Vaccination Via A Book
a: The da vinci code ~
b: vaccination against patriarchal monotheism
What: "Like a lot of people who care about books and writing and sentence structure, I was initially horrified at the success at Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code. Then I realized what it meant: 80 million people read a book about the removal of femininity from the Catholic Church, about how Jesus liked women and prostitutes and screw-ups and freaks, about how the Bible was edited by men in power, about how Jesus' divinity was not universally accepted. They read the book, and now it's in their brains, like a vaccination against patriarchal monotheism, even if they don't do anything with the information."
Writer: Jessa Crispin
Date: Feb 15 2010 11:58 AM
Catholicism As Intellectual Archeology
a: Intellectually-catholicism ~
b: an archeological excavation in Rome
What: There are numerous documentaries about the city of Rome, the eternal city. The legends says that Rome was founded by Romulus and Remus in ~ 600 BC. The city has existed, in some form, for about 2.5 millennia. Currently, when building in Rome, or anywhere else, excavations occur to secure the foundation of the new structure. It's impossible to build here without digging up ancient ruins. The more they excavate, the more they find. Some sites have 4-5 layers of old construction that has been destroyed. Intellectually this is what Catholicism is like. One layer build on another on top of another, like a Roman Archeology excavation. The link is to a British site, but the pattern is similar.
Date: Sep 9 2011 11:39 AM
They Both Think They Know Everything
a: Modern liberal intelligentsia ~
b: roman catholic clergy
What: A class of cloistered, unaccountable highly ideologically biased intellectuals. The general attitude of this class, group, this social construct(to use their language)is that they embody liberal ideals, the best of Western tradition, or at least the modern tradition.
What are these ideas and ideal? Those that have been inherited from the Enlightenment. What are those? Science or the scientific process, rationality, the general belief that there is no mystery in the world or that all mysteries can and will be solved. This is a highly ideological group of people. The only class of this type, in Europe anyway, is the Roman Catholic Clergy. This is also a group of highly educated and uncountable intellectuals who have been charged with propagating European Christian thought and beliefs. The unity is that these groups both believe things that are highly questionable, yet as a rule, they are not strictly accountable for what the believe and teach, because there are some many others who believe the same thing. They are a power themselves.
Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: May 9 2013 11:07 AM