“The goal was not to destroy holiness, but to get it out of the monasteries. The goal was not to destroy beauty, but to get it out of places where it was being falsely worshiped, and move it to places where it could be innocently enjoyed” (Rules, p. 251).
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Whatever the goal was (and among those with power it was nowhere near that pure), the end result was destruction, pure and simple.
The goal was not to destroy beauty, but to get it out of places where it
was being falsely worshiped, and move it to places where it could be
A good goal, but who is doing the creating so that we can (innocently) enjoy it?
The Catholics in Baroque Italy did a lot of creating….I hope a similar flowering occurs in Moscow. //////////——————————————————————————————
EDIT: sorry Molly (a cat) on the keyboard, agrees
Please tell Molly that Merryweather, Oswald, Buddy Holly and I all welcome her contributions to our discussions. She makes a lot of sense.
There’s a lot of “holiness” running loose these days that should probably be sent back to the monasteries.
The title of the post may not have been a deliberate double-entendre, but it does bring up an interesting parallel. With the recent re-definition of marriage, similar arguments were made by those pushing for the change. Their goal, they said, was not to destroy marriage, but rather to move it into places where it could be innocently enjoyed by a larger population. Yