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Immaturity Gains Little, Save Annoyance

September 23rd, 2009, Promulgated by Gen

From my comment left at the post from this morning:

Until you (IrondequoitCatholic) can learn to behave yourself, or, at least, to act in a manner befitting of the faith to which you claim to belong, I have enabled comment moderation. I will permit any comment whatsoever, save those which express contempt for those of us who run this site.

Please, everyone, feel free to comment. This is only a temporary thing.

Again, my apologies. Most people have lives, and, thus do not resort to constant badgering on random websites. Even our “critics”/”opponents”/”opposition” act with dignity befitting their faith. Perhaps you, sir, can learn to do the same.

Please, people, do not stop commenting. Your input is what makes this blog great! Rest assured, I do not like silencing voices. I will just need to wait until this pre-pubescent turns 18 and is able to handle the undertaking known as “civility.”

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11 Responses to “Immaturity Gains Little, Save Annoyance”

  1. avatar Dr. K says:

    One major issue was that Irondequoit Catholic was hijacking threads to turn them into a pulpit for bashing St. Thomas and its parishioners (i.e- The thread related to St. Josephat's church history that Choir composed). Criticism is welcome, flooding the blog with attacks and unrelated content is not.

    ~Dr. K

  2. avatar Anonymous says:

    Just ignore the dork. We have so much good going on here to entertain fooliness is just a waste of time.

  3. avatar Anonymous says:

    test

  4. avatar Gen says:

    I find thee apt. 😉

  5. avatar Persis says:

    From the St. Josaphat?s thread

    Anonymous said…
    It hasn't. The person (Persis perhaps?) has posted two more comments in the most recent thread. I think you should give this big baby his bottle.
    September 23, 2009 11:15 AM

    Sorry, not me.
    Actually, I resent the implication.
    I have recently sent an e-mail to the blog administrator apologizing for my post about STA. I was not, as someone suggested very ?pastoral? and I am indeed sorry for that. I have had many dealings with STA over the past 20 years because of my husband?s family, and unfortunately they have been very negative, heart-breaking experiences because of the attitudes of some of the people, not all, but unfortunately including a former pastor.

    I have I received no reply to my e-mail so all I can do is speculate why, and I choose not to go there. One of this issues I cited was the problem with conveying the emotion involved, and as I am new to ?blogging?, I have not quite figured out how to always do that, which is one of the reasons why I have not made any comments or updated my own blog recently. I want to make sure that I keep the forum open for healthy debate and conversation, and not appear as a ?my way or the highway? kind of girl.

    I will say this though, while I do not always agree what is posted here, I am learning a great deal, and to me that is what is important. I enjoy reading this blog. I find it informative, sometimes funny and always thought-provoking. I know that my first foray into this forum was not a positive one, (again- mea culpa), but it is comments like this that do give me the impression that any one who dare to disagree will just be ?bashed?.

    Peace to you all

  6. Persis..Welcome back. It's good to have you with us. I look forward to reading your comments and observations. I, too, have a problem with how I convey emotions when I write, so I try to stick to historical things. But sometimes I do write more impassioned comments. I'm almost never angry, but I get extremely passionate about my faith and I think it shows in my writing. People often mistake passion for anger.

    Praised be Jesus Christ!

  7. avatar Persis says:

    Thanks, Choir!
    I understand about passion, it has gotten me in trouble most of my life!! 🙂

  8. Persis, phew I thought I was alone on this passion thing. It seems now, more then ever, we need people with passion; but our culture makes a person out to be a "freak" if they show passion. The founders of this great country displayed intense passion about their beliefs. Look at the separation between Jefferson and Adams (ultimately they got along). I remember when Phyllis Schlafly got into this absolutely huge brouhaha with a anti-Catholic, pro abortion feminist. The feminist got as loud and passionate as did Phyllis. Each argued forcefully for their side. This I like. We are fighting for the truth and yes, it's always good to be civil, but sometimes guts, grit and passion are called for. I have zero problem with that. I fear when we all kind of robotically "go along to get along". Like "sure, whatever". You and I are being compromised and the truth is usually being compromised too.

    I could write lots more, but I should go pray the rosary for awhile. Thanks for listening and God Bless.

  9. Persis et al..If heritage is any measure of passion, I'm 3/4 British and 1/4 German. Neither are a particular passionate people, excepting the debates in the House of Commons.

  10. avatar Rob says:

    I hope I never hear from this guy again. Irondequoit Catholic I mean.

  11. avatar Mary Kay says:

    Yowsers. I missed the initial exchange. IC's attack's on St. Thomas really belied the diocesan claim of sweetness and light.

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