And I will pray that God our Father will lead you to an understanding of the 13th chapter of Corinthians. I recall that I posted a joke...and the word my father used to describe tar. I did not recall the joke--it has been two years, lacking but one month. I do recall that I posted an apology to you, perhaps more than one. Obviously, you either never saw it, or chose to disregard it. Sigmund, I am sorry for offending you and anyone else who was offended by my post(s). It was wrong of me to post that joke and I'd be minimizing my actions now by trying to explain--again, I believe--that I wasn't altogether comfortable posting it...yes...I did post it. I hope that your job struggles are over, that you and your family are enjoying life, and that at some point in the future you will be able to forgive me. I am sorry.
I tried to explain in another thread--to Sepia and Dust--who seemed to be asking for an explanation, about my temporary sojourn here at the board. Above, you found something nefarious in my time here under a different name. I tried to come back as "oom poppa" and that was not working. I thought about posting on the other side of the board; however, there one is limited to 1,000-characters. I tried to post as a "guest". I assume you have seen posts from "guests"...and that...was lost to me. So, I created a new account to post. I did. First post, a page or two earlier on this thread.
Since this thread is for "Your thoughts about Steve's essay"...this is where I posted. My thoughts.
Stephen could have characterized the radio personality as "coach" and his politics as "his game plan"...he could have characterized that man as "general" and his politics as "his marching orders". Stephen did not. He characterized the man as a "reverend" and his politics as "comforting scripture". I see a kind of bigotry in that that I chose not to ignore. The man is neither a reverend nor a pastor, but to use religious metaphor as Stephen has done, I believe, betrays an underlying...contempt...I also see a kind of bigotry in his characterization of semi-automatic gun owners as "yeehaws".
And...somewhere, Stephen is on record as being opposed to "organized religion". I do not blame him for that. I know I can walk in to any number of churches in the country and be condemned differently in each one. I know I can be accepted in each and every one...if I sign up for the team. (yeah, okay...I can see where this is going...)
I do like the people on this board, so please do not misunderstand. If you'd look at the previous 18 posts of mine, the various responses to them...I dunno. I've seen, time and again, the members here wringing their hands over the fabled single-post member. So I am not a single-post member. There's been some hand-wringing anyway. I looked at one of the groups where I'd frequented...Stephen King Quotes...there's a pile there posted under "wally wonder". That, too, was me and I posted them because I've enjoyed Stephen's stories...THAT is why I've been here under the various names. But I tried to explain myself to another here and did not receive a kindly response.
Thank you. At least the board has one voice to listen to...or not...another side.
And since this IS my last post here...#19...ooga booga...on the other thread you ask where is the disdain? or why? or something? My answer is: it's better than General Reno's statement about the Waco tank...something about being better than renting a car. Perhaps the pics of the children killed in that disaster could also be posted by someone...it's been twenty years or more since our government acted so... Perhaps with more Vicki Weavers comes disdain.