A Tale of Two Letters

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There was something desperate sounding in the recent posting by Kevin in his ‘Open-Letter‘ to Pope Francis….desperate and un-couth.  Although the signature was Kevin’s I couldn’t help but wonder if it wasn’t his Dad’s rant and not his own, as Bill is known to be crude and distasteful in both spoken and written word.   Kevin, however, may have just succumbed to his ego, letting F-bombs fly and resorting to grade-school bullying tactics of the kind used by his only remaining ‘Friends’.  He has indeed never seen so many of his Convenors, witnesses, supporters and benefactors wash their hands of him and it must be very frustrating indeed.  How upsetting to have made so many false allegations that epically fail the smell-test….the only thing left to do is to deflect all that rage into a tirade that is not only lacking his usual confident tone, but is just a plain crappy read. This is not Kevin’s usual inspirational prose (a rallying cry to unite the masses into Marxist Anarchy), it’s a tantrum of a two-year old and it’s not gone un-noticed  even by those who consider themselves Anti-Catholic.

Here’s some of the precious nuggets for your reflection:

That dumb little smirk of yours is really starting to bug me, Jorge

I don’t care how many media moguls adore your ass.

And the looming fuck up on your gilded horizon is this:

I did like that cute story your media people circulated recently, about you wandering like a latter-day St. Francis through the streets of Rome at night, feeding the homeless. Very nice.

Besides, the more you prattle on about justice and reform, dummy, the more your credibility starts hanging down somewhere below that spotless white robe of yours.

But holy shit, Jorge! Your mentor said to just pretend reform. Pretend! Don’t actually do it, stupid! For the last thing one does to a tottering regime like yours is to open the floodgates of change at critical moments.

Jesus, Jorge, you must know that.

It gets worse for you, boyo.

Jean Haines, who always posts Kevins articles on her blog: 2012 What Is The Real Truth, said that she was “floored” by Kevin’s words and “wondered what occasioned such words from him”.  Clearly, Jean you haven’t been reading my blog as much as I read yours (lol).  These comments by Jean were made on an article she worked hard to post on a similar ‘Open-Letter’ to Pope Francis written by Matthew Fox:

“I recently wrote a book on Pope Francis, or better a book to him, entitled Letters to Pope Francis. The book was released in Italian on Thanksgiving Day. In it I challenge him to live up to his purposefully chosen namesake and that people would hold his feet to the fire because no other pope had ever taken up that name, icon that it is, and that most people do know what St Francis of Assisi stood for: Ecology and no chauvinistic relationships to the plant and animal worlds; a preferential option for the poor, and (this may be slightly less acknowledged) an admirable and almost startling balance of gender justice and consciousness. In his celebrated poem, “Brother Sun, Sister Moon,” he moves back and forth, back and forth, between masculine and feminine names for the sacred.” – Matthew Fox (Pope Francis- A Breath of Fresh Air)

Disappointingly, Jean goes on to post Kevin’s reply to the Fox article as if to apologise for the earlier, brilliant and timely, piece.  Stranger still is her failure to endorse Kevin’s own work when speaking about the crimes in the residential schools:

“Again, if you want to learn more about ‘real’ life in these schools, I suggest you read Kent Nerburn’s new book, The Girl Who Sang to the Buffalo. It opened my eyes to the fact that the cabal is now doing to us exactly what they did to the indigenous people: they have destroyed our connection to the planet which is our real source of life, created a false religion based on fear and control, destroyed our cultural history and family life, made our education system a joke, are controlling our lives with mind-controlling drugs, are reducing our ability to get good healthcare, have created a false history about our species that has nothing to do with reality, are making us poorer with their financial thievery as they chemtrail us in order to kill us, are deliberately stealing our money from us in the form of illegal taxes that are not even on the books, and the list goes on and on.”

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Apparently Kent opened her eyes to reality where Kevin failed to do so?  Perhaps Jean is discovering the ‘real truth’ about Kevin?  There is always hope.

