The Ubiquitous Pig
Daniel Krotz

Catholic Bashing

Posted Tuesday, July 12, 2011, at 1:10 PM
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  • So, Dan, am I reading you right here...you are putting someone down (not that I agree either with him) because he tears one religion down to prop up his own beliefs...and then you put down one man's belief system (spirituality) in order to make your practice seem loftier? Help me understand why when he does it, it's wrong, but when you do it, it's okay?

    -- Posted by Canoerjack@yahoo.com on Fri, Jul 15, 2011, at 4:53 PM
  • Conoerjack, thanks for writing in. My point--which I see that I have badly made--is that the genuine religious life, like the genuine spiritual life, depends on years of discipline and hard work. I am always more interested in what people do than in what they say. In the case of this local church, I understand that they disagree with Catholics but am left wondering what they actually do to carry the Christian message. I have the same way of assessing "spiritual" people. What is it that makes a person spiritual? Frankl's book *Man's Search for Meaning* asks and answers that question pretty well. Anyway, thanks for reading the blog and for sharing your question.

    -- Posted by dkrotz on Sun, Jul 17, 2011, at 5:07 AM
  • Number one: what are you doing up at 5 a.m. on a Sunday? Anyway, thanks for clarifying your point. I, too, wondered what his message is other than building up by tearing down...and why can't religions get along...so many wars, so many deaths. In that regard I think spiritual people have it all over religious folk...not many spiritual people spend time defending their beliefs...frankly because they don't care if you agree or not. Along the lines of religion creating an atmosphere of non-acceptance, be sure to read my letter to the editor in this week's CNN...I hope I got it in in time.

    P.S. I reread your blog and see your point...sorry it escaped by initial two reading. I have spent time both in the pew and sitting cross-legged...both require the intense effort you speak of...I think I just more comfortable sitting cross-legged...if you get my drift.

    Jack Kroeck

    -- Posted by Canoerjack@yahoo.com on Sun, Jul 17, 2011, at 2:49 PM
  • A pastor at a church in Marshall, TX wrote about this article in hi sermon last week. I found it on his blog here:


    -- Posted by RoseO on Mon, Jul 18, 2011, at 8:33 AM
  • Indulgence sale, two for the price of one, hurry heaven is filling up quickly!

    Clergy oath(with respect to small male alter boys) :Sentire alcun male, non male, non parlare male !

    -- Posted by Atlas Shrugged on Tue, Jul 19, 2011, at 8:53 PM
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