Monthly Archives: July 2010

Nine Days with Kuehnelt-Leddihn

Piety and Death “It is difficult to fear death if one is very pious.” Alas, KL has made me take spiritual stock of myself again. I never used to fear death, and then I had children. I then came to … Continue reading

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Nine Days with Kuehnelt-Leddihn

The Robotic Soul “There is little doubt that atheism, agnosticism, and the denial of the other world are partially responsible for the rapid technological development which gave us, apart from exquisite instruments for mass destruction, various means to bridge time … Continue reading

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BYCU

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Nine Days with Kuehnelt-Leddihn

Cash for Souls “Facing the choice of cash or liberty human beings will always choose the former because it spells safety.” How else can you explain the popularity of Social Security and Medicare? I give up the liberty to dispose … Continue reading

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Nine Days with Kuehnelt-Leddihn

Authority “Ochlocrats who never tire of accusing conservatives and Catholics of superstition, illogical traditionalism, and ‘unscientific’ procedure make an act of faith in the inner illumination of the individual and the infallibility of numerical majorities.” I’m a firm believer that … Continue reading

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Nine Days with Kuehnelt-Leddihn

Medieval Man “Medieval man (like every deeply religious man) was eschatologically static. To him time was a relative conception because his center–God–stood at the same distance to the year 1300 B.C. as to the year A.D. 1300.” The medieval man … Continue reading

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Nine Days with Kuehnelt-Leddihn

Egalitarianism in the Hierarchy “The nonchalantly polite but nevertheless free interclass manners in the Catholic world are the natural consequence of a conventional (nonideological) egalitarianism, based on the profound knowledge that our final status–on the other side of the grave–will … Continue reading

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Something for Sunday Morning

“All our learning should consist of finding out what God has planned for us at each moment.” de Caussade, Abandonment. Bookmark it: del.icio.us | Reddit | Slashdot | Digg |

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Nine Days with Kuehnelt-Leddihn

The Reading Illiterate “A reading-writing education as such has benefited nobody, has elated nobody spiritually or culturally. There is no need to go to the other extreme and to believe that the knowledge of the three R’s is basically destructive, … Continue reading

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Nine Days with Kuehnelt-Leddihn

The Herdist and the Romantic “Only the select can be closely confronted with the Absolute without taking flight. Only the saints, but not the ‘commonsensical’ herd, can and will surrender to the ‘Holy Folly of the Cross.’ For this reason … Continue reading

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Tuesday

Random Tuesday “President Barack Obama took aim at Republican lawmakers Monday, accusing them of holding the public hostage to Washington politics by blocking extended unemployment benefits for millions of out of work Americans.” I haven’t given it a lot of … Continue reading

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Nine Days with Kuehnelt-Leddihn

Body and Soul “Bodies are mutually attracted by nearness, knowledge, and pleasure but souls by distance, mystery, and suffering.” Such thinking could trend into Cartesian dualism, which undermines the sacramental nature of existence, but it’s always important to reassert that … Continue reading

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