Thursday, May 12, 2022

Do you reject the glamour of evil, and refuse to be mastered by sin?

I do.

Today on The View - yes, I watch it - they had a segment on RuPaul's Drag Race, which I have never watched.  There were several drag queens celebrating their craft, identities and Queer Culture.  I'm not a fan - never have been.  I used to go to bars which featured drags, but I never enjoyed the show.  Friends seemed to love it, I just wanted to drink and dance.

I hated the exaggerated portrayal of women and the bawdy entertainment.  It's worse these days as they emulate fashion models, disco-divas and a category of celebrities who are only famous for being famous.  Like the Kardashians - who happen to model a straight form of drag queen.  So-called couturiers - fashion designers, have picked up drag-queen-queer style and mainstreamed it, to some extent.  (That all began with grunge and goth copied from the streets a couple of decades ago.)

The glamour of evil.

I like to revisit club-dance-trance music once in a while online.  I'm a huge fan of Chaka Kahn and discovered a great dance song by her sister Taka Boom, "Must Be the Music".  If I was 20+ years younger, and I came across that song, you couldn't make me stay home.  Watching the video, I noticed the back-up singers, very cool, moving 'discreetly', sort of like acolytes in a temple.  I was fascinated by the crowd and the musicians and the lights, viewing it as a kind of mesmerizing ritual, with the mantra "must be the music" repeated incessantly.  It can be rather seductive.  

A very old impression of this kind of entertainment came to mind for me.  After my conversion, I thought gay bars and disco and gay behavior were reminiscent of ancient cultures which engaged in temple prostitution, sacred prostitution associated with fertility cults.  In our day, there are no longer fertility cults, rather, today it's all about infertility by choice, through contraception and abortion.  Today some activists actually regard abortion in terms of pagan sacrifice for a greater good, similar to  a sacrifice to Astarte, goddess of fertility and sexuality.

The result may perhaps be similar to the way Israel behaved, turning from the Lord to idols and depravity.  Even the Levites defiling themselves, as in Exodus:

Early the next day the people sacrificed burnt offerings and brought communion sacrifices. Then they sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to revel. - Exodus 32:6

Today I read that an group called "Ruth sent us" may be responsible for stealing a tabernacle from a Texas church.  It was found a few days later by a Burger King, intact, the only thing missing was the Blessed Sacrament, all the consecrated hosts.  'Ruth sent us' activists made a statement last week saying they intend to burn the Blessed Sacrament - the Eucharist - in protest for the overturning of Roe Vs. Wade.  Which reminded me of the Exodus passage, 'the people sacrificed burnt offerings and brought communion offerings... and rose up to revel'.  

Must be the music.

UPDATE: Stolen Tabernacle Found with only Consecrated Hosts Missing


  1. I have zero comprehension of this world. Years ago my mechanic, who worked from his home, slowly but steady started wearing woman’s clothes. I thought it weird, but he did good work at a responsible price. His family had left him and I thought he might be wearing his wife’s cloths. He became the neighborhood freak. I always thought his a sad story. Likewise the drag world.

    1. That is strange. I don't understand it either.

  2. "Do you reject the glamor of evil." St Augustine wrote, "I sought to find the source of evil. I got nowhere." He further wrote that evil is the total absence of God. That God was incapable of creating evil but allowed it so good may come from it.
    I grew up in Buffalo NY. I worked in a RC outreach in the neighborhood of Saturday's Mass murder, I worked with a woman who shares the last name of the policeman murder trying to stop the killer. I have spent all weekend reflecting on evil. Why? Too many media & politicians revel in its glamor and are radicalizing our youth. What good can come from this?

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    1. I'm sorry I missed your comments - for some reason I don't get notified. Sadly we are facing another mass shooting this week.

    2. I thought so. There were two versions because the first got no acknowledgement of being posted or under review. The second also did not seem to post so I assumed an internet glitch. Like most of us I am numb right now. My reflection on St Augustine and evil is steadying & anchoring my thoughts right now, but I could easily just as easy cry. Bless you Terry.


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