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Monday, December 16, 2013

Sedevacantism 6: Feminism and how Sedevacantism can be compared with it

Feminism is when women reject being women.  They despise their roles.  They despise being gentle, soft, and everything that a man is not.

Feminists reject the curse of Eve.  When God cursed Eve for tempting Adam in the Garden of Eden, the Almighty told her:

"I will multiply thy sorrows, and thy conceptions: in sorrow shalt thou bring forth children, and thou shalt be under thy husband's power, and he shall have dominion over thee."

Feminists hate this curse.

-  They hate conception completely, and so they discourage conceiving children to the point of killing babies
-  They hate every type of submissiveness to men, to the point that they will even become dykish lesbians.  Such women would never tolerate having men dominate them.

This is the state of things.  In fact, many of the social problems in our society are due to the fact that people are rejecting these curses that God has burdened us with since the beginning.

But the most womanly thing to do is to accept the yoke of Eve's curse, and make the best of it.

For men, the most masculine thing to do is to accept Adam's curse and  work hard in spite of the fact that the "ground is cursed" and that we must toil to earn our living.  For women, the most feminine thing to do is to accept the burdens of conception and to submit to their husbands.

You accept the yoke that God has put on you.  Put your nose to the grindstone, and do your best.  That is what a good person does.

- - - -

Sedevacantism is schismatic.

The pope we currently have reigning over us is Pope Francis.  He is a very modernist-friendly pope.  He came into his own in an Argentinian enclave of Freemasonic Marxist Jesuits.  His reign has brought forth many scandalous statements that loyalists of Satan will remind us of until the end of time.  His direct punishment of the Franciscans Immaculate (who are "guilty" of the crime of being good old-fashioned Catholics) is horrific, unjustifiable, and tragic.

Ann Barnhardt says that Pope Francis is a punishment on the people of our time.  He is a punishment to our laity and everyone living on Earth in the Church right now.  I agree with her.

God punishes a people by delivering them terrible leaders.  And if you want to know the state of people's souls in the Church, just look to her leaders.

The West is populated with NPR Catholics who contracept and accept homosexuality.  That is not all, of course.  The point is, most Catholics are blind to what is truly right and wrong.  They were poorly trained.  And they do not want to be properly trained.

The West has become a selfish, obese, perverted monstrosity.

Pope Francis is a perfect leader for our time.  He reflects the laity perfectly.  I can't wait to see what he does next.  Every week is some sort of new horror.  Some new scandalous statement.  Some new horrible appointment or document or interview.  It's great.  It's what people deserve.

I'm fresh out of pity for people.  You want this, West?  You got it.  Drink it in.  "Embrace the suck," as Senator Nancy Pelosi said last Thursday.

This is our curse.  We are to live with this.

As good Catholics, we should do our utmost to live proper lives in accordance with Catholic teachings.  We should remove ALL DISORDERS from our lives to the best of our abilities.  We should not fornicate, have perverse unnatural thoughts, contracept, or abort.  We should go to confession EVERY WEEK.  At every Mass I see the entire congregation get up from their pews and run up to take the Body of Christ into their mouths.  Are all of these people worthy?  Do they just have boring lives, and there's no near-occassion of sin for these people?  Impossible.

Furthermore, we should be telling our friends and co-workers about how great the Catholic Church is.  We should be promoting it outwardly often.  This Christmas, we should have nativity scenes on our front lawns.  We should have advent wreaths on our tables.  We should be waiting to put up our Christmas trees until Christmas Eve, lighting the tree after the Christmas Mass, and opening presents on the Epiphany.  And when our family looks at us funny, we should look right back at them and tell them how wonderful it is to be a Catholic.

When a Catholic is being cornered on Facebook for his or her beliefs, other Catholics should be rushing in to back them up.  If someone is in a coffee shop, and they hear someone getting chewed out for trusting Jesus Christ, the Catholic should rush to the Christian's defense and help back them up.  We should be sticking together, no matter the inconvenience.

All this we must do, because we live in a world that is against us.  We live in a world where Francis is our pope.  Pope Francis is our curse.  And so, we must fight for every inch of the battlefield that we can, in spite of our general.

(I think it is funny how Traditional Catholics acknowledge that the Church is an army--Church Militant--while our pope likens the temporal Church as a triage tent to go to after a battle.  How weak.)

True Catholics will accept this curse that we are living with.  True Catholics will fight their utmost in this culture war to take as much ground as they can for the next generations.

