I tend to get angry when I encounter acrimony and incivility in discourse among Catholics. Fr. Jim Martin, who has seen more of it than I have, has a healthier response. He laughs at it.
No matter what you write, there are Catholics ready to take immediate offense, to explode in righteous anger, to threaten to report you to the proper authorities or, most of all, to correct. The most common responses are these five: 1.) Your soul is in mortal danger. 2.) You’re uneducated and need to be schooled. 3.) I hate the church and so I hate you. 4.) You’re an unthinking tool of the Vatican. 5.) You’re disobedient and must be reported.
Didn’t we just do this one the other day?
I think one of the people provided the link in their comment last week but it wasn’t the post on the blog.
Ah. It was rather hilarious all right and that’s lots to say since it made me forget my coffee. Nobody got hurt though. Yes I see and hear many ad nauseum comments about religion. I learned to not bother to argue — that’s what they want so they can prove how right they think they are.
Over and beyond hilarious and so true! Sometimes I like to ignore all the doctrinal sputtering and correct errors in spelling and grammar by the overwrought faithful…for sport.
This is totally priceless, proving that a sense of humour is one of God’s great gifts to us!