Walter Lüthi said this about the cowardly nature of anonymity:
‘God has a name. The misery on this earth is nameless, the evil among men is nameless, for the powers of darkness love to be without a name. Nameless, anonymous letters, letters without signatures are usually vulgar. But God is no writer of anonymous letters; God puts His name to everything that He does, effects, and says; God has no need to fear the light of day.
The Devil loves anonymity, but God has a name. He did not get this name by chance; in fact He did not receive it at all: He gave it to Himself because He wants to have a name. For him, name does not mean noise and smoke that cloud the splendour of Heaven;
His name is His sign, the sign that shows that He is the true God; His name is His signature, so to speak, His monogram, His seal, His stamp (His trademark, if you will!) – whatever bears His stamp is God’s. God would certainly have had the power to be nameless; but because He loves clarity and hates obscurity He preferred not to be a nameless God’.
I hope this does not appear to contradict the reason for my own blogging anonymity. I for one see mine as a way to write freely and honestly, even though there are a few who know who I am (I shall not be precious about it). This post is aimed at the cowards who hide behind a self-righteous critique of others probably because they could not sustain their argument beyond the first round of responses. To them this post is (sarcastically) dedicated. Charles Spurgeon was once handed a note as he ascended the pulpit. On it, was simply written “Fool.” To which Charles responded by beginning his sermon, “Normally I get letters without names. Today, I have received a letter with only the name: Fool.
As we know, Spurgeon was no fool but a faithful follower of Christ in all ways. http://spurgeonwarquotes.wordpress.com/
Amen to that!
Ironically, since writing this post I have done away with anonymity, largely because of writing this post and considering my own position.