[Table of Contents] [Search]

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: (Fwd) Re: Curse puts fear of God into thieving clerics

At 08:54 AM 10/6/97 -0400, you wrote:

Hmmmmm, I didn't know that clergy was immune to "sin" given the examples of
Robertson (a child out of wedlock), Bakker (stole or misappropriated mucho
dollars) and Swaggert (who was caught TWICE with a prostitute) and others.
Perhaps those examples hadn't received their "sainthood" yet ? <g>

>For all interested parties.  I have a version of the same *curse* posted
>in my medical history library.  The fact that the poster discovered it in
>a religious book store does have significance, because the owner indicated
>he had had problems with this issue with his patrons.  The issue is not
>exclusive to the clergy, however and I have received very favorable
>comments by many of our visitors as well as our patrons.
>I regret that a member of the clergy took offense.  I enjoyed the post.
>Jane Brown
>On Fri, 3 Oct 1997, MSN wrote:
>> This morning I sent a 'must read' message about 'Curse puts fear of
>> God into thieving clerics' to the list. Below is a reply I received
>> off list about that message. Apparently someone was offended by that
>> message. It goes without saying that I never intended to offend
>> anybody. I just considered the 'Curse puts fear of God into thieving
>> clerics' message a humorous one interesting enough for the book
>> community to read. Since the reply to me was send off list I erased
>> the name of the sender in the forwarded message below.
>> Ton Cremers
>> ------- Forwarded Message Follows -------
>> Date:          Fri, 03 Oct 1997 07:51:00
>> To:            securma@xxxxxxxxx
>> Subject:       Re: Curse puts fear of God into thieving clerics
>> At 07:09 AM 10/3/97 +0000, you wrote:
>> >A 'must read' for the internet book community!
>> >Ton Cremers
>> >
>> >Curse puts fear of God into thieving clerics
>> What exactly is the point of this posting, Mr. Cremers? I see no grins or
>> other indications that it is not meant seriously so I assume you intend it
>> as a real warning.
>> None of us likes a book thief, but is it appropriate to brand the
>> entire clergy--all of whom at one time or many times are customers of
>> religious book stores and without whom the religious book business
>> would suffer?  Is it reasonable to assume (as the headline above)
>> that all book thefts from religious book stores are by clergy? I have
>> no doubt that there are clergy who steal or have stolen books and I
>> do not defend clergy as saints but the implication of your "must
>> read" posting that clerics are more prone to stealing than other
>> people is offensive.
>> As a Presbyterian minister, must I now conceal my identity when I
>> enter a book store so as to avoid coming under immediate suspicion
>> from some book seller who has seen your diatribe?
>> --------end of forwarded message------------
>> I sincerely hope nobody else was offended. If so, please do accept my
>> apologies!
>> Ton Cremers
>> ----
>> The Museum Security Network
>> http://museum-security.org/
>> http://www.xs4all.nl/~securma/
>> unsubscribe:
>> http://museum-security.org/mailing.html#form
>> or: unsubscribe@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>> subscribe:
>> mailto:subscribe@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>> ----
David Adams in Maryland

[Subject index] [Index for current month] [Table of Contents] [Search]