FATHER TILTY’S CHEEP COMMANDMENT | Daily Telegraph

Robyn …

Tim, Fr Bower has insulted you and your readers.

Firstly, you don’t need to ‘want to be’ anyone other than who you already are: funny, kind, compassionate, caring, intelligent, insightful, brave, conscientious and so very hard working (you posted this blog in the wee small hours of the morning … once again).

I could give many examples for each of these admirable qualities – as could the hundreds of thousands (if not millions) of readers you have in Australia and overseas – but I don’t think Fr Bower is worth the effort. And I doubt that he’d listen anyway. It’s more likely he’s simply trying to attack you (in a ‘passive aggressive’ way) or/and he’s ‘projecting’ onto you the fact that he might need to ‘want to be’ a better person.

With regard to this latter point, it has been found in psychological studies that people generally don’t see themselves as accurately as other people see them. (So, the best way to really know someone is to talk to the people they live and work with. And their readers, of course).  Also, people often see in other people qualities which they already possess in themselves. This can be positive qualities or negative ones. It’s interesting, therefore, that Fr Bower sees you and all of your many readers in such a negative way:

Suggesting you should aspire to be ‘a better person’ and your readers are simply collectively a ‘jeering crowd’.

As one of Tim’s many readers (and, by the way, I think the vast majority of your readers, Tim, are intelligent and funny and kind like you) – and as more than just a tiny speck of humanity in one single ‘jeering crowd’ (I’m a medical doctor, with over 20 years experience, and a mother of four) I have some medical advice for Fr Bower:

Fr Bower,

my advice to you is that you learn to listen to people when they speak to you. Respect that they might even teach you something … about many things including the person that you are. (not simply the person you might imagine or wish yourself to be).  And then you, Fr Bower, might ‘want to be’ a better person.

I noticed something else that you said in your letter:

‘I learn long ago that what people say about me, actually says nothing about me and every thing about them.’

From what I’ve explained here, that is often not correct. Especially when many people say the same thing. So, it might be that you are using ‘denial’ to cope with negative comments, and then you react by ‘projecting’ your own poor personal qualities onto those who criticise you. Very likely you’ve reacted like this with people other than just Tim. And you will do so to my comment here – if you open your ears to actually listen.

‘Fr Bower, my words are out there to give you some insights. Look into your own soul Fr Bower. What kind of person do you want to be?’

Source: FATHER TILTY’S CHEEP COMMANDMENT | Daily Telegraph

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A little lecture on free speech for Leftist idiots | Herald Sun

Nik …

To the nitwits protesting in parliament.

You want to sound off in parliament? You want expel hot air? You want to be heard? Starved for attention?

Get elected. We have MPs and senators who were chosen by the citizens of this country. They speak for their electors. They speak in that place. You are usurping a role and a right which is not your due.

To chant slogans straight out of Animal Farm over the top of elected representative at their appointed work  is disrespectful to the millions of Australians who DID NOT ELECT YOU.

Source: A little lecture on free speech for Leftist idiots | Herald Sun

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A little lecture on free speech for Leftist idiots | Herald Sun

Bottom line: no one is suing the protesters for saying idiotic things. They are free to say them all day.

Analogy: I am free to say that free speech matters. But I am not free to smash into Murphy’s home with 100 supporters and chant “free speech matters”.

Anyone not understanding the difference should not be a journalist. Or TV current affairs host.

But I am pretty sure Murphy must know that difference. So back to my question: is she stupid or dishonest?

Source: A little lecture on free speech for Leftist idiots | Herald Sun

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A politician to respect | Herald Sun

For three hours he listens, sympathises, offers advice. But he doesn’t change his mind. Not even close. “They’re not the mainstream unemployed,” he says later.

More to the point, long-term welfarism destroys people. It is a trap few can escape after a while. It is a corruption of the soul and a grotesque squandering of talent and opportunity.

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Police play down African problem. Then top ex-cop is victim | Herald Sun

Victoria Police once told complete falsehoods about the level of crime by Sudanese refugees. 

Source: Police play down African problem. Then top ex-cop is victim | Herald Sun

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President-elect Trump’s first big speech: | Herald Sun

President-elect Donald Trump gives his first big speech since the election and preaches unity. His message of patriotism, optimism and unity – a looking after the underdog – will appeal to many. Unlock the potential of the millions of Americans left on the sidelines, he says, and how could the Left object?

Source: President-elect Trump’s first big speech: | Herald Sun

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The Most Comprehensive Assault On ‘Global Warming’ Ever | NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT

By Paul Homewood   Mike van Biezen, who is adjunct professor at Compton College, Santa Monica College, El Camino College, and Loyola Marymount University teaching Physics, Mathematics, Astrono…

Source: The Most Comprehensive Assault On ‘Global Warming’ Ever | NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT

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