Enter the Trollesphere – or not

It has been an interesting summer. The weather has been great. I have been quite busy but look forward to some travel this fall, including promotion and furtherance of my writing.

Not too long ago, I happened to be talking to a librarian of an academic library, that holds my book, and I mentioned that according to the trollesphere, I had written my own reviews. She laughed and laughed. Ah trolls, they can be funny in a strange, pathetic sort of a way, as long as one gives them the kind of respect that such darkness-loving, generally hypocritical creatures deserve, which is basically nothing.

Anyway, regarding important things, out in the light, where of course they should discussed, on the Sun and Shield site of Harry Gaylord, for instance, Donald R. McClarey declared,  “The Chiniquy conspiracy allegations are all bunk and have been debunked countless times, most notably by Professor Joseph George, Jr”.

Donald McClarey got it wrong but he, at least, understands that honest scholarship starts with identifying himself. He got a few responses to what he said, including one from me, and he hasn’t been heard from again. Hopefully he is reading and checking what was said and he should respond, even if it means he has to admit he and Joseph George were wrong.  That is ultimately the most important thing, getting to the truth. Jesus said “the truth shall make you free”, John 8:32. Interestingly, Jesus said this to his own, the Jews, and John records them as responding in the next verse, “We be Abraham’s seed, and were never in bondage to any man: how sayest thou, Ye shall be made free?”

Wow, how could they be so ignorant, how could they get it so wrong? They had an ideological bent and therefore it blinded them to the facts of their own history. Of course they were in bondage, Abraham’s seed were slaves in Egypt and their deliverance was one of the main themes of one of the books of Moses, which was Exodus. History is important and an ideology will blind people to historical facts. I believe it blinded Joseph George, something certainly did. It will be interesting to see if Mr. McClarey is going to respond to the answers he received in regards to what he said about Charles Chiniquy.

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