Then why can’t he say it to a person’s face? Why would he hide behind a microphone when he could actually address people directly? He takes shots at everyone on his blog, which doesn’t allow comments, and when people call him out in public on their own blogs, he whines on his own blog (again with no comments allowed) rather than making use of the comment function on theirs.
Here’s the quote from “Bishop” White on AOMin.org:
I was all set up to review some pretty sad examples of RC apologetics from the Catholic Answers Forums, but due to circumstances beyond my control, we will have to either wait till Tuesday, or, re-schedule for tomorrow. I’ll post an announcement if we reschedule for Friday. Sorry!
He’ll boast all day about how much conviction he has in his position, but when somebody actually throws down the gauntlet, he never has enough time to take the challenge (although somehow he always seems to have enough time to cry on his blog about it). The posters are RIGHT HERE. The comboxes on the blogs of people he is critiquing are open to the public. Why does he constantly refuse to attack statements where those statements are made?
I’m just not buying that he’s a very busy man who doesn’t have time to answer questions. Here’s an idea: if you don’t have time to dialogue with somebody in a forum where they can easily answer you, don’t take shots at them. If someone is so far beneath you that they don’t deserve an honest interaction, don’t address their statements. I don’t know where White grew up, but here in Texas, you just don’t say something about a man behind his back. You say it to his face where you’ll have to answer for what you say. And don’t even get me started on the “You can call into the Dividing Line” nonsense. If somebody says something here, he shouldn’t have to inconvenience himself by going to another forum entirely when there’s already a perfectly good opportunity for public discussion.
Maybe I’m just a dumb Southerner, but it works on my last nerve that White will never challenge a statement in the forum where the statement was made, even though he has every opportunity to do so. To me, that’s just yellow-bellied.