Daily Archives: July 12, 2018

Tattooes are Grave Matter

Tattooes are Grave Matter because they are a sullying and permanent disfiguration of your own body. This is what all generations before The Age Of Madness have believed.

People say to me that it is not in the catechism. This is not relevant. The catechism of JP II is bad, and before that age such a matter was too obvious to even consider.

Twenty Centuries of Christian civilisation have equated tattooes with the savages. Even when I was a child, only seamen (and pirates) were known to have tattoes, and they were the scum of the earth, linked with the dirtiest places, prostitution, dirt of all sorts.

As children, we were taught that tattooed people go to hell, as a matter of course. Hence, no adult was tattooed.

When the crisps packs had water tattooes for children to “play pirates”, we were given them very reluctantly and only after repetition that tattooed people to go hell. I did it once, I was certainly not yet seven years old, actually five or six. I felt so dirty that I washed it away after a few minutes of discomfort and never did it again.

To me the shocking thing is that people actually ask. It means that this obvious aspect of Catholic – nay, Christian – culture has gone so much down the drain that it is now altogether forgotten.

Common sense alone should tell you that the absence of tattooes in our Christian civilisation is indictment enough. But there are links and sources on this blog and elsewhere for those who absolutely need them. If anyone can be bothered to search and post I am grateful, but allow me to say that I can’t be bothered to make a search that confirms the most banal and obvious sensus catholicus .

M

Upside Down

It is funny, in a tragic sort of way, to think of the paradoxes of our time.

We are living an age in which the entire civil society all over Western Europe is, confusedly but still noticeably, starting to pay attention to its Christian heritage even as the Pope and the Vatican try to Islamise the European Continent.

We are witnessing an aggressive push to counter abortion in the US, and possibly get rid of it altogether, even as the sitting Pope tells us not to obsess about abortion.

We are witnessing a Pope calling unchristian what Christians of all ages have done – building walls to defend their boundaries and control entry – even as he lives surrounded by walls bearing the name of a Pope.

We live in an age of absurdity, in which the Holy Church is now disfigured, though obviously not destroyed by sixty years of sodomy and appeasement, and reduced to the biggest planetary force for Socialism, even as countries like Veneuela are ravaged by the same stupidity propagated by the Pope, for everyone to see.

The irony is in this: that the strong Church of the past could change the course of history, start Crusades, stop the Ottomans, shape the West; whilst the homo church of today barely manages to keep her sodopredator cardinals out of jail, and actually only achieves the result of getting people to go against her newly found socialist and environmental ideology.

The sodomites inside the Church push her towards a secular, worldly understanding of life. But the world rejects her. Actually, it slowly moves in the opposite direction, towards those very values she does not protect or even condemns: defence of life in the US, defence of Christian heritage in Europe.

What tragic, utter failure. But what glorious, small ray of hope we see coming from the US and from parts of Europe, firmly decided to March in the opposite direction of a Pope they can, and rightly so, only despise.

In an upside down world, many are learning to stand for decency on their own foot; slowly and confusedly for sure, but without even the help of those who should help them most.

Pray for the recovery of sanity within the Church. When we have that, we will be unstoppable.

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