Back when I started surfing the web, one of the “beaches” where I would “catch a wave” as it were, was Yahoo’s Geocities. I quickly discovered that the free webhosting site was the dumping ground for every self-appointed crank Bible defender, and his little brother, to launch a hack “apologetic” shop.
Geocities was a special favorite for KJV-only apologists to set up their hideous website with the seizure inducing flash animation like of an “AV1611” Bible extinguishing the flames of a dart throwing devil, or a guy running from a mob of modern Bible translations into the loving arms of an anamorphic “KJV” Bible. On those websites, the KJV-only apologists warned of the evils of Christian rock music and provided their “666” Newsletters. It was also where they posted their articles filled to the brim with poor reasoning, historical revisionism, and conspiratorial theorizing.
Now, after many years, Geocities is shutting down. A message on the homepage announces no new websites will be issued and current users will be given more details later this summer as to when the immenient doom will take place. This may take a toll on my blog, because one of my main KJV-only aggitators is hosted by Geocities and a lot of my responses addressing KJV-onlyism often links back to his articles which will suddenly go dead.
Then again, that may be a good thing, because when Geocities goes down, it will be like one big toliet bowl flush of error from the Internet. But, all those homeless Geocities “apologist” will all become refugees with nowhere to go.
Well… I guess there is always Angelfire.