Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Can't We All Get Along?

Homemaker Man has suggested that I solve all my appliance problems by putting ice in the non-working dishwasher and using it as overflow for my overcrowded refrigerator. Jillybean chimed in with the suggestion to leave the skanky Pyrex dishes in the garage. I don't have a garage; but she made me realize I could have left them in the minivan with the pizza. I mean, if it stays cold out...

Isn't that what's great about the blogosphere? Someone, somewhere, has an answer.

It's too bad someone doesn't have an answer for our beloved Mrs. G of The Women's Colony, who has run into some pretty heavy blogging weather of late. Myself being a person who winces at any comment that falls even a millimeter short of warmly supportive, I can't imagine how she has managed to withstand the barrage of hate comments, flaming emails, and threatening phone calls that has been unleashed upon her this week.

And why? Because she's not Christian enough. Heavens, people - before you click on that send button, just think for a minute - What would Jesus comment?




For you, Mrs. G...and all those people determined to save your soul...

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22 comments:

  1. I am Christian - I attend church every Sunday, sing in the choir, and teach Sunday school. And the behavior of some of my fellow "Christians" is appalling, and truly makes me embarrassed to be at all public about my faith - even wearing a cross. If Jesus condemned anyone, it was the holier-than-thou hypocrites. It is horrible that anyone thinks that abusive behavior is the right response to anything. My heart is crying for Mrs. G.

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  2. Will you be knitting blogger wristbands with "WWJC?" on them? I'm putting my order in now!

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  3. EGADS! I am a Catholic married 15 years to a Southern Baptist. Yea. Grandma's still rolling in her grave.
    In my own personal experiences, the biggest hypocrites and intolerant people seem to be the Bible thumpers that forget to live as Jesus did, and only remember that bit about telling your brother he's sinned against you, and if he still won't repent, take a friend with you to go back and tell your brother he sinned against you. Nevermind their judgement and condemnation directly violates the very Scripture they sling haphazardly - specifically Matthew ch 7.
    *hmph* I need to step off my own soapbox. My experiences have wayyyy over-colored my perspective on this.

    And Jenn, she'd lose it in the van halfway through it and only find it 6 months later - SC, have you even found the other sock you were knitting? And no, you may not volunteer my services either ;)

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  4. Well, since Jesus was Jewish, there's a good chance he would have said the same thing you did over at the WC, right? ;)
    But if you ever to make those WWJC bracelets, I'd like to buy one!

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  5. I think Ghandi said something about Christians - I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.

    I couldn't agree more.

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  6. Thanks, K, it has been a rough week and I am struggling so hard to stay on the high road.

    Jesus needs to take my wheel...Mr. G. is threatening to take my keyboard. He doesn't understand why I am so upset. He is way healthier than I am.

    xxooxx

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  7. This is why I have enabled the "moderate all comments" feature on my own blog. I'll go give her some love...

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  8. Thanks for pointing out Mrs. G's post---gives me some good resources to use with my kids!

    I'm currently reading a book about the world's seven main religions to my 8 and 10 year old kids. Next up? Greek mythology. (For the record, I'm Mennonite.)

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  9. Wait, wasn't Mrs. G the one who wrote the powerful memoir of meeting her brother who'd she'd been separated from in childhood because her parents were busy doing groovy 70's things like finding themselves? I think I read that piece from a link on your blog? So how does that jive with being faithful Catholics (I'm referring to Mrs. G's original post about why she has her approach to religion.)

    Anyway, that's probably neither here nor there. The trouble is the internet is often just the right atmosphere for venting hostilities. It is often an in-your-face-reminder of how fallen humankind is. It is a shame that all those people got so worked up and nasty but frankly, I'm surprised it didn't happen sooner. Comes with the territory, unfortunately!

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  10. That Mrs. G was some good reading. Thanks for that. As for my small part, I'm a helper.

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  11. Wow. Wow. Wow.

    First of all, so sorry still, about the appliance problems. I think you need a good cry.

    I went and read Mrs. G's post and then her blog. The post was incredibly beautiful. What a gift she has given her children, to find their own light of God. I just don't understand the intolerance in the name of Jesus. I never have. I wrote a little comment, sent a little love her way. She seems like an amazing woman. Thanks SC, for sharing her story. I hope she can see through that awful periscope of hate to know that she is righteous, indeed. Can I get an AMEN?

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  12. Faith, I can answer that. Yes, I did write the post about my brother and I being ripped apart by our parents in the seventies. It might surprise you that at my Catholic school (Blessed Sacrament in Memphis, TN) and church (I've written about this before), parishioners and priests smoked and drank regularly. It's not a violation of the faith. One of the most profitable fundraisers at our school was Las Vegas Night where people came together to gamble and all the money went to the church and school. In the seventies, Blessed Sacrament abandoned latin, nuns started playing guitars on the altar and girls were finally allowed to be "alter boys" So that's how it jived. It was a groovy parish...and it had nothing to do with me leaving the church. Hope that answers your question.

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  13. I think if Mrs. G. had an Adam Lambert CD, she would feel better in no time. It is a panacea.

    What?

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  14. Also? Whiskey Tango Foxtrot? I hope Mrs. G. is okay.

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  15. Hi Mrs. G! I too am Catholic and lived through all that change as well. I think those groovy parishes lost lots of Catholics growing up because the actual beliefs did not jive with the lifestyles. And things got really watered down and twisted by an overindulgence in grooviness. Christianity has to be lived authentically for it to be meaningful. That's why it is so hard to be Christian!

    I am so sorry that you got attacked.

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  16. Amen. THINK, people. Don't JUDGE.

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  17. My friend Suzy Soro just mentioned the Women's Colony to me.

    Off to check it out...

    And no worries, I will be tres Jesus.

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  18. I just got back from Mrs. G's and wow! How anyone got hate out of her post is beyond me. Some people have too much time on their hands. What happened to counting to 10?

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  19. I started reading Mrs. G because of you, and I couldn't be happier. I like the openmindness, thoughtfulness, and humor...I like to believe that I am of the same mindset. Live and let live, and please be nicer.

    Keep on, keepin' on.

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  20. I can't imagine anything more personal than one's spiritual beliefs or lack of them. We each own that territory. Taking offense at it strikes me as indicating a wobbly spirit that must maintain a rigidity just to stay upright.

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  21. You got me going on this topic---thanks! Just wrote a post on it...

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  22. I'm back yet again---here's the link to my post on this topic: http://mamasminutia.blogspot.com/2010/03/religious-education.html

    (Is this what you meant? If not, feel free to enlighten me.)

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