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  •  Again: how are the lights going to go out (0+ / 0-)

    for these Catholic and other religious bloggers???

    I still wonder why you think these bloggers -- who seem to be quite capable of thinking for themselves and acting upon their thoughts -- are going to allow themselves to be silenced if they do not wish to be silenced. Who or what do you think is going to stop them from blogging if they choose not to stop??? It strikes me as downright patronizing to portray such people as weak and helpless.

    It's one thing to point at and call out people who wish to censor religious speech they deem unsuitable. It's another thing to behave as if the would-be censors actually have the slightest power to silence anyone who does not choose to be silenced -- to "make the lights go out." Let's be real about this. They do not. What purpose is served by portraying them as if they have such power? I would argue that doing so is a distortion and perhaps even a vanity, and that perpetuating such a distortion is not "thoughtful conversation."

    Enough electrons on this.

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