I have woken up here in Australia to this firestorm about the previous post.
I sincerely apologise if it offended any of you.
Let me explain –
1/. I am not a spiritual person and have never professed to be.
2/. I am a provocative person and always have been.
3/. I am warts-and-all on this blog, and have been from day 1.
4/. What happened with Mr. Johnstone (the dwarf) was not funny.
5/. I put the post up because I wanted to get a discussion going.
The set up as presented by the media treated the incident like a joke – the title for the post was the headline for the story in the Sydney Morning Herald – our equivalent of the NY Times:
Saint sinner sets dwarf on fire.
The media presented it in a provocative and jocular manner, and yet treated it seriously – which is the same kind of conflict I presented in my post.
In this country there has been scandal after scandal here involving footballers getting drunk and doing horrible things, mainly involving women. Nasty misogynist stuff.
This is no different.
Again, I sincerely apologise to anyone who took offence. It was not intended.
However I did intend to provoke thought and discussion. And if in the process of that you make judgements about me, then so be it… I will cite the mantra that got me across the Meseta –
I love you, I'm sorry, please forgive me, thank you.