It is also interesting how Matthew Fox’s biography parallels Kevin Annett’s in some ways (Educated in both Theology and the Humanities, and their scrutiny by superiors over their teachings).  From Wikipedia:

“Also in 1983, Catholic Church leadership began officially reviewing Fox’s teachings and theological divergences. Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger – then Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, a Vatican administrative body charged with teaching and defending church doctrine – ordered a panel of Dominican priests and theologians to perform a two-year review of Fox’s writings.[5] When the initial findings found in Fox’s favor, Cardinal Ratzinger, later to become Pope Benedict XVI, rejected them and ordered a second review which was never undertaken.[6][7]Some scholars say these traditions are close to those that were first laid out by Jesus”

Could the same be said about Kevin’s writings?  That they have been close to the traditions laid out by Jesus? Certainly the use of Jesus’s name as a curse-word in a letter to the Pope would never have crossed Fox’s mind, nor would he have resorted to calling Francis – “boyo”.  Somehow Kevin feels this scores him some points with his readership, but when contrasted with a well researched and respectful address from Fox, it’s not surprising that Kevin’s letter has been reduced to nothing more than a ‘barroom rant’.

People, who still defend Kevin Annett and even resort to calling him a ‘hero’, will argue that it’s not about the man, but about the message.  Well, here, dear readers are two letters to the Pope, that deliver two very different messages.  One is a message of hope, while the other is a message of fear and hate.  Which message resonates with you is something you’ll have to decide.  Personally, I will cling to any message of hope in this crazy mixed-up world, because unlike Kevin, I believe in the human spirit and the goodness in mankind and after all, isn’t Christmas a season of miracles?

To read more about Matthew Fox see the links (supplied by Wikipedia) here:

References

  1.  Step into environment fray Peterborough Examiner
  2.  “Matthew Fox confronts life outside the Catholic Church“, The Toledo Blade, 28 March 1993
  3.  O’Neill, Molly (17 March 1993). “AT SUPPER WITH — MATTHEW FOX; Roman Catholic Rebel Becomes A Cause Celebre”The New York Times. Retrieved 8 March 2013.
  4.  “Adventures in Creation Spirituality” by Charles Burack, Interreligious Insight; Volume 8, Number 2 July 2010 pp. 62–65
  5. Allen, Jr., John L., “Vatican looks at ‘New Age,’ issues ‘appeal to discernment’”, National Catholic Reporter, http://www.natcath.org/NCR_Online/archives/022103/022103a.htm
  6.  Turbulent Priest Ministers to the New Age Soul: Martin Wroe meets the friar delivering ‘pagan heresy’ to packed churches by Martin Wroe, The Independent, UK, July 14, 1992
  7. Fascism in the Church: Ex-Priest on “The Pope’s War,” Clergy Abuse and Quelling Liberation Theology. Intervew. Democracy Now!, February 28, 2013.
  8.  Romancing the Past, A Critical Look at Matthew Fox & the Medieval “Creation Mystics” by Barbara Newman
  9.  Seeking the Feminine in God: Goddess worship accentuates female origins of the Almighty by Teresa Watanabe
  10.  Turbulent Priest Ministers to the New Age Soul: Martin Wroe meets the friar delivering ‘pagan heresy’ to packed churches by Martin WroeThe Independent, UK, July 14, 1992
  11.  Molly O’Neill (March 17, 1993). “A Supper with Matthew Fox; Roman Catholic Rebel Becomes a Cause Celebre”New York Times.
  12.  “Making a Joyful Noise: Rev. Matthew Fox Hopes His Sweaty Rave Masses Will Change the Way We Pray, Raving My Religion”New York Times Magazine. June 22, 1997.
  13. Fox, Matthew (1996). Confessions: the making of a postdenominational priest. [San Francisco, Calif.]: HarperSanFrancisco. p. 250. ISBN 0-06-062965-7.
  14. Rick DelVecchio (Feb. 5, 1999). “East-West Naropa Institute Plans to Open in Oakland: Move is part of Jerry Brown’s downtown plan”San Francisco Chronicle.
  15. Wisdom University
  16.  Lynn Trenning (September 18, 2010). “A mystic brings lessons in awe and creativity: In Charlotte, Matthew Fox will share what he thinks today’s Christianity needs to thrive”Charlotte Observer.
  17. Robert Brow (June 16, 1989). “The Taming of a New Age Prophet”Christianity Today.
  18.  The Way We Pray by Maggie Oman Shannon, Conari Press, ISBN 1-57324-571-2, p. 204-206
  19.  A New Reformation, Matthew Fox, (2006)
  20. Theologian Nails 95 Theses for a New ReformationEkklesia (think tank), 7 June 2005

