I don’t see where Techno or I said that private revelation isn’t helpful, or even integral to the faith life of some.
Lashing out at us doesn’t change the fact that private revelation isn’t necessary for salvation. That’s all we are saying.
It’s not myopic at all to acknowledge that the private revelation practices of the faith are option and for some, it really helps take the pressure off. Like I mentioned, there have been quite a few Facebook/twitter messages that make those who don’t care to participate in the 100th anniversary of Fatima into some sort of social pariahs.
I can’t speak for Techo but I can say for myself I think that it’s wonderful that the Pope found comfort and heeded private revelation. However, I am glad that is an equally valid option for me to say “that’s not for me”
That’s all I’m saying. I WANT the freedom to reject private revelation and the Church respects that. It really sounds like you do not want to give me the kind of choice that the Church itself does.