I have learned that it is best not to take too seriously what people say about you on blogs, either good or bad. For some reason those who seek to cast me in a poor light do not sign their names to the comments, and as a result I pay little attention to what those anonymous commentators write. On the other hand, people have also said some very nice things about me and signed their names, and I try to pay as little attention to those comments as I do the criticism. It's not that I don't appreciate the nice things said, but I find there is trouble when you start taking too much notice of either the good or the bad things said.
However, there are some comments about me on blogs that I find just plain curious. They are not necessarily good -- or bad --- just odd. Take for instance this statement by blogger Rob Westbrook:
I've never met Wade Burleson. I think I might be able to pick him out in a crowd, because of his resemblance to the country star, Bill Anderson. But I think, after reading his thoughts for months, I know his heart, or at least, where his heart lies.
The allegation of a physcial resemblance between me and Bill Anderson on Rob's Blog sparked my curiosity. I am not a country music fan so I did not know who Bill Anderson was or what he looked like. So . . . . I googled "Bill Anderson" and sure enough, there were several photos of Bill on the net.
This is one of the more popular pictures of country and western star Bill Anderson. I'm sure Bill is a nice guy and a very good country singer.
But this is the Baptist Press picture of me. I have been accused of many things in the last several months, and if the allegation that I resemble Bill Anderson is as on target as the other accusations I feel pretty comfortable in the that end my name will be cleared -- :) .
Have a great Lord's Day.
In His Grace,
P.S. Feel free make your own assertions regarding uncanny resemblances between fellow SBC bloggers and celebrities as in Marty "How Are You" Duren and Al "Scar Face" Pacino.