Tweet meats…

“Lord, make us to love Thee that Thou mayest be to us a Fire of Love, purifying and not destroying.”

— Christina Rossetti

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“He who just lies in trust upon my words will be saved but he who works to build upon faith in me will be damned.” #thingsJesusNeverSaid #solaFide

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“The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society. Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country. …We are governed, our minds are molded, our tastes formed, our ideas suggested, largely by men we have never heard of. This is a logical result of the way in which our democratic society is organized. Vast numbers of human beings must cooperate in this manner if they are to live together as a smoothly functioning society. …In almost every act of our daily lives, whether in the sphere of politics or business, in our social conduct or our ethical thinking, we are dominated by the relatively small number of persons…who understand the mental processes and social patterns of the masses. It is they who pull the wires which control the public mind.”

— Edward Bernays, Propaganda (1928)

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“Whoever can supply [crowds] with illusions is their master. Whoever attempts to destroy their illusions is their victim.”

— Gustave Le Bon

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It’s cute how cognitive scientists think their analysis of human bias, cunning, and akrasia undermine Christian anthropology. Have they never heard of original sin? We are not all we were created to be. Fallen into the darkness of sin we are cathedrals of fractured mirrors. Baptism restores all to original light but virtue must still repair. The work of virtue (i.e. faith becoming incarnate in the habits and the will), can and almost certainly should include cog-sci hacks, bias reducers, etc.

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Loving this book so far! You are what you eat: the poison of pride or the Eucharistic fruit of the tree of life.

Epic Food Fight cover

“Bringing Food and Faith Together”

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Liturgy is faith working.

“Whenever the divine mysteries are neglected or undevoutly performed, no hope of any good need be entertained.”

Resurgent in the Midst of Crisis: Sacred Liturgy, the Traditional Latin Mass, and Renewal in the Church by Peter Kwasniewski

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The Immaculate Conception can no more be “read off” of sola Scriptura than the Trinity can be. Yet both are orthodox Christianity.

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You can no more absolve yourself than you can baptize yourself. One case of sacramental realism imports all the other sacraments.

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Pro-tip: The L.A. Rams were originally a Chinese-owned team, the Lambs.

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Gary Oldman has never played a woman. FAILED ACTOR.

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In vino inanitas.

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“Crab Life” #unintentionallyAwkwardHashtags

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yodar (v.) – to be awesome, to rock. Ej. “No puedo yodar, pero Yoda yoda más mejor.”

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Larry Elder recently asked if anything these days cannot be condemned as racist. I replied: I always go for broke: “Calling someone racist is racist. Check your moral privilege. Judge not lest you be judged.”

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E-cigarettes? Pshaw. For my birthday I want an e-bonfire. #green #caring


About The Codgitator (a cadgertator)

Catholic convert. Quasi-Zorbatic. Freelance interpreter, translator, and web marketer. Former ESL teacher in Taiwan (2003-2012) and former public high school teacher (2012-2014). Married father of three. Multilingual, would-be scholar, and fairly consistent fitness monkey. My research interests include: the interface of religion and science, the history and philosophy of science and technology, ancient and medieval philosophy, and cognitive neuroscience. Please pray for me.
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2 Responses to Tweet meats…

  1. You can no more absolve yourself than you can baptize yourself..

    If you haven’t used a similar statement wit a proddie, you ain’t a real Catholic.

    I don’t need a priest to tell my sins to. I go directly to God

    Did you Baptise yourself ?

    (Imagine look on Proddie’s face as though he just been whacked with a frozen cod loin)

    It really brings them up short – and – hopefully they will then begin to question their own assumptions and claims

  2. I’m already visualizing the opportunity I’m working for to use this with a Prod friend heeheehee.

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