I’ve gotten quite a few comments in various places (Facebook, Reddit, WordPress, Email) regarding some of the things I’ve written here. One of the recurring themes goes like this: Hey thanks for reviewing my church and saying such wonderful things!
So after getting a few of these, I think I need to point something out: It’s true that I am calling a lot of attention to things I like in the places I’m visiting, and I am trying to be as nice as possible (I’m glad that’s working), but so far no institution has really gotten a very good review. It makes me feel a little guilty that perhaps some folks think that the reviews have been glowing.
The grading scale is a maximum of 8 points. The best grade here so far at the time of this writing is only a 3. That’s kind of a failing grade.
Now, I’m trying to be really upbeat, positive, and even funny when I can, but so far… this exercise has left me feeling a little disappointed.
Having said that, there are a lot more churches, mosques, temples, synagogues, covens, and whatevers to visit, and at least one that I promised to re-evaluate, so who knows? Maybe someone will get a good grade.
I remain skeptically optimistic.