Subject: RE: (urth) C????????? F?????????? Date: Fri, 17 Jan 2003 15:40:54 -0700 From: "Dan'l Danehy-Oakes"
> The point is, you can, just about, write CF and not be Christian. By that logic, it shouldn't be Catholic either, in that you can write it and not be a Catholic. (Besides, I don't think anyone can really _be_ a Christian ... it's an ideal to attain to. Which is sufficient answer to the question of why some "Christians" behave so badly.)) > Catholicism is deeply connected with Cosmology and physics. >=20 > And ANTI-Catholicism is even more deeply connected - modern=20 > cosmology grew out of Catholic theology by opposition and > binary fission. Galileo etc. A somewhat overblown story, but point taken ... Certainly Catholicism is very deeply connected etc. Someone once told me that you can't be a Catholic and not believe in the literal seven-day creation; I said, "Oh, then I guess the last half-dozen Popes haven't been Catholics..." > A CASE OF CONSCIENCE would squeak in. So would BLACK=20 > EASTER, which was, of course, dedicated to CSL. H'mmm. BE/DAJ don't disguise the demons behind stfnal conceits. If you allow such things, then the word "mythopoeic" sounds better and better to me. > Blish was an agnostic BUT he was fascinated by the=20 > existential questions Christianity (and espescially=20 > Catholicism) has grappled with for so long. I believe he converted to the C of E late in life. > Did I ever tell you of the time I went to look for Lewis'=20 > grave in the Oxford churchyard he was buried in, and found Blish's? No! I went looking for Lewis' grave also, and got there too late - the gates were locked, and I was leaving England next day so couldn't come back. I didn't know Blish was buried=20 there also; now I _must_ go back. --Blattid --