Cowards will run from this curse.  Cowards will not accept the state of things.  Cowards will say to themselves: "Oh, this is so terrible.  This cannot be.  The Church surely cannot be as bad as this.  It must not be the real Church, then."  Cowards will not accept the curse of this pope, just as feminists will not accept the curse of Eve, and just as weak men will not accept the curse of Adam.

Cowards will run and hide in little enclaves where they can wear a sour face, complain about the state of the world, and simultaneously tear the Church down alongside Satanists.  Such are sedevacantists.  They are schismatic.  They are like Luther, who also couldn't stand the state of the Church in his own day, and had to run off and make a new heretical brand.  Sedevacantists are like the Eastern Orthodox, who refuse to acknowledge the Bishop of Rome as The Vicar of Christ.  "Oh, Rome has too many problems!  So we will not observe the pope's authority."

Pope Francis is your pope.  This situation, my fellow Catholics, is your curse.  Wear it.  Or be a coward and fall away with the multitude into darkness.


Monday, December 9, 2013

Reviewing new talent: Hearing, Jackson, Mikkelson

The nice man at Cathinfo who loves my posts here on this wonderful blog has reminded me that I must once again update it.

Unfortunately, as I tell him and my other wonderful friends on that forum, I'm short on time these days.

Rather than address the cult of Sedevacantism for the umpteenth time (since a discussion about it will never end, ever)--rather than do that, I will prepare to review and preview a few works from some authors I know and am aware of.

Self-published books are really an up-and-coming phenomenon here at the beginning of this century.  I have no idea where they'll go from here, but at this moment in history, we are seeing a lot of talent break through to readership.  Formerly, big Jewish-based publishing companies acted as prudish gatekeepers for what was worthy of being printed and what was not worthy.  But now talented overlooked writers are breaking through.  And I've been enjoying what I've found so far.

Several works come to mind, and I want to discuss them soon, if possible.

- Out of Goshen: A Rodeo Novel by Michael Hearing
- Reawakening Saga by D.W. Jackson
- Over the Edge also by Michael Hearing
- Bovodar and the Bears by Jack Mikkelson

A few other authors and works previously came to mind, but I cannot recall them now.  I'll update this post as necessary.

If one thing comes to mind in regards to all these works, it is that they would be considered politically incorrect in a traditional publishing market.  But more on this later.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Saint Brendan, Discoverer of America, Land of Promise of the Saints



Just learned a bit about St. Brendan, who supposedly discovered America for the West before the Vikings in the 500s.  In fact, the Vikings are some of the people who managed to keep records of his legendary travels.

He started to sail west in hopes of finding the "Land of Promise of the Saints."  I suppose once he got here, he figured he found it.

The Irish should have returned after that and set up shop.  Would've been an interesting world if that happened, I figure.

In the sixth century, St. Brendan, an Irish monk who was widely reputed as a skilled seafarer, is said to have undertaken an ambitious voyage.  Brendan, along with a crew of fellow monks, sailed looking for Paradise, the Land of Promise of the Saints.  After seven years exploring mysterious lands, he came upon what he believed to be the fabled paradise.  It was an island so vast that he and his crew failed to reach the far shore after 40 days of walking.  It contained a river that was too wide to be crossed.  It was a wooded land, filled with lush fruits.  He and his men filled their boats with gems they found there and returned home to tell of the news.

I'm a huge proponent of talking up just how special the North American continent is.

Just consider that for the longest time--since antiquity--the known world was Eurasia and Africa.  Suddenly, in 1492 there is a brand new land to be explored.

Not an island.  But a continent.  Two of them.  An entirely new hemisphere.  Something so big and massive that they called us The New World.

A world.

The thought of such a land to the ancient world probably seemed too magical and far-fetched for belief.  And yet, here we are today.  I take comfort in the fact that mankind has worked hard to make this place exceptional.

Now, if only the Americas would accept Catholic monarchy.  Things might change for the better if we were led by a holy saintly king.

A link to the quoted article is here.

(At some point, I need to look up what the Phoenicians called this place.)


Thursday, November 14, 2013

Ann Barnhardt vs Alan Keyes

It occurs to me that there are at least two major lines of Catholic thought on how to aggressively and proactively deal with the expansion of the godless state.

There is Ann Barnhardt's way, which is to not pay taxes and implement a non-compliance non-cooperation battle with the Federal Government.



