I also want to readdress this comment from Candy last week in her com boxes:
There are several websites out on the net, whose sole existence is to be a blog, or rumor mill about this blog. :-?That may or may not be but this blog isn't one of them! Never has been. Kelly suggested that to totally dispel that notion that I should change the picture in the side bar and she brought this lovely painting by Vermeer to my attention. I think it is perfect for this blog!
The woman stands between a depiction of the Last Judgment hung in a heavy black frame, and a table covered with jewelry representing material possessions. The empty scale stresses that she is balancing spiritual rather than material considerations. Vermeer's portrayal does not impart a sense of tension or conflict, rather the woman exudes serenity. Her self-knowledge is reflected in the mirror on the wall. Therefore, the painting suggests the importance of moderation, self-awareness, and a full understanding of the implications of a final judgment, and what it would be to be the woman who gave birth to it.That's all we really have ever tried to do - provide a balance to the misinformation Candy provides, so that inquiring readers can discern for themselves about Catholicism.
Now, there were comments in the com boxes that more directly related to Candy as a person. I e-mailed her last week and said:
You are invited to go through our archives and and have me delete anything that you consider to be untrue or gossipy about you. I think we have tried very hard to stay on topic and NOT malign you as a person, wife, mother, woman and only keep focused on our theological differences. But if you find a post that you feel is offensive in that regard, let me know and I will remove it.Candy declined. Nonetheless the offer still holds. However, I don't find any posts that specifically fall into that category. There may be comments in the come boxes and the other bloggers and I try to catch these. I am not inclined to take the time to go look at past archives to dig these up as I think the comments show a nice balance of us getting our butts kicked in the comment boxes as well (a fact that Candy never mentions). No one can accuse us of taking down comments whole sale simply because we don't like them or they don't agree with us!