Further reading

  • Christ & Empire: From Paul to Postcolonial Times (Facets) by Joerg Rieger (2007), Augsburg Fortress Publishers, ISBN 0-8006-2038-0
  • Saints and Sinners: Walker Railey, Jimmy Swaggart, Madalyn Murray O’Hair, Anton LaVey, Will Campbell, Matthew Fox by Lawrence Wright (1995), Vintage (paperback), ISBN 0-679-76163-2
  • Adventures in Creation Spirituality by Charles Burack, Interreligious Insight Volume 8, Number 2 (July 2010) pp. 62–74
  • Pope Benedict XVI: A Biography of Joseph Ratzinger by John L. Allen Jr. (2005), Continuum, ISBN 0-8264-1787-6, pp. 287–291

External links

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3 thoughts on “A Tale of Two Letters

  1. It’s very easy to see where you can sometimes be left thinking that it is Bill Annett that is writing some of these articles and indeed it could well be that he gets his father to post stuff like this for for him but let’s not forget that this man was recommended for a psychiatric evaluation by his employer many years ago and he refused and thus lost his job which resulted in his wife leaving him and her getting full custody of their children.

    A careful study of the behaviour,writings and you tube videos of Rev Kevin Annett clearly shows a man of many personalities and identities so perhaps it’s not so difficult after all to accept that this is just another of his personalities that kicks in when he feels the pressure.
    Here’s is an example of some of his writings in an e-mail,when the truth regarding his fraudulent use of a persons identity was used to back up his FAKE Court Tribunal.

    Kevin A
    8 Oct

    to me

    John, you seem to have gone quite crazy. So get some help, and meanwhile, please piss off.
    thanks,
    Kevin

    Kevin A
    8 Oct

    to me

    No, crazy people don’t let go, usually. But maybe you can understand simple english: I have nothing more to say to sick and destructive idiots like you, John. So say goodnight, numb nuts. It’s been fun.

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  2. It would seem that problems of having juggled his own public personalities (Kevin Annett,Kevin Daniel Annett and Rev Kevin Annett) for many years along with the FAKE personalities of George Dufort and Jeramiah Jourdain this despicable excuse for a human being has now overloaded his twisted brain with the new FAKE personalities of Fr Ciaran Ui Niall and Mary Hennessy which he introduced in September 2013 to back of his false claims that they are a part of ITCC Ireland.

    All of these identities are an essential part of what is know as Kevin Annetts LONG CON although Kevin would like to think that he is known for ‘Genocide Canada.’
    Watching Kevin Annett juggle all these identities in order to continue his LONG CON is fascinating to watch.
    While he may still continue to fool a handful of crackpot keyboard warriors,he has lost ALL credibility as far as genuine,honest activism concerned.

    And rightly so.

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  3. It would seem that one of the many flaws in Rev Annetts personality (or does he think he is cleverly attempting to divert attention) is that he reverts to this type of writing when he is under pressure to produce evidence to back up his claims as we see in December 2011 when he was questioned in relation to ‘The Mush Hole.
    (see this article from The Global Digest)
    ————————————————————————————————————–
    WHY DO PRIMATES KILL THEIR OWN KIND? A CHRISTMAS EPISTLE TO ANGLICAN ARCHBISHOP FRED HILTZ

    Special Contribution
    By Kevin D. Annett
    Dec. 19, 2011

    Anglican Archbishop Fred Hiltz

    Dear Fred,

    You may have heard of Crazy Walter, since he collapsed the pomp and dignity of one of your predecessors on a memorable spring day in 1990, at the Vancouver seminary I attended.

    Walt went on to street corner preaching in Toronto and the kind of insane joy so unfamiliar to the Church of England, and Primate What’s His Name undoubtedly is retired by now: but the memory of their brief encounter is forever pristine.

    Walt was a bearded wild man who hung around our seminary, and everyone tolerated him with such apparent liberality because we were all too scared to ask him to leave.

    He was trying to liven up the place that morning, as was his wont, for the sight of all of us oh-so-serious aspiring clerics tended to piss Walter off. His intense blue eyes jabbed at us unmercifully as he expounded the truth of what the Bible really meant, using waving arms, suggestive hip thrusts and touches of ribaldry that made the novices among us blush and look away.

    “I’m here to skewer you ungrateful little fuckers with the Word!” he explained, to the scowls and mutters of those of my erstwhile church colleagues who obviously had never met a real life prophet before.

    Walt was on a real roll by then, and my buddy Rich Lang and I were close to breathless exhaustion from the reluctant laughter that spilled from us, when the announcement burst through the door.

