Wednesday, February 23, 2011

It's all in the details

Just been enjoying a rousing game of "Quote the pope" with a bunch of Trads on Facebook, all arguing about lying in defence of innocent lives.

I won't bore you with too much of all that backing and forthing, (everyone's talking about it...put "Lila Rose" and "Lying" into Google), but one friend just made a comment that about summs up my total lack of patience with all this sort of stuff these days:

"When I argue with certain Catholics, I feel as though I'm debating with Star Wars nerds, or arguing with a fanatic about comic book origin lore:

'Wolverine didn't have bone claws before Weapon X! He only had a healing factor.'

'Yes he did, didn't you see Wolverine Origins #2? Right there. Bone Claws.'..."


Everyone knows that Superman's ability to fly is a capacity of his super strength.

"It is an extension of his ability to leap tall buildings, an ability he derives from exposure to Earth's yellow sun."

"Oh yeah? Then how does he fly at night?"

"A combination of the moon's solar reflection and the energy storage capacity of Kryptonian skin cells..."

Well, du-uh!



Ingemar said...

I guess this is why Arturo Vasquez disdains the so-called "neo-trads." What good is it for nerdy laymen to prooftext the CCC for how THINGS SHOULD BE DONE! when the Holy Fudder himself is powerless to reverse the catastrophic course of so-called Christian Europe.

You'd think a Pope with Vatican I powers could basically kick ass and take names. I guess not.

Anonymous said...

This is boring, what I want to know is where that young lady went to finishing school and can I send my daughters there? She grew up homeschooled in San Jose. Where did she learn that poise? Where did she learn how to wear makeup on television so effectively? She is lovely and well spoken in a very expensive way. How exactly did that happen? Because it didn't happen by her reading old books and following cosmetic tutorials on youtube. - Karen

John said...

Hmmmm.... I think we're on to something here. I like that term. If anyone wants to see it in action, go to NLM and click on the comments of any liturgical post.

I especially like the one on altar frontals from a few years back. [GdiP does a facepalm here]
Trad nerdz citing article and subscript from responses of the SRC of 14 April 1807.

And, yes, that' exactly what came to mind when watching that excellently chosen clip from Big Bang Theory.

Anonymous said...

Maybe "trad-neos" is more to the point. When Tradition is alive it is lived, not excavated and disputed. Alas we are all some flavour of neo now.

Anonymous said...

Excavation and disputation are highly traditional activities. Why is no one answering my much much more important questions. - Karen