Then, there is the Alan Keyes method.  He believes that there are still good people left in this country, and that the most effective fight against the overlords who now rule our continent should be dealt with through the political process that exists here.



I'm sort of sympathetic to the Alan Keyes approach.  However, I would also add that it might be a good idea for Catholics to unite under a party that supports Catholic Monarchy.  To this day, I have yet to see any kind of organization that is pro Catholic Monarchy.

Plus, Barnhardt's approach is radical and revolutionary to a certain degree.  It is my opinion that the revolutionary style of Barnhardt is the same revolutionary spirit that has existed since the Judaics attempted to cleanse the Holy Land of Christians prior to Julian the Apostate.

Above all, we are called to evangelize.


Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Pope Francis isn't making it easy.

So, I was watching this video from The Remnant, and they're shaking their heads because of all the madness coming out of the Vatican.


(UPDATE 11/20/15: Interesting.  The video I've put up is gone, and there is a blank white rectangle instead.  The title of this video is: "The Remnant Forum: Francis on Praying vs. Traditional Prayer."  The link to this video on YouTube is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lESl7HJB4_0.)

I read the following earlier today, courtesy of a Cathinfo poster.  Seems to be an answer to all this questioning about what's going on with Pope Francis' "train ride to disaster."

"The most evident mark of God's anger and the most terrible castigation He can inflict upon the world are manifested when He permits His people to fall into the hands of clergy who are priests more in name than in deed, priests who practice the cruelty of ravening wolves rather than charity and affection of devoted shepherds...

"When God permits such things, it is a very positive proof that He is thoroughly angry with His people, and is visiting His most dreadful anger upon them.  That is why He cries unceasingly to Christians, 'Return O ye revolting children ... and I will give you pastors according to My own heart.'  Thus, irregularities in the lives of priests constitute a scourge upon the people in consequence of sin."



Thursday, October 17, 2013

Sedevacantism 5: And my desire to stop talking about it

I tire of arguing with this fraction of a percentage of the "Catholic" world.  Yet, arguments are brought forth, and for whatever reason, I feel obligated to address them.

So a question arises: What could be so bad as to deem Pope Paul VI and every pope ever since to not be popes?

Sede answer: Pope Paul VI was a heretic.

New question: What made him a heretic?

Sede answer: His promulgation of Vatican II.

In the online Traditionalist community, I've tried boiling it down to specifics.  Thus far, there are two specific things that irk the schismatic sedevacantists who have broken from their obedience to the one and only Catholic Church:

-The new Catechism of the Catholic Church
-Lumen Genitum, a Vatican II document

Trouble is, neither is an infallible work.  And even Pope Paul VI stated that the Second Vatican Council was not a Council of infallible teachings :

"There are those who ask what authority, what theological qualification, the Council intended to give to its teachings, knowing that it avoided issuing solemn dogmatic definitions backed by the Church's infallible teaching authority.  The answer is known by those who remember the conciliar declaration of March 6, 1964, repeated on November 16, 1964.  In view of the pastoral nature of the Council, it avoided proclaiming in an extraordinary manner any dogmas carrying the mark of infallibility."

Pope Paul VI, January 12, 1966

I have yet to hear of a pope teaching anything ex cathedra that is contrary to what Christ taught.



Monday, October 7, 2013

Highlander 2

So, I've started watching Highlander 2 on Netflix this evening.  Basically, it's a radical departure from the first movie, in which MacCloud is an old man, and he's watching the opera in an opera house that's leaking water all the time, even though it isn't raining, and he's having flashbacks that every "Highlander" is actually a space alien from an advanced desert planet far in the past in which they are sentenced to live immortally on Earth for some sort of galactic crime, and there's a gigantic red shield over the Earth, and there's....oh, nevermind.

Update:  Ugh.  20 minutes left.  This movie is so terrible.

Friday, October 4, 2013

Sedevacantism Part 4: Saint Augustine Weighs In

I had hoped that by now I might have said a word or two about the recently DVD released Star Trek: Into Darkness.  I really think the director wanted to show the epic scale of the spaceship Enterprise.  It's the best of the two, in my opinion.  Maybe one of the best Star Trek movies, in all honesty.  And that's saying something, because I despise the way that the new movies are centered around an alternate universe.

