Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Moved to WordPress

I've been forced to move my Windows Live Spaces (WLS) site over to WordPress. Nothing sinister to that.


If you're interested as to why, check out my first WordPress post. I'm still getting the hang of all its functions and such, so it looks kinda drab at the moment. But in terms of usability and variety of function, it's miles ahead of WLS.

That transitory process bears no impact on this Blogger blog, which will remain open. Oh, and speaking of things staying open, eagle-eyed voters may have noticed an extension in the polls' expiration date. Around New Years' time, I decided to let the polls stay open for a year after I wrote 'em, rather than the end of 2010, as I originally planned. Make your voice heard! Vote today!

2 comments:

+Seán Manchester said...

+Seán Manchester said...
"Good afternoon Bishop Manchester, I'm not sure if you're aware of this, but I have been discussing the possibility of reconciliation between yourself and ... [DELETED] ... Here's the thread: ... [DELETED] ... Please read through this thread to see how that discussion has progressed, as I am interested in your views and perhaps, willingness, to engage in such a meeting. Some stipulations have been suggested. Do you have any of your own? If you like, we can engage in this discussion, privately. I will not disclose anything you say, unless you want me to. I know you may have some apprehensions about this, but rest assured, my intentions are sincere. I have stated my agenda on the thread." ~ A Hogg (01/03/11)

First, my standard request that links to other sites are not posted has been ignored.

Second, I am informed that you have already published the above comments on a public forum. So much for offering to discuss it in private!

Third, a person who has tried to cause me and mine grief for a great many years would still not be excluded from meeting me in person and receiving my forgiveness if they genuinely sought it. This applies to absolutely anyone.

Fourth, the only stipulations I ever lay down in such circumstances is that any meeting of this kind is treated in absolute confidence, and that any such candidate travels to where I happen to be. My schedule allows for nothing else. Obviously, I have responsibilities that take precedence.

Fifth, should an individual be seeking to reconcile their differences with me for whatever reason, I am quite easy to find and can be contacted by e-mail. It should not involve any third party, and, moreover, must not.

I do not dwell on these hypothetical situations, or on what has happened in the past. I deal with what is happening now, and open myself to those who need my help today.

2 March 2011 05:00 PM

Anthony Hogg said...

'First, my standard request that links to other sites are not posted has been ignored.'

Whoops. Sorry about that. But, I posted it so I could draw your direct attention to the matter being discussed, without it being filtered through other parties. Also, seeing as you moderate your comments (as I do), the link would have been for your eyes only, should you have chosen it to be. But you've addressed it here, so...there you go.

Also, we make slip-ups on occasion, as your preference for persons posting with their name was also contravened by yourself.

For the record, I'm not homosexual or 'anti-Catholic', unless you consider me to be 'anti-Catholic' due to my Protestant beliefs. But let's not engage in a tit-for-tat dialogue, shall we.

'Second, I am informed that you have already published the above comments on a public forum. So much for offering to discuss it in private!'

Yes, I did, as you would have seen from reading the link I provided you. That was to 'put my money where my mouth is', that is, to cut out the middle man and mention that direct correspondence was the way to go, rather than rely on the word of third parties.

The reference to private correspondence was by e-mail. The public stuff, was to open the door to negotiations of some sort. To gauge willingness and such. I'm still more than happy to do so.

'Third, a person who has tried to cause me and mine grief for a great many years would still not be excluded from meeting me in person and receiving my forgiveness if they genuinely sought it. This applies to absolutely anyone.'

I'm sure that you'll acknowledge that this grief has been paid in kind, courtesy of the VRS and FoBSM. I have been a target of this abuse, courtesy of them and yourself, too. But I am overlooking that for the sake of a peaceful outcome.

'Fourth, the only stipulations I ever lay down in such circumstances is that any meeting of this kind is treated in absolute confidence, and that any such candidate travels to where I happen to be. My schedule allows for nothing else. Obviously, I have responsibilities that take precedence.'

I'm also sure that you'd acknowledge, by now, that due to the ill-will you bear each other, that such an event needs a bit of a 'kick in the pants' to get moving. So, as a third party, I can only serve as a mediator/negotiator to this end. It is up to you and David to agree to each of your stipulations. Keep in mind, at the very least, I'm going for a ceasefire here. It doesn't mean either side necessarily needs to forgive, but we must reach a state of civility, at least, to 'preserve the peace'.

'Fifth, should an individual be seeking to reconcile their differences with me for whatever reason, I am quite easy to find and can be contacted by e-mail. It should not involve any third party, and, moreover, must not.'

To do this, is to engage in a stalemate situation. That is, wait for one side to contact the other. With all due respect, Bishop, neither side is (at present) willing to do this, yet, it's clear, there's at least a willingness to engage in dialogue. So that's certainly a step in the right direction. If neither side is willing to contact the other first, however, then we will need to make an alternate arrangement.

'I do not dwell on these hypothetical situations, or on what has happened in the past. I deal with what is happening now, and open myself to those who need my help today.'

Neither do I, which is why I'm taking appropriate action. This is nothing to do with a plea for help, but merely to engage both parties in some kind of dialogue to (at least) achieve a state of civility.

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