Good article from Alive!
Good article from Alive!
I know what it is I want, but I cannot answer the question when my conscience asks why.
This ties in a lot with an essay by Jim Kalb called "The Tyranny of Liberalism"
the spirit of that article is as follows, This comes from an interview from ZENIT - A catholic journal based from Rome,.
Q: How can an ideology of freedom become tyrannical?
Kalb: Equal freedom is an open-ended standard that makes unlimited demands when taken seriously.
For example, it views non-liberal standards as oppressive, because they limit equal freedom. Liberal government wants to protect us from oppression, so it tries to eradicate those standards from more and more areas of life.
The attempt puts liberal government at odds with natural human tendencies. If the way someone acts seems odd to me, and I look at him strangely, that helps construct the social world he's forced to live in. He will find that oppressive. Liberal government can't accept that, so it eventually feels compelled to supervise all my attitudes about how people live and how I express them.
The end result is a comprehensive system of control over all human relations run by an expert elite responsible only to itself. That, of course, is tyranny.
..the Irish nation can become other than white, by privileging the voices of the racialised and subverting state immigration but also integration policies. – Ronit Lentin
Interesting that Mr. Kalb is keen on "oppressing" and "forcing" people whose
lifefestyle he finds "odd". I find it bizarre that anyone would want to spend an hour
in a Church listen to magic rituals said in Latin but I don't want to ban them from doing it.
"I did not intend to be funny. I disapprove of humour".
Glennshane. 7th. Sep. 2009.
An amazing, irony-free instance of a pot calling a kettle black.
I'm aware of no instance in which the Catholic Church, when left free to do so, did not attempt to subject non-believers to its strictures, either openly (when that was possible) or covertly (when it was not).
We are looking here, methinks, at yet another example of that peculiar Catholic use of language where "freedom" = the freedom to obey Church rules and "tyranny" = the freedom to decide for oneself.
There's a fascinating book to be written someday on the RC church's use (or - by anyone else's standards - abuse) of language, should some linguist have a mind twisted enough and a stomach strong enough to plumb its depths.
Melbourne's Catholic Church has released the names of 29 priests it acknowledges are guilty of child sex abuse. It comes the same week as an inquiry heard there was a systematic cover up of child sexual abuse, which went on for decades. Cardinal George Pell is Australia's most senior Catholic, and this week he fronted a Victorian inquiry into sex abuse, confessing to the sins of the Church. He says the systemic cover up allowed paedophile priests to prey on innocent children, and the fear of scandal led to the cover up. LINK
List of 26 names:
Ballarat Bishop Ronald Mulkearns and former Melbourne Archbishop Frank Little deliberately (and with malice) destroyed documents to hide abuse cases. Pell defended his accompanying Fr Gerald Ridsdale, one of Australia's worst paedophiles, in court hearings. That one priest raped 9 children. Pell admitted 620 children were raped by clergy over the past eight decades.
Pell also refused point-blank to condemn the rapists and their enablers.
I watched with glee, while your kings and queens, fought for ten decades for the gods they made.