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Christian Man Attacks Me Because I Ask Readers to Monetarily Support My Work

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Here’s a picture of all the money I have made off of this blog.

What follows is an email exchange I had with a self-proclaimed Christian man by the name of Frank. I usually don’t respond to the Franks of the world, but my mood being what it is (see below), I thought I would take a few moments and tell Frank what I thought of his email. Enjoy!

Email #1 From Frank

You have an unsubscribe but when I go there it says that is NOT an active web site. I bet if I offered to send money  it would be received!!!!!!!! The problem with your message is that bottom line is you are after FREE money!!!!! Get real!!!!!!

Email #1 From Bruce

Dear Frank,

I am so very berry hairy sorry that you are a technologically challenged buffoon and an asshole to boot. These diseases must be difficult for you to live with. I suggest you pray to your God and ask him to deliver you from your afflictions. Surely your God is able to help you not only unsubscribe from my mailing list, but also to become a decent human being. Are you offended by my response? I’m just following the Bible where it says to answer fools according to their folly.

Now, I must get back to counting all the money that has come in from kind, loving, supportive blog readers. A wealthy lot they are, providing me with enough ill-gotten gain for me to buy a brand spanking old 1985 Chevette. Woo Hoo! Ain’t Satan awesome!

Sarcastically yours,

Reverend Bruce Gerencser, thrice ordained, all praise be to Hymn

Email #2 From Frank

Thank you so much. The GOD I serve is a GREAT god. You can be a witness by your actions, and I don’t mean HAMMERING FOLKS with emails after they have asked you to kindly STOP!!!!!

P/S I am taking your word that you are stopping the emails.

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MailChimp User Profile Showing That Frank is Unsubscribed

Email #2 From Bruce

Dear Frank,

Your email was anything but fine. You might want to go back and read the nasty words you wrote about me asking — in a non-offensive, low key manner — people to consider supporting my work. I assume you attend a local blood cult church. Do they collect offerings? Do they ask members to support their work? These are rhetorical questions, by the way.

Your words were mean spirited, intentionally so. Your email is yet another reminder of why I am so glad to be free from Christianity.  All praise be to Zeus and Loki.

Your MailChimp profile says you are unsubscribed. I had nothing to do with it. You unsubscribed yourself, and when you tried to do it a second time it returned an error message.  You have NOT received numerous emails from me, and you most certainly did not ask me to stop emailing you (but I pinky swear to not email you again). You do know the difference between a mailing list and direct email, right? YOU voluntarily signed up for The Life and Times of Bruce Gerencser email mailing list. This mailing list sends subscribers an email each day containing the posts I have written for that day. That goes out at 1:00 AM EST. At the bottom of each mailing list email is a clickable link for unsubscribing. Remember YOU signed up, so if you don’t want to receive the daily emails, all you have to do is click unsubscribe — which you did. You then decided to email me, and I responded. You then emailed me again, and this email serves as my response to you. As you can see Frank, you have received one mailing list email, and, once this is sent, two personal emails. I have not HAMMERED you with emails. Normally, I don’t respond to assholes like you, but today I am in a snarky, Godless, eating-fried-babies, Satanist mood.

Have a Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious day.

Bruce Gerencser, AKA Bruce Almighty

About Bruce Gerencser

Bruce Gerencser, 61, lives in rural Northwest Ohio with his wife of 40 years. He and his wife have six grown children and twelve grandchildren. Bruce pastored Evangelical churches for twenty-five years in Ohio, Texas, and Michigan. Bruce left the ministry in 2005, and in 2008 he left Christianity. Bruce is now a humanist and an atheist. For more information about Bruce, please read the About page.

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Thank You and A Personal Note

 

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I want to take a few moments to thank those who have financially supported me during 2017. I appreciate each donation. Donations are used to pay for server, software, and general site costs. Any excess donations are used to take Polly out on the town.

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PayPal donations (monthly and one-time) in 2017

  • Elaine W
  • David B
  • Darla H
  • Elaine W
  • Geoff T
  • Ellesar R
  • JD S
  • George O
  • Ian
  • Janet F
  • Troy H
  • Jeremy B
  • Iain M

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Patreon Monthly Donations in 2017

  • Michael M
  • Cat G
  • Brian
  • Carolyn P
  • Karen L
  • Marja M
  • Stephen L
  • August
  • Kerri S
  • KS
  • Thomas S

If you would like to make a donation via PayPal, please go here. If you would like to become a monthly supporter via Patreon, please go here.

Personal Note

Another year has passed and God still hasn’t taken me out or stopped me from blogging. I am starting to think that maybe God doesn’t exist or perhaps he approves of my writing. Either way, I plan to continue writing in 2018, health-willing. I make no promises, but I do hope to have the strength necessary to continue critiquing Evangelical Christianity, along with exposing to the light of day stories about predator preachers through the Black Collar Crime Series. If there is a specific subject you would like me to cover, please let me know and I will see what I can do. Questions are always welcome, as are guest posts.

If I can ever be of help, please let me know.  You can contact me via the contact page. If you would like to text me, please let me know and I will gladly give you my text number.

Your Fellow Voice of Reason,

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Thank You and A Personal Note

 

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I want to take a few moments to thank those who have financially supported me during the first four months of 2017. I appreciate each donation. Donations are used to pay for server, software, and general site costs. Any excess donations are used to take Polly out on the town.

