This blog talks a lot about anti-Semitism for obvious reasons. The blog is devoted to the book "Bieganski: The Brute Polak Stereotype." This stereotype is a way some cope with the horrors of anti-Semitism. It's not we who are guilty; it's those primitive Polaks.
Yesterday I was reminded that hatred of Catholics is alive and well, and that it is no better than any other hatred.
Recently a mass grave for children was discovered in Tuam, County Galway, Ireland. The Home was run by nuns. The children were largely illegitimate and orphans.
It goes without question that anyone who knowingly humiliated, threatened, hurt or contributed to the deaths of those children is guilty of a terrible wrong. Of course all decent people condemn child abuse and want it to stop. Again, that goes without saying.
More research should be done about this institution.
If the offending parties were members of any group other than Catholic nuns, more research would be done. If the mass grave were created by Native Americans, or Muslims, or Hindus, or ancient Pagans, anthropologists would be all over the news, saying, we must research this to understand why these children were buried so unceremoniously. What societal factors contributed to this atrocity?
What's troubling is that people have been insisting that child abuse is a Catholic crime. Their bottom line: Catholics abuse children; non-Catholics don't abuse children.
I rejected this lie in a blog post.
Prominent blogger Andrew Sullivan quoted my blog post and linked to it.
His followers began to inundate me with hateful emails.
There are people out there who hate Catholics every bit as fervently as anti-Semites hate Jews.
You can read the blogs in question here.