Thursday, March 4, 2010

Making Way for Satan, Mimetically Speaking

Monsignor Charles Pope has an important notion. We need a "new" word for marriage, given the atrocity taking place in our nation's capitol. He suggests, Holy Matrimony.

Oh, and by the by, if you think that this is the end-point, the terminus, of the collapse of social mores that is anthropologically as predictable as fleas on a dog, think again. Those who believe they are engaged in breaking down "unjust" prohibitions of society will not be satisfied until they kick out of the road many, many more. This is to say, if their "alternative lifestyles" feel in any way pinched by these ancestral prohibitions, they will not rest until all hell, literally, breaks loose.

Anthropologically speaking, this break-down of cultural prohibitions is called "sacrificial preparation" (cf. Girard - Things Hidden Since the Foundation of the World).

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