The Roman Catholic Church is part of the Cathedral and another ghoul gnawing on the rotting corpse of civilization. Regrettably, we are obliged to build anew Frankenstein’s monster from the disparate and dispersed corpses of many great civilizations scattered across our globe. Fortunately for us, there is much sinew, bone, and blood from which to stitch our new monster and the Cathedral has inadvertently provided us the tools necessary to bring life to our creation by scattering real data and discoveries among the lies and obfuscations.
[By the time I had written Section IV, I had to concede most of this post summarizes, abridges, and adds on to parts of An Open Letter to an Open Minded Progressive. Also, it took until Section V to actually get to my thesis.]
“A lie can travel halfway round the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.” – often attributed to Mark Twain
“If you repeat a lie often enough, it becomes the truth.” – often attributed to Joseph Goebbels
A while ago I wrote about a moment when a friend described my research for my blog posts as “sitting in his living room.” That wasn’t the first time I had thought about the amateur nature of my writing, and it won’t be my last. I suspect most of my fellow bloggers are in a similar position; smart, reflective, and not credentialed in any way in…
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