Category: Religion & Philosophy

the metaphysical and speculative

A cry for help

There’s a saying about baby and bathwater, which this reminds me of:

In 1992, she ripped apart a photo of Pope John Paul II during a live television broadcast and has been a strong critic of the Catholic Church over its handling of the child abuse scandal.

There is such a thing as rejecting a faith of succour along with its corrupt secular manifestation – the opulence, the pomp, a particular Pope etc.

There are a thousand pages to be written about ‘Catholicism’ and its abuses, but within those are also pages on two millennia of succour and good role models – many of those early saints for example – plus the succour faith has always brought.

And so, with absolutely no remaining support system, she is reduced to this:

[By the way, according to that, she’s suicidal on FB but not otherwise. Who are these journalists?]… More here ...

All out war

Mike Cunningham, at OoL, is a conservative of the old school and while that translates into “salt of the earth”, “straight”, “doesn’t suffer fools”, it can also mean that he hasn’t fully delved into the sea of “alternative sources” until recently, perhaps as far as, say, Infowars has.

So the type of thing such alt-righters come up with falls under the heading of “non-provided” facts, i.e. those dug out with a lot of alternative reading. Didn’t say “reading”, said “alternative” reading.

An example of one of these is Distant Relative, a reader at my place who comes up with the most surprising material which falls into the same category of the one Mike has come up with:

Mike’s is about Assange and Guccifer:

Forensic studies of “Russian hacking” into Democratic National Committee computers last year reveal that on July 5, 2016, data was leaked (not hacked) by a person with physical access to DNC computers, and then doctored to incriminate Russia.

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Every sperm is sacred

Charlie Gard medic says baby’s last days became a soap opera and he was being kept alive for ‘Donald Trump, the Pope and Boris Johnson’.

One of the members of the 200-strong medical team treating Charlie Gard at Great Ormond Street Hospital said the boy’s last days became a soap opera after they stopped being able to treat him.

All I can say to that medic is:

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Brutalism revisited

“Hereward, isn’t what you have described, the basic tenets of the Frankfurt School of Thought? Something that Corbyn, Abbott, Livingstone, et al, have been actively promoting, and silently having them implemented into law, for years, while we, in our ignorance and apathy, have allowed them to do so.” [Penseivat]

Thanks to haiku for sending this link which really does put Brutalism in perspective.

[Pimlico school]
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You dismantle this faith at your peril

The silence which will never be forgiven is that of those westerners observing the assault on the faith which underpins modern western culture and doing or saying absolutely nothing.

Cue Edmund Burke, cue Pastor Niemoeller. Only fools ignore that.

It did not begin in 1776 but was certainly summed up in that year:

1) Abolition of all ordered governments
2) Abolition of private property
3) Abolition of inheritance
4) Abolition of patriotism
5) Abolition of the family
6) Abolition of religion
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