Thursday, 16 January 2014

Medieval Ignorance & Julian Assange

Sorry I'm being deliberately naughty. The headline should read ignorance of the medieval. 

You see some truly ignorant people,and some bigots (and I'm not sure which Julian Assange is), think that medieval people were ignorant of the Latin Mass, their Faith in general and kept obsequious by the priestly overlords. 

Now let's skip the fact that these people grew up as Catholics and went to Mass weekly, if not daily, and partook in many Feast Days (hence 'Merrie England'). 

There is little doubt they would have been imbued in their Faith from the cradle to the grave. 

And the priestly overlords? Well in a society that was strictly hierarchical, just as the Lords kept the power of the King in check from below, as the Pope kept the power of the Kings in check from above, the priests could speak out for the sheep in their flock against possible abuses by Lords, as Bishops could speak out from above. 

As Cobbett also made clear the "power" of the monasteries was also to provide succour to the impoverished, elderly, farm tenants and more. 

After the "Reformation" the greedy Lords grabbed the land, enclosed it and created more poverty which ultimately led to the slums if the industrial revolution. 

But above all else if we're to believe the lies of the stupid or the evil, i.e. that the "priestly class" lorded it over serfs whom they kept ignorant, can we ask why churches (which in medieval times were full of murals) had depictions of priests (and bishops) going to heaven - and hell!

If the priests wanted the faithful to all but worship them and regard them as all powerful, why would they remind the people that hell has its fair share of priests & bishops too?

That would make no sense, Mr Assange. But then neither would the Seal of Confession...

Oh. It's all starting to unravel isn't it? 

The Beetle Named after the Virgin Mary

I never knew the Ladybird was named after Our Lady. 

Wikipedia says:

The name "ladybird" originated in Britain where the insects became known as 'Our Lady's bird or the Lady beetle.[9][10] Mary (Our Lady) was often depicted wearing a red cloak in early paintings, and the spots of the seven-spot ladybird (the most common in Europe) were said to symbolise her seven joys and seven sorrows.[9] In the United States, the name was adapted to "ladybug". Common names in other European languages have the same association, for example, the German nameMarienkäfer translates to Marybeetle.[11]

Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Of Beating Hearts & Accents

There's a programme on Radio 4 called The Unbelievable Truth which is very funny. The basic premise is that each comedian on the panel has to give a talk full of whopping fibs, wherein he has to hide 5 strange/unknown truths. 

In the latest episode one of the panellists gets caught out stating that babies cry in accents. The chairman of the show, David Mitchell then cut in to say a study in a German university in 2007 found that babies started imitating the accent of their mum, in the womb!

So we have a child crying with an accent to copy & bond with his mum, yet still liberals would have us think this isn't a life, and can be burnt or ripped apart in what they euphemistically call a "termination" in an effort to whitewash a disgusting and murderous deed. 

Abortion really is murder. 

Monday, 6 January 2014

Back in work today?

Feeling depressed? Monday morning blues?

Here's a pic of some Spanish Catholic monarchs to cheer you up.