“I knew when I started this string that I would get some backlash from some Protestants. I expected at least to get some rational arguments from these guys. But this guy Steve Hays over at Trialblogue has really been melting down since I pointed out his flawed analogy that he made on the Church.”
Notice that MB has a habit of using adjectives as a substitute for arguments.
“I really have to shake my head at this guy. After pointing out Steve's bad analogy in his attack on the Papacy…”
Once again, the adjective does all the heavy-lifting.
“Now Hays has resorted to attacking priests and trying to use another Red Herring to make himself feel better.”
i) Why does MB take umbrage when I “attack” Catholic priests who hit on altar boys? Does he think priestly pederasts should be immune to criticism?
ii) And it’s hardly a red herring. MB wants us to believe that the pope is the shepherd of the flock. Very well, then. A shepherd is supposed to protect his flock from the wolves. So why didn’t the pope protect his lambs from lupine priests?
MB ascribes tremendous authority to the pope. But with authority comes responsibility–responsibility commensurate with the level of authority.
“This guy is really sick.”
I see. In the moral universe of MB, it’s not the guys like Cardinal Law, Paul Shanley, or John Geoghan who are sick. No, it's those of us who shine a spotlight on their antics that are sick.
Thanks for reminding us, once again, of what it takes to be a pious Catholic.
“He makes some generalizations on my career choices and so forth which he has no clue about. It amazes me that when these guys don't have an argument all they can do is make sick character attacks. He went and hunted out another blog of mine on a completely different topic! Then he attacked that!”
MB has been posting comments on my blog. When you click on his name, it pulls up his user profile. There he says the following things about himself:
I am now beginning my studies in criminology and will be working a on a BS in criminology in the coming years.
Catholic Champion Blog
This is personal info which he volunteered about himself. Something he put in the public domain.
I then pointed out that for somebody who takes so much interest in crime and punishment, it’s odd that he takes so little interest in the criminal activities of the Catholic priesthood.
“As far as your sick comments on the priesthood, I wouldn't throw stones in glass houses.”
Notice that MB exhibits the bunker mentality which made the priestly abuse scandal possible in the first place. This doglike loyalty to the institution directly contributes to institutional corruption. At this rate you have to wonder if MB would hold the altar boy down while the “shepherd” sodomizes the sheep.
As long as his church has pretty murals, pretty windows, and flickering candles, what more could you ask for?
“This is what happens when you challenge an argument made by Steve Hays. He gets his feelings hurt and he responds with this infantile rant. I'll let the readers decide who has the arguments and who is acting like a 12 year old who just got in trouble with his dad.”
For someone with his in-your-face demeanor, MB is remarkably soft under the tough-guy façade. Rambo on the outside, crème puff on the inside.