See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, being patient with it until it receives the early and the late rains. - James 5:7

Monday, May 10, 2010

Is Sr. Mary Martha really a nun?



I was just Wanderer-ing.
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Crescat has her awards thing going on - Vote for Larry!  When he wins I'm going on YouTube with my version of Canned Heat in his honor!  Anyway - like I said, Kat has the awards thing going on - even if Kat doesn't win anything - her stats go through the roof whenever she hosts a contest.  (Is she really a nurse?)  Kidding.  I'm just jealous. 
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Anyways - I noticed at Kat's contest site that the Ask Sr. Mary Martha nun scandal has been reactivated, evidently, a sharp-eyed Catholic blogger thinks she has figured out that the author of the blog is not a nun but a professional writer or playwright - no proof of course, but it sure is a high compliment to Mary Martha - I mean, that makes her a damn good writer.  (Such an old story BTW.)
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What's up with that?
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Is it really a big deal?  Is Mary Martha nominating herself for Best Blog by a Religious or Priest Not Fr. Z?  No she's not - her fans have done so.  (I feel so sorry for Fr. Z BTW - once ostracized by the St. Paul seminary - now this - excluded from Kat's contest!  2nd year in a row.  No Boeuf Bourguignon for her.  Kidding - everyone understands why.)  Whatever - Mary Martha is one of the funniest blogs online and I have never read anything heretical...  Oh, but some say she is irreverent.  You look hard enough, you'll find chinks in every one's armor, isn't that right Corapi?
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Let's investigate everyone on line.
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By the way, if you are on Facebook do NOT publish that you are going out of town because your friends of friends may go to your house and steal your stuff. 
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That said, it is good to be careful online - I write about it all of the time.  There are frauds out there, as well as a lot of crazy people.  I think there are quite a few nut cases online - I've met a few bloggers who probably are on and off medication.  (Nothing wrong with that BTW - it just explains a lot.)  But there are crazies out there.  At best - delusional.
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"But y'are Blanche, y'are!"
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Nevertheless, do be careful online.  Remember, people write blogs.  People are weird, so don't expect too much.  Priests color their hair, women dress up like nuns and clean house - it's just people stuff.  If you are writing a blog, chances are you're pretty weird too.  If you're judging others and digging up dirt on others, you've probably got something to hide yourself.  Beware of blogger envy... petty jealousy... vanity and pride... inordinate cravings for approval and esteem... recognition... presumption...  all of the things that keep me awake at night!  KIDDING!  Or am I?
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Seriously folks - do not take this stuff too seriously.  It's just a blog and in the end we will all be judged on what we say.  And in 99.9% of the cases there won't be a reward either.
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UPDATE:  Edited for sensitive bloggers.

15 comments:

  1. WHAT!?

    Larry said if I win... I get to go to HEAVEN!?!?!?

    That isn't true? I am new to this blogging world. I am easily duped.

    Not only that, but Kat said if I won, the purse is $10,000... this isn't real?

    I don't get one of those little awards in the mail?

    Did someone say medication?

    FatherZ is a person, and not that little japense plant? Or was it Chinese? Where did all those birds come from anyways?

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  2. Best. Post. Ever.

    -The Heretic

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  3. seriously... you guys got to get a life...

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  4. ROFL! No boeuf for you!

    Actually, I prefer "pull a Tina Turner" because she is supposedly part Native American and is WAY cooler than Cher. Cher is so gay.

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  5. (Kat is offering ziltch BTW.)

    WTHeck????????????? You mean I'm not getting a certified check from a bank in Tanzania??? I'm shocked, I tell you, SHOCKED!

    I'd write more but I have to check my statcounter and see who loves me today and then check my voting stats at Kat's place.

    Creative Minority Report is kicking my pointy-toed 3" high heels right out from underneath my aging but still lovely bottom. I am not happy!!

    Remember, Terry - you can vote for me each and every day. Annnnnnnnnnnnnd - I'm buying votes. Too cool!

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  6. Terry, if you need a loan so you can buy more meds just email me and I will send you a check...

    love ya!

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  7. Maria8:19 PM

    "it's just people stuff" You mean some of those gals posting updates on religious orders aren't necesssarily *stable*? Really????

    "blog envy". LOL. We haven't hear about blog envy in a while. You are too funny, Terry...

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  8. Maria - you've noticed too, huh?

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  9. If St Thomas Aquinas considered all he wrote as nothing but straw, then these blogs are ash and sawdust.

    And thanks for editing, Terry. My feelings weren't hurt. :-)

    p.s. - have you been voting for me, or for Kat? My totals don't seem to be rising all that quickly...

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  10. Larry - I was actually voting for myself. ROFLOL!

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  11. Maria9:31 PM

    Larry--I am a FAN. I V-O-T-E-D for you. You too Terry. If I start a blog, will you vote for me next year? So, you know, I don't suffer from Blog Envy NOS,ie, Not Otherwise Specified. It is a new diagnostic category in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual R-V. New edition is not out yet. They are holding publication pending erudite commentary from Terry...

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  12. I'm voting for you Terry, but I can only vote once per day--how long is the voting going to last anyway???

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  13. Tara - voting ends May 14. You get extra indulgences if you vote for my blog too.

    Just kidding. Or am I?

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