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This is the kind of interlocutor that gets sickening. In modern Greek, the word for boogeyman is Jesuit. Greek mothers feared the Jesuits because it was averred by their folk traditions that Jesuits would steal their more clever children to be brought to be educated by the Jesuits. Whether this is true as is claimed, by Communist writer and author of "The Last Temptation", Nikos Kazantzakis, who claims to have been the object of a kidnapping attempt by Jesuits himself, it certainly makes you wonder.

The Jesuits don't just have a reputation for casuistry, they have a reputation for deception and unmanly and purely ornamental distinctions whose object is objuscation. So, when writers like this following gentleman rear their schoastic heads in the press to defend the insidious, we begin to wonder if there isn't more than a little truth to Greek wives tales and warnings about Jesuits who will steal your children.

Just a word about the following article. The author warns against aattacks against the Jesuits by the "sadly right-wing". Such slurs, often preceeded by the word "sadly", like "right-wing", conjure up a liberal (see Modernist) grandmother warning his readers that there are these strange troglodytes out there who aren't moderate, intellectual, urbane, New York Tims reading, gay-friendly Jesuits who have paranoid hangups and the like.

Undoubtedly, this overeducated siren is going to warn us of the boogeymen on the "right" whose concerns for orthodoxy and puritanical morality are vain, and certainly don't apply to the Jesuits, who, despite fielding some of the most pernicious theologians, university faculties and priests since the Protestant Revolt, really aren't the baddies that those overzealous "rightists" make them out to be.

Your first warning should be to callout such a perpetrator as a man with an agenda. Maybe such a poo-poo writer has a vested interest, maybe hes part of the problem?

http://eponymousflower.blogspot.com/2010...suits.html
I think you need to hang out with DK and learn to sip-sip more.  The amount of spleen you vent on some run-of-the-mill thing like this seems excessive.  A happy (or witty) polemicist is more effective than a cranky one.  Let Diogenes over at Catholic Culture be your guide, not the folks at "Tradition in Action," whose writing style is similar to yours.  Maybe you should consider not reading these things that infuriate you so much and read Chesterton instead.  Life is short, the number of fools infinite.  You can't bother to get ticked off at all of them or you'll get ulcers.  Be selective in picking the targets of your outrage.  If *this* sort  of article raises your hackles, then something serious will cause you to stroke out. 
And by the way, the stuff about Greek folklore is very interesting and apropos.  Thanks for sharing!
(04-22-2010, 02:44 PM)Bonifacius Wrote: [ -> ]I think you need to hang out with DK and learn to sip-sip more.  The amount of spleen you vent on some run-of-the-mill thing like this seems excessive.  A happy (or witty) polemicist is more effective than a cranky one.  Let Diogenes over at Catholic Culture be your guide, not the folks at "Tradition in Action," whose writing style is similar to yours.  Maybe you should consider not reading these things that infuriate you so much and read Chesterton instead.  Life is short, the number of fools infinite.  You can't bother to get ticked off at all of them or you'll get ulcers.  Be selective in picking the targets of your outrage.  If *this* sort  of article raises your hackles, then something serious will cause you to stroke out. 

Some TIA articles, like a David Yallup article or book, are better than others.  I'm not going to agree with you all of the time, or be in the same frame of mind, or even hold the same ideas or positions in one moment as I might in the next.

The point isn't my spleen, it's the fact that the Jesuits employ mouthpieces like this to confuse people about the problems in the Jesuit order. 

The only way the Jesuits will go away or reform, inmho, is if enough people become aware of their gross misrepresentations, malfeasances and negligence.

There's nothing wrong with being a happy warrior, but I don't know that I would chose Chesterton for a model myself, thanks again for the trouble you took to comment on this. God bless.