Judging from St. Corbinian's Bear's stats, it appears that people want to read about something scandalous 10x more than they do about something edifying.
It's a little depressing, because comparatively few people seem to enjoy my better posts. Fortunately, my stats mean nothing, since I'm not advertising anything, and ego considerations are... well, let's just say I'm a Bear, so that's not a problem. But the one about the Pope apparently hiding his cross easily beat out the previous most-viewed article, which was about the hymn that goes "Every heretic I detest..." just a few posts back.
We have found a bear paw mold for goats milk soap, however. Hmm... each piece of soap could be named after the goat who gave the milk. "Ava Soap" could be lilac-scented, for example. I just need two things to go into business. A logo/packaging design, and knowing how to make soap. It would be fun for Missus Bear.
If you don't know what the occasional talk about Zoar is, Zoar is the "little place" in the environs of Sodom and Gomorrah to which Lot and his sex-starved daughters escaped before he made the bad decision to go live in some nearby caves. Zoar represents our haven from the world, in a "crunchy con" sort of way, if you're familiar with ex-Catholic writer Rod Dreher's term.
Rod Dreher became Orthodox. The Bear also had his Orthodox adventure. He needs to tell the story some day. Like he needs to tell the story about how he dropped out of his post-graduate theology studies.
The Bear excels at being a bad example.
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