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Thread: Priggishness and Piety.

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    E. P. Thompson famously connected Blake to the Muggletonians - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Englis...#Muggletonians

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    My mum comes from a Catholic family but I've never been to a church service.

    She loves the rituals of it.

    Actually, though, while I recognise that Catholics have a lot of cool art/glitzy shit going on, most of the churches I went to in Rome were both astounding and unspeakably vulgar.
    Αι ψυχαί οσμώνται καθ΄ Άιδην.

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    Catholicism has a lot of room in it for vulgarity. Catholic tat shops are amazing, full of the absolute wildest kitsch.

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    Catholicism is Hardcore

    Protestantism is mnml
    Αι ψυχαί οσμώνται καθ΄ Άιδην.

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    Protestantism is the impulse behind modernist architecture too. My grandmother's outlook. What are the essentials of ritual and what is ornament.

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    Also similar to what I was saying on the evolution thread the other day. To cut off or to linger.

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    Embellishment or purification.

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    Going Catholic used to be one of the approved ways you could go off the rails as a left-wing intellectual. Liberation Theology as the gateway drug to some sort of pastoral localism. A fairly honourable defeat.

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    Tell us about the trad cath twitter movement. What's going on there? Moldbug inspired backwards looking jingoism? Our glorious western inheritance?

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    Pre-me generation moral decline. The gates of Vienna.

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    Caucasian Caliphate essentially

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    The influence of fantasy, and history filtered through fantasy, especially in rpgs is everywhere

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    Deus Vult and trebuchet memes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by poetix View Post
    That odd thing of it suddenly becoming very important to one subset of US leftists to be allowed to say "retard".
    "The Dirtbag Left"

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    Quote Originally Posted by poetix View Post
    Deus Vult and trebuchet memes.
    Sure I've said this here before, but something I find really inexplicable about the obsession alt-right memesters have with the Crusades is that the actual, historical Crusades were ultimately a complete failure and in fact accelerated the collapse of Christian civilization in the Near/Middle East.

    But I guess maybe it really doesn't go any deeper than "These guys fought Muslims, omg so cool". Plus, you know, swords are awesome. Like in Game Of Thrones.
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