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My internet stalker’s impossible litmus test: damned if I do, damned if I don’t

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After Father Thomas Weinandy resigned from his post at the USCCB, I offered this comment on this blog:

“Dear Father Weinandy, I’m hoping that Pope Francis will reject the sycophants at the USCCB and reinstate you for your honestly trying your best to lay self-referential interests aside in favor of the Church and indeed the whole world. We all need such honest friendship. The Holy Father can take or leave what you say, but one should treasure any sincere words that you offer just because first of all they are offered in good faith. The USCCB has made it all about bullying. That’s so sad. I thank you for making it all about Jesus and His Immaculate Bride, the Church. May Mary’s Son strengthen you.”

That’s in this post, check it out: Father Thomas Weinandy: Thank you! Hoping Pope Francis reinstates you.

Later, I received this comment from my internet bully:

“You are leading the good life as a pastor. But are you really, really following Christ? Are you not just swimming with the tide? Why don’t you support Fr Wineandy? Are you looking for a comfortable life?. Are you like the Apostles who when Christ returned the third time found them still sleeping? Are you sleeping like them? Don’t defend or support a bad Pope just because he was nice to you.”

In other words, if there is any priest in good standing actually carrying out his duties as a priest of Jesus Christ in this One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church, he is therefore, by definition, a hypocrite, and the only way for him to follow Christ is to resign from active ministry in protest against Pope Francis. That’s the litmus test: resign in protest against Pope Francis or go to hell. No, really! After uncountable messages along these lines, I see this one in the moderation queue, one of the first comments for 2018. This internet bully guy has a mania, and I’m his target. This is, it is said, a citation from one of Padre Pio’s letters:

“And yet, once our last hour has come, and our hearts have ceased to beat, everything will be finished for us and the time to merit as well as to demerit. We will present ourselves to Christ the Judge just as death finds us. Our cries of supplication, our tears, our sighs of repentance, which while still on earth would have won God’s heart, could have made us with the help of the sacraments, saints out of sinners, today is worthless; the time of mercy is passed, now begins the time of justice.”

Nice citation, except that it is about whether I resign in protest against Pope Francis or not. If I resign I am saved. If I don’t resign as a priest in good standing from active ministry as a protest against Pope Francis I am surely then going straight to hell.

Someone who continuously sends such messages citing other-world eternal consequences (going straight to hell) for not complying with a litmus test having this-world life-changing consequences (resigning as a priest in good standing from active ministry as a protest against Pope Francis) – continuously for three full weeks after being asked to stop – is someone who is well able to think that he has a divine mandate to begin that “time of justice” already in this world.

Of course, if I actually resigned just to do it I would be condemned by Jesus for running away from the wolves as a mere hireling. And if I don’t resign then I am already damned by my internet stalker, who I think is at the ready to take “justice” into his own hands.

Golly! I don’t know what to do! Oh, I know! I think I’ll just be faithful to Christ Jesus, continue to be a good son of the Church in the best way I know how, continue to be a priest in active ministry (Hey! I love it!), following Sacred Scripture, Sacred Tradition, the great interventions of the Magisterium of Holy Mother Church, and, with consistency, mind you, also be loyal to Pope Francis, that is, by supporting the person of the Bishop of Rome, the Successor of Peter, the Vicar of Christ, of Christ, mind you, Jesus, the Divine Son of the Immaculate Conception, He who will come to judge the living and the dead and world by fire. Amen.

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The upper paw: fighting the right way

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Whenever I arrive home Laudie-dog and Shadow-dog have to put on a very dramatic, very loud show of attacks and growls. Shadow-dog covers his teeth completely at all times, even while Laudie-dog half-bares her teeth. There is a disparity of force with Shadow-dog about three times the size and weight of Laudie-dog, who does, by the way, get the upper paw:

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Personally, I wouldn’t want to go up against either. And if there was any untoward aggression from some weirdness, they would, I’m quite certain, team up together to take on the threat head-on. Yikes!

And while this is all simply play-fighting, and shows people in our fallen human nature where we are to draw the line with violence, the stronger having respect for the weaker but nevertheless engaging them to encourage them, we often fail to take such a good example, and instead do that which needs a reprimand, even severe. But this also helps one another to get on our way, please God, to heaven.

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Internet bully channels “the people” moving from mere troll to stalker

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For our baiting the baiters series, let’s try a run-on sentence by stating that there are trolls who get high on smashing others down anonymously, feeling powerful in their cowardliness, and then there are misanthropes who, pretending to be the more innocent internet troll, instead with a more sinister side, stalk others who they feel challenge their worldview that is the only view to be allowed by them in the world, so that they become the voice of “the people” whether anyone agrees with that channeling or not, which is perhaps the reason why the stalker pretending to be a mere troll also remains anonymous, you know, because they are the mere voice of “the people”, but in this they are a voice of power, you know, of the proletariat, with all the adrenaline and self-importance that brings. In one of my internet bully’s frequent comments, which somehow get stuck in the moderation queue, he referenced his speaking for the rights of “the people.”

Let me see… Where have I seen that phrase previously? Was it with Abe Lincoln and his Gettysburg Address, something about a government by, of and for the people not perishing from the face of the earth, being inspired, you know, by the opening words of the U.S. Constitution, “We the people”, words which are also consonant with individual rights including freedom of speech by individuals, the free exercise of religion by individuals, etc? Those words made the likes of Engels and then Marx become very agitated, enough that they became in their own minds the incarnation of “the people,” speaking for the make pretend “people” of their ideology regardless of whether that ideology had any reflection in reality or not.

This “the people” thing represents a paradigmatic shift, going from a merely self-absorbed annoying troll to a Promethean stalker with an imagined mandate of “the people.” As with dialectical materialism referencing “the people”, this imagined stalking mandate of “the people”  brings with it a licence to commit whatever kind of violence on whatever level. But that’s just cold analysis. Cyber stalking has a number of characteristics, any one of which or combination thereof can get someone jailed, especially when it is made clear to the stalker guy that his advances (read into that word whatever you want: see Romans 1) are unwanted. Hey! Anonymous cyber-stalker guy! Your activities are unwanted. Now you’ve been told, clearly. But you’ve already crossed legal lines in a number of ways.

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