Given the controversy stirred up recently by Ann Widdecombe’s comments on homosexuality (Ann Widdecombe is a convert to Roman Catholicism), Chalcedon’s piece is worth reading again.
For the Ann Widdecombe controversy, look here:
Near the beginning of the Sword of Honour trilogy, Evelyn Waugh allows his main protagonist (it will hardly do to call him a ‘hero,’) Guy Crouchback, a moment of epiphany when the news of the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact is revealed: ”The enemy at last was plain in view, huge and hateful, all disguise cast off. It was the Modern Age in arms.” Suddenly the world is the way the Crouchback, the scion of an ancient Catholic family, needs it to be. The moral complexities, the ambiguities attendant on everyday life, the shabby little compromises, all these were swept away – there was a righteous cause once more.
Within two years, Crouchback’s hopes were dashed. As he struggled back to Egypt from the wreckage of a doomed attempt to save Crete, the news came of the German invasion of Russia:
“He was back after less than two years’ pilgrimage in a Holy…
View original post 754 more words
I am no longer surprised that the world declares that white is black and black is white. A dog is a cat and a cat is a dog or that up is now down and down is now up. To me the argument is always the same: a man is woman or a woman is a man because some somebody with a PHD or an elite politician thinks that this is true; and who is to question their expertise? Even if the emperor wears no clothes there as few today to point out his nakedness as there was in the fable. Today, folks think that they must be very stupid if they don’t believe the experts “in the field of gender studies” so they simply go along with it so that they will not be made fun of or persecuted for speaking and thinking in a common-sensical way. Have the lies become so bizarre that it has literally robbed us of our breath? Yes, we must stand up and scream the truth at these flim-flam men and women who would have us deny truth and embrace lies. I, for one, am not ready to give over my sanity to such insanity for some false reward of acceptance by these hucksters.
LikeLiked by 1 person
Sledge Abbamonte said:
I was recently having a conversation with a Protestant friend of mine (I’m Roman Catholic) right along the same lines of this. In the end, it seemed to me, that one of the biggest obstacles we all face as Christians is the inability to work together to overcome the evil in this world. Whether it’s ego’s or pride that stop us, it’s not the united church that Christ calls us to be.
LikeLiked by 1 person