Well, this is a little awkward and funny, no?
I will say this...in THEORY I respect a falsely accused priest who stands up for himself.
In REALITY I respect my dad and his gut, opinions, and arguments. I actually know the man and his integrity and intelligence in this case, a bonus for me.
As events continue to unfold and the nature of this very confusing situation becomes clear I contend that more waiting would have been prudent. Even if Corapi is guilty...and he very well may be...I wish that bloggers would have waited a few more days to come out with their opinion pieces. After Corapi's second announcement things are already clearer. The man is angry. If he is guilty of manipulating the system then more evidence of this will become stronger as he reveals more of his hand. If we waited just a few more days then it wouldn't look like assumptions, it would look like arguments.
That being said, I do not lump my dad in with the likes of the others...he waited longer and cited more actual arguments then the others. He exercised more prudence. And in the midst of the 24 hour news culture waiting is simply not the name of the game.
Thankfully for me, what I say and write really doesn't matter AT ALL. The only people reading this are my friends who I assume always take my opinions with a grain of salt. I do not shape the public argument or define the terms...thank goodness. It's a burdensome responsibility and I'm so glad that I can trust the goodness, thoroughness and thoughtfulness of one of the men who does shoulder part of that burden.
My idea of prudence (which I'm not giving up on, by the way) is another's idea of negligence.