Empty Days

Sunday, February 01, 2004

The puzzled renegade

One reason I am posting more links in my posts is because I got more internet access - for free as usually, thanks to AOL's no-credit-card forever-promo campaign (you know, they ask you to input your bank account number and you input whatever comes to your mind, because, thank god, they can't really check it, can they).

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In any case, I was mindlessly surfing and inter-alia checking some latest trackbacks to TSO's blog (as it is one of the pillars of the temple, indeed) and lol-and-behold found a renegade talking the usual renegade-talk - unfortunately it's only the first post and there is no telling what it's gonna be:
And what do these two topics--abortion and gay marriage--have in common? Let's see. What's the church all messed up over right now? Could it be s.e.x.? Is there any other moral issue, whatsoever, that gets catholic knickers in a twist? Economic disparities? Health care? Anything?

Guess I still ain't going back to church.
Ça crève les yeux - yet it takes getting out of the magic-circle to see the obvious. Perhaps the thing about renegades and heretics (in the most general sense) is their lack of understanding - they don't understand why certain truths must not be said or looked at directly. Unwillingness to brush things aside. A form of simple-mindedness. Or call it intellectual innocence.

Whether this is good or bad in every single case is a "judge for yourself" issue.





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