about “religion” and have little patience for the orthodoxies and dogmas that other people try to lay on me”), please know that we reeeeeaaaally understand what you mean.

    Ultimately, it’s not about religion — it’s about relationships. You hit the nail on the head when you say: “the farther away I get from religion, the stronger my faith seems to get.” Just as Jesus and other spiritual greats seem to have known, the “hidden” truth is actually simple and profound: the”kingdom of God” is within each of us, and the answers have been there all along.

    Anyway, thanks again for your support — and for your own efforts to foster dialogue with others. It’s great to read a blog that reflects the good-willed, genuine, heartfelt journey of a fellow seeker of truth.


  3. #4 by Barney on August 23, 2010 - 3:14 pm

    why did you spell metal as Mettle?

  4. #6 by John on March 13, 2012 - 2:22 pm

    I think mettle has a different meaning, referring to the Cambridge online dictionary….. What is this blog all about? Are you a Christian? And, if so, what IS a Christian?
    I have a different religion, although I grew up in a Christian society. But the views expressed here would not be considered Christian by those Christians. I am led to believe some of the first Christians gathered in Antioch. Ever been there? Some of the first Christians were known as “gnostics” I think that;s a Greek word for knowledge, possibly indicating that those people did not only rely on faith, but knew something more…… after all, belief excluding knowledge could be considered blind

    • #7 by Christian Beyer on March 13, 2012 - 2:35 pm

      Definition of METTLE
      1a : vigor and strength of spirit or temperament b : staying quality : stamina
      2: quality of temperament or disposition

      Anyway, I lot of Christians would not consider me a Christian, you are right. But they would be wrong.

      And some of the first Christians were gnostic. But not all. That being said, I would never recommend blind belief. But as for faith, which I see more as trust. that is a different issue.

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