To: Chancellor Palpatine; .45MAN; AKA Elena; al_c; american colleen; Angelus Errare; Antoninus; ...
average, everyday Catholics no longer feel comfortable posting to Catholic threads here on FR...directly related to the scorn, derision and moral condecension heaped by your merry little band upon any of those who dare to differ from your stern theological line
Address your responsibility for what you've done to the Catholic Caucus.
Let the Catholic Caucus address it.
I'm also pinging the approximately 80 Catholics on my ping list. If I have sinned against you, mea culpa.
(If I have not, please join me in politely telling Chancellor Palpatine --otherwise known as One_Particular_Harbour-- to get lost ;-)
this is a waste of time
naturally old pants-on-fire-palpatine will claim that ANYone who responds favorably is no doiffeent than old ornery evil polycarp
32 "If you love those who love you, what benefit is that to you? For even sinners love those who love them.
33 And if you do good to those who do good to you, what benefit is that to you? For even sinners do the same.
35 But love your enemies, and do good, expecting nothing in return, and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High, for he is kind to the ungrateful and the evil.
To: Polycarp; Chancellor Palpatine
If there's anything that's made Catholics uncomfortable around Free Republic it's the Catholic Bashers like you, the Nutty Nurse, etc., etc.
Apostates, miscreants, heathens, pagans--hey, most of those kinds pose no problem for freeping Catholics. We can and do handle the arguments, respecting the dissenting opinions while not sharing them.
It's the ranting, bilious hatemongerers who get mighty tiresome. The same old slanders, the same old lies, the same old bile. That's you, Chancellor. Tiresome and pathetic.
posted on 03/03/2003 12:56:11 PM PST
To: Chancellor Palpatine; Polycarp; Siobhan
Okay, I'm confused. A good Catholic wants to talk about inside Catholic issues and how we all could be better Catholics and live good Catholic lives and he's the one causing trouble?
Not the one who comes here to stir the pot?
posted on 03/03/2003 1:03:15 PM PST
(Maybe too much Beethoven over the weekend?)
I'm an average, everyday Catholic if there ever was one, and won't hesitate to post my opinion on any subject, anywhere, even the Catholic threads.
One doesn't have to hold a certificate in Advanced Catholicism 501 to post in the FR religion forum.
To be quite honest, I could probably use a good preachin' to occasionally, but nobody has ever done it to me.
posted on 03/03/2003 1:34:58 PM PST
To: Polycarp; All
I've been avoiding this food fight, but since my name has been taken in vain...
I've no beef with Polycarp. Doesn't mean I always agree with him.
OTOH, there is a contingent on this forum of people who aren't Catholic, who repeat every vile falsehood in the book about the Catholic Church, and who go out of their way to repeat those falsehoods in spite of repeated correction. I have come to believe that those people are not interested in the truth, and that the truth is not in them. These people also turn many potentially intersting threads (both supportive of and critical of the Church) into sewers.
Y'all know who you are.
I'll address it. I don't poast much, but I read everything.
Polycarp hasn't done anything to harm the Catholic Caucus. It's all the other condescending, arrogant, full-of-themselves so called Christians. And that's as far as I'll go to describe them. Anything else will cause me to be booted.
My Lenten fast from here begins now.
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