Miscellany from Twitter

Seems to me like this describes the banks in a lot of places other than Greece

Still A Man for all Seasons

This is great, How many do you recognize?

Happy Friday

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11 Responses to Miscellany from Twitter

  1. Utopia is always a myth, as is the psychological bio, for the most part! Funny, but Pope Pius XI canonised More in 1935 as a martyr of the schism that separated the CoE from Rome; Pope John Paul II in 2000 declared him the “heavenly Patron of Statesmen and Politicians”. And since 1980, the CoE has remembered More liturgically as a Reformation martyr. And also he was honored by the Soviet Union because of the Communist attitude to property in Utopia. Also More surely did oppose the theology of Martin Luther and William Tyndale!

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    • NEO says:

      Yep, the phrase suspected of “Lollardry and Lutheranism” comes to mind. He is an interesting guy though.

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      • Erasmus and he were friends. Erasmus saw a profound Catholic monastic like person in More, so he wrote. More was always an interior Catholic!

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        • NEO says:

          Yes, and he died as he lived, can’t be much more honorable than that.

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        • Yes, More was kind of a Catholic Humanist for his time, indeed like Erasmus. But in those days Catholics were bound by authority, a Catholic intellect had to be true to the Papacy! Erasmus pressed this to some degree, as he believed more in the aspect of human freedom and thinking. In some way this did not come philosophically till the Enlightenment. But the later 18th century Europeans, were also pressed by the then spirit of skepticism and empiricism, and that rationalism that we see today that has come from modernity and postmodernity more fully. But, in More we see that old school humanism that was somewhat scholastic and medieval, which was hallowed, but still bound more to the Papacy. But Erasmus was that polymath, Catholic, Protestant, and humanist all rolled into one, always seeking to reconcile the contradictions, but always within himself.

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        • No secret that I like Erasmus to some degree, he simply brought the kind of Protestant like humanism that so affected the Protestant Reformers! I don’t know how we can see it in any other way? And now we have the “humanism” of a “Francis”, and the Jesuits! But, there is a big change and movement in this centre, and it moves well beyond theology! My thoughts any way.

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        • NEO says:

          Not overly different than mine, or for that matter, may roman Catholics, either.

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        • Yes, I hear from many Roman Catholics, and some are quite theological, who want nothing much to with “Francis”! Of course some feel he is out to destroy Traditional and conservative Catholicism in itself! Many are just set to wait-out when he will not be here? Rather sad actually, but GOD is in control!

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        • NEO says:

          My experience is that the more theologically involved is, the more he is distressed by what Francis says, although i think a lot of it is the press hearin what it wants to instead of what he says. But many of them insist he shows much too much tendency to universalism to fit the church’s doctrine.

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        • I have myself read my share of “Francis”, and he really is just (and at best) a secular minded liberal religious mind! Someone the other day called him “the Obama” of the Catholic Church, and ou that was rich! 😉

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        • NEO says:

          That may be fairly accurate, I fear. 😉

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