Saturday, 3 June 2017
convert to Catholicism;
pay lip service to it?
There have been periods when lip service was advisable. Indeed, in my childhood, the response of some adults if their beliefs were questioned was hatred.
In SM Stirling's Emberverse, Tiphaine d'Ath pays lip service to feudal Catholicism whereas Astrid Larsson invokes the deities of Middle Earth although, ironically, Tolkien was a Catholic. Might some Emberversers go further to proclaim themselves Kings and Queens of Narnia, appointed by Aslan? To do this with any sincerity or authenticity, it would be necessary to acknowledge that Aslan is a leonine form of Christ and that Narnianism is an alternative form of Christianity.
A guy I worked with dodged a Catholic woman who wanted to marry him and married someone else. Then, both he and his wife wound up teaching in different Catholic schools and, when they moved house, they were living directly opposite the Catholic section of a cemetry! (I advised him to stop fighting it.)