But instead of discussing such cultural things, I get to shift back to Sedevacantism--the schism of our century.  It is an emotion-laden knee-jerk reaction to a corrupted Catholic Church that needs all the good people She can get to make Her right again.  Without a doubt, the smoke of Satan has filled the ranks of the Catholic Church hierarchy from the bottom, all the way to the top.  And yet, though style changes, the message of Christ has not.

Here are some tasty statements from St. Augustine about schisms such as sedevacantism:

No man ought to sever himself from the unity of the Church before the time of the final separation of the just and the unjust merely because of the admixture of evil men in the Church.  

Another quotation from Augustine helps one grasp why the sede community is so eager to lash its critics with hateful rejection:

[N]one would create schisms, if they were not blinded by hatred of their brethren...Can it be that schism does not involve hatred of one's brethren?  Who will maintain this, when both the origin of and perseverance in schism consists in nothing else save hatred of the brethren?

And here, Augustine discusses the power of the Universal Church's power of unity:

Catholic unity embraces in her motherly breast, bearing each other's burdens by turns and endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace, till God should reveal to one or other of them any error in their views... If there was contamination, the Church even then ceased to exist; answer me therefore, whence came ye forth hither?  But if the Church remained, the good are in no wise contaminated by the bad in such communion; answer me therefore, why did ye break the bond?
Here is the analogy of the candlelight:

Would you indeed maintain that while the light of the sun or of a candle, diffused through unclean places, contracts no foulness in itself therefrom, yet the baptism of Christ can be defiled by the sins of any man, whatsoever he may be?
This following quotation is from Augustine's arguments against the Donatists.  While sedevacantism is not exactly Donatism, the followers of the two share the same schismatic spirit:

Since, it is very often a matter of uncertainty what kind of man the baptizer is, the hope ... of the baptized [is] of uncertain origin."

E. Michael Jones, further lays out the implications of what the Donatists were doing:

The consequence of their thinking was a clear devaluation of the sacraments.  The efficacy of the sacraments, according to the Donatists, depended on the moral state of the minister and not on the merits of Jesus Christ.

Jones further explains a bit about the mindset that takes over in a schismatic sect.  He states:

Separation from the unity of the Church becomes, like everything else in the topsy-turvy world of the schismatic, not a grievous sin but an act of highest virtue.

My special thanks goes out to E. Michael Jones for bringing together these quotations from St. Augustine in his article: The Kidnapping of Sister Mary Cecilia.  He pointed me to this article this week in a personal correspondence, and for that I am grateful.  A link to this insightful article can be found here.


Friday, September 27, 2013

Sedevacantism: Part 3

Sedevacantism is a schism.  The Chair of Peter is NOT empty.  There have been men with the authority of the Vicar of Christ in the Vatican since 1968.  This is just a new form of division that Satan is enacting in our battered and bloodied Church.

Furthermore, I have a prediction:

Sedevacantism will never ever go away.  It will linger in existence until the return of Jesus Christ.  Further, sedevacantists will grow in their hatred for the True Church as the decades roll by.  The very mention of the Catholic Church will cause instantaneous scoffing, eye rolling, and sneering.

Loyal sedevacantist followers will never be satisfied.  There will never be anyone arising from anywhere to do anything they want.  Ever.  If the pope is fake, and if the cardinals are wrong, and the bishops are corrupt, then just where is a legitimate pope supposed to arise from?

Another prediction: sedevacantism will grow in its members.  You can look forward to many societies, clubs, conferences, and publications.  The Devil likes to have as many opposition groups against the Universal Church of God as possible.  There will be people who convert directly into sedevacantism without ever having sworn any kind of fealty to the Mother Church.  This is because the idea of being in opposition to the big bad loony popes of old will be an attractive prospect, courtesy of our anti-Christian media.

In a hundred years or more--if the world lasts that long--sedevacantists will still be around enjoying the same status as Eastern Orthodox.  Meanwhile, the real news will be what is happening in the Catholic Church that the sedes departed from.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Sedevacantism: Part 2

This evening, I heard something insightful.

When Christ was on Earth in his final mortal hours, if one had seen Him getting beaten, mocked, and dangling from a Roman cross, there'd be the impression that Jesus was a pathetic, withered, earthly man in the middle of a horrible episode of suffering at the end of his mortal life.  He did not appear to be God. And most in the crowd did not acknowledge that this was God on Earth.  Christ did not look like God on Earth in those moments.  So people went forward with mocking him, asking for his suffering and death, jeering and shouting.

