Sunday, March 04, 2007
As many of you who have stayed with this blog for some time know, I have a particularly strong objection to ad hominem arguments. I also have a strong objection to the charge of anti-Semitism being leveled at someone instead of dealing honestly with the material presented.
It is not anti-Semitic to quote a Jew. It is not anti-Semitic to quote a Jew when the words of that Jew back up your argument. It is not anti-Semitic to take note of what is being said in Jewish circles.
I will not tolerate this unfounded charge being implied or raised here. If you don't want to debate issues, don't come in here. This is a Catholic blog. I am looking at material from a Catholic viewpoint. I do not consider the Holocaust a get-out-of-sin-free card. Catholics do sinful things. Jews do sinful things. It is human nature to do sinful things. Unless we can look honestly at what is and has taken place, there is no point to any discussion at all.
Deal with the material on an intellectual level, or leave.