"The Christian Gospel is radical in ways no-one thinks about, since we even define 'radical' in terms of the world. It is unbelievably radical to say that we as a group are called to serve the poor, the hungry, the downtrodden, and that those who keep them that way can do nothing that can harm us in any real way, so forget about them. Martyrologies are full of people whom God supported through the tortures of those who oppose the Gospel. Sure they died, miserable deaths in many instances, but that's all they can do to us, and Christ gives us the victory, so what odds about that? I know this is incredibly pie in the sky for a 45 year old man, and no doubt if called to it my courage and faith wouldn't be nearly as strong as they are in front of a computer but what's wrong with a little idealism?"
A quick look at the 'blogosphere' shows that the nature of the medium means it is all too easy for a 'blog' to convey the impression that its compiler is, at best, self-indulgent and verbose, and at worst, a narcissistic bore. Religious blogs are by no means immune from this.