Limestone Roof
Limestone Roof

Friday, April 30, 2010

Limestone Roof Goodbye

I write very awkwardly and always labor to draft just a couple of words so this will be short (and short on any reverential bull****). My BLOG was always a bit eclectic (just look at the tags) and some were critical of its lack of focus. I never worried about it though because I wasn't trying to sell ad space, build an audience or pretend that I was some kind of intellectual (talking tables - yawn). It was good fun and now Burgoyne has a diary of his Dad's life over a tumultuous 7 year span. And that's kind of where the story ends (er, begins).

So much of what I wrote on this BLOG is bunk and folly but I have NO regrets. In 7 years I've come full circle...gone back to basics...recommitted to a life of faith and believe wholeheartedly that man's ideology (of all smells) is bankrupt.

Some evidence...
Anti-Catholicism, Again

For almost 500 years now, Catholicism has been an available answer, a mystical key, to that deep, childish, and existentially compelling question: Why aren’t we there yet? Why is progress still unfinished? Why is promise still unfulfilled? Why aren’t we perfect? Why aren’t we changed?

Despite our rejection of the past, the future still hasn’t arrived. Despite our advances, corruption continues. It needs an explanation. It requires a response. And in every modernizing movement—from Protestant Reformers to French Revolutionaries, Communists to Freudians, Temperance Leaguers and suffragettes to biotechnologists and science-fiction futurists—someone in despair eventually stumbles on the answer: We have been thwarted by the Catholic Church.
More evidence (time immemorial)

Join with others in being imitators of me, brothers and sisters, and observe those who thus conduct themselves according to the model you have in us. For many, as I have often told you and now tell you even in tears, conduct themselves as enemies of the cross of Christ. Their end is destruction. Their God is their stomach; their glory is in there "shame." Their minds are occupied with earthly things.

- Phil 3:17-4:1 or 3:20-4:1

and the Good News...

Thus says the LORD: Cursed is the one who trusts in human beings, who seeks truth in flesh, whose heart turns away from the LORD.

He is like a barren bush in the desert that enjoys no change of season, but stands in lava waste, a salt and empty earth.

Blessed is the one who trusts in the LORD, whose hope is the LORD.

He is like a tree planted beside the waters that stretches out its roots to the stream: it fears not the heat when it comes, its leaves stay green; in the year of drought it shows no distress, but still bears fruit.

- Jer 17:5-8


And...

The centurion and the men with him who were keeping watch over Jesus feared greatly when they saw the earth quake and all that was happening, and they said. "Truly, this was the Son of God!"

- Mt 26:14-27:66 or 27:11-54

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