Fr. Dwight Wants out of his Box…

Clearly, he is out of touch with American ecclesial political discourse, wherein man was made for the box, not the box for man.

Me: I’m a homophobic supporter of gay marriage as well as a neanderthal conservative liberal wuss and an anti-intellectual believer in superstition who is a smarty pants college boy.

  • Dave G.

    I think the problem with such labels is that they tend to say more about the person using them than the person they’re applied to. To some, I might seem awfully liberal. To others, too conservative. On this blog, I’ve been accused of being, ahem, a FOX News devotee. On other blogs, I’ve been called a liberal because I’ve criticized things about the Bush administration or, ironically, FOX News. These things have happened with the appropriate labels.

    I think labels are a natural thing. We’re not islands of one. People tend to group – even in Catholicism. They might be useful. But if we use them as a way to dismiss someone, if we think we can slap a label on someone and that gives us the freedom to then dismiss what the person has to say – or dismiss the person in general – that’s when it becomes a problem. And that’s probably when it says more about us than we might care to admit. I fear that’s the primary use of such labels nowadays.

  • ivan_the_mad

    “I’m a homophobic supporter of gay marriage as well as a neanderthal
    conservative liberal wuss and an anti-intellectual believer in
    superstition who is a smarty pants college boy.”

    And that’s just before breakfast!

  • Die Cut

    your blog is very nice i like it .

    Die Cut

  • Joe

    “Me: I’m a homophobic supporter of gay marriage as well as a neanderthal
    conservative liberal wuss and an anti-intellectual believer in
    superstition who is a smarty pants college boy.”

    That’s what makes your thinking so nebulously clear.

  • Jeremiah H

    Dear chezami,

    hi Mark. You know how you use labels to describe various types of news items? “What could go wrong…How were we supposed to know?” is probably one of the classic examples. What’s been happening here on your blog, and dozens of other Catholic blogs, since yesterday morning, is mirrored in the mainstream media, I think, by the phrase wall-to-wall coverage.

    Except, for you and this blog the tendency is different. Your coverage here looks like its starting to imitate your coverage of the supporters of Michael Voris, Fr. Corapi, et al. –>–>The Supporters<–<–

  • Jeremiah H

    I can’t do an analysis or description of this blogging style, like your post today describing the phenomenon of Reactionaries. That post, and your “Bed-wetting Reactionary Wusses” seem to imitate or be similar in tone to everything that you’ve written in the past about Conservative TM folk-heroes and their supporters.

    You’re probably feeling the desire to fire off these posts quickly. If you are, and if you’re doing so without any pause for recollection, please stop. Maybe pray the “St Francis” prayer of peace. Instead of writing posts criticizing people’s reactions, find common ground or take the time, (they don’t call it painstaking research for nothing) to indicate how Pope Francis’ words are in line with tradition. Your “Francis’ Interview…” was a partial example of this.

    Right now, from an…orthodox Catholic perspective, (took me two labels before I remembered THAT “label”) it looks like you’re either pouring gas on a fire, or holding a magnifying glass over an anthill. Seriously.

  • Mephibosheth

    Both-and, not either-or. You’re a floor wax AND a desert topping, Mark!

  • dylan

    You speak what your full of, Shea.