Saturday, October 23, 2010

The Curse

As Notre Dame got stomped by Navy (again), one sees with how much intensity Navy plays.

Notre Dame used to play with a chip on its shoulder; as though something set it apart from everybody else.

You don't suppose that as Notre Dame has whittled off the edges of its Catholic faith and morals, the intensity it once possessed - what made Notre Dame distinct, different, set apart - has dwindled on the playing field, do you?

They LOOK big, strong, well-fed, and well-funded. Too bad looks don't translate into wins.


David Nybakke said...

I like you title, "The Curse"

Don't ask me why, but I just thought we must publish the full image...and Jesus wept...

David Nybakke said...

Ath, maybe we are missing something... maybe the idea is sacrifice for relativism NOT wins?

Athos said...

I hope you're right, Aramis! Cheers/best

D'artagnan said...

why try to win in a culture that says "we're all winners" and that you are intolerant if you say otherwise (O:

Athos said...

D'art, you just summed up Girard's "crisis of distinctions."

The thing is, as our Lord points out, "Do not think that I have come to abolish the law or the prophets. I have come not to abolish but to fulfill. Amen, I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not the smallest letter or the smallest part of a letter will pass from the law, until all things have taken place. (Mt 5,17-18)

If the post-modern agenda continues to knock down all restrictions, prohibitions, and marks of "winning" so that no one feels "victimized", then - pardon my low level of public discourse here - the fit will REALLY hit the shan.

So, the Sermon on the Mount in general is not to be abolished, but to become the channel markers, so to speak, to tell us how well our fulfilling our Lord's law of love is going. Too close to the rocks? etc.

End of sermon. Ciao!