A Catholic family-man; thinks he thinks deep thoughts.
holy schmolies did you see all the comments you got on life site? Wow. Mr. Popular!
I'll have a gander...
They REALLY missed your point. It's sad and almost painful to read actually.
That's okay, Jenna. I'm sure Patrick gets the same thing daily! I find it all quite interesting; I find people quite interesting. I'm new to many of the commentators. I think in time they might get used to me and what I'm all about. People don't respond to what they read, they respond to what they expect to read. It's hard to take that personally.
I cracked up at how misunderstood your post was. For a while I thought that it was going to turn into a Jesus-had-brothers-no-he-didn't debate. But, no, instead everybody with three or fewer kids just got offended. Congratulations anyway - I was very proud.
Thanks, Elena. As you know, I originally wrote it for an audience who generally knows me and knows that I'm not a self-righteous know-it-all, at least not when it comes to family stuff - people who know that my wife and I DO NOT BY ANY MEANS HAVE IT ALL TOGETHER! I mean, we hang by a thread of sanity most of the time! Others do too, and many of those comments show that.
You're right that Patrick gets this daily :)Did you see his post on the priest from the Titanic? My favourite comment was someone saying "If I was going down on the Titanic, I wouldn't be kneeling before some priest, I would be looking up to heaven and begging GOD for mercy."Ever stinkin' Lifesite article becomes some weird Catholic/Protestant debate. It amuses me.And yes, Patrick is VERY used to be misunderstood. But oddly, I am not used to HIM being misunderstood, and I get really defensive on his behalf when it's just water off a duck's back to him.
Anne-Marie 'felt' the negative comments more than I did, strangely. The way I see it, they don't know me, so why take it personally? This is something that teaching has produced in me too. I used to take great offense at negative comments from students. Not no more. Can you email me re. what we were talking about before, to tell me what ever came of it?Incidentally, we are having a very NS day here: misty and foggy. Feels good, actually.