Monday, February 11, 2013

Elaine Redwine's Statement on Mark Redwine

“I don’t think Mark treats him very well… I would not put it past Mark to have done something to remove Dylan from the situation. You know, like ‘if I can’t have him, nobody will,’” Elaine Redwine told ABC News.
This portrays Mark Redwine as vindictive.  In the analysis of Mark Redwine's statements, we find consistency as a possible motive:  revenge against his ex wife.  (see analysis) 
She said she fears Mark may not have reacted well if Dylan, 13, said something his father did not agree with.
Elaine also stated that Mark has not been in contact with her since their son vanished, telling ABC she and her older son tried to text him and he failed to respond.
“I just find it odd that at a time like this, he would be so evasive,” she said.
The key word is "evasive", which is deliberate in nature. 
Statement Analysis has shown that Mark Redwine is deceptively withholding information on what happened to Dylan, 13.  


sidewalk super said...

They both say "remove him from the situation", SITUATION?
Sounds much more like a hostage standoff to me.

Tania Cadogan said...

off topic

Pope Benedict XVI is to resign on February 28 due to worsening health.

He will be the first head of the Roman Catholic Church to resign in almost 600 years and the Vatican said his departure would leave the post temporarily vacant.

The 85-year-old German's resignation letter said: "After having repeatedly examined my conscience before God, I have come to the certainty that my strengths, due to an advanced age, are no longer suited to an adequate exercise of the Petrine ministry.

"I am well aware that this ministry, due to its essential spiritual nature, must be carried out not only with words and deeds, but no less with prayer and suffering.

"However, in today's world, subject to so many rapid changes and shaken by questions of deep relevance for the life of faith, in order to govern the bark of Saint Peter and proclaim the Gospel, both strength of mind and body are necessary, strength which in the last few months, has deteriorated in me to the extent that I have had to recognise my incapacity to adequately fulfil the ministry entrusted to me."

He will step down after almost eight years in the post, having been elected in April 2005.

Speaking at a hastily-arranged news conference, Vatican spokesman Federico Lombardi said: "The pope caught us a bit by surprise."

"We should have a new pope for Easter."

Vatican spokesman Federico Lombardi told reporters a conclave could be held within 15 or 20 days of the resignation - and insisted Pope Benedict XVI was not stepping down because of any difficulties in the papacy.

Mr Lombardi added that the pope's vigour had "sadly diminished in recent times", but praised the pontiff's "humility and great honour".

The pope's brother, Georg Ratzinger, said the pontiff had been advised by his doctor not to take transatlantic trips for health reasons - and that he had been considering resigning for months.

He said his brother was having increasing difficulty walking and that his resignation was part of a "natural process."

His age is weighing on him," the 89-year-old said of his 85-year-old brother. "At this age my brother wants more rest."

The final post on Pope Benedict XVI's Twitter page, sent on Sunday, said: "We must trust in the mighty power of God's mercy. We are all sinners, but His grace transforms us and makes us new."

The decision will mean a conclave to elect a new pope before the end of March.

Sky News Foreign Affairs Editor Tim Marshall said: "Seven years as pope is not very long.

"Last time, there was a lot of speculation that it was time for the first black pope. What Pope Benedict has done in recent years is to pack the ranks of the Vatican with lots of Europeans."

Edward Pentin, from the Catholic Herald, told Sky News: "It really is too early to say what his greatest achievement has been."

The last pope to resign was Pope Gregory XII, who stepped down in 1415 in a deal to end the Great Western Schism among competing papal claimants.

While there are several papal contenders, there is no obvious front-runner to take over - which was also the case when Benedict was elected pontiff in 2005 after the death of Pope John Paul

Tania Cadogan said...

There is a little bit of me that's thinking how much of this is due to ill health and how much is due to the paedophile priests scandal?

Imagine the bombshell if it turns out the pope covered up for paedophile priests, it would be a catastrophic blow to the religion .

The fact he was a member of the hitler youth was a problem overcome by deny deny. deny, claim he was conscripted and minimise his involvement.

I wonder why he is resigning given that pope John Paul II continued even during ill health and died in office. Surely by resigning he is going against god's will (since the cardinals allegedly pray to god for guidance and he tells them who he wants as pope) Considering he banged on about christ's suffering etc surely he should set an example and carry on regardless following his calling.

Imagine the uproar if god said "sorry folks, i am retiring as your god cos i am old and need a good rest.
Pick a new god i'm off to relax in my garden with a well earned drink and a good book".
Will there be a locum god called into provide cover for a billion years or so or will there be closed until further notice sign on the pearly gates?
Prayers ending up on voicemail or no such number can be found, please make sue you are praying to the correct god, or worse ending up on hold listening to the angels having a good warble for a few eons.

Jo said...

Hobs I find it strange that the Pope would resign also. Even my 13 year old son said "Aren't they Pope until they die"

Trigger said...

I read that according to Catholic prophecy that this Pope would be the last of the good Pope's.

The next Pope would be evil.

Tania Cadogan said...

Things to ponder

Once he resigns what will he title be in the church?

Will he still have the honorific of pope? akin to american ex presidents still being called mr president. A mr pope or father pope perhaps?

Will he rever back to cardinal?

Will he simply be father/brother ratzinger or whatever his chosen religious name will be.

Enquiring minds want to know

Ivanna-Anna said...

His title might be pope emeritus

Lemon said...

Eggs Pope Emeritus?

Anonymous said...

Hobs..I usually find your commentary full of my own musings and questions but I do find that the pope is just announcing this and you are jumping on a negative flow of emotion the way it comes off. The Catholic church has made huge transformations in the modern world and it's time they did. It could be like any person of old age not wanting to to keep the keys to the car they drive because they aren't capable if doing it at their age. ...things to ponder.

