Apologies for the delay in response, I've been too busy tending to a sick baby, one of the two I didn't kill. Poor Madam Fifi Albertyn (formerly known as Katie E E) has an ear infection and tonsillitis. Not fun. Fortuitously, I took her to the ENT for a check up yesterday (tonsillectomy, grommets, adenoids and sinus wash scheduled for Monday - am so bloody nervous!) so it is just as well the suckers are coming out on Monday.
Thanks for all the love on the previous post, you are marvellous. I wasn't at all upset by old Zsusie's vitriol, at least not for myself. It is like someone calling you stupid when you know you are not, it is so off base and far from the truth, that it doesn't phase you in the slightest. I was, and still am a little upset on behalf of the millions of women in Africa who she so disgustingly insulted, but you know what, she is clearly so ignorant, and so uneducated that I can't even take offence about that. I just feel really sorry for her kids. Ouch. To have a mother like that, what chance do you have?
Plus her husband, the preacher, has videos on YouTube preaching about how it is wrong for men to stand and pee. Or sit and pee. I'm not sure, but one of the two will send you straight to hell. V amusing. He has some other videos as well, but watching them makes my head want to explode, so I am not sure what they are about. But if you are thinking about doing IVF, perhaps you should listen to his sermon on the Seven Deadly Sins of IVF I must say, I did learn something out of this whole thing - I had no idea some people were opposed to IVF? Never even entered my mind. Shows you, you are never too old to learn! (IVFers, you have to check out this link, it is hysterical!)
And for all of those who were concerned that I would paint all
Christians with the same brush, have no fear. I got a very sweet note from a Baptist chap saying that while he
doesn't agree with IVF and homosexuality (?), he would never do what
old Nut Job did and he felt really saddened by her actions. From the little I know
about Christians, I know that the real ones don't behave like that.
She isn't a Christian, she is a nut job.
I suppose I should be honoured though, as a commenter said: the woman who wrote this is well known in Christian circles over here for being ridiculous. I can't tell you how many things both she and her husband have written, published, etc. that are considered cult-like to the general Christian population here. If you do any research on her and her husband, you'll see what I mean. They tend to go after big-name people (such as you, since you have a large blog) and then attack them -- all to get publicity. Trust me, you are only one in a very long list of people they've done this type of thing to.
What an odd woman! What an odd family! Those poor kids.
(BTW, my friend Zsusie has posted a follow up note on her blog (comments closed, obviously), officially dubbing me the IVF Monster and saying that she is proud to be judgemental and blah blah. She is not terribly impressed with you either. How old is this woman? Five? Actually, the whole thing is getting boring now. I think old Zsusie is a bit of an attention whore. And so instead of clicking through to her blog, just read her response below. I'm over it now, off to drink more wine! Love you, bye!)
Thursday, July 10, 2008
Apparently, a reader of my blog informed the IVF monster of my post about her. At least that's what I am guessing, since I doubt she would be a regular reader of my website herself. She was so kind as to not only link to my blog, but actually quote my post in its entirety on her website. I am not saying that sarcastically at all, I really am very glad about that because bad publicity is still publicity. Somebody out there might actually realize that IVF is wrong after learning the facts behind it.
I have been mostly amused by the comments and e-mails I am receiving, especially the ones from other Christians, although I have to admit that I am only reading about half of the comments, and usually only the first paragraph even of those. There's only so much time in a day when you take care of 4 little kids. Saying I am judgmental is by far the prevailing remark, with saying that I am a coward for not posting opposing opinions coming in second place. Yes, I am judgmental! Guilty as charged! The Bible never says not to judge, it says to be careful how you judge because you will be held to the same standards. As someone who will never consider killing my children, especially not in those kind of numbers, I have nothing to worry about with that one.
1Corinthians 2:15 But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man.
John 7:24 Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment.
"Judge righteous judgment" is a command to judge. As it commands earlier in the verse, I did not go by appearance, but quoted the woman's own words detailing her long trail of blood.
Besides, writing to tell me that I am judgmental is a judgmental statement. How can you tell me I am wrong for doing something that you yourself are doing? Sounds like hypocrisy.
As for calling me a coward, that one is particularly funny. If I WERE a coward, I would not have posted about IVF, knowing the angry downpour that would follow. It's reverse psychology on the level of a preschooler, but thankfully I am past that age and it doesn't work.
Other comments have been telling me that this woman will never get saved because of my poor testimony to her. She is not saved for the same reason other people are not saved: because she is too proud to believe on Jesus alone for salvation. She is absolutely right, if people like me or anyone else were going to heaven based on their actions it would be impossible to get there. That's why salvation is only by grace through faith. Even after all her murders, this woman could still be saved if she asked God to.
Of course, there were very vulgar comments, as could be expected from regular readers of this woman's blog, who refers to her 3-year old by a horrible term. I am so glad that all these babies died so she could leave her 2 living children in the care of a nanny all day and call them terms I would never even call this woman herself. But I am the judgmental one, right?
The saddest comments of all were those from people who agree that IVF is wrong and kills babies, but who thought I shouldn't speak out against it. So these people wish I WERE a coward? I guess I just love and appreciate children a little more than to want to see them die by the masses in this process called IVF. It may be a shock to you that I have talked to many women who were ignorant of how the procedure works and what it involves, who after finding out the facts walked away disgusted and knowing they would never, ever do IVF, just like they would never consider having an abortion.
Proverbs 24:11, 12
If thou forbear to deliver them that are drawn unto death, and those that are ready to be slain;
If thou sayest, Behold, we knew it not; doth not he that pondereth the heart consider it? and he that keepeth thy soul, doth not he know it? and shall not he render to every man according to his works?
So go ahead and keep writing your long comments. They will not get posted, and I will not lose any sleep over it. In fact, chances are I won't even read them in the first place because I am too busy playing with my four wonderful children.