Define "Neo-Con"
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(07-28-2009, 08:35 PM)QuisUtDeus Wrote:
(07-28-2009, 07:54 PM)Jacafamala Wrote: You know none of this means anything, really. I mean the labels. I'm sure there's lots of "neo cons" who are much more holy than me. Holy matters.

There are probably pagans holier than me by virtue of the fact they keep the Natural Law better, but that's exactly why it matters.  Understanding the right thing to do and doing it is important.  Labels, if used properly, allows us to classify the differences in the way things are done, some of which may be important differences.

If I call someone a pagan, then it is implied they worship false gods.  If I say a pagan is holier than I, it can be construed it is because they follow the Natural Law better since they are (unless they apostatized) not baptised and cannot avail themselves of the Sacraments.

So, if Scipio calls me a pseudo-trad, then (from my understanding) he believes I am going to an NO once in a while.  If Steve calls me a Neo-Trad, he thinks I'm - well, whatever he thinks it is which has never been entirely clear to me because he never bothered to define what a Trad is, only what a Trad isn't (in his mind).  If I call Scott Hahn a Neo-Catholic, then I'm saying I believe he's pursuing the Reform-of-the-Reform.

While holiness is certainly what matters overall, "labels", if properly and accurately (within reason) used, allow us to discuss the differences and paths to holiness.

Otherwise, we could stop saying "Franciscan Spirituality" and "Dominican Spirituality" because the spiritual paths don't matter only holiness does.  And, we can certainly do that, but it means we're missing out on a few things in the way of understanding.
Well, yes, yes, yes. I agree. But I just can't stomach the mean spiritedness of it all sometimes. Like somebody's not up to snuff, somebody can't be in the trad club because of this or that. So silly.
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Define "Neo-Con" - by OCLittleFlower - 07-27-2009, 05:10 PM
Re: Define "Neo-Con" - by DarkKnight - 07-27-2009, 05:49 PM
Re: Define "Neo-Con" - by timoose - 07-27-2009, 07:21 PM
Re: Define "Neo-Con" - by SCG - 07-27-2009, 07:25 PM
Re: Define "Neo-Con" - by DarkKnight - 07-27-2009, 11:51 PM
Re: Define "Neo-Con" - by Marc - 07-28-2009, 01:21 AM
Re: Define "Neo-Con" - by Marc - 07-28-2009, 04:18 AM
Re: Define "Neo-Con" - by James02 - 07-28-2009, 04:37 AM
Re: Define "Neo-Con" - by matthew_talbot - 07-28-2009, 07:15 AM
Re: Define "Neo-Con" - by Scipio_a - 07-28-2009, 09:05 AM
Re: Define "Neo-Con" - by JacafamalaRedux - 07-28-2009, 10:33 AM
Re: Define "Neo-Con" - by Historian - 07-28-2009, 10:39 AM
Re: Define "Neo-Con" - by Master_P - 07-28-2009, 11:29 AM
Re: Define "Neo-Con" - by timoose - 07-28-2009, 11:31 AM
Re: Define "Neo-Con" - by veritatem_dilexisti - 07-28-2009, 11:41 AM
Re: Define "Neo-Con" - by timoose - 07-28-2009, 12:07 PM
Re: Define "Neo-Con" - by epalinurus - 07-28-2009, 12:25 PM
Re: Define "Neo-Con" - by Historian - 07-28-2009, 03:16 PM
Re: Define "Neo-Con" - by Historian - 07-28-2009, 03:18 PM
Re: Define "Neo-Con" - by Scipio_a - 07-28-2009, 04:07 PM
Re: Define "Neo-Con" - by James02 - 07-28-2009, 04:27 PM
Re: Define "Neo-Con" - by DarkKnight - 07-28-2009, 05:05 PM
Re: Define "Neo-Con" - by Historian - 07-28-2009, 05:26 PM
Re: Define "Neo-Con" - by Scipio_a - 07-28-2009, 06:02 PM
Re: Define "Neo-Con" - by Historian - 07-28-2009, 06:19 PM
Re: Define "Neo-Con" - by JacafamalaRedux - 07-28-2009, 07:54 PM
Re: Define "Neo-Con" - by Historian - 07-28-2009, 08:35 PM
Re: Define "Neo-Con" - by JacafamalaRedux - 07-28-2009, 08:48 PM
Re: Define "Neo-Con" - by Historian - 07-28-2009, 09:00 PM
Re: Define "Neo-Con" - by Scipio_a - 07-28-2009, 09:06 PM
Re: Define "Neo-Con" - by Historian - 07-28-2009, 09:12 PM
Re: Define "Neo-Con" - by SCG - 07-28-2009, 09:14 PM
Re: Define "Neo-Con" - by Scipio_a - 07-28-2009, 09:15 PM
Re: Define "Neo-Con" - by Historian - 07-28-2009, 09:37 PM
Re: Define "Neo-Con" - by Historian - 07-28-2009, 09:43 PM
Re: Define "Neo-Con" - by Scipio_a - 07-28-2009, 09:50 PM
Re: Define "Neo-Con" - by Historian - 07-28-2009, 10:36 PM
Re: Define "Neo-Con" - by Scipio_a - 07-29-2009, 01:27 AM
Re: Define "Neo-Con" - by Historian - 07-29-2009, 04:47 AM



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