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(11-16-2011, 07:41 PM)Laetare Wrote: I don't believe I've ever heard one traditionalist, reactionary, or conservative posit the notion that Latin is somehow "magical". It's about universality and unity. This is a typical liberal way of arguing: make up a straw man that everyone can hate and attack it heroically. :(

I think one thing to keep in mind about this is that, in a way, there really is something magical about Latin. After a couple thousand years, we in the West now associate Latin with the sacred. In a similar way, English speakers associate King James English with the sacred even though there is nothing inherently "magical" about it. The fact that these things actually do convey a sense of the sacred is downplayed because this sense is subjective, but favoring "hard facts" over subjective experience is really just Enlightenment bias. 

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Bad Catholic Blog - by legendofheasty - 11-16-2011, 05:05 PM
Re: Bad Catholic Blog - by Laetare - 11-16-2011, 07:41 PM
Re: Bad Catholic Blog - by Crusading Philologist - 11-16-2011, 10:01 PM
Re: Bad Catholic Blog - by LausTibiChriste - 11-17-2011, 06:34 PM

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