Sunday, October 20, 2013

Get Serious!

VATICAN INSIDER's redaction pushed me to consult Wikipedia (something I don't do readily) for a definition of:

Liquid modernity

Zygmunt Bauman who introduced the idea of liquid modernity wrote that its characteristics are the privatization of ambivalence and increasing feelings of uncertainty. It is a kind of chaotic continuation of modernity, where one can shift from one social position to another, in a fluid manner. Nomadism becomes a general trait of the liquid modern man, as he flows through his own life like a tourist, changing places, jobs, spouses, values and sometimes even more (such as political or sexual orientation), (self-)excluded from the traditional networks of support.
Bauman stressed the new burden of responsibility fluid modernism placed on the individual, with traditional patterns being replaced by self-chosen ones. Entry into the globalized social was open to anyone with their own stance and the ability to fund it, in the same way as an old-fashioned caravanserai. The result is a normative mindset dominated by an emphasis on shifting rather than staying - on provisional commitments - which can lead a subject to a prison of their own existential creation.

What VI is lauding as serious analysis from a European wise man concerning the Holy Father's success in reaching out to the contemporary world is nothing but sociological razzmatazz from an old commie who has found ways to sell his wares. It would seem that even VI wants to put the Holy Father at the service of the tyranny of relativism?

Help us and save us!  


  1. Your Excellency,

    It seems to me that it is the Holy Father who put himself in that spot. If I were living together with an unmarried woman and told you that I'm simply following my conscience that I have my idea of Good and Evil and follow Good and fight Evil as I conceive them, what would you tell me?
    I think that liquid modernity is even worse that solid modernity. Would a new St. Athanasius be able to do much? You can't shoot at water and leave a mark. Please give me your apostolic blessing.

  2. Thank you, sir! I read that effort from VI re Bauman this morning and wondered to myself what "staff" at la Stampa had too much of to drink last night. ZB is a good exemplar of the academic priestcraft that devotes itself to sacrifice at the altars of 'enlightment', 'postmodernity', atheism, pft.


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