Monday, December 11, 2006

Comments

I love receiving comments but of late I have been rather concerned that some people can be slanderous or uncharitable or even heretical, if you wish to make these type of comments you can always start your own blog but they will be removed from here.
I do believe in debate and I am liberal enough to think free speech is a good thing but making unfounded accusations will not be tolerated.

I would also ask people to refrain from using ANONYMOUS.

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

I you will include controversial material what more can you expect?

Fr Ray Blake said...

CHARITY

Mark said...

Quite agree, Father.
People can even make blogger accounts without having a blog - or post with their gmail accounts.

Anonymous said...

Why don'y you monitor contributions in advance, as other bloggers do? It would save a great deal of embarrassment,

caridad in todas said...

in answer to anonymous, perhaps father does so that people have the opportunity to exercise that Christian virtue of Charity by moderating their cyberspace tongue.

we must always use the opportunities given us for good!

Anonymous said...

I think Father would be better advised to remove that blog about homosexuality in the C of E. The Church in England is in no position to cast stones on that subject. Its asking for trouble

Fr Ray Blake said...

"Anonymous said...
Why don'y you monitor contributions in advance, as other bloggers do? It would save a great deal of embarrassment, "

It seems only necessary in such a limited number of cases. I would prefer people to excercise care rather than leave it to me to do it for them.
Please try not to use "anonymous", it saves having to quote you.

Anonymous said...
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Anonymous said...

Don't you think this has gone far enough?

Fr Ray Blake said...
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Fr Ray Blake said...

Maybe comment moderation is a good thing after all. Well, not good but necessary.

TatirusRex said...

Father Blake, my name is Fernando and I am visiting this site from Buenos Aires, Argentina. I wanted to congratulate you by the content of this blog. On the other hand, I agree in which the offensive and or heretical commentaries must be removed.

(Please forgive my bad english!)

Anonymous said...

Do you allow comment with a "startling brusqueness, a brusqueness which leaves us astounded"?

Vernonica said...

In view of Tatirusrex's nice comment on your blog wouldn't it be better, Fr Ray, to desist from commenting on the Church of England,considering the storm it has raised? I greatly enjoy your blog, its full of interest and beautifully illustrated, but perhaps it might be better to
leave the C of E alone. Really, what happens there is not our oncern. Stick to building up the Church, I hope you won't mind me being direct.

Veronica said...

In view of Tatirusrex's nice comment on your blog, Fr Ray, may I suggest that in future it might be wise to avoid criticising the Church of England, given the unexpect storm it has raised? After all, what it does is not our concern and hardly impinges on us. I am sorry you have had a rough time in the last few days. I love your blog, so full of interest and beautifully illustrated. Your coverage of the Holy Father's visit to Turkey was magnificent.

Fr Ray Blake said...

Veronica,
I think what is happening in the Anglican is of great interest to Catholics, especially in England.
This is in part because it is the established church in England and occupies a constitutional position within the state and always tends to be the senior partner in ecumenical dialogue and because, as one person commented, there seem to be moves afoot to offer a sort of uniate status to Anglicans who wish to come into full communion with the Catholic Church.
As a former Anglican layman I personally have an intense interest in the plight that many Anglicans are going through because of the radical changes that are taking place in the Church of England. These changes of course affect drastically the impression that most people in the country have of Christianity.

Anonymous said...

I couldn't agree with you more Father. Please keep up the posts on Anglicanism.

Matt

Richard said...

In my parish most of my fellow parishioners, at least the active ones are converts from Anglicanism, including my parish priest and his wife.
Therefore continue to comment, former Anglicans are interested in what is happening in our Old Mother...

Ttony said...

What is happening in the CofE is of great moment for Catholics in England. If a large number of them want to "come over", we have the chance to make up for the extremely patchy welcome we gave to them in the 1990s. But we need to understand enough about why there is such discord in their Church to be able to separate out the things on which we can still present a united front on social matters.

Lloyd said...

Don't be bullied, I think we need an objective Catholic view.