no, the OP SHOULD have handled the situation without causing MORE scandal.
This is the most illogic part of your argument. If one should be so singularly focussed on the Mass that someone else’s behavior shouldn’t be a distraction, then anyone the OP disturbed has only themselves to blame.
minor issue: woman taps a family on the shoulder.
Major issue: another person, who is without authority to do so, crosses the aisle and “excuses” the woman from mass, who then storms out causing a scene in front of the whole church and distracting the entire congregation from the liturgy.
Now you think he should have intervend? Man! You’re hard to keep up with! And you can tell he was lacking in charity from all the way over there? Really? How you do that?
As the OP Points out: the OP never asked why the woman was doing the tapping or if there was anything the OP could do to help. He simply crossed the aisle, told her to stop, and then dismissed her from God’s holy mass.
Nice of you to allow that he didn’t mean to throw the tapper out! But you still blame him somehow…
Of course he shares some blame! his INTENTION was good, perhaps, but his WORDS carried a meaning which was wholly incorrect
What if I was so offended by Lizaane’s blistering post, not to mention you having her back, that I left the message board for good? Not your intent, but the two or three people here who find me tolerable could hold you accountable. How unfair.
Unfair is not the issue… the issue was that he chased a person from Mass (presumably Sunday, causing them to violate their obligation and enter a state of sin). If liz chases you out of mass, i will be very upset with her. If she chases you out of the forum… well, I like the fact that you debate curtiously, but I wouldn’t be overly upset by your choice to leave.
This thread is turning out to be a lot more interesting than I thought.
Haha, stick around, at least we’ll make things interesting.