    Uncovering the remains, Brantford Anglican residential school, November 2011

    An excited young woman stepped unsuspectingly into the lounge and declared to us with the bland attempt at enthusiasm of a processed Christian, “The Anglican Primate is here!” Like a pilgrim on the verge of a sacred orgasm, Walter’s eyes sparkled at her words, and he shouted out gleefully, “The fucking Primate?”

    The old guy then leaped up and hurried to the doorway, and believe it or not, actually pointed his rear end towards the front hallway of our Vancouver School of Theology and the general direction of His Eminence, and began to quickly rotate and thrust his ass with all the passion of a baboon in heat.

    “It’s the Primate!” Walt kept shouting. “The fucking Primate!”

    Rich and I were both on the floor by then, screeching and gasping for air, and through tears of laughter I caught Walter jumping up and down in the hallway, his ass still offered to the churchman, as the Anglican Primate’s shocked entourage stood bewildered and embarrassed in front of the guy.

    Being Canadians, none of them said anything, but the top Anglo gave Walt a strange sort of look and muttered to his shocked brethren, and then shuffled off with the school Principal to sip coffee and blabber somewhere.

    By the time Crazy Walter returned to us in triumph, most of our career-conscious friends had scattered in terror. Walt beamed with avuncular pride at Rich and me for staying, threw his weary buns down on the couch, and announced,

    “Sorry guys. It was all that purple that fucker wore. Made me randy as hell!”

    I realize now that Walter knew more than he was saying.

    Fred, I know the whole topic of anal intercourse must make you nervous, knowing what you know about your own church, but bear with me. Let me try to lubricate (sorry) the topic with a theological reference, to make the impact a bit gentler.

    If Jesus ever did walk the earth, I imagine he was a lot like Crazy Walter. According to the Book, JC got executed, don’t forget, for pissing off guys like you, Fred.

    After all, his prescription for child rapists was to tie a ten ton grinding stone around their necks and toss them into the nearest ocean, presumedly with loving non-violence. So we know where that leaves you guys, and those you protect: shit out of luck, as Walter would have said.

    What is the Anglican church punishment for raping a child, Fred? The Catholics call it a forgivable sin. Canadian law requires only a wrist-slapping one year mandatory sentence in jail for child rape. So it’s not as if you’re under any pressure to go hard on the sickos in your midst, even when they ended up flogging to death their little victims, and then burying them in shallow graves: like at the Brantford Indian residential school.

    Besides my sheer delight in recounting a tale about Not so Crazy Walter, what’s causing me to drop you this little note is something you said last month: that you have no power to release documents held by your Bishop Bob Bennett about kids who died at the killing grounds known as the Mohawk Indian residential school in Brantford.

    It’s an odd thing for you to say, Fred, because hell: you’re the fucking Primate, boy. You speak on behalf of she whom my Irish nationalist family members like to call “that Bitch in Buckingham Palace”. That means you not only get to wear all sorts of sexy purple outfits, Fred, but you can tell any priest, or a Bishop Bob, precisely what to do.

    So your strange remark got me wondering: why would the top Anglican in Canada want to conceal documents from the Mohawk Indian school?

    One doesn’t need a Master of Divinity degree to figure that one out, which is frankly what makes you and the whole situation laughable, more than anything: because you all know the score, and yet you pretend not to.

    The blood stains from all those little kids are still all over your church, Fred, even after all the official scrubbing and whitewashing. You know that you’ve sealed away documents that prove your church and the “crown” intended to eradicate the Mohawk nation. You know about the bones we’ve uncovered at the Brantford school. Like I told your co-conspirator, Bishop Bob Bennett, the graves are opening now, and your lies don’t work anymore.

    So let me remind you of something you may have forgotten, along the way to grasping your Archbishop’s miter: since the truth always comes out, full disclosure is the only way left for the guilty.

    You won’t disclose anything, of course, and not only because your lawyers will not allow it. But that really doesn’t matter. In the final days of any dying regime like yours, the decisions of the people “at the top” always become more self-destructive, irrational and just plain silly – which is why the abomination you represent can only be laughed at and mocked, like Walter did, and Jesus.

    So relax, Fred. Nothing’s in your hands anymore. The great wheel of destiny is turning, and those with eyes to see and hearts to feel will know where they belong now.

    One final point, however: I hear that Bishop Bob recently instituted a new policy in his diocese (you gotta love those quaint old Roman terms), that no Anglican clergyman can drive alone in a car with a child anymore.

    I guess that goes to prove that Crazy Walter couldn’t have been that far off the mark, Fred.

    Merry Christmas.

    Love, Kevin

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