Traditional Catholics in SAN FRAN BAY AREA
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(03-08-2010, 12:03 AM)littlerose Wrote: The history of how San Francisco nbecame gay is very interesting. There was a big propaganda thing: "The Summer of Love" and Richard Harris made a pop song about cake melting in MacArthur park while Timothy Leary was promoting LSD as a holy hallucinogen and around the same time the "free speech movement" at Berkeley was fighting for the right to say the "F" word anywhere, anytime....

Now, back then I was aware of the "F" word only as the ultimate profanity, a  big temptation for rebelious youth to shout it....  Not really understanding it.....

And since then I learned something: the "F" word is a variation on an old Anglo saxon god or minor god called "Puck" and also bears some relation to an old Norse deity called "Frigga" and so when they were fighting for the right to say this word, those hippies (Tom Hayden? Some one else, maybe, bearded guy on Merv Griffith wearing tie-dyed shirt comes to mind...)(Lenny Bruce was part of it, too) they were not talking about cusswords, they were fighting for the right to bring back the completely repressed and (as far as we knew) defeated old gods who demanded infant saqcrifice....

We did not connect these dots of the spiritual realm at that time, but 20-20 hjindsight sees through the glass clearly, or at least more clearly if it is the rear view mirror than if it is the windshield....
*sigh*

What you say is true.  And would you believe that, back in the day when I still attended Novus Ordo masses, I actually heard some religious at those parishes saying the "F word?"  Well, I did.  I guess they wanted to fit in with the crowd.  Times changed so quickly after the 60s.  I remember in the early 50s when I was a little kid, I once said "dammit" (I don't know what made me do it; my parents were religious people who did not curse) and my mother marched me off into the bathroom and washed my mouth out with Ivory soap and said "We don't use that kind of language in this house."  I must have been five years old or so.  When I lived in SF I heard the F word all the time, sometimes from children, sometimes from religious (!), sometimes from professionals like lawyers and physicians.  I was so happy to get out of there.  As we drove across the Oakland Bay Bridge, I turned for one last look and said, "I'm never coming back."  And I haven't.  Good luck to any one, especially any trad, who has to live there.
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