I have better things to do in my life than sit around and answer questions every time I post something on the activities of the church in Oman. Omanis have almost always been respectful and tolerant. It is the expats who can’t bear anything even remotely “religious”. I am seriously thinking about canceling this blog because of this.
When I was in Canada considering taking a job here in Oman, I knew nothing about Oman. I was a bit hesitant to come, not knowing if there was a church to attend or what life would be like here. This was one of the many reasons I decided to start a blog in Oman. I wanted westerners to know that there is nothing to fear about coming to Oman; that it is a wonderfully tolerant land with some great people and a lovely place to raise your children. I’ve met more than a few people in church (and out) who told me they were encouraged to come to Oman specifically because of my blog. Now it seems that people (almost always atheist expats) want to put words in my mouth and twist my intentions as if I am doing something malicious. When they start to involve my family, they have gone too far.