No need to bump this thread.
Have you heard the phrase: If you don’t have anything nice to say it’s better not to say anything at all?
Being as this is a Catholic board and forum rules call for charity in all things, I think perhaps people are not commenting on Robin Williams’ appearance because there’s really nothing nice to be said about it.
Being as Robin Williams is not Catholic and has always pretty much slammed the faith, this is not news. Neither is it news or worth commenting much when Bill Maher goes on his rants (talk about some doozies!).
Perhaps if Katie Holmes were to be quoted as disparaging and insulting the Catholic faith in which she was raised and by which her family still adheres, then you’d get a lot of discussion out of that. It would not only be news but very sad news, indeed.
Anyway, that’s my 2 cents on the matter.
Part of me would like to see more Catholics express their outrage at appearances such as Williams’ and Mahers’, but it seems we do our expressing with the kneelers at church praying for these lost people that they may experience a conversion in their hearts. I suppose if we did it in any other fashion we’d give Catholics a bad reputation and feed into the already false impression non-Catholics have of us. I don’t know.