Sunday, December 6, 2009

An Incident (this post is not intended for children)

I have an account with YouTube. Once in a while, I find something on there that is truly informative or educational or infused in some way with meaningful Catholic spirituality. Also - and you may not believe this - some of the videos used in my science classes are located there, requiring a visit on my part to re-evaluate that data disseminated during lecture. A few weeks ago I got an email entitled "wakey wakey wakey" (this is how he wrote it) from a YouTube subscriber. The entire email was a diatribe of the Catholic Church and the supposed rampant molestation of children by priests, under the noses of apathetic Church hierarchy. This individual, who goes by the name of rock9711, apparently prowls YouTube for Catholic content, then sends emails to individuals who have left comments in the channels posting Catholic videos. Initially, it appeared to me that this lunatic was with an anti-Catholic fundamentalist sect, who felt compelled to awaken members of the Catholic Church to their inevitable damnation. But there was a completely different motive compelling this natural-born fool that I will discuss at the end of this post.

Needless to say, I was a little ticked. I don't go on YouTube or elsewhere to knock on other religions, so I expect the same courtesy be extended to me. I may critique the methodologies and theological soundness of non-Catholic faiths, but never have I willfully and maliciously disparaged other belief systems or the individuals who adhere to them.

Here's a snippet from one of the early email responses I got from rock9711 after I suggested he consult a book that contained actual facts:

"i have a book without naked pictures of little boys and girls like the one that your priest and bishops and pope carry around in their back pockets ,, a book your church used to burn people alive for touching or try to read ,, a book which spells out the faith of an institution here on earth that claims to follow its principles and values. a book which spells out the doom and destruction of an institution which is blood guilty... an institution which spreads falsehoods and lies... a book which tells of mans beginning and why he is on earth and why we grow old and die and a book which teaches that soon there will be a new kingdom on this earth that will be free of all men who kill and rape ,, all the things your church practices on a daily basis now for the last 1,500 years ,, and a book that calls any false religion a harlot that will be made to know poverty..."

What an asshole.

In another email he writes:

"SEEK GOD AND BEG FOR FORGIVENESS .. YOU MURDERESS WHORE AND PEDOPHILE CATHOLIC CHURCH... THE UNITED NATIONS MILITARY POLICE WILL SOON DEAL WITH THIS WHORE CHURCH... MAYBE EVEN BEFORE THIS PAGAN CHRISTMAZ ,, THAT IS ON DEC 25TH.. THE SAME DAY THE PAGAN ROMANS WORSHIPED THE SUN,, WHILE YOU WHERE WORSHIPING A VIRGIN CALLED MARY... TWO DINGS DON'T MAKE A DONG OF SHIT IN THE REAL WORLD..

YOUR WHORE CHURCH IS IN COURT... THATS THE BOTTOM LINE!!!"


He writes again:

"HAVE YOU SEEN MIRACLE ON 5TH STREET.. ? ASK SANTA TO HELP THE CATHOLIC CHURCH WHEN IT GETS THE WARRANT TO SEIZE ALL RECORDS AND DOCUMENTATIONS FOR THE LAST 100 YEARS... AND THEN SEE YOUR HOLY FATHER SHIT HIS PANTIES.. HEY LOOK THERE ELVIS!..

YOUR PEDOPHILE NAZI CATHOLIC CHURCH IS IN SUPREME COURT FOR THE MOLESTATION OF 950,498 KIDS AND THE BUTCHERING OF 750,000 PEOPLE IN CROATIA AND THE THEFT OF GOLD... I WOULD SAY YOU NEED A WIZARD MORE THAN YOU NEED SANTA..... \

HEY LOOK! A BUNNY WITH CHOCOLATE"


I have to admit, that if I had been the bigger man and smarter than this misanthrope, I would have left him alone and refrained from responding to his nonsensical gibberish. Unfortunately, I stooped to his level, and for every email I got from him I fired one back. This exchange unfolded during the course of about two days and it involved almost two dozen email responses. I'm posting a few that contain limited vulgarity. The others he wrote were too derisive and explicit for me to post here. Eventually, he relented and after a series of back-and-forths he sent me a final email:

"my name is charles,,Pedophile Prowlers,,

we do some under cover work for the capture of men that abuse children,, and in some cases through the use of "pedophiles within the catholic church" messages are sent ,,, and in some case we do receive some angry comments from certain people which are not pedophiles ,, but some are.. in which we report this to authorities that handle it from there.. in this case, based on your comments there is no need for concern on your part...."


Outside an election year, I have never been fed heaping humps of BS by any one individual at any time. Yet this rock9711 wants me to believe he is doing society a great service by hatefully seeking out peaceful Catholics on YouTube - who are there only to share their faith with Catholics and non-Catholics - and through a series of bloody-minded accusations and misrepresentations, expose the pedophiles among them and report them to the proper authorities. What a humanitarian! I can't begin to tell you how many things are wrong with his ridiculous rationale.

Since that final email, he has blocked me from his channel, which means I can no longer leave any messages on the videos he posts. How cowardly is that?

Why don't you pay a visit to the newest member of the Catholic faith and tell him what you think about his methodologies.

6 comments:

Shirley said...

Tom, the internet is full of creeps who hide behind cyber- anonymity to spread their personal version of evil. I'm sorry you got hit with it, but kudos to you for standing up for the one, holy, Catholic and apostolic church.

Tracy said...

Good for you for standing up Tom, I've had my share of anti Catholic bigotry directed at my own blog.. it is hurtful and frustrating.. all we can do is stand up for our faith and preach the truth!!

Cathy_of_Alex said...

He's a creep and a troll. Don't let him ruin the joyful hope of Advent for you.

I'll have a post up for you later!

Tom in Vegas said...

Shielry and Tracy-

Thank you for your support.


Cathy-

Thank you:0) I'm actually feeling better. I'm sure you've dealt with people like this one before.

MissMeliss said...

that is just BEYOND words. :( wow.

even though he spewed expletives... i'm glad you kept volleying back, because he is just an unbelievable asshole. :(

ok, so besides all that... thanks for stopping by as usual! :) i hope you are having a very nice december, and all that comes with christmas time. :)

Mike and Kim said...

I'll add him to our prayer list. What a freak!!