"Those poor misguided Catholics tied by the chains of Rome, too stupid and too unaware to be able to read the bible for themselves! Because if they did, the scales would fall from their eyes and they would discover that Catholicism is wrong."
or something like that.
This week Tony Snow, former White House press secretary, conservative talk show host, and I am assuming, someone that Erik and Candy would have considered to be very well informed and well educated on political matters, died. He was 53. He also was Catholic. He converted last year during his fight with colon cancer.
Interestingly the Anchoress note that several well known and CATHOLIC newsmen, have passed away recently.
Tony Snow was a Catholic? | The Anchoress: "It just occurred to me that my four favorite journalists have died in the past few years, Snow, Tim Russert, Michael Kelly and David Bloom, and it turns out there were all practicing Catholics, which doesn’t mean anything at all - although it may explain why none of them fit comfortably into easy labels and categories - it’s just something I notice with sadness. Have we seen a writer to equal Michael Kelly come down the pike? I still miss him!
Savkobabe has more thoughts on Snow"
My point is that these are all gentleman of distinction, known for their intellectual curiosity, their good natures, their quick wits and their warm humanity - and they all chose to either remain Catholic or become Catholic. Were they all deceived? If they had read and discovered Candy's blog, would that have made the difference? Would they have seen the light?
or the bigger question...
would she have published their comments.