… I am very excited to find out Marc Barnes will be joining Patheos. He’s a clever chap who promises to post about sexy sex, Vatican II, and the F word.
And here everyone thought that joining Patheos meant we all sold out.
I’m still confused. What precisely is it about Patheos that most people object to? Is it the fact that it’s a multi-religious site or that one of the generated ads is for the Rosie O’Donnell Show. Granted, Rosie makes me want to rip my eyes from their sockets but I don’t generate the ads nor do I specifically endorse any of them.
Patheos has been great in allowing me to retain much of the original look of my old blog, with the assistance of an uber-patient IT whiz, and they don’t censor. In fact, they’ve been nothing but encouraging for me to keep writing in the same manner as before.
I didn’t have to sell my soul or change my voter registration to Democrat. I wasn’t given a ‘Coexist’ bumper sticker when I signed the contract and told to play nice. Eurotards and tambourines are still strictly forbidden. Same ol’ same ol’.
Most people want to emphasize the absurdity of the left’s total lack of intolerance to those who disagree with them. Well, some of the more hard core traditional Catholics are the same. If there is even the tiniest whiff of liberal thought, “Anathema”! Merely being hosted on a site that gives stage to other religions has me ex-communicated by association.
I don’t mind the other religions. Like Marc, I’ve always been curious to know what exactly Progressive Christians are progressing to. Now that we are all in the same room together, so to speak, I can ask them. Those who know me call me The Poacher. With my exclusively Catholic audience on blogger at The Crescat 1.0 who was I going to poach or incite to fatwa?
There is so much potential, and fun, to be had here. And that is how I see it.