I just read through that anti-Candy blog by Elena and the others... it was truly sickening. I could not even leave a comment to their filth. I can't believe how they toss around scriptures about peace and love on a blog that is literally bashing a person and what they believe truth is.
Well Kim, that is sort of how I feel when I read the posts Candy writes about Catholicism - truly sickened. I too cannot leave a comment on her filth... no really, I literally cannot leave a comment because Candy will not allow it! But this last sentence really took the cake, because the whole point of the Tom Petty (an unlikely voice of the Envangelical Christian cause don't you think?)was to bash me for what I believe the truth is! So you can't have it both ways Kim.
I am truly sorry Candy, I guess the only light is that you are being persecuted for His name sake! Y
This is the other baffling part. Candy acts like she is playing defense. She is not. She is playing offense. She is the persecutor not the persecuted. This latest volley was her serve.
I just think you need to keep your chronology straight.
One woman named Angie said "when you have a woman who fills her mind with anti-catholic bigotry..."blah blah and on and on about you Candy...so this Angie's response to that is "you turn the other cheek on something like that and there is no telling the damage that will be done" Well if that really is how those ladies feel then they don't know Jesus at all.
This would be the same Jesus who turned over the tables in the temple right? Perhaps you are familiar with this quote from Dorothy Sayer:
"I believe it to be a great mistake to present Christianity as something charming and popular with no offense in it....We cannot blink at the fact that gentle Jesus meek and mild was so stiff in his opinions and so inflammatory in his language that he was thrown out of church, stoned, hunted from place to place, and finally gibbeted as a firebrand and a public danger. Whatever his peace was, it was not the peace of an amiable indifference."
. I am praying that even if they can't let go of their "catholic vendetta"I will happily let this "catholic vendetta" go. In fact I closed this blog down last summer when Candy ceased persecuting the Catholic church. If she lets it go, I most certainly will be glad to.
then they can truly begin to understand Jesus and having a true a personal relationship with Him, one that changes you so greatly that you are no longer that person that does ugly things.Um... that presupposes that Catholics (in general) and me (in particular) do not already have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ or have not been changed by him. I can tell you that 20 years ago there is no way I would have cared much about what someone like Candy said about my Catholic faith. But I had a re-conversion experience that put my faith on fire and a very personal experience that proved to me that indeed Jesus loves me.
They say on their blog that they are not bashing or name calling just making a justified response to something "anti-catholic". But WE do not have to defend what is God given,I can think of a few first century Christian martyrs that might disagree with that!
"vengeance is mine says the Lord, I shall repay" that being said I don't peruse the internet for "anti-christian" people/media/blogs/propoganda and then make blogs in response to them.
Just for the sake of historical accuracy, I wasn't perusing the net for an anti-Catholic blog when I found Candy's. I thought I had found a homeschooling blog as it was linked to a homeschool site. I didn't search her out, I was lured there.
I will not be visiting their blog again.We'll see
All I can do is pray for them that Jesus' love and kindness will overwhelm them and they will come to repentance.
I come to repentance all the time Kim. But I have no reason to repent of the good work that comes from this blog. Just getting Kelly on as co-blogger and her fine articles was definitely worth any petty persecutions that come from the general direction.