UPDATE 19 July:
Another voice chimes in about Mark Shea. HERE
I was amused by this, which provoked some interesting twitter comments.
Mark Shea strikes me as… bumfuzzled. Too bad. He had promise.
The left has had its time. Sure, there’s a way to go yet and they can still perpetrate a lot of nasty. But, they are done. They just don’t get it.
Let me try to put this in terms that they will understand using a scene from Kill Bill, or if you prefer, Clan of the White Lotus (1980) or Executioners of Shaolin (1977). Kill Bill involves elements of old Japanese samurai, old Chinese Wu Xia, and old Spaghetti Westerns. It’s an homage pastiche with his weird post-modern scrambling of time frames. Any way, our anti-hero finally get’s her revenge on her former master using the Five Point Palm Exploding Heart Technique taught her by Pai Mei. After receiving this blow, the recipient’s, Bill’s, heart explodes but only after taking five steps.
So, just stand or sit there, no problem. Take five steps, blammo. It is, “Kill Bill”, after all. In other words, he sits and chats for a bit after the Five Point Palm Exploding Heart Technique , but… he’s already dead.
How many steps are left now?
UPDATE 16 July:
I guess this is a “No” vote from poor Shea. It must be difficult.
As I read this unfortunate post of his, I am taken back to last Sunday’s Epistle from 1 Peter 3. We are admonished not to return abuse for abuse but rather to bless. We are urged:
“So have no fear of their fear and do not be troubled. But hallow the Lord Christ in your hearts.”
Hence, through the intercession of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, I ask the Holy Spirit to bring calm and peace to Mark’s heart and mind, to restore the Fruits and Gifts if they are absent and to inspire in him good things. I also ask our Guardian Angels to work on their own level for the same. May Almighty God bless him and his.
UPDATE 17 July:
It seems that Shea has, again, posted on Fakebook about me. God bless him. Comments stirred by his actions remind me of what the combox was like at the Fishwrap. Remember that? It was a real fever swamp breeding rash judgment and calumny.
Blessed be the name of the Lord.
In any event, I’d ask you readers to say a prayer for Mr. Shea, whom I suspect is a pretty unhappy fellow, as well as for the readers. Stick with the advice of 1 Peter 3, the Epistle last Sunday:Lesson from the first letter of St. Peter the Apostle
1 Pet 3:8-15.
Beloved: Be all like-minded in prayer, compassionate, lovers of the brethren, merciful, reserved, humble; not rendering evil for evil, or abuse for abuse, but contrariwise, blessing; for unto this were you called that you might inherit a blessing. For, He who would love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no deceit. Let him turn away from evil and do good, let him seek after peace and pursue it. For the eyes of the Lord are upon the just, and His ears unto their prayers; but the face of the lord is against those who do evil. And who is there to harm you, if you are zealous for what is good? But even if you suffer anything for justice’ sake, blessed are you. So have no fear of their fear and do not be troubled. But hallow the Lord Christ in your hearts.
R. Thanks be to God.