Anonymous said...

I agree with anon@3:51 about the negative flow of emotion.

the bombshell...


he banged on...

a good warble...

There is a difference between SA and cynicism. I prefer SA.

veruca said...

Anon 622...yes thank you. Its as if some are using sa to mold the subject into what they want to see and make it negative. Its terrible and I personally feel it's a dangerous way to use this tool.

Tania Cadogan said...

Anons i see your point.

However, being pope is a job for life, you take a vow and make promises to your god.

Why does he feel the need to retire?

it is almost unheard of for a pope to retire, the last one was 415 years ago when there was a broohaha over who was the real pope out of the three, The resignation caused a new pope to b elected fixing the problem.

I made my comments because more evidence is coming out of coverups of abusive priests by those in the upper echelons.

The pope was the leader of the inquisition, he knew every murky detail about every priest, it was his job hence his nickname god's rottweiler.

Knowing this and knowing the files hav been released unwillingly by the church over paedophile priests my conclusion is that to protect the church from scandal, he retires and the b new pope will hopefully start with a clean slate.

Can you imagine the uproar, the damage to the faith if it turns out the pope knew about all the scandals and covered them up, protecting the priests?
For a start the obvious conclusion is why cover up and protect paedophile priests unless you are one yourself?
It may not be true, no normal person would protect any paedophile, paedophilia is abhorrent to almost everyone and when one is found harsh justice is demanded, if you don't demand justice,if you protect and cover up paedophiles people want to know why, what is yor reason for doing so, suspicions grow and forment.

It could be that for the sake of the church he does the equivalent of throwing himself on his sword.

Being a member of the hitler youth upset many of the faithful (even though he claimed he was forced to)He was forever tainted with the badge of nazism, thee would always be the question mark was he or wasn't he a willing participant?
his family like most from that generation will alsways deny it was voluntary, the recriminations would be unplasant to say the least, distancing from the evil.

Personally, i feel everyone in the higher ranks of the church know excatly what was going on and who was involved, they would deal with the paperwork, talk to the victims, move the priests around.
It is now coming out hence court cases and resignations. is it jump before they are pushed i wonder?

veruca said...

They have all the files on any and every priest ...if he was gonna be exposed they all would. Sand him stepping down wouldn't protect anyobe not even the next pope...I believe you have a personal issue with the pope. In your words.

Tania Cadogan said...

I am an atheist i have a problem with evey religion as i don't believe in any god :)

The pope could be acting as a scape goat, the fall guy. he resigns and the new pope starts hopefully with a clean slate.

The pope tells us "I am well aware that this ministry, due to its essential spiritual nature, must be carried out not only with words and deeds, but no less with prayer and suffering."
clearly then his suffering is more than that of the christ he believe in and so he must break his vow and resign.

There is too much that has come out since he became pope in regard to paedophilia and cover ups. The nature of his post prior to becoming pope means he knew what was going on and did nothing. Doing nothing was not an option, one then has to ask why did nothing get done?

I will bet the new pope will be thoroughly background checked to make sure that no links to paedophilia coverups, or paedophile priests will be found. The pope has to have a clean background and has to be seen to be protective of the child victims and not the paedophile priests if the church is ever to recover from the damage dones to it.

Anonymous said...

Don't worry about the Church, Hobs, we are still sailing through the centuries and Christ is still our Head. We aren't going anywhere. Be concerned instead about what you believe in, and if there is any hypocrisy amongst your own. Clean your own house.

Anonymous said...

Just because you don't believe in a god, try having some respect for those that do, this is SA, the pope resigning has nothing to do with SA.

veruca said...

Hobs..I think you are dead wrong. My opinion. And I say that with respect.
It's not a criminal investigaton...he is doing the religion a his eyes. And there is no such thing as a new pope having his background be.cleared of any links of pedo grossness...they can look all they want but that won't stop any thing Dr I'm ever brig found after.or victims coming forth. This isn't about a cover up.

Anonymous said...

Wow, y'all. Cut Hobs some serious slack. She has every right to use SA to analyze the pope...he is just a man. I am a Christian (not Catholic), so I disagree fully with Hobs' chosen beliefs. However, why shouldn't she analyze it? Y'all hang around this site making (on occasion, slanderous) analysis upon the hurting, the poor, those with unfortunate verbage (not trying to be funny - just when people don't talk just like y'all, it becomes fodder for some pretty strong insinuations), and that's just fine, right?

Your backlash against Hobs' comments is almost hilarious because of the way you jump on any and every statement by ANYONE else and pick it to death and convict someone right here on the ol' internet, and then start hollering, "Where is [insert missing child], [insert parent of missing child]?!" All this before having more than an edited interview to go from. But, Hobs rightfully using analysis to have a look at what the pope has said - well, that's just nearly blasphemous, and you won't HAVE it.

Let me give you some very good tried-and-true advice: Follow Jesus. A mortal man will never lead you sinlessly to salvation, because mortal men are not sinless. Follow Jesus, and only Jesus, because in HIM is the only path to salvation, not the pope. And, guess what?! Jesus loves Hobs just the same as He loves you.

Next time you start being so NEGATIVE about someone whose child is missing, think about what you've said to Hobs.

~ABC said...

Anon @11:15 said
" of a pile stepping down..."

LOL. No disrepect intended to anyone! Your misspelling has me rolling. The irony!

I think you meant to say POPE stepping down. Then again.... lol

I needed that.... :)

Anonymous said...

Firstly, Hobs is OT, and she is often OT. She needs her own blog. She also needs her own radio show. Secondly, did she actually analyze his statement? No, she did not. Thirdly, it would be nice if Jesus loving us took care of everything, but there is a lot more to it than that, and so when people speak in ignorance about Christianity it is good that they should be corrected as on any subject. Can we please get back onT?