Mark Shea is begging for money on his blog, complaining that he cannot afford dental or health insurance. This is not the first time he has done this. Has he heard the old saying, "get a real job"? Does he expect free handouts from people who actually work for a living so they can have healthcare? Shea spends much of his time in between speaking engagements writing bombastic, sarcastic, arrogant pieces on several web sites, and yet he expects people to pay to read his personal blog! Shea writes the following concerning his personal blog, "Time spent writing this blog is time not spent writing for sources of income. So if response to the Tin Cup Rattle is weak, I've gotta focus my energy elsewhere since my kids weirdly insist on food and shelter every single *day*." Good, do us a favor and close down your blog. It would also be great if Catholics would quit paying this guy to write or speak. He has produced nothing of any benefit to Catholic apologetics, and quite frankly, the Catholic world would be in much better shape without the likes Shea pontificating his personal version of Catholicism. And of course, you had better not disagree with him on anything he proclaims, or else you will get a drive by ad hominem! Forget actually debating a topic, that is off limits.
Shea then continues in his usual juvenile styled grammar which he is well known for, "So I'm askin' ya, if everybody who has gotten something good from this blog will kick in some bucks on the PayPal button on the left rail below my picture." Are you kidding me? Pay to have more of his noxious nonsense posted on the internet? I for one cannot believe that anyone pays him for anything he writes, let alone for his own blog. Here is some advise. If you want health insurance, go work for it. Quit begging for money and go get a real job, and leave Catholic theology and apologetics to the real experts. People don't mind supporting actual scholars for their professional work. Most people however are not interested in supporting amateur hacks who expect to be paid for writing horrible pieces, with the vocabulary and language of a twelve year old. Sorry if this post sounds a bit harsh, but I, and many other Catholics that I know, are sick and tired of this guy and those like him who go around pontificating as if they are an authority on the Catholic faith. Also, Shea has no money for health insurance, but has no problem going on vacation and telling everyone on the entire internet about it, "toodles." I hope someone else paid for that, I am sure no responsible person would go on vacation and then complain about not having heath insurance. I feel sorry for anyone who drops a dime in the bucket to support his personal blog.