Now we see the Church is in the same situation.  She is bloodied.  She is suffering.  People mock Her and ask for Her suffering and death.  The faithless jeer and ridicule the Church.  People do not recognize the Church as God's Institution on Earth.  And so, we have a large set of people who are missing the point entirely.

Christ wanted His followers near Him in those horrible final hours.  Yet, they were not there with Him.

How many times have you said to yourself: "If I could go back in time, I would have been with Jesus until the bitter end."

Well, now the Holy Spirit desires our presence with the Catholic Church of God in these horrible (and possibly final) hours.  Shall it be that here, too, God will be abandoned once again?

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Sedevacantists: a conversation with TCat

I can understand and appreciate sedevacantists (sedes).  They are disillusioned with the madness going on in the Church, and they feel compelled to move somewhere else.  I can totally identify with that, since I was disillusioned with Southern Baptist Land, and I felt compelled to join the Church.  So, at least we have that in common.

TCat asked me this:

"Have you admitted that the only reason to stick with the Vatican 2 church, or by extension the SSPX who tolerate the "pope" ... is because they got all the churches and schools and the Vatican and the relics?"

My answer is no.

My conversion from being a Baptist to the Catholic Church is because there was no substantive legality and nothing solid in being a Baptist.  The only thing Baptists had was a torn up Bible they smuggled away from the Catholics.  It is hilarious how a Baptist acts like such a lawyer when it comes to Scriptures.  They can quote you chapter and verse to prove their points.  I know this, because that's what I used to do.

But there were many questions, such as "Is it true that once you're saved, you're always saved?" and "What about those verses in the Old Testament about praying for the dead?"  Another question that popped up in my mind a lot was "What was the Church like after Acts, and what happened to that movement?"  And, of course, there was "Where did we get our Bible from?"

It was a long and mostly solitary road getting to the Church.  I'm ever grateful to my sponsor for introducing me to the Universal Church of God.  I truly feel like the Holy Spirit led me here.  In the same way birds can somehow magnetically migrate around the world...that's how I felt led to the Eucharist.

And as a Catholic, I believe in apostolic succession.  And since I believe in apostolic succession, I believe that a man can become a priest, turn into a bad man, but still be a priest.  A man can become ordained as a priest, commit great sins, and still have the authority to perform the sacraments.  And even if that man were to die and go to Hell, he will still remain a priest forever--in Hell.

This goes for priests, bishops, cardinals, and popes.  There's been plenty of bad popes.  Pope John XV divided up the Church's funds among his family members, Urban VI was irrationally violent toward his enemies, and let's not forget good ol' Alexander VI who had at least one son, likely slept with his own daughter, and had near-orgiastic parties.  Yet, these men were popes.

So, I do not think that just because there's bad men in the Peterine Office means that the Office doesn't exist.  It's just an office with not-so-good people in it.

Another question from TCat:

"If the conciliar church was a fraction of the size it is now, would you bother throwing in your support to that entity?"

I would throw in my support to the authority of that entity.   I support the office of the US presidency, but I hardly ever like the man in that office.  Perhaps that is a good comparison?

Next question:

"What if the Sedevacantists were greater in number, would you think that it was a numbers game?  What if SV had the churches and the Vatican, would you still hold that "Francis I" was the true pope?"

Yes.  Apostolic succession is a big deal breaker.  The guy was chosen as the Vicar of Christ at Conclave.  He is the substitute teacher for Christ--albeit, a "messy" one, as Voris likes to tastelessly joke.

Another question:

"How outrageous does the hierarchy of the conciliar church have to get for you to admit that they are not Catholic - by reason of they do and preach the opposite of what the faith has always done and preached?"

Excellent question.  I do not know.

Since I respect the apostolic succession, I suppose I'd be kneeling and kissing the ring of a child-molesting cardinal if it came down to it.  A horrible thought, I suppose.

But I've read many stories of saints.  I remember reading the story of a saintly nun (forgot her name) who agreed with Heaven to suffer the pains of Hell in place of another nun who was actually sent there.  The hero nun suffered hellish torments for a few years, and because of that sacrifice, the damned nun was allowed to avoid perdition.  This same saintly nun suffered many humiliating and cruel policies from her superior.  Yet, she always obeyed her superior in spite of this unjust treatment.  Christ was pleased at this.  We are to obey authority, particularly if it is from the Church.

