Wednesday, February 22, 2006

An Explanation

After the "Maureen" pseudo-blogger had been exposed, I had hoped that the matter would end there. Unfortunately, things do not always go as planned in the world of blogging. It is for this reason that I feel that it is important to explain.

After much thought, I had decided to join the Technorati Search website. It has many features that enable me to quickly find former blogposts in my blog, as well as locate any blogs that directly, or indirectly link here. An additional feature that I enjoy is typing in keywords and finding other blogs that link with the same keywords. There is a ranking of "authority" that is determined by Technorati. Thought that was cool.

I found one drawback, however, and it involves the blog name formerly held by "Maureen." Apparently, a person who used to argue with Maureen at her blog decided that he would keep her blogname for himself. When you click on "Dying in Christ," you will go to his new blog.

Sadly, he is a humanist who seems to delight in the mockery of Christian faith (more specifically, the Catholic faith) and has chosen to exploit the mistakes of a few aberant homosexual pedophile priests with a picture of a stained glass window that includes a disgusting parody-type posting of a priest blessing a child kneeling before him.

Obviously, the pain and suffering of all the child victims don't seem to faze a person like this who would blatantly and unthinkingly make fun of such an awful ordeal. The seriousness of child rape is something to mock and make fun of? What is wrong with this person?

In addition, taking something that is supposed to represent a holy blessing of a child and turning it into this kind of filth as this guy did at his blog is beyond disgusting. It's just plain stupid. To coin a phrase from Forrest Gump, "stupid is as stupid does." Seems quite fitting in describing this depraved person.

At first, I was going to ignore it. Didn't want to draw any additional attention to it. Then, I decided that if someone goes to my links page, clicks on that link and surmises that I approve of such derogatory "humor," then it might make the person seeing that think that I do approve and thus spoil the original intentions that I had for this blog's existence. Just wanted to assure anyone who regularly visits here that approval of such an insulting message as this is definitely not the case.

I will find a way to eliminate the links to that blog. But I also thought it was necessary to post this explanation here so that if any of you have already clicked over to it, you would know that I found his post despicable and insulting to our decent Catholic brothers and sisters.

One more point. Mockery like this just reiterates what the Bible refers to as a perfect example of the reprobate mind.

Romans 1:28-32

28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a debased mind, to do those things which are not fitting; 29 being filled with all unrighteousness, *sexual immorality, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, evil-mindedness; they are whisperers, 30 backbiters, haters of God, violent, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, 31 undiscerning, untrustworthy, unloving, *unforgiving, unmerciful; 32 who, knowing the righteous judgment of God, that those who practice such things are deserving of death, not only do the same but also approve of those who practice them.

Note: I have bolded the words that I see as specifically applying to this individual's case of reprobation.

A fitting portion from David Guzik's commentary:

iv. Our rebellion against God is not only displayed in our actions, but in our thinking; we are genuinely "spiritually insane" in our rebellion against God

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