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PayPal donations (monthly and one-time) through April 31, 2017

  • Geoff T
  • David B
  • Ian M
  • Darla H
  • Elaine W

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Patreon Monthly Donations Though April 31, 2017

  • Michael M
  • Cat G
  • Brian
  • Carolyn P
  • Karen L
  • Marja M
  • Stephen L
  • August
  • Kerri S
  • KS

If you would like to make a donation via PayPal, please go here. If you would like to become a monthly supporter via Patreon, please go here. You can also support this site by buying books through our Amazon Bookstore.

Personal Note

Last December, I mentioned that Polly and I were facing increased financial pressure due to never-ending medical bills. Several of you made donations to help with our need. Thank you for doing so, Every donation, big or small, is appreciated. The financial pressure remains, and I suspect it will always be there until Polly collects on my life insurance. Nothing like a little gallows humor, right?  I have no illusions about my future health-wise. Medical care is expensive, and if Donald Trump and Congressional Republicans get their way, it will only get more expensive.

In my preaching days, I would ask people to pray. Prayer is no longer an option — not that it ever paid a bill — so all I can do is let people know that we have a need. If you are inclined to help, I appreciate it. If not, that’s okay too. Regardless, I will continue to do what I can to provide quality writing for those interested in what I have to say.

I appreciate your love and support. My life has been immeasurably blessed by the people (many who are now friends) I’ve met through this blog. I hope that you have found, in some small way, my writing to be helpful.

If I can ever be of help, please let me know.  You can contact me via the contact page. If you would like to text me, please let me know and I will gladly give you my text number.

Your Fellow Voice of Reason,

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Thank You and A Personal Note

 

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I want to take a few moments to thank those who have financially supported me in 2016. I appreciate each donation. Donations are used to pay for server, software, and general site costs. Any excess donations are used to take Polly out on the town.

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PayPal donations (monthly and one-time) through December 16, 2016

  • No Longer Quivering
  • Katherine
  • Sonya
  • Milan
  • Elaine
  • Roberta
  • Geoff
  • Kat
  • Lois
  • Roy
  • Ian
  • Kristine
  • Gene
  • Shaun
  • Thomas
  • Angela

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Patreon Monthly Donations 2016

  • Jackie
  • Cat
  • Brian
  • Carolyn
  • Karen
  • Marja
  • Stephen
  • August
  • Kerri

Here is how the income and expenses break down for 2016:

  • Total 2016 Paypal/Patreon Contributions and Amazon income through December 16, 2016: $1,068.52
  • Total site expenses: $1,119.41
  • Net income: $49.11

If you would like to make a donation via PayPal, please go here. If you would like to become a monthly supporter via Patreon, please go here. You can also support this site by buying books through our Amazon Bookstore.

Personal Note

I am hesitant to talk about my personal financial situation, but in fairness to everyone I need to do so. I have never been one to beg and plead for money, threatening to commit blog suicide. I find such appeals distasteful and I would rather stop blogging than attempt to guilt people into making donations. That said, after five years of maximum out-of-pocket medical expenses and nominal wage increases for Polly, we find ourselves behind the proverbial financial eight-ball. I have several things in the works that I hope will generate income for me personally, but these business ventures will take time (and money) to get up and running. It remains to be seen if these ventures will be profitable. As of today, we are current on all of our bills, but I am not sure they will remain this way for very long. I am doing what I can, but I am increasingly worried about our future financial state.

In my preaching days, I would ask people to pray. Prayer is no longer an option — not that it ever paid a bill — so all I can do is let people know that we have a need. If you are inclined to help, I appreciate it. If not, that’s okay too. Regardless, I will continue to do what I can to provide quality writing for those interested in what I have to say.

I appreciate your love and support. My life has been immeasurably blessed by the people (many who are now friends) I’ve met through this blog. I hope that you have found, in some small way, my writing to be helpful.

If I can ever be of help, please let me know.  You can contact me via the contact page.

Your Fellow Voice of Reason,

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Thank You

 

thank you

 

I want to take a few moments to thank those who have financially supported this site. I appreciate each donation. Donations are used to pay for server space (Flywheel WordPress managed service), software, and general site costs. Any excess donations are used to take Polly out on the town.

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PayPal donations (monthly and one-time) from March 1, 2016 through June 30, 2016

  • No Longer Quivering
  • Thomas
  • Shaun
  • Gene
  • Elaine
  • Ian
  • Angela

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Patreon Monthly Donations as of June 30, 2016

  • Jackie
  • Cat
  • Brian
  • Carolyn
  • Karen
  • Marja
  • Steven
  • August

If you would like to make a donation via PayPal, please go here. If you would like to become a monthly supporter via Patreon, please go here. You can also support this site by buying books through our Amazon Bookstore.

If I can ever be of help, please let me know.  You can email me via the contact page.

Your Fellow Voice of Reason,

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Thank You

 

thank you

 

I want to take a few moments to thank those who have financially supported this site. I appreciate each donation. Donations are used to pay for server, software, and general site costs. Any excess donations are used to take Polly out on the town.

paypal logo

PayPal donations (monthly and one-time) from December 20, 2015 through March 8, 2016

  • No Longer Quivering
  • Katherine
  • Sonya
  • Milan
  • Elaine
  • Roberta
  • Geoff

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Patreon Monthly Donations as of March 8, 2016

  • Jackie
  • Cat
  • Brian
  • Carolyn
  • Karen
  • Marja

If you would like to make a donation via PayPal, please go here. If you would like to become a monthly supporter via Patreon, please go here. You can also support this site by buying books through our Amazon Bookstore.

If I can ever be of help, please let me know.  You can contact me via the contact page.

Your Fellow Voice of Reason,

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