Sunday, August 30, 2009
A Response to a Response
I received a comment from someone called "Rita" about my Sacramento Bee blog posting. You may wonder why it doesn't appear under that story. The reason is that I rejected it.
Now, let me explain why.
Rita decided that she would send me canned commentary from a group called Silent Lambs. The entire purpose of this organization is to spread lies about Jehovah's Witnesses. They are out there to give voice to bitter people who were either disfellowshipped or who left the Witnesses of their own accord.
Frankly, I wouldn't ordinarily even give a comment like hers the time of day. It was cliched, clearly printed from their own doctrine, and filled with misleading statements and outright falsehoods. However, the reason that I am mentioning it is to give fair warning to others who would choose to comment here: 1) this blog is not a democracy - it is mine, and I choose what to print and what not to print; 2) I don't like canned doctrine - I am all for a free exchange of ideas, but don't just spew what is put in front of you and you have been led to believe. If you can't speak from your own thoughts, then don't bother putting them in a comment; 3) don't run off on a tangent and move an incredible distance from the point of the story. The reason I posted that comment about the Bee was to point out a lack of journalistic integrity. I wasn't posting in order to convince others that Jehovah's Witnesses are right or wrong. The blog posting was to show that somewhere along the line, schools of journalism have forgotten the importance of research and integrity.
Rita, if you are reading this, thanks for the effort that you took in pasting your comment together. You won't read it here. Nor will I give your falsehoods the time of day. And for anyone else of your organization who thinks they will get a hearing ear from me - don't bother.