Tag Archives: Religious fanaticism

Flogging made a bad man worse, and broke a good man’s heart

I answered another message about someone’s ideas about a political regime based on Old Testament law as advocated by the Reconstructionist movement. I have just found this video which is heavy going for one who is not used to American … Continue reading

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Christian Integralism and Humanism

This talk was inspired by some correspondence with a person who is wondering about what I would call a fundamentalist and puritan Christian totalitarian theocracy. I give a few elements of my refusal of such a system in favour of … Continue reading

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More on Proselytism

New addition. See towards the end of this posting for a dialogue between a Lutheran pastor and a conservative Roman Catholic priest. * * * This is not the first time I have written on this subject, but it is … Continue reading

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Parallel Realities

I often meet people who speak with absolute conviction of a “truth” that makes no sense to me. They seem to live in another universe, or perhaps I live in the other universe. It isn’t just a question of telling … Continue reading

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Orwellian Religion

I am astounded by this article Still Lost in Blunderland (PART ONE): Refuting Peter Kwasniewski’s Latest Attack on Ultramontanism and Still Lost in Blunderland (PART TWO): Refuting Peter Kwasniewski’s Latest Attack on Ultramontanism from the sedevacantist site Novus Ordo Watch. They have … Continue reading

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Straf! Straf! Straf alles!

A comment from Patrick Sheridan (who is open about his identity) brought me to look at his blog where he writes only rarely. I quoted the Naval officer on the subject of excessive punishment of sailors and its negative effect … Continue reading

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Modernism and Integralism

In these ideological conflicts, the “other” is often grouped together into a homogenous block in order to condemn it more easily. One thing I have noticed about many traditionalists (I listened to a sermon by Bishop Donald Sanborn today in … Continue reading

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A Nihilist Revolution?

I was tempted to give this post the title A New Russian Revolution? – but it is not a question of Russia, either under Soviet Communism or the Putin regime. It is about my own country. The vandalism of a … Continue reading

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Catholics, the Paradox

Most of my readers are probably familiar with this film giving a caricature of the Vatican II reforms in the 1960’s and the following decade, and of the traditionalist reaction. The drama is centred in a monastery on the remote … Continue reading

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Facebook and Com-boxes

My brother priest Fr Jonathan Munn shows sympathy for whom he calls “the administrators of a certain Sarum-based Facebook group“. I thank him for his discretion. I am the founder of Use of Sarum on Facebook, and my other brother … Continue reading

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