Waking song here.
Walking. Walking, in the rain...
Last evening, while I was recuperating a bit, I scanned television and paused at some of the more bizarre channels. Spanish soaps, Hmong dancing, movie channels, and endless religious talk shows or televangelists preaching. One show was an interview with someone from the Middle East talking about the prophetic warnings they had been receiving concerning the attacks on and by Israel these days. I finally came upon The Journey Home on EWTN. I turned the television off.
It seemed to me the excursion through television land is very similar to surfing the Internet, and the surplus of religious blogs is much like all the televangelist channels. It all becomes rather repetitive and boring - there is very little originality online or on television - and since I do not listen the radio - I can't speak to that, but talk shows have to get really old, right? There's a sort of formula to it all - yet everyone seems to believe they have a specific mission.
Maybe they do.
This weekend I was looking through my archives - again - searching for something I wrote four or five years ago, suggesting that the time was coming when Churchmen would be much more accepting of gay people and gay relationships, and so on. I must not have stated it as I remembered, but I came across page upon page of stuff I've written about gay people and gay Catholics ... err, SSA Catholics and a lot more. I've written a lot - talk about repetitive and just saying the same stuff in a different way - over and over.
When we are on our deathbed we may understand just how meaningless all of this is. How inconsequential, how vain, how much time wasted. As we suffer from that realization we ought to be quick to remember that we'll be judged on every word we say - but not on what others say or have said - not even the Pope.
I think that is why I have a really hard time taking blogs seriously lately. I'd rather read unedited interviews with Pope Francis.
Coming up: Rejected profile photos
of high-maintenance-Catholic-women bloggers.