I'll wrap it up with this question:

"Why talk to the forum of the so called 'Resistance' who supports Francis I, the leader of the modernist apostacy?"

I talk to whoever.  I have no problem talking to people I disagree with.  It's even better if this disagreement is out in the open and understood between them, me, and anyone else reading our conversation.

If someone is in error, it's best to try to help them correct the error.  Kicking dirt into their eyes doesn't seem like the best policy.  At least at this point in history.

Also, although the transsexual scandal at FE has given me pause, I might say something to someone over there every now and then.  But honestly, I don't feel compelled to be too social there, and I'm trying to take a break from Cathinfo as well.

But I'm not out to identify with the collective mind of a particular forum.  When I started participating on forums in the beginning, it was just to meet other Traditional Catholics and learn.  I don't identify with FE, CI, or SD.  I identify with Christ and the Church that carries His Authority.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Cathinfo, Suscipe Domine, Fisheaters: Psychoanalysis

Well, seems that Telesphorus got banned today over at CI.  A good handful of people appreciated that.  Less people seem miffed or shaken.  How a person can go on for so long without realizing how they sound to other people is sometimes beyond me.  But I've met a few folks in life that just never seem to get it.  They just never thought about delivery.

"A man amiable in society shall be more friendly than a brother."  Proverbs 18:24

In any event, this little bonus came in a thread titled: Prove or Disprove - CathInfo represents Typical Trad Catholics.  It's been an enjoyable thread so far.  It was originally started up by the forum owner, Matthew, who wanted to take a public examination of the nature of the CathInfo forum.

My favorite conclusion was from someone quoting Oscar Wilde, and this person goes by the online name of 1st Mansion Tenant:

"Man is least himself when he talks in his own person.  Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth."  Oscar Wilde, Critic as Artist 1891.

I enjoy this line.  Although, in the case of the posters on CathInfo, I think it would be more accurate to say: People are least themselves when they talk in their own person.  Give them masks, and they will show you the truth of their hearts.

That, I think, would sum up what we are witnessing on forums and on internet commentary sections.

But there's more self examination going on in the other two forums I lurk at.  Over at Fisheaters, where I really don't post anymore, there is a thread started by the forum owner, Vox Clamantis.  It is titled: The Reputation of Trads.    There's some testimonies there, and some talk about their encounters with other Traditional Catholics.  Harsh Trads are discussed as well.  Someone mentioned how Protestants try to "love bomb" visitors to their churches, and I laughed to myself as I remember the fakery and cliquishness I witnessed when I was still Baptist.

Finally, Suscipe Domine had a thread called What do you perceive as the signs of the times for trads right now?  I posted here, and I offered up the possibility that a lot of Traditional Catholics are acting unreasonable and uncharitable and closed in.  I'm not saying they should take a John Paul II approach and start kissing korans and dance charismatically or anything like that.  Just take a look in the mirror and realize how to talk to people.

The "Mad Trad" phenomenon--though insulting for a lot of us--is real. 

The Devil is also playing with pieces within the "resistance."

This movement is populated with some who desperately want to be relevant, and are blind to how uncharitable they come off.  I'm talking about people who are unable to form or maintain personal relationships on most levels.  These people are bitter and insulting.  You could tell them the sky is blue, and they'll happily insult you, tell you you are going to Hell, and their groupies will surround them and back them up.

What can I compare this to?  It's like watching piranha.  Or an outbreak of zombies.  Or a firing squad formed in a circle.  

The attacks and venomous hatred for a lot of self-righteous Traditional Catholics very much sounds like demonic insults during exorcisms.  

If Traditional Catholicism is to go to the next levels, this issue will have to be addressed collectively at some point in the next few years, or this movement will die.

Not many folks dwelled on what I was getting at there, and that's fine.  Perhaps this trend of understanding will have to become more established for folks to wrap their mind around it.

Trads themselves, I suppose, probably don't see this phenomenon of "The Mad Trad."  However people on the outside, such as the Catholic Answers Forum see it clearly, and they use it to take sarcastic and tasteless pot shots at all Traditionalists, much to the detriment of the Catholic Church.  Modernist Catholics and non-Catholics see the Traditionalists' dirty laundry, and they will judge the entire counter-revolutionary Catholic movement on those fruits. Combating this tarnished image is hard enough.  At this point, not only will the Traditionalist Catholic have to fight the evils of modernism, but he'll have to struggle to dispel the myths created by the fellow layman who lacks social discipline.  



