Sunday, July 10, 2011

Dear Annonymous

(I had an anonymous comment on some of my previous blogs and since she was not willing to reveal her identity to me then I am responding in a blog and hoping she for some reason still reads my blogs even though she didn't like what I had to say.)

Dear Anonymous,

I feel like you completely misunderstood me. As I read your comments I kept wondering is it my blog she is commenting on? It's as though you feel like my blog is a personal attack on you and based on what you said, it appears I don't even know you.

I said almost the same thing as you regarding labor options... Know your options and do what is best for you. I'm really happy you enjoyed all your labors and i don't see how my comments diminished that fact in any way.

I have no problem with you deciding that vaccinating is what is best for your children. I'm curious though as to why you think not vaccinating my children is a religious decision? I didn't mention anything about religion. For your information I do actually know how many vaccines the church sends over seas. I've considered this fact in my personal decision not to vaccinate. You asked if I thought the church would do this if vaccines were bad and my answer is yes. They are very well meaning in doing so. The church is full of many wonderful people who want to help others and based on the most popularly held ideas on vaccines the people over the philanthropic branches of the church would think this a great use of their funds.

I know it's hard to watch your children be administered vaccines because I've done it but trust me if watching them cry and dealing with their fussiness was the only reason I didn't like vaccines I'd buck up and deal with it. I like any parent am terrified of my children catching a bad disease and if I believed that simply giving them a vaccine was the solution I would do it in a heart beat. I suppose I wasn't clear enough in my message so let me restate it clearly now: I do not give my children vaccines because I believe them to be unsafe and ineffective in doing what they claim to do.

As for your comments regarding my post on teaching chastity I feel you misunderstood my message. I suppose my word choice in saying that "the church's teachings fall short" is not exactly what I should have put. When I said that what I meant is thatwhat the leaders often teach falls short. I am well aware of the churches stance on the subject because I majored in Home and Family Living at BYU and had to take many marriage courses surrounding the subject. Hence I can clearly see the disconnect between the churches actual stance on the subject and what is in reality often taught. I feel as though maybe you didn't actually read the article I posted a link to because I think that had you read it you would have better understood the message I was trying to convey. Again this is not a personal attack on your teaching. For all I know you could be wonderful at teaching chastity to your young women. The point is that as a whole we still have a large amount of problems with promiscuity even within the church.
I am confused by your comment about people feeling guilt for their sins. I have re read the blog to try and figure out where on earth this came from and I am at a loss. I never once said anything about people not needing to feel guilt for their sins. You are attacking me on a point I never tried to make. Realizing that what you've done is wrong is part of repentance and I never said anything contrary. My only guess is that you are referring to my quote from the article itself but if you would read the quote carefully it says "Some might say" in reference to other people who are looking on the sinner and is not talking about the sinner them self.

And lastly your comment on having ugly children (which is not what I said I wanted) was completely and totally uncalled for! In the words of Elder Joseph B Wirthlin, "Kindness is the essence of a celestial life. Kindness is how a Christlike person treats others."

I'm sorry if I said things that offended you but I have to say that it is my blog and I didn't ask you to read it. I even said in my post that if you didn't want to read about my minority opinions then you did not have to keep reading.

Consider the golden rule.



Jocelyn said...

Wow, Stacey, I can't believe someone wrote all of that! Frankly, I love reading what you post and whether I agree or disagree with some of the things you write, I still love the research you do and the overall facts you give on the subject. It really helps me to think about the subject as a whole, rather than from the one side I may be on about it.

Keep it up, and don't pay attention to those who want to bring you down because they don't like what you have to say!

ShaunaJorgenson said...

Nice. Hopefully she gets a chance to read this!

Rae said...

I love reading your blog, it shows me a different outlook on life and I don't understand how someone could be so mean and coldhearted. Your message is what you believe and no one can take that away from you. You have a beautiful family and you should be proud of yourself as always.