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  •  more reasonable, I suppose (1+ / 0-)
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    Anak

    First, Laffy, I apologize for coming across as angry and flippant. I reacted in anger to a comment I unfairly took as a direct attack (I am an atheist but my family and my wife's are devout Catholics). I shouldn't have done that.

    But I am sure you and AoT recognize that the Church funds all kinds of worthwhile activities with the moneys derived from the contributions of the faithful.

    For instance, here in Detroit the Archdiocese is one the largest and most effective sources of support for the most vulnerable in times of crisis. Food for the hungry. Heating assistance for the cold. Clothing for those who need it. Emergency funds for medicine. Shelters for the homeless.

    The hierarchy must be held to account and there has been too little of that in my view. You are also fair, I think, in suggesting the laity bear some responsibility for holding their own church to account. But I think you also realize church funds and resources are not exclusively used to cover up the abuse.

    •  You were too kind to Laffy (0+ / 0-)

      I think that comment should be hide-rated.

      One boy against the Stock Market all Wall Street ascream. --Allen Ginsberg, "Elegy Ché Guévara"

      by Anak on Wed Jul 04, 2012 at 11:03:32 AM PDT

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      •  so why don't you give it an HR? n/t (0+ / 0-)

        "Okay, until next time. Keep sending me your questions, and I will make fun of you... I mean, answer them." - Strong Bad

        by AaronInSanDiego on Wed Jul 04, 2012 at 11:10:02 AM PDT

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        •  Haha. Ok, I just did. (0+ / 0-)

          Just like I would do it with "I am sick of Jews/Muslims/Blacks/Gays etc" comments.

          One boy against the Stock Market all Wall Street ascream. --Allen Ginsberg, "Elegy Ché Guévara"

          by Anak on Wed Jul 04, 2012 at 08:35:23 PM PDT

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        •  Btw, Dude's been banned in the meantime (0+ / 0-)

          Not sure if your comment was serious or snark, but it seems like my troll radar was working excellently, thank you very much.

          One boy against the Stock Market all Wall Street ascream. --Allen Ginsberg, "Elegy Ché Guévara"

          by Anak on Fri Jul 06, 2012 at 11:26:10 PM PDT

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