Hunting nun sends liberals into paroxysms of hate – UPDATED December 14, 2015Posted by Tantumblogo in abdication of duty, Basics, disaster, General Catholic, Holy suffering, paganism, persecution, rank stupidity, religious, Revolution, scandals, silliness, Society.
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A bit more evidence of the religious nature of leftism. It is apparently now a grave offense against God to kill an animal, in spite of Genesis. A school teacher nun from Pennsylvania also happens to like to hunt. She posted a photo of the very nice 10 point she took this year, and the left just freaked out:
These were just a tiny handful of the thousands of incredibly hostile, even vile comments in response. I conclude several things from the responses:
- Young people are mind-blowingly ignorant of Christian belief
- Young liberal people have an extremely limited capacity for argumentation. Emotion is their go-to tactic.
- The degree of leftism, in a quasi-doctrinal or dogmatic way, among many on social media, especially the young, is amazing
A bit more from this Sister John Paul Bauer:
Viewed by millions on Facebook, Sister Bauer – who is also a veteran of the U.S. Navy and now teaches at Elk County Catholic High School – sat in a tree where she prayed the rosary… Then, successfully hunted a 10-point buck with a 16-inch spread. She noted, “In St. Mary’s, this is what you do. You go hunting. And everybody goes hunting. The coach, myself, the students.”
She added, “I’ve always prayed the Rosary on the tree stand. That’s a tradition. You get up in the morning. You pray the rosary in the tree stand. So, I just think the Blessed Mother did smile upon me.”
She’s certainly not trad, but she seems to have the Faith. God bless her. Unfortunately, her diocese and school are not made of stern stuff, they have caved, pulling any connection to the photo from their social media accounts and websites after a flurry of unbelievably hostile comments. I won’t post those here, they are really beneath contempt, but point up the interplay between the left’s hatred of Christianity, and the left’s titanic fear and loathing of firearms and hunting. Speaking of lack of self awareness, probably many of these hostile secularists are descendants of souls who relied on hunting for a substantial portion of their food intake even a generation or two back. That’s another facet of so many people today……almost a total lack of knowledge of how even their parents and grandparents lived, or what they found important.
Nice buck. Good for her. I wish I had time to hunt right now!
UPDATE: Shoot, forgot to include this quote as part of the post:
Back in the 1980s, when I first heard Christians complain about “secular humanism,” I thought they were crazy. To me, an atheist Jewish Democrat, the phrase simply meant an entire absence of faith in the public square — and wasn’t that a good thing? [No, it’s a thing that will usher in a new age of barbarism, as Catholics like Belloc have been claiming for decades]
It wasn’t until I read Stephen L. Carter’s The Culture of Disbelief that I understood that lack of faith is itself a belief system, complete with a doctrine predicated on Big Government, animism, Gaia-ism, the denial of biological reality, and sexual license.[what you might call sexular paganism]Moreover, the Left is using the government itself, as well as government-funded institutions, to enforce this new religion, thereby violating the First Amendment.
Or is it? Is the kind of leftism as religion run amok we see increasingly today a direct result of the First Amendment. Ferrara and others argue passionately, and to my mind convincingly, that it is. That’s because formally not adopting a religion, claiming (falsely?) that no religion is “established” and that all religions are thus equally free (or unfree), is in itself a very substantial statement of belief, and infers a certain philosophic belief set that could be taken to religious extremes. Over the past 230 years, it has been.
That’s not to say the Founding Fathers of this country deliberately intended for it to eventually to wind up a statist, leftist revolutionary dsytopia, but it is saying by refusing to visibly establish this nation upon the Christian Faith they left the field wide open for this to occur. And given the general societal trends of the last 200 years, it became more and more likely that the “freedom of religion” clause would become a “freedom from religion” clause, which is exactly the club liberals/leftists are using to beat Christianity out of the public square.
The left is able to use government institutions to help drive Christianity from the public square, because the fundamental orientation of those institutions was at best indifferent towards Christianity at the start, and has become increasingly hostile especially over the last 100 years, to the degree that now it is taken for granted that the federal government will generally try to rein in and limit the practice of the Christian Faith as much as possible. That is to say, when push came to shove, when it came down the the final choice: Christianity or secular leftism, Christ or chaos, this nation’s government would, over time, more and more side with the latter, because declaring there is no state religion is not much different that declaring that agnosticism, even atheism, is the practical religion of the state. Thus, the state has been advocating for one type of religion over another all along, and that tendency is reaching critical mass of late.