I always do searches of blogs, news, and videos with my keywords so I can see everything related to the topic of this film. I usually post on those topics. One of the most popular blogs I ever did gets hits everyday. It is very short and even though I don’t want to complain, it annoys me that every day it is the highest on my page views.
The page I am talking about is “Barney Miller and Asian Massage Parlors“. I guess you never know why people end up on your blog, what brought them here or what they are interested in, but either way I am happy they are reading. I hope they end up walking away with some tidbit of information that they didn’t have before that might humanize this subject matter.
It was odd yesterday when I came across another woman who had a similar complaint that I had. This woman runs a Catholic blog, and while I was annoyed that my blog on prostitution gets hits for Barney Miller, she is annoyed her blog on Catholicism gets hits for people looking for a Prostitution Saint. Here is an excerpt, (I don’t want to link because I can only imagine how upset she would be to think she would be getting clicks from a blog about a documentary on Asian massage parlors in a state where prostitution is legal)
Patron Saint of Prostitutes ~ The posts I wrote on that remain among my most popular. So….there are 2 Patron Saints of Prostitutes: St. Nicholas (yes, “Santa Clause”) Why? Because he saved two girls from being sold into prostitution by their father. This is also among the reason he’s also a Patron Saint of children. The OTHER Patron Saint of Prostitutes is St. Mary of Egypt, because she had been a prostitute, reformed, and, well….achieved the heights of holiness which the Church acknowledged by declaring her a Saint!
And for those who are looking for a Saint that ENDORSES prostitution: there isn’t one. Saints don’t endorse sin, and no, none of us has the authority to decide what is or isn’t a sin. Prostitution is a horrible evil in this fallen world and it CANNOT be justified. I hope that answers your question.
It is funny to think two women on such opposite ends of this issue have the same complaint when it comes to blogging! You can never control the audience.
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I have been doing searches on massage parlors, happy endings, prostitution, and the things that are my usual tag words. I thought that “Happy Endings” as a term was recent, or maybe just as recent as the nineties. I find this Barney Miller clip when I searched “Massage Parlor”, and this is what I found. It is incredible because this video is from 1976, even before I was born! So this is not a recent phenomenon.