RETIREMENT

Monday, August 30th, 2010 | Uncategorized

One of the giants decides to hang it up:

I think I’m going to wind down this blog. The stupidity of the religious Left has stopped being funny to me, and I find that commenting on their continuing decomposition just isn’t worth the energy genuine indignation would require. Politics is also going from bad to worse, what with the Ground Zero Abomination Mosque Roach House project failing to produce the correct response: pistol duels. I’m starting to feel like M. Scott Peck dealing with one of his evil-infected patients: that the sickness of so many parts of the world today is so great that it will overwhelm me if I don’t get away from it.

I understand that, I really do.  The idea has occurred to me from time to time and if you run one of these things long enough, it’ll occur to you too.  So why have I kept at it?

Probably the only advantage to being an intensely shy, moody loner is that it provides you with a certain distance.  If you spend your entire life on the outside looking in, you’ll eventually develop an outside-looking-in way of looking at the world.

After getting over the wrench of leaving the only church I had ever known, the Episcopalians began to amuse me so it was fun to write about them.  If you’re interested, here’s the best chronicle of that process(not available at fine bookstores everywhere; just sayin’). 

And they can’t even do that anymore.  These days, since they are so predictable, the Episcopalians and the rest of the Christian left bore me more than anything else.  Hence the gradual move into other areas.

But how have you stayed at it as long as you have, Chris?  Why hasn’t it gotten to you?  Here’s one reason.  Know why the Anglican Investigator exists?  Know why I take occasional semi-successful stabs at humor?  Stuff like that actually isn’t for the readership.  It’s for me. 

You have to amuse yourself once in a while.

Fact of the matter is that most of the time, I rarely post things because I think other people will be fascinated by them.  I post them because I am.  The fact that other people are as well is icing on the cake.

11 Comments to RETIREMENT

Ed the Roman
August 30, 2010

Pity about the Dr. She was really good.

Athanasius Returns
August 30, 2010

“the sickness of so many parts of the world today is so great that it will overwhelm me if I don’t get away from it.”

I can identify with Dr. Mabuse’s statement.

Christopher, I’m a priest in a little AMiA mission with a goodly number of hurting people. At the end of the day, I begin to suffer from compassion fatigue, and find I need a break.

I turn to your site. You have a gift for illuminating the farcical positions and behaviors of the dilettantes who fancifully imagine themselves great Christian leaders in the dys-organization formerly known as the Domestic and Foreign Mission Society of the Protestant Episcopal Church of the United States of America. You lighten the load, sir, and many are grateful!

Christopher, thanks for being here and riding for THE brand, est. In the beginning.

Allen Lewis
August 30, 2010

She will be sorely missed.

I liked her gentle wit and biting jabs at the pretentious nabobs of the ecclesiastical Left.

CS Baillie
August 31, 2010

“Does God exact day-labour, light denied?”

Even THE best burn to a smoking wick eventually, notably Elijah. Christ knows each soul and just how much that soul can bear; he asks only that we be honest about it (unlike a certain New Testament couple).

I burned out with literal heart failure, and I haven’t written even a percentage of what you have.

Katherine
August 31, 2010

I do hope the good doctor will drop by here from time to time. And I hope she gets needed refreshment from her retirement.

Allen Lewis
August 31, 2010

I will always remember Braxton’s Lear. What a great literary metaphor to leave to the rest of the world! We will miss you sorely, good lady! Such graceful wit and biting humor are hard to come by in these toxic days of The One and Only Change-O-Matic President.

Steve L.
August 31, 2010

More or less the same reasons why I shut mine down, the material was becoming repetitive. Its still on line but blocked in case I have second thoughts. Anglican Comment bit the dust too! I actually enjoy not reading the Brandon Diocese nonsence.

JustMe
August 31, 2010

Like you said, I think we’ve all been there (sometimes more than once). I have often thought about shutting down mine; I suppose I haven’t for the same reasons you have shut this one down. I do admit though; I take breaks when I feel myself get too jaded.

Floridian
August 31, 2010

Please keep indulging yourself, Maestro. We need your insight and wit.

LaVallette
August 31, 2010

I can understand the frustration of trying to interact with brick walls and closed minds. All you have to do to exp[erince this is to attempt to participate in an MSM discussion that involves Religion and Christian moral principles. But then Christ on the Cross did not give up on humanity. As someone said the greatest disaster ever to befall Christianity has been overcome: Christ did rise from the dead!!!

The worst thing possible is for good people to abandon the struggle for the Soul of Humanity and leave the field to the enemy.

So “Do Not Be Afraid” as Cardinal Pell’s (of Sydney) motto encourages all of us to be.

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