Started by Ben, March 10, 2013, 02:38:34 PM
Quote from: Bishop WilliamsonThe "promise to respect" as Church law the New Code of Canon Law is to respect a number of supposed laws directly contrary to Church doctrine.
Quote from: Spooky on March 10, 2013, 03:01:19 PMI don't understand the OP. Dorky is the opposite of hip/cool...and why couldn't a socially awkward person be a good Catholic and why couldn't a NOT socially awkward person (which is was I'm assuming Ben means about [Louis], Erin, Mith and Erin) be a good Catholic.I don't understand.
Quote from: Ben on March 10, 2013, 02:38:34 PMI notice that [Louis], Mithrandylan, Kaeskopf, and erinisnice (and others) think of themselves in these terms. That's probably one reason why I find them tiresome at times. Though I do like some of their qualities, so I don't want to suggest that I don't appreciate them at all.I just can't imagine a "dork" or a "hip" person getting anywhere near heaven.I can't think of any estimable Catholics of ages past or present who could be contained by such limiting descriptions.VoxClamantis calls herself a geek. That's a warning sign. It's a sign that I'm dealing with an un-serious person.This dork culture is rife on FE, and it's now here, too. I notice that [Louis] was attempting to elevate himself to a more serious person when he came over here, by using a Catholic king as his avatar and striking a solemn pose. But his heart wasn't in it, and so the facade crumbled, and he's back to posting pics of The Dude and now has a "hip" avatar. I think this is best. If you are not cut out to be like PereJoseph or spouseofjesus than you shouldn't pretend. Don't pretend to holiness or refinement of soul, as is the custom of someone like VetusOrdo. He's an imposter. I doubt he's even Protestant. Who knows what he is. So it's good that [Louis] is being honest with himself and has given up this charade. But he should still seek to build up his soul. If he accomplishes this, his nature will elevate in a very natural fashion.You four need to give some serious thought to promoting this banal hipster/dork culture. It really reeks.I know some of you agree at some level because I see you poking fun at people like Stan Fortuna and Michael Voris, and monstrosities like guitar masses.You need to learn to enjoy Catholic culture, and not infuse it with unnecessary elements.You're young and you still have a lot to learn. But this crusty old man will teach you. I will be observing. To guide you through the perilous waters.
Quote from: Mithrandylan on March 10, 2013, 03:02:29 PMDid I ever claim to be a dork?
Quote from: Mr Brocklehurst on March 10, 2013, 04:45:44 PMFor those who misunderstand, I think Ben intended to mean "dorky/cool" as one thing, and not two separate qualities. Such as was found in the beatnik trend of the late '50s and early '60s, with their Buddy Holly glasses and corduroy jackets. I believe the latter-day heirs to the beatniks would be the so-called "hipsters," who also attempt their own fusion of the dorky and the cool. Perhaps I'm wrong, though, and Ben will correct me.
QuoteYou need to learn to enjoy Catholic culture, and not infuse it with unnecessary elements.