*******Squaring the Circle of Our Rad Trad Catholic Girardian Conserberalism******* all 4 1 & 1 4 all
Not sure where to go with this... hummm, JUST SAY NO to terrorists... let us all hold hands stretching out across the world and sing, "WE ARE NOT THAT!"If we really don't know who we are, at least we can all agree "we are not that." Is that really such a great rallying theme?I went to look for a warm & fuzzy Christian sing along and nothing came to mind, however I did go back to a favorite video which does proclaim who we are and why...Why am I Catholic by KaterinaMarie Jesus Christ, You are my Life. Be interesting if we could get a video from Muslim that was like this.
It's just my opinion, Aramis, that the singers are Muslim. Their message is that they are rejecting "that" -- "that" being terrorism. It's a pretty good thing to rally around, given the choices humans usually find for rallying round; i.e., agreeing who our enemies are, etc.Now, isn't that a pretty good rallying theme, bro?
Good point Ath. Contrasting the 2 videos would be a good Girardian exercise, don't you think? I guess my point is that we Catholics need to be sure that whenever and wherever we are trying to hold up a mirror to the world that that reflection is reflecting off a brilliantly shining Monstrance. There are so many people (on either side) pointing fingers that are only reflecting back to each other the double-bind or mimetic rivalry that can only lead to violence. Our grounding and our lead must always be 'In Christ'.
There are so many people (on either side) pointing fingers that are only reflecting back to each other the double-bind or mimetic rivalry that can only lead to violence. Our grounding and our lead must always be 'In Christ', Aramis said.And I'm probably being optimistic here, but the song, its message, the singers, and the video are, IMO again, well past the "crowd went home beating their breasts" but not to what you correctly say should always be our grounding and gathering point -- namely, the Lamb slain since the Foundation of the World, Jesus Christ. But they are on the way by rejecting the other gathering principle, that of the victimage mechanism of the sacred.Would they see this? No. Should we, as Christians, push this understanding of where they are heading? Again, no. It would be scandalizing and demeaning. But I truly think this is the work of the Paraklete, the Holy Spirit. After all, Saul eventually became Saint Paul!
Yes, yes, I agree. You are right my dear Athos. And I love the tune as well as the message. Question comes though, when push comes to shove, and as you have posted in the past, where will the moderate Muslims stand? We cannot answer that, I know. Being the more conserative Mass'keteer I can say that I love the song, the tune and the gesture, and as a Franciscan I would gladly link arms with them, as I wear around my neck the Tau.
And none of us can claim any sort of credit or merit for what we have be blessed to see; namely, Jesus Christ who is the Way, the Truth, and the Life. That came by infused grace. So we try to live in peace and grace with others, and offer up what suffering and troubles come our way for those in Purgatory."Those who are marked with the Cross of Christ go merrily in the dark," as dear Chesterton said.
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