Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Church and State

St. Michael's Conference

Things have been busy lately, mostly with the St. Michael's Conference and various lit deadlines, to say nothing of Vlad "New Constantine" Putin's protection of surveillance-state enemy No.1, Snowden.

Introit

Perhaps you remember the olden days when we used to criticize the Russians for spying on their citizens and trying to ban Christianity? Odd how the State hates the Faith, especially the catholic sort that says abortion is wrong and marriage is between a man and a woman. Speaking of which, it'll be interesting to see how the clash between our secularist Administration and the US Conference of Catholic Bishops develops over Obamacare. 

strike incense

As I understand it, neither side seems willing to take any prisoners, which could result in the Church becoming the counter-cultural force she should be in this adulterous, sinful and disbelieving generation. "Get behind abortion or we'll fine you out of existence," says the State. "Bring it on," says the Church.

gates of hell won't prevail

Maybe that's the way it'll pan out and I guess we'll see the resolve of both parties when the first bishop is sentenced to jail. Hopefully it won't come to that; but if it does, the atheist State will lose.

In the meanwhile, I hope you've all come to terms with the fact that you're being spied on in our brave new world of conspiracy theory turned to conspiracy fact.

Cheers,

LSP 


5 comments:

Chas Clifton said...

Looks like someone fired up the tactical magnum thurible there.

Arimathean said...

In the U.S., the abortion industry is currently on the defensive. The secularist zealots have switched to same-sex marriage as their weapon of choice, facilitated by the anti-Christian hate speech in Justice Kennedy's recent DOMA opinion.

Putinist Russia, unfortunately, remains the world leader in the elective termination of fetuses, despite what the Russian Orthodox Church says on the subject.

Arimathean said...

In the U.S., the abortion industry is currently on the defensive. The secularist zealots have switched to same-sex marriage as their weapon of choice, facilitated by the anti-Christian hate speech in Justice Kennedy's recent DOMA opinion.

Putinist Russia, unfortunately, remains the world leader in the elective termination of fetuses, despite what the Russian Orthodox Church says on the subject.

LSP said...

That's exactly right, Chas. spotted.

LSP said...

Good call, Arimathean.

But maybe Vlad is the New Constantine?