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Screening Negativity

By Dr. Jeff Mirus (bio - articles - email) | Feb 07, 2012

We do get our share of “interesting” comments and emails here. Sometimes we have an internal email-of-the-week competition. Often the emails are signed, but by policy we do not make names public in a negative context even if the person has given us permission to do so.

Anyway, today we received quite a zinger through our contact form, from a person whose email address proclaimed him to be “Phil the Maverick”:

Do you people have ANY shame? You have made a mockery of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, since your cult was founded by Pontifex Maximus Constantine! At least the Nazi Party was outlawed because of its atrocities, but your cult has been committing atrocities for 1700 years. Is there no end to it! Hell won't be HOT enough or eternity LONG enough for your anti-Christ cult!

There was no indication as to what particular item on or aspect of our website prompted this outburst, but at least it is entertaining in its own subtle way.

And since the question comes up now and then, I should probably note that if our Sound Off! feature were not limited to donors, we would be inundated with comments like this one, comments we would have to take extra time to review and delete. We don't get rich on the $5 per year it takes to be an active donor for Sound Off! purposes. But the restriction helps to preserve our sanity as we work to keep the CatholicCulture.org environment congenial to the Catholic Faith.

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  • Posted by: John J Plick - Feb. 07, 2012 6:43 PM ET USA

    Entertaining to be sure... I fellowship with protestants on a regular basis, though, and am somewhat sympathetic if not in disagreement with their objections. You must realize of course that I work with Muslims as well, one of whom I like very much, one who seems more in concert with Catholic morals than some Catholics I know. It may sound odd, but after watching the advance of abortion and the homosexual agenda, and being aware of how enabling many Catholics are, Sharia Law almost sounds good.

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