Sunday, September 8, 2013

For Evelyn Waugh, redemption is found in the wasteland, not in society.

Why is that? In the novel, Brideshead Revisted (the most Catholic of novels), why is society not seen as the means of salvation except in the abstractness of society as found in the Mass?

When I look at the path of salvation of each character what stands out is that they are all by means of denial of the natural bonds of social life.

Friday, September 6, 2013

What are the Fairies?

Since the fairies are rational, it follows that they are also human because the specific difference of man as corporeal creature is rational. Or to put it simply, if it's rational, then it's likewise a man.

Perhaps the fairies only exist in our imagination as projections of various aspects of our nature. But what if they're also our cousins but without fallen nature who venture forth from Paradise? If Adam and Eve had children prior to the Fall, those children would have remained in Paradise.

Poor Pia de Solenni, at least Rapunzel knew she lived in a tower.

But why would anyone expect differently, she is after all - - - a Thomas Aquinas College graduate." So concluded my wife when I asked her to read Miss Pia's article in the National Catholic Register ‘Theology of Women in the Church’ Only Beginning to Be Revealed


But let me back up to before my wife made her comment, and begin at the beginning.

The elitist Catholics are a closed circle.

Aristotle grounded all his arguments on observation, whereas the elitist Catholics give every appearance of avoiding dirtying their hands with the empirical world about us, preferring instead their rarefied disembodied delusions.

By elitist Catholics I mean the Theocons, or as they call themselves. "Whig Catholics"