A few readers wrote me that I had allowed this conversation to get hyjacked. . . and viewers had hoped there'd be more discussion on the content of Jim Martin's video. I thought what he said was solid, simple, direct and certainly suppostive. . .with his dead-pan facial expression-less way. ;-)
Here is a bit more of comment: Have you noticed how many don't comment on the actual topic but go off on some irrelevant tangent that serves only to derail the discussion. . . . The first comment was on topic, commenting on what Fr. Jim said in his video, and then came comments not about what Fr. Jim said but about what he "neglected" to say, that Fr. Jim "neglected" to say whether or not he supports "homosexuality itself - the act." What's that got to do with the topic? . . . . . . . Fr. Jim also "neglected" to say whether he supports oral sex between heterosexual couples or whether he supports masturbation, or whether he starches his collar, or whether he wears boxers or briefs. . . . . . .. If you presented a topic saying it lifts the spirit to go to church, some could probably say, "Many churches have mold in the ac system.". . . . . . . This is your blog, Justin, you control it. Don't be intimidated by readers who are bored and just want to see if they can hijack a discussion and send it off in different direction. Condoning such reduces the worth of your blog. It requires your readers to waste a lot of time. I read through all 14 of the comments trying to find comments on Fr. Jim's video but there was only one, so about 95% of my time reading this discussion was a total waste of time.. . ."
THANK you all for you comments and caring critique. On a personal note I've done a little sifting n' sorting of my own and I can say added to my recent "jumping up and down in place" - love that image! hahaha - I know things in my personal life have gotten a tad
testy. A couple of recent phone chats with Peter ended being a bit
"edgy and sharp" which always bothers us no end. . .but we did end the edginess, etc,: it finally dawned on me I haven't been home since Columbus weekend. . .almost a month! Peter and I haven't had time together. . ..we got LOSAO when I said we were both suffering from that non-lethal Hawaian disease Lackanookey ! He agreed with my diagnosis. . . to which I replied "Your place or mine?" Says he : "Your place. . .yours is the larger room, and there are fewer people around. . . but it doesn't really matter: your folks sleep downstairs! "
So Dr DaSilva and Dr O'Shea both concur on the prognosis. Next. . . . . . ..