Saturday, April 30, 2011

Rod Dreher is behind OCATruth.

No wonder it seemed very "Fox News" - they had professional guidance. I admit to being surprised. Perhaps if I could stomach his prose, I would've been familiar enough with it to recognize it. However, I doubt whether I've read more than 2000 words written by him besides his at-times-slanderous anonymous posts on that web-log. Now, the behind-the-scenes details, those are about what I expected (a little more involved, actually, but not too far), just not the name I expected. I especially like the irony of the OCATruth people harping on an investigation of how/whether Stokoe got the confidential SMPAC report (he didn't) when Rod Dreher got both it and the official response of the metropolitan. Seriously, though, I think he could have done some good if he wrote a web-log saying, "Hey, I'm Rod Dreher, and I want to provide some balance here." Etc. And conducting it in the way you have to when you're attaching your name to it and have some integrity.

Okay, and the campaign against Bishop Mark which just rolled out, I didn't know what to make of that, but the background there doesn't look good.

Anyway, there was a pretty good ordination today, I like our new bishop. It's also always good to see all these shiny bishops in one place. One kid remarked to me that he was surprised that they were so funny. Anyway.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

I have, of course, changed some of my opinions over the years.

This thing has been running for five years and I don't think I've posted regularly since 2007. I have certainly changed a number of my opinions since then, though I'm mostly the same. I don't think I've changed many of them since I've been married, at least not the ones I discussed here or on my "less serious more personal" web-log which preceded this and which is also, more or less, defunct. Most of the change was between 2007 and 2009. I thought about this while looking back on what I've said publically about Catholicism. I haven't changed my mind about Catholicism except perhaps quite minor details which I will not catalogue.

EDIT: I also have not changed my mind about Protestantism.