Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Answering Emily

Emily is a commenter in today's anti-Catholic post. She writes:

Why in the world is that Catholic chick having such difficulty with you winning the homeschool award? Another blogger informs me that if you keep giving your opinion about Catholicism she will be informing the Catholic League? Why? Are we no longer allowed to have opinions? Do Protestants have some highly powerful political machine to stick up for us when someone says something we don't agree with? Sorry for the rant...this woman just really gets to me with her wrathful spirit! Hang in there!

Well Emily, I have difficulty with it because the HSB Awards made such a big deal about the participating blogs being so "family friendly" and not antagonizing other bloggers. I guess if they are CATHOLIC it's okay. So I have a problem with the double standard of allowing Candy's blog to participate let alone win a category. And yes I have written that if a direct link between Candy's blog and the HSB front page shows up I will send a notice to the Catholic League.

The purpose of the Catholic League is:
The Catholic League is the nation's largest Catholic civil rights organization. Founded in 1973 by the late Father Virgil C. Blum, S.J., the Catholic League defends the right of Catholics – lay and clergy alike – to participate in American public life without defamation or discrimination.

The President for the Catholic League, William Donahue is frequently interviewed on news programs and reports.

Hey you can have your opinions. Never said you can't. What you don't like Emily and what irks Candy too is that I won't go away, this blog won't go away, and none of us are just going to drop it. You can't have it both ways Em. If that "gets to you" so be it.


unknown anon said...


My issue is simply this: lies.

I have no problems with opinions. Don't want to be a Catholic, that's okie dokie with me. (Well, to a certain degree, but in the sense that it's your free will to make those decisions).

The reason I come here to read and comment is because "Keeping the Home" tells flat out lies about what the Church teaches and the faithful believe.

There are lots and lots and lots of blogs out there that aren't Catholic. That's fine with me. I don't tell them what to believe, but more importantly in response to your question, they don't misreprsent what I believe.

I also find it unethical for her to actually modify the link to a (Catholic) commenter's homepage to direct readers to an anti-Catholic site. No, you won't be able to find that treasure, because Candy doesn't keep her archives available to her readers. But rest assured, it did happen. Certainly, she has the 'right' to moderate her comments. I don't necessarily think that restricting comments to only those who can create an echo chamber for your ego is the best way to live, but I understand that motivation. But I have to ask if you think that it is OK to redirect a link in that way?

Bottom line: a site which trades heavily in falsehood ought not be "award-winning" in my book.

Anonymous said...

If Candy were simply blogging about HER beliefs, there would be no problem. The issue arises because Candy has made herself judge and jury over all who believe differently from her; particularly Catholic. She's been told, time and time again, with "proof" and evidence of what the Catholic Church teaches yet she keeps her eyes closed and her ears plugged. She refuses to admit that her knowledge of the Catholic church is faulty, incorrect, and illogical. So she posts time and time again about the evils of something she has zero understanding of.

Her latest implies that Catholics believe their traditions and practices are part of their salvation, when she knows better. She refuses to accept that true Christians can incorporate traditions into their lives and belief systems without relying on them above anything else.

It's the same as her "works" argument.

aine said...
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aine said...

Mark Weitzman of the Simon Wiesenthal Center presented a paper titled:" The Inverted Image: Anti-Semitism and Anti-Catholicism on the Internet" at a conference in 1998. You can find the full text by a simple google search.

He talks about one of Candy's favorite links. Oh yeah, the nun rape story is also discussed. That's right, folks, myblessedhome posts articles from a site that has drawn the interest of the Simon Wiesenthal Center. That in itself should have tweaked the antennaes of the folks at the blog awards, you would think? After all, wasn't there some sort of vetting procedure, like looking for naughty words?

But, remember, all this is still "family friendly". Nothing you couldn't read aloud to the kiddies. Heck, you could even win an award!

Debby said...

Maybe its just me but I think its more family friendly to have a blog with a few cuss words than one that spews libelous information about another group. Protocols of Zion or anti-Catholic rape stories...its all the same.

It seems that for the purpose of the blogger's award system to promote family friendly entertainment. Hatred isn't a family value.