Some readers have been watching the Google reviews on my former church and sometimes give me a "heads up" if they notice new or strange activity. I guess it's like a form of warped entertainment? haha Pass the bon bons, I've got on my loungewear, let's go. Anyway, I've had a few laughs at the ongoing changes.
Someone notified me that Hannah's (my adult daughter and former defendant in the lawsuit) review was missing. I checked and also asked another friend to check and we could not find her review. She had updated it after our court victory back in late July. Why did Google remove it? Did someone flag it? A couple days later, it returned. Strange happenings!
I have a few comments to make about Patty's review. We see right away that she also calls people who left reviews, "God-haters". That is pretty judgmental. As discussed in an earlier post, I counted "hate" seven times in current church member Liz's old review (pictured below). The way Liz and Patty use this "hate" word makes me think this phrase is commonly used, especially in reference to former church members. Ouch! I don't consider the word "God-hating" to be very kind or loving; yet, they try to convince us in their reviews that they are a Christ-honoring congregation committed to reach the lost. I wonder how the "lost" would feel if they knew of this kind of talk among this "Christ-honoring" congregation.
The above review "mysteriously" disappeared after my post drawing attention to it. Funny how that works. (We noticed similar patterns at the church website, too.) Liz then posted another review, but I didn't get a screen shot of it. The following review (3rd review) is posted below. I think it remained online maybe 1 or 2 days before it, too, disappeared.
And finally, today I noticed this new review was posted. I don't know when it was originally posted as I don't check Google reviews daily. Anyway, if you've been counting along with me, we are up to 4 review revisions in 8 days by Liz. Has the church really changed that much in 8 days? Probably not.
Look how much it has changed! The latest Google review entry is quite short and apparently Liz has added a fan - now 4 out of 30 people found her review helpful. I wonder what tomorrow brings on: As the Google Review World Turns.
I'll be sure to keep you updated. If you have any observations on the reviews, I'd love to read your conclusions. My readers are usually quite sharp!