Housekeeping Update

Well that week off turned into a month ... sorry about that. Extensive travel, a bit of health complications, blah blah ... as my family would instantly say ... true or not, they're just excuses.

Anyhow, things are settling down a bit so we'll be active again in the next day or so.

God bless and seek the truth!

- Bob

Housekeeping Note

As 1) I'm traveling extensively this week and 2) this blog has had a couple of really obnoxious posters I've temporarily turned on the forced moderation of comments.

This is probably a good time to mention what I thought would be obvious - when making your point try to make it intelligible, and most of all speak with charity and patience. Anything less is simply unacceptable and will be summarily removed.

Should I See the DVC Movie?

Now that the movie is widely available the inexorable question arises, should I see this movie?

Let me offer a few reasons why you should see this movie ...

  1. You like bad movies. DVC has achieved one of the lowest "tomato-meter" scores ever over at rottentomatoes.com, currently hovering at about 18%. Even at www.metacritic.com it's currently in the low 50s (out of 100), with a user composite of 5.5 / 10.
  2. You have to for professional reasons. Film critics, DVC debunkers, and a handful of others do need to see the movie to be able to speak from deeply personal experience when doing their jobs. Pray for them!
  3. You like to see Christians in general, and / or the Catholic Church in particular squirm. Sorry to dissapoint you but most church people that I know or hear from are not squirming over this ... they are definitely saddenned, not only for the attacks on Jesus and his church but for the damage it will do to the faiths of many. Saddenned, thoughtful, perhaps occasionally straying into disgust, but definitely not squirming. Perhaps the biggest dissapoint if you're in this crowd is that we have it on very good authority that the church itself will be fine (that's a promise from none other than the very divine Jesus Christ himself!!). And that is why most of the "church folks" that I know of are deeply hopeful!

Anyhow, if you don't fit one of first two categories (and if you're in the third one this just won't sastisfy!), then probably best to find something better for your time and money.

Well for a little more in-depth look at the cost and consequences of supporting the dubious enterprise of the DVC, check out this thoughtful article by Marc Baleistieri.

Also definitely check out our friends over at http://tanzaniteringshq.com for some great sources.

Saddenned but hopeful, that's pretty much my current POV. May God bless your weekend!