I know what the problem with G_V is, and everyone else should be able to see it, too.
I feel he'll probably be back to apologize pretty soon. Don't be too hard on him.
Don't worry. It's all good.
GV didn't insult you, his follower, all is not well!
I truly want to accept his apology, God knows that I do, I want to give him the benefit of the doubt. A doubt I have that he is not sincere.
Why do I say that? True or false? Asking in good faith; it is said that when a man or women speak while they are drunk, they are speaking the truth as they feel.
When they are sober, however they have control over what they say, and hold back sometime for the sake of polite society. So I ask is that true of false statement. I have never been drunk so I don't know. My dad would get drunk so bad he couldn't stand up, but when he drank, he was a happy drunk. He would laugh and play with us, lift us up, dance with us and loved everyone. When sober he was happy too, but would hold back on all the playful actions. Because of this behaviour of his, as a child I never suffered any ill effects from his drinking. I thank God, he died fortified with the treasures of the Church.
I will hold back on accepting GV's apology, till I see how he acts on the advice of Raoul. By his actions there I will know he is sincere and will gladly accept his apology against my person.
I will take this time to also apologize for anything I have ever posted here, to harm someone reputation, or more importantly judging rashly, which is a sin I have often Confessed in the confessional. I do not apologize for my defense of Bisop Pivarunas on the "Bishop Pivarunas none blunder" thread.
I also apologize for the thumbs down I gave GV on this thread, I shouldn't have done that since as I stated above, he may be sincere.
I know that Bishop Pivarunas makes mistakes, and I personally have not agreed with certain actions of many of the CMRI religious. However I will say that all my hurt feeling done to myself and my family by CMRI religious were never, EVER anything due to an article of faith, or dogma.
I remember well the Church prior to Vatican II, (yes, I am an elderly) however, with Gods grace someday all of you will be elderly. You youngsters should listen well to the elderly, what you only read in books, we elderly have witnessed about the Church prior to Vatican II. One good nun would tell us, that it is not a good thing when the lay people get too close to the religious, because there are always politics and arguments among them. During that time, there was no Internet, and things that are happening today, happened then, but the lay people did not speak evil of their religious, because much of the debates among them when unnoticed by the lay people. We today are in a different venue,(venue, not sure if that is the correct word for what I am trying to say) we are too close to our religious, because the religious depend on us for their necessities of life. There is nothing we can really do about this closeness except to keep our eyes on the Cross and know our redemption is near.