My blessed home has a great post today on Catholicism. She was brought up Catholic and now is not. I hope you go take a look and read why she has changed..
My response to that is no longer on Sallie's blog. However to paraphrase, I said she should do a brief google search and she would see the author of the article may not even be authentic.
Sallie has deleted all of my comments since then (what is it with these people?) But on my blog we had the following exchange:
Elena -- I too did a google search... at least lets be honest and not leave posts at other peoples blogs pretending we don't know who someone is..
Huh? What does that mean?
That means that you came to my blog and posted as it you just happened to look her up in google and found out about her. That is not true from the look of your blog. You pretended something that wasn't true (as in oops I just happened to search google and found) for the sake of deterring people from going to see for themselves what was written. These are actions that make people wander where the sincerity is.
I want people to be able to look for themselves and decide.
Sallie, as I explained on your blog, I was talking about googling the author of the article Candy extensively quoted from, Mary Ann Collins. If you look closely at Candy's article, you will see the link to Mary Ann Collins's book.
I didn't just happen to google Mary Ann - only googled her because Candy linked to her. And I never pretended that I just happened on Candy's blog. That would be absurd. I've been blooging about the things she writes for the past six months or more.
Sorry for the confusion. Thanks a lot for the benefit of a doubt.
I had also apologized on her blog if I had been unclear.
As a followup, I e-mailed her under the title of "Are We OK now" because I hadn't heard anything from Sallie and I wanted to know if she understood about Mary Ann Collins and if she had done any further reading on her.
I wrote: I'm just wondering because after I explained who I was referring to as to the googling, I heard not another word from you!
That friendly inquiry was met with more false accusations. All I was really looking for was a
"Oh gee Elena, I get it now. Sorry for the misunderstanding."
Couple this experience with Amy calling me a liar and a hypocrite last week and then not taking it back after she was shown that I was not deleting posts here willy nilly, gave me pause. As I wrote on my own blog something in me has snapped. It's hard to explain but I'll try.
Before I sort of felt as if all of us, Catholics, Protestants, Evangelicals, Candy, Kelly, Faithful Catholic, Sallie, all of us, were really on the same side but we just had some differences of opinion and like sisters do, we still love and respect each other.
I no longer believe that. I don't think women can engage in friendly apologetics. As I blogged, it is a similar feeling to when my son was assaulted, but I have another family analogy that is even closer. My first cousin deliberately set out to defraud my parents and steal my inheritance and she has for the most part succeeded. She is still in my family, but if I could separate and cut the part of me that is related to her out of my body with a sharp knife, I would do it. That's how painful her betrayal was.
That's what I'm feeling.
I'm still wrestling with what I'm feeling about this past week.