Tuesday, July 03, 2007

A note of thanks from Patrick Madrid:

"I almost didn't bother checking the link to Swan's page to see what his comments were. I haven't been there in quite a long time, but it's obvious that nothing has changed. A quick scan of his recent posts reveals Swan's obsession with this forum. Apparently, he's still smarting from being banned from posting here. Who knows? In any case, judging from his seeming fixation on what happens over here on this forum, it really does seem to be time for him to get over it and move on. He'll no doubt soon compose a "rebuttal" to this post of mine -- which will supply additional, if unnecessary, evidence that he follows this forum very, very, very closely. He's clearly far more interested in what I and others say over here than I am in what he says over there (or anywhere else, for that matter). Anyway, his attempt to portray this thread about an interesting and well-produced short film as somehow entailing a connection with purgatory is laughable. The film, as I pointed out above, has nothing to do with purgatory, at least not in the sense that the Catholic Church teaches the doctrine (for an overview of the teaching, see here: http://www.envoymagazine.com/PlanetEnvoy/Special-PurgatoryEmergencyRoom1.htm). The statement in the film by the devil character about it being purgatory is, as I pointed out, wrong. The fictitious incident portrayed in the clip has nothing to do with purgatory nor, in fact, does it reflect Catholic teaching in general about the afterlife. Of course, Swan can say whatever he wants about purgatory on his own weblog (although he can't do so anymore here on this forum, after being deported), but you'd think the guy would at least try to make a meaningful, pertinent comment, as opposed to the foolishness there now. And that goes also for the foolishness contained in several of the posts in his comments' section. Oh, and though I probably won't bother to check, whoever does read Swan's weblog with any regularity will no doubt soon see him post a "rebuttal" to my article on purgatory, linked above. Whatever. Talk about Pavlov's dogs. I tinkle the bell over here and, as sure as night follows day, you know exactly what's going to happen over there. Swan must have a truly incredible amount of free time on his hands to spend so much time obsessing about and commenting on what people say on this forum.The phrase "get a life" comes to mind."

I don't think I've mentioned Envoy since they wrote about my aomin entries on Michuta's book back in May, so I'm not sure exactly what Madrid is talking about. Yes, I read Envoy. Big deal.

I really don't have anything to add to this, other than what I've stated. The video, posted by Madrid (earlier without qualification) on Purgatory was awful. But, more offensive was watching the Simpsons bounce Jesus Christ on a mock-trampoline. If Roman Catholics like this stuff, fine. I do not.


Churchmouse said...

Man, I don't get it! Wasn't he the one who gave the first video a vote of confidence??? Did he not say "This is good. Really good. You'll want to watch it all the way to the end"??? Yeah, I even knew that it didn't fly with RC view of purgatory, but the fact remains *WHY*, pray tell, state that that it was good? As for the Simpson video *YES* it is awful and any follower of Jesus Christ would be grieved to see this nonsense.


L P Cruz said...

That is right, why say that it is good, a must see , he should simly take it back, perhaps it was said in excitement.

We make mistakes, and an admission is much better.