See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, being patient with it until it receives the early and the late rains. - James 5:7

Saturday, October 02, 2010

Courses at the TOB Institute, 1000 Points of Light, The View from here, and other pressing issues for Saturday morning.


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Twenty Foreplay... (love that song)
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Seriously, as regards the TOB controversies, I don't really have a dog in that race and I'm mostly just adding a little Groucho vs. Margaret Dumont heckling into the mix with my posts.  Oh - to be sure, I'm against the Westian cult, for reasons explained by better people than myself.  (Dawn Eden, Fr. Geiger, Dr. von Hildebrand.)  Call me cynical if you must, but I can't help but be amazed and a little suspicious as regards all the efforts to defend the 'Institute' and West's position - if you know what I mean.  I sense there is more to all of this than theology.  The TOB tour has been looking more like a lucrative business venture lately... A research institute... publishing... the lecture circuit...  Too bad Oprah's going off the air - she could have had Chris West on to boost sales.
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Speaking of talk shows.
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Yesterday TV was on in the other room, and The View was airing - no I don't watch The View - on of the cats does though.  Anyway - they had a couple who went through hell and high water using invitro fertilization - $200,000 a pop BTW - and ended up losing the baby.  Naturally they wrote a book.

Two things here - First, all the gals were talking about the baby in the womb - no fetus - baby.  So these pro-abortion hypocrites know damn well abortion is murder - it kills human babies.

Second, Whoopie Goldberg seem's to be thinking she's some sort Maya Angelou now days, attempting to pass on sage advice to comfort the youngin's.  After the couple discussed losing the baby and their grief, Whoops solemnly interreupts the conversation with something like this:  "Now I have known many who have lost their child this way (miscarriage) and like I always tell them...."   Her voice lowers with an even more serious tone...  "I always tell them this little guy just came to see if you all were ready for him - but he couldn't stay yet - so he left... but he'll be back... he'll be back."
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Whatever.  "You keep talkin' girl, but you ain't sayin' nothin'!"  People are full of hot air - myself included.  All I could think of was Melvin Udall's line in "As Good as It Gets" - "Where do they teach you to talk like this? In some Panama City "Sailor wanna hump-hump" bar, or is it getaway day and your last shot at his whiskey? Sell crazy someplace else, we're all stocked up here."     
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Other pressing issues....
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I'm getting blamed for Tyler Clementi's suicide - well all of the gay suicides actually.  Okay - so I'm not personally to blame - but in conversation with a friend or two - I found out it is the Catholic Church's fault - driving gay kids to suicide - since I'm Catholic and support Catholic teaching, I'm just as much to blame.  Story of my life.  I grew up in a home wherein my dad hated the Church and kept threatening to take me out of Catholic school, refused to let me enter prep-school seminary after 8th grade, mocked priests and religious, while my Catholic siblings made fun of me for being too pious.  Believe me when I tell you, I know how to live through anti-Catholic rhetoric and blame. 
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Film clip:  "High Anxiety":  Courses at the TOB Institute: Marital Foreplay 101.

12 comments:

  1. 'All I could think of was Melvin Udall's line in "As Good as It Gets" - "Where do they teach you to talk like this? In some Panama City "Sailor wanna hump-hump" bar, or is it getaway day and your last shot at his whiskey? Sell crazy someplace else, we're all stocked up here."'
    Oh yes, Mr. Terry. You go!
    As for the anti-Catholic rhetoric/bigotry, don't I know it.
    It's just crazy, all of it! And I'll end it there because I'm sure y'all don't want to listen to rant and rave! (The dogs don't like it, either:<)!

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  2. "I'm sorry your feelings were hurt by my comments. No, wait. I'm not. Gay kids are dying. So let's try to keep things in perspective: f*ck your feelings."

    -Dan Savage


    :-)

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  3. Thom, calm down, bro!
    Let's just give a look here: bullying kids who "out themselves" is wrong and a horrible evil.
    But, let's just consider that a teenager who proclaims to the world he/she is "gay" is going to get pummeled...I mean, that's just reality...it's not right; it's not just; it just IS.
    That's why I really don't think it's a good idea for young people, way before they're old enough to have some kind of independence, to proclaim to the world that they're gay; not a good idea. Even Rupert Everett, the British actor, is now saying he's sorry he's made his sexual orientation public...why is this such an important declaration?
    The Church's teaching on sexual life is for EVERYBODY: no genital intimacy unless you're validly married; my goodness, how many heteros are called to fidelity by this...and it includes the prohibition of sex with self, viewing porno, lustful thoughts, as well as all of the overt acts with both sexes. Why is this discrimination? Chastity is tough by any means, but we're all in the same boat, yeah?
    If you're not validly married as a man and woman, you love the Lord by refraining from genital acts...that includes everyone.

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  4. lol Father I didn't say it.. just passing on a quote. But it is an interesting perspective, no?

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  5. How about when homosexuals bully straights in the Seminary or after?

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  6. Thom: you naughty boy!!:-)...getting Father riled up on a Saturday!!
    Tancred: Yes. Believe me. It's real...hopefully not so much now(I know what it was like in the '80s...nasty!)...

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  7. Father, but it's so easy to do! :-D

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  8. Thom: don't you know it...it's the Irish in me...can't help it:-)!

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  9. All I can say and pray, is, "Purify my heart...my one desire is to be holy, set apart for you, Lord!"
    May this grace be given to all of us...
    married folk need so many graces; it is so difficult to be pure in this insane society...purity...it doesn't mean "puritanism"...but a Catholic understanding of marital love; that is something secret, inviolable and between the spouses...this other crap is just crap...

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  10. Tancred - that is an Excellent point - reminder - of what is what. Thanks!

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  11. Thom - teen suicide is bigger than recent gay examples - it is more widespread - into young adulthood. Sad to say, it has become another 'choice' in a culture based on choice.

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  12. wow Terry--I didn't realize that you were a "View" kind of guy... :)

    I watched it once and got a migraine...too many conversations going on at once.. :)

    Sara

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