UPDATE: In regards to Oscar Wilde, 1st Mansion Tenant states: "I am no fan of Mr. Wilde."

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Science Fiction and "Feminine Energy."

It's been suggested I watch the newest Battlestar Galactica series.  It's filled with embedded encouragements for feminists.  And the tense scenes--such as space battles--are usually taken over with New Age world music.  When I hear New Age world music, I imagine a bunch of Amazon warrior chicks racing through a jungle to fight a pig.  So I found it very strange to be hearing this style of music as the audio of choice for space battles.

Meh.  The first two pilot episodes were okay, however.  I suppose I can skip over the filler episodes and enjoy the better-written episodes.  There is no need to waste an hour watching an episode in which the characters try to confront some sort of tragedy from their past.  Perhaps feminists enjoy that sort of thing.  I find it boring.  I will try to continue watching this series to its completion.

Before this, I whittled my way through Star Trek Voyager.  It's a hilarious show in many respects.  Every time I saw the Voyager spacecraft fly across the screen, I could see in my mind a high heel gliding through space.  Just about every man on that program was metrosexual to some degree, and could wear a pink John Mayer-styled shirt without flinching.  But I admired the Star Trek canon up until that point, and I was wanting some sort of closure on what happened in Roddenberry's universe.  It's a sedate and dusty universe, by the way.

What is it that compels science fiction writers that there needs to be feminine energy in their shows?  Perhaps they just watched Aliens one day and said: "Look at Ripley fight the hive queen.  That is how science fiction should be.  There should always be a strong female protagonist in every science fiction feature."  And perhaps they have not been able to think outside of the box ever since.

Or maybe the sci-fi world has merely been inundated with liberals and pro-feminists for decades.  This would explain why most straight men have no interest in sci-fi outside of Halo.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

My presence at Fisheaters and Cathinfo

Wow.  That's an end, I suppose.  I've decided to restrain much, if not all participation on Cathinfo.com.  Or at least, that is what I said to myself tonight.  I said bye to my opponents and will hopefully be able to refrain from saying anything further, leaving them with the last word, whatever that shall be.

I have not posted on Fisheaters since June, when a matter about accepting a transsexual drove most everyone off the forum.  I'm not sure I feel comfortable posting there ever again, either.  Seems they have a lot of new people there these days, and it still seems to remain a sort of pseudo-gay-friendly "wink, wink, nod, nod" Catholic forum.

But at Cathinfo, what happened?  Basically, I was defending an online colleague named ggreg against character assassinations.  I was told by most folks that I was blind and could not see how evil ggreg was.  Then, today, it was revealed that someone--most likely a poster on Cathinfo--got the bright idea of hacking into his LinkedIn account and posting some of ggreg's most incendiary opinions.  This was an attack on ggreg's livelihood.  Yet, there was not a flinch from the angry "internet mob," and potent attacks continued in the thread.

To me, the situation reeked of hypocrisy.   Greg's humor is salty, but I don't think he deserved the treatment he's received at Cathinfo.

Anyway, I've thrown in the towel there.  I'm not sure I could happily post there anymore, as it's been made clear that I'm out of touch there and am not welcome.

Unlike Vox Day, who managed to hang around in the SFWA until he was unfairly booted out, I see no purpose for maintaining a presence with the posters of Cathinfo.

In fairness to the Cathinfo moderator, Matthew, I've usually considered him to do a bang-up job, and I've often enjoyed his posts.  He seems a likeable guy and worthy of knowing in real life.

In this 5-year experience on forums, I have only witnessed trends within the Catholic Traditional Movement.  But I haven't made any solid connections with any of these forum participants.  I've learned a few interesting tangents of Catholic history and absorbed some annotative trivia.

I'm unsure if I will continue with forum participation.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Vox Popoli: The Pope resigns

Vox Popoli: The Pope resigns

Let's see the extent of just how far the Dread Ilk are capable of delving into the subject of the Holy Father and his decision to retire from the Universal Church.  

Monday, February 11, 2013

Pope Benedict XVI resigning



So, Pope Benedict XVI is resigning.

Currently, I'm engaged in discussion on several places on the internet about this topic.  But I'll make an official post, here on my blog, in case anyone wants to come to the source that is everything Laramie Hirsch, to talk to me "up front."

I'll post my various comments, thoughts, and arguments with different people later on tonight.