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Law, culture, and Catholicism...up in smoke!

Monday, December 26, 2005

Reworking the Tension: God Himself sees fit to honor particularity..


For those who have not run across John Zmirak on the web yet, he is a rather irreverent and provocative Catholic who, when not expounding on Ropke (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1882926676/qid=1135622176/sr=8-2/ref=sr_8_xs_ap_i2_xgl14/104-4731342-2169526?n=507846&s=books&v=glance )or finding suggestions for bad Catholics (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0824523008/qid=1135623612/sr=8-1/ref=pd_bbs_1/104-4731342-2169526?n=507846&s=books&v=glance) , spends his time pounding around Queens ( http://zmirak.blogspot.com/). In my book, both his interests and his locale recommend him.

Zmirak's latest addition to Vdare.com contains some interesting observations on the tensions inherent in Christianity, on what we owe our "blood," and what we owe our brothers in mankind.

The image of "post Christian elites eating lotuses by Utopia's dim light," oblivious to, if not in actual alliance with the Jihadist close by, was quite good. Of course, the title of his piece indicates that Jihadist are not the only threat to the West, and that we have our own fair share of lotus eaters here in the Americas, many of whom are entrenched in the Hierarchy, and some of whom (Egad!) may even contribute to this page.