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Friday, November 2, 2007

Clarifying a few things

I wanted just for the record to clarify a few things about this blog.

First of all, some have wondered why we have a boycott of a home management binder and childbirth e-book as neither have anything to do about Catholicism. The answer is quite simple:

Boycott:A boycott is the act of voluntarily abstaining from using, buying, or dealing with someone or some other organization as an expression of protest.

A few years ago I remember some folks were boycotting Disneyland because of that company's stand on gay marriage. They weren't boycotting Mickey Mouse or the Magic Kingdom, but rather the policy of Disney. It was a peaceful protest.

This boycott is simply a protest of Candy's Keeping the Home continued Catholic Bashing. It's as simple as that.

I also want to clarify that although the primary focus of the blog is Catholicism, it was originally a place for me to put my comments since Candy was not allowing them to be published. One time in particular I commented on something that had nothing to do with Catholicism, but it was still a comment that I wanted to leave and so I posted it here. So for that reason I do not consider that post to be off topic at all.


Lastly, although there are a lot of Friends of Candy who are still fuming about the comments that they feel were personal attacks on Candy. I think we have done a good job of toning it down and I hope it continues. To one protester in particular (you know who you are!) there are no posts here that were purposely intended to criticize Candy's clothing, her issues with CPS, background or other personal or family issues. I reviewed the archives twice and there just are no blog posts with those topics.

When Candy writes one of these screeds against Catholicism, she provokes a lot of anger and resentment.
That certainly is NOT biblical.

Proverbs 15:1 gentle answer turns away wrath,But a harsh word stirs up anger.

Proverbs 15:18 (A)hot-tempered man stirs up strife, But the slow to anger calms a dispute.

Proverbs 29:8 But wise men turn away anger.

There are more examples, but I think the point is made that if Candy's posts generate this type of anger, perhaps she isn't being as effective as she might otherwise be. I think she has to own some of the bad feelings that she has created against herself.

We here however will try harder to keep the topics hard on the issues, and soft on people.

7 comments:

Tracy said...

That is a wonderful post Elena and you are right, as Catholics and as Christians we do need to control our anger and just stick to clarifying the facts against the fiction that Candy posts!

BrandyandJason said...

Voted on your poll and wanted to clarify my vote:

I voted no to keep the boycott going. The reason is not only for the Catholic Bashing but for a few other reasons:

1) Her poorly researched and badly written post on the topic of the Emerging Church, not too mention everything else she claims to be an expert on

2)She blantly chooses to not let her readers[who SHOULD know anyway] that her books are nothing but *tweaked* blog posts collected together and put into e-book format[my wife once had a free copy of one of the books, did the research myself so I KNOW this to be true, and that those who may be in a bind and not able to buy the book could access her old blogs posts for said info...it is somewhat misleading and shady although I am not sure about the ethics of economy regarding this matter.

oneida44 said...

I commend you for pointing out the fiction Candy posts. I also worry about others buying and using her health advice esp. with home births. As others have stated, she is not reinventing the wheel as far as her household advice goes, She is just stating common knowledge and sense about it. She also has a very small home to look after which makes it seem like her day is much busier than it really is. I just have a strong feeling that all is not as swell in her home as she wants us to believe. Have you ever read what her husband has posted? She brags he "posts" on Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hennessey sites but if you read what he post and what some others on the site comment about his postings it is not good. She misleads others to think he is a part of their staff but he is justing posting in the comment section which anyone can do. We must keep praying for her and family however and hope for the best.

oneida44 said...

I commend you for pointing out the fiction Candy posts. I also worry about others buying and using her health advice esp. with home births. As others have stated, she is not reinventing the wheel as far as her household advice goes, She is just stating common knowledge and sense about it. She also has a very small home to look after which makes it seem like her day is much busier than it really is. I just have a strong feeling that all is not as swell in her home as she wants us to believe. Have you ever read what her husband has posted? She brags he "posts" on Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hennessey sites but if you read what he post and what some others on the site comment about his postings it is not good. She misleads others to think he is a part of their staff but he is justing posting in the comment section which anyone can do. We must keep praying for her and family however and hope for the best.

oneida44 said...

I commend you for pointing out the fiction Candy posts. I also worry about others buying and using her health advice esp. with home births. As others have stated, she is not reinventing the wheel as far as her household advice goes, She is just stating common knowledge and sense about it. She also has a very small home to look after which makes it seem like her day is much busier than it really is. I just have a strong feeling that all is not as swell in her home as she wants us to believe. Have you ever read what her husband has posted? She brags he "posts" on Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hennessey sites but if you read what he post and what some others on the site comment about his postings it is not good. She misleads others to think he is a part of their staff but he is justing posting in the comment section which anyone can do. We must keep praying for her and family however and hope for the best.

oneida44 said...

I commend you for pointing out the fiction Candy posts. I also worry about others buying and using her health advice esp. with home births. As others have stated, she is not reinventing the wheel as far as her household advice goes, She is just stating common knowledge and sense about it. She also has a very small home to look after which makes it seem like her day is much busier than it really is. I just have a strong feeling that all is not as swell in her home as she wants us to believe. Have you ever read what her husband has posted? She brags he "posts" on Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hennessey sites but if you read what he post and what some others on the site comment about his postings it is not good. She misleads others to think he is a part of their staff but he is justing posting in the comment section which anyone can do. We must keep praying for her and family however and hope for the best.

BrandyandJason said...

I was wondering about something concerning your boycott. Do you think you should boycott that blog awards thing as well, seeing how keeping the home is given awards?