Friday, June 24, 2011

The Common Foe

Militant secularism is yet again causing religious folk to come together, as The New American's Raven Clabough reports — Calif. Muslims, Jews File Lawsuit Against Circumcision Ban.

Noted also is the fact that "the same anti-circumcision individuals often support a pro-choice position on abortion, arbitrarily defending a born child’s supposed 'right' not be circumcised, while supporting the 'right' of an individual parent to legally kill their unborn children as late as 36 weeks of pregnancy (approximately nine months of gestation)." So, you can "terminate" your baby boy eight days before he's born (or later), but eight days after he's born you cannot initiate him into your religious community.

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Blogger Fungus FitzJuggler III said...

Both surgical procedures are not without risk but also are imposed upon the child.

Religion based upon brain washing,

Give me the child until he is 7 and I will give you the man

does suggest that free will is a concept given lip service only?

10:45 PM  
Blogger David Lindsay said...

Predictable shrieking about the growth of Sharia-compliant financial products here in Britain. But while Sharia law must have no legal status here, there would be no need for any of this if we had not lost sight of our own tradition of opposition to usury. Indeed, there would no need for rather a lot of things at the moment.

Meanwhile, San Francisco's ballot proposition to outlaw male genital mutilation has allowed certain people to vent their spleens about Sodom on the Bay. But there is nothing any more acceptable about male than about female genital mutilation.

The True West is being shamed by Islamic expansion on one issue and by the pederast-based homosexualist political movement on another. We must not be so on any more.

It is scientifically baseless and historically illiterate to define homosexuality as an individual and collective identity economically, socially, culturally or politically. The true character of the movement that so defines may be discerned from an examination of its origins out of the Stonewall Riots and into the early 1970s.

In turn, it originated the idea, which has no prior history whatever and remains unknown in great swathes of the world, that persons, rather than simply acts, are homosexual, and that a predilection for such acts constitutes an identity comparable to class, ethnicity or even sex (which is written into every cell of the body).

That was and is a movement of, by, for and about those who sexually abuse teenage boys. Many of its pioneering figures abused teenage boys to their dying days, and the rest still do so to this very day. Every time that you see one of those rainbow flags, or anything like that, then remember that that is what it represents

Meanwhile, face-covering – not head-covering, but face-covering – is incompatible with the conduct of Western social and cultural life. Halal meat is one thing: if the ancient indigenous Christians of the Middle East eat it (do they?), then there cannot be anything wrong with in principle; and it certainly bears comparison with many of our our food production practices. But animal sacrifice is totally unacceptable. So is polygamy. The public holidays in the West should be Christian festivals rather than pointless celebrations of the mere fact that the banks are on holiday; there is no case for non-Christian festivals to be public holidays in the West.

And mosques in the West must not have domes and minarets, which are triumphalistic manifestations of an Islamised society, culture and polity, and which were in that spirit added to former churches during Islam’s forcible overrunning of the Eastern Roman Empire. How long before our cathedrals, churches and chapels go the same way? It happened in Asia Minor, Mesopotamia, the Levant and North Africa, all once integral parts of Christendom.

We need to return to our own traditions, and not to those constructed explicitly in order to subvert and supplant them, on issues of sexual identity, affective friendship, intergenerational intimacy, the single state, and so forth.

We need to re-learn our own patterns of structured daily prayer, setting aside one day in seven, fasting, almsgiving, pilgrimage, the global community of faith as the primary focus of personal allegiance and locus of personal identity, the lesser outward and greater inward struggle, the need for a comprehensive and coherent critique of both capitalism and Marxism, the coherence between faith and reason, and a consequent integrated view of art and science.

The answer to the challenge of the Sunna is Sacred Tradition. The answer to the challenge of the Imamate is the Petrine Office. The answer to the challenge of Sufism is our own tradition of mysticism and monasticism.

Liberal Catholics will be the last to see the point.

12:15 AM  

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