If you've been frustrated by not being able to access this blog during the past five days or so, join the club. Me too.
Typepad, my blogging service, was hit with a full-force DDoS (distributed denial of service) attack. It took them a long time to get their web site and associated blogs back up and running.
I don't believe in hell, but this would be a great place to send the jerks responsible for the attack. Reportedly they made a ransom demand to Typepad, which spurred an FBI investigation.
Sorry to disappoint any religious believers who thought the Church of the Churchless had disappeared because of an act of God. It's temporary disappearance was because of hackers, who took down all Typepad blogs for a while.