How *The* Reverend Doctor Kelly Murphy Mason Sucks & Blows At The Same Time. . .
I will now proceed to walk Unitarian Universalists aka U*Us through exactly how, at least according to *that* definition of the meaning of the phrase "suck(s) and blow(s) at the same time", *the* Reverend Doctor Kelly Murphy Mason sucked and blowed at pretty much the same time on her Twitter account last week.
On #TheologicalThursday November 10th, in response to this Tweet by Rev. Roger Butts of High Plains Unitarian Universalist Church in Colorado Springs, *the* Reverend Doctor Kelly Murphy Mason Tweeted -
So try to be hospitable to the other and see all difference as grace? That sounds good to me, @RogerButts and @revnaomi #TheologicalThursday
I responded to Rev. Dr. Kelly Murphy Mason's somewhat questionable Tweet with the following cautionary Tweet -
It *is* possible to take that too far. Indeed the word "all" takes it too far. Certain differences are far from #grace.
Hopefully it is not necessary to explain to most people of intelligence and conscience how it is "less than wise" to "see ALL difference as grace" and how a good number of differences are indeed anything but grace. . .
I followed up that terse*, but none-the-less quite civil, cautionary Tweet with a second Tweet cautioning against the unjustified and/or excessive "othering" of "others" -
The whole business of #othering "others" is questionable. Often the "other" is not all that different from you & yours.
So how did Rev. Dr. Kelly Murphy Mason respond to those two little Tweets of mine U*Us ask? Well she certainly didn't enter into a genuinely free and responsible search for the Truth and meaning of those two Tweets, or I probably would not be blogging about how the not so good Reverend Doctor sucks and blows at the same time would I U*Us? Quite regrettably Rev. Dr. Kelly Murphy Mason rather boldly sucked and blowed at pretty much the same time by all but totally contradicting what she had said in the Tweet that I was responding to by most ironically (and more than a little bit hypocritically. . .) Tweeting the following "less than hospitable" Tweet that publicly shunned and ostracized aka "othered" your's truly -
@RobinEdgar NB: User RobinEdgar blocked permanently from my Twitter feed @revnaomi #TheologicalThursday
Now *that's* what *I* call "sucking and blowing at the same time"!
Perhaps especially in light of the specific Tweet that *the* Reverend Doctor Suck-And-Blow-At-The-Same-Time was responding to. . .
For the broken U*U record. . . I initially responded to Rev. Dr. Kelly Murphy Mason's sucking and blowing at the same time by Tweeting -
@RevDrKMM @revnaomi So much for a free and *responsible* search for the Truth, to say nothing of several other UU principles & ideals. #FAIL
and subsequently Tweeting -
ROTFLMU*UO! It would appear that I have been "othered" by @RevDrKMM for questioning her notion that we should "see all difference as grace".
I *could* go on to blog about my subsequent Twitter chat with the Rev. Naomi King who chastised me for Tweeting those critical Tweets but I will save that for another day. . .
* As I pointed out to UU Twitterati Rev. Naomi King in this follow-up Tweet, Twitter's 140 character limit encourages terse (and even quite blunt) "electronic communications" rather than more detailed and nuanced communications that require the use of more words than the 140 character limit allows for. . .