Regarding sharing and distributing ideas you find here, I point you to the following scriptural guideline:
Pay to all what is owed to them: taxes to whom taxes are owed, revenue to whom revenue is owed, respect to whom respect is owed, honor to whom honor is owed. (Romans 13:7)
For this reason, I have decided that this blog should be free. Therefore, don’t bother messaging me for a typo, (unless it affects the underlying meaning), because I don’t care.
Regarding images and blog posts, some photos on this blog are not my own, and used by “fair use.” If you find a photo that is yours and is not used fairly, please let me know, and I’ll fix it.
However, there are many images that are original works, created through the magic of basic Microsoft Paint, a true reflection of my technological skill. Those are mine. If you take them, you better cite to me. I’m totally serious. Pay me in clicks.
As I have gotten subscribers over the years, I note that certain pages seem to be more enduring than others. For this reason, I have started to include downloadable PDF files that can be purchased on each page. The current downloadable PDF files are on the following pages:
Therefore, here is the fine-print for what “rights” and “permissions” you have for this paid content:
- Anyone who downloads the file receives permission to distribute it to a small group of people for study and review. By “small,” I mean up to 15 copies for 15 people.
- If you download the PDF file and distribute it to 16 people, I will pray that Jesus will send fire from heaven to consume you (see Luke 9:54), a request I highly doubt he will grant (see Luke 9:55), but it is worth a shot.
If you want to spread a document to more than 15 people, then just buy it twice, three times, or whatever. I strictly enforce these terms through the online honor system. If you are an honorable person, and want to print lots of these things and need to save time, drop me a message, and I’ll work with you on that.
Next, if you take any of the materials you see on this blog and put them out as your own, then not only will I ask that fire rain down from heaven upon you, I will also ask that the minister of God, who is an avenger who carries out God’s wrath on the wrongdoer, be set upon you in all your plagiaristic wickedness. (In other words, I will sue your pants off pursuant to Title 17, Chapter 5 of the United States Code, which deals with copyright infringement.)
Finally, if you want to know exactly what the Star of Bethlehem is in the second chapter of Matthew’s gospel, or if you would like to join me in producing an upcoming documentary about this super-secret side-project, then send me a message. Serious offers only, please. No, that is not a joke, and yes, I am totally serious.