I took a little trip down amnesia lane this week and drifted through the pages. And came one click away from completely deleting it altogether. Parts of it are pretty embarrassing. Things I said. Propositions I argued over. Hills I was ready to die on. It's humbling to look at a documented point in time when you thought you had been enlightened and realize how far off you actually were. It takes a wrecking ball to your pride.
I'm sure one day I'll look back at tomcottar.org the same way. But hopefully, it will be less embarrassing. Hopefully, I will have grown in grace and knowledge and will have chosen more wisely. Like Derek Webb says, "I can't afford to pay for most of what I say…so it's a good thing the truth is public domain."
So for now I will continue to leave the old blog up as a reminder to myself that humility is a good thing for us to know. In spite of what you may hear in USAmerica, pride is not a virtue. Feel free to peruse the pages of my old blog and see if you can pick out the embarrassing ingredients. You'll probably find more than I care to admit.. But that's fine. I'm still a work in progress.