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  •  has the Vatican had anything to say.... (2+ / 0-)
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    .... about this?  Granted, Metaxas isn't a priest or otherwise employed by the Church, but a) he's prominent and b) he's calling for insurrection, so c) he's arguably an embarrassment.

    Contrast to the treatment of nuns.

    I heard the piece on NPR where they interviewed the bishop who is going to be "managing" any public speaking or writing by nuns.  Apparently one of the "offenses" committed by the nuns was "remaining silent" on the top three issues: abortion, contraception, and homosexuality.   So presumably this bishop has it within his power to insert his language into the nuns' public speaking & writing, to make it appear they've joined the cheering squad for religious right talking points.

    So here's a subversive idea.

    How'bout some nuns start quoting Metaxas?  Do a subtle caricatured parody of religious rightism including quotes from Metaxas and McCloskey.  And let's see how the bishop responds to them calling for insurrection against condoms.

    Do it in the style of Jesuit founder Ignatius Loyola who said something along the lines of "If I see black and the Church says it's white, then I shall see white."  Loyola was Basque, and there's a direct line between what he said and what Father Arizmendi (the Basque founder of the Mondragon Cooperatives) said to the Spanish authorities during the Franco era in order to get them to go along with his own radical idea that continues to this day.  

    The Vatican didn't freak out when Loyola said what he said, nor about what Arizmendi said: both of them got away with basically wink-nudging to the effect of "yeah whatever, leave us alone while we build something radical."  

    So I tend to believe the nuns could get away with similar if they used the right language.  And then we'd see if the Vatican cares half as much about threats of political violence as they care about "too much silence" about fetuses and gays.

    "Minus two votes for the Democrat" equals "plus one vote for the Republican." Arithmetic doesn't care about your feelings.

    by G2geek on Sat Jul 28, 2012 at 02:14:06 PM PDT

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