The spirit of this world.

We walked out of church this morning. This is not something that we wanted to do: there has been an election, and the next government needs to be now cobbled together by the various parties left. The moderator came to speak, and started by talking about the various leaders, and how they were not salvation. … Continue reading The spirit of this world.

Eliot, and redeeming time from rebellion.

Before we go to the scripture this morning, a notice. Tomorrow (Sunday) the Ilk and faithful should descend on Christ Church St Lawrence, to commemorate the acceptance of Eliot into the church. Time present and time past Are both perhaps present in time future And time future contained in time past. If all time is … Continue reading Eliot, and redeeming time from rebellion.

Do not be nice. Do not care.

Why am I quoting a Papist who is fulminating about the homoeroticism that has rotted the Jesuits? The Jesuits have always been rotten. Nothing new there. It is because he knows this: there is a war between the righteous and the peverse, and we will end up either Human and glorious, or enslaved and Orcs. … Continue reading Do not be nice. Do not care.

Our unity is Christ.

One of the things we have to give up in this time is a certainty. That we are correct. On all issues. There is an intellectual pleasure in arguing about transubstantiation, or purgatory, or iconoclasm. (I will make it clear: I don't believe in the theory of transubstantiation. I consider our salvation is in Christ, … Continue reading Our unity is Christ.

Plastic wisdom.

I do not consider that the bloggers of this generation can hold the penknife to earlier generations. The modern catholic controversialists can look to great ones: Belloc and Chesterton. On my side of the Tiber, we have C.S Lewis, Francis Schaeffer. The Orthodox have Alexandr, who confessed his faith as he documented the church in … Continue reading Plastic wisdom.

This elite are fools

The most interesting thing in the quote below is not that it came from a bunch of Trad Catholics referring to Plato. Christians have referred to Plato and Aristotle, properly, since before Augustine. For the love of wisdom is the love of truth and logic, and these are servants to theology, the queen of sciences. … Continue reading This elite are fools

Green temptation.

What is interesting in the passage today -- the temptation of Christ -- is what he was not tempted with. There was no offering of women or men to be his bed partners. There was no issue with wealth. The temptations related to power, and surrounding these people will lie, steal, bribe and entrap. Today's … Continue reading Green temptation.

Against the modern Ba’al.

I can count on our Papist Brother to bring things to a head. He considers, as he was taught, that the church that saves is not the church invisible but the church Roman. The infernal reaches of that church -- their cardinals and pope -- are too enamoured with this world and promote overmuch the … Continue reading Against the modern Ba’al.

Your belly is not your God.

One of the things that I see is large bellies. Mine included. In the old days, gluttony was a sin. The amount of physical work even pencil necked geeks such as me had was much greater than now: at high school, like most people, I cycled or walked to school. The idea that my parents … Continue reading Your belly is not your God.

The Baptizer and #HateSpeech.

Who are the Sadducee, who consider religion as a mere tool and preach tolerance greater than truth? Who are the Pharisees, who would regulate all things and place on the people a burden that they themselves would not lift? I would argue it is the UK police, converged, run by SJWs, and regulating ordinary people … Continue reading The Baptizer and #HateSpeech.