Catholics and Scifi

I always thought that scifi was ANTI-Catholic, and that the fact I liked it was an unfortunate coincidence. It turns out I might be wrong.

http://truthandcharity.net/who-hijacked-my-sci-fi/

 

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JPII and Dostoevsky

http://www.ewtn.com/library/PAPALDOC/JP960901.HTM

Someday I’m going to be reading Dostoevksy, and someone will ask “Dostoevsky? Why waste your time on such long Russian novels, and ones written by a non-Catholic?” To which I will reply: “HOW CAN WE FORGET FYODOR MIKHAYLOVICH DOSTOEVSKY, ONE OF THE GREATEST WRITERS OF ALL TIME?”  They will be thoroughly confused, and will ask me what that has to do with anything, and I will ask them what Blessed John Paul the Great has to do with anything.

 

Liturgy and the Unknown Soldier

http://www.sanctepater.com/2012/05

This post moved me. I don’t know why. The blogger herself repulsed me. I think she’s crazy. If someone had given me a stack of pictures with hers thrown in, and asked me to pick out the axe murderer, I would pick her. And I’m no patriot. Our founding fathers were bad philosophers. The Revolutionary War was practically unjustifiable. Our country now actively supports abortion, contraception, divorce, gay marriage, euthanasia, the death penalty, sweatshops, and many other serious evils.  And though I don’t consider “Traditionalist” a compliment, her post still moved me. I think Traditionalists may have a point. Perhaps the Holy Spirit was guiding liturgists for the first nineteen hundred years of the Church. And more importantly, perhaps the details of the liturgy matter. Perhaps solemnity and seriousness, despite seeming alien today, really are true, good, and beautiful.

I’m simplifying my thoughts right now, so they might sound fake. But they’re genuine.

Sex Selective Abortion? Yes. Race selective abortion? Go for it. (Says U.S. law)

http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/story/2012-05-31/house-vote-gender-based-abortion/55312258/1

I’m impressed by the pro-abortion consistency here. Sure, maybe they did have a few selfish political motives here, but that’s okay! They’re being honest, even when the truth as-they-see-it is so blatantly repulsive. 

If a husband wants a boy, and his wife is pregnant with a girl, he can legally pressure his wife into aborting their baby. If a woman gets pregnant with a black baby, she can abort it simply because it’s black. 

I’m not joking. I’m glad that politicians carry their beliefs to their logical conclusions. Because the logical implications are absurd. As many have argued, there’s really no good reason to say, if you don’t believe that people have equal dignity regardless of their age or mental capacity, that killing toddlers or the mentally disabled is wrong. 

Perhaps only by taking their beliefs to their conclusions will they realize just how absurd they are.