Tuesday, March 02, 2010

I've been called many things in my day, but

this really made me laugh. This is one of those lines I wish I had written myself. It's from one of the comments on this article:

I googled "Father Tony Adams, wiki" and the name which appeared first was Victoria Beckham. So, either you aren't as famous as you'd like to believe or the internet is having trouble distinguishing over-the-hill spice girls.

8 comments:

Mark said...

having just spent the last hour reading ALL those comments, all I can is: WOW!

Father Tony said...

I know! Mark, welcome to the Catholic borg! Even the few of them that seem capable of rational thought put their conclusions as the premise of their thinking. They begin with "This is how it has always been. Gay is wrong" and they use that premise to prove their conclusion that gay is wrong! It's just the weirdest thing in the world to engage with them but I did it because I think we need to see how their addled heads work and because they are legion.

Mark said...

I'm glad that you're doing it.

They really don't seem "engage-able". They just want to prattle on, tossing out these ancient tropes and then spinning dozens of variations on them.

In the Kitchen With Don said...

Looks like they finally found this blog. The last few posts over there were quotes from here. You really stirred those folks up!

Father Tony said...

Dear In the Kitchen With Don,
I left the thread when it became full of the usual unhinged types who troll blog comments because no when will listen to them in real life.
I hope they are not pretending that it was difficult to find me!
Two of the earlier commenters had no problem finding me and have privately emailed me. We're having a really fine private conversation. One of them has admitted to occasional same sex activity! I'm sworn to secrecy (You may apply the expected joke about the seal of confession) and will honor that. Some people give up so much for the sake of those in their lives. That is a big discussion for another day. Is there such a thing as an admirable closet? Anyway, at least two of those commenters are much more open, intelligent and compassionate that we would imagine, given that thread. I rather knew it would be like that. I can always tell when what I have to say has a good measure of truth in it because people come out of the woodwork for it. Honestly, 5-10 years from now, all this will be resolved. There will be women and married priests. We will look back on this time as a necessary surgery with a good result.

David said...

Fascinating. I don't envy you your task. The Conservative Jewish movement is a breeze comparatively.

Doug Taron said...

>Honestly, 5-10 years from now, all this will be resolved. There will be women and married priests. We will look back on this time as a necessary surgery with a good result.

Can I hold you to that? Color me skeptical. Still, I admire what you are trying to accomplish.

Father Tony said...

Doug! I have a bug that landed on my terrace in Fort Lauderdale. I need you to identify it. Email me.