It's no longer funny.
If there was ever an atmosphere of hate and derision - you will find it on the Pewsitter web page. Talk about American Catholic Tabloid News. Yesterday it struck me as LOL funny - if not seriously insane - today it is just plain scandalous. The site presents as a legitimate source of Catholic news and they resort to tabloid tactics insulting their critics with the most unflattering photos and salacious headlines they can concoct. (That's my job, BTW.)
I'm blown away by Catholics online.
I got an email from some guy with a website, calling me out for leaving up a post I wrote in self-defense of falsehoods he wrote about me on his blog a few months ago. He said that my post - which was in response to his poorly researched post - (which I had totally forgotten about BTW) - is "slanderous, name calling, inaccurate, and mean spirited." Holy crap! The pot calling the kettle black I'd say. All he had to do was ask me - instead he insults me again by calling my post "your little victim rant about me." Huh? Who was ranting? This guy is supposed to be a professional Catholic apologist, evangelist, radio host, and writer - yet off screen he resorts to the exact same type of behavior he accused me of.
Amazing that any of us dare call ourselves Christians and go on to cite others for heresy and error and all sorts of infidelities. (Yep! I'm guilty too!) Calling others out like this discredits the Catholic online presence completely. It demonstrates outright hypocrisy, envy, greed, ambition and false religion. Everyone can mouth Catholic teaching - even go so far as to correct the bishops and the Holy Father himself - but they only have the outward show of religion.
If anyone thinks he is religious and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his heart, his religion is vain.
Religion that is pure and undefiled before God and the Father is this: to care for orphans and widows in their affliction and to keep oneself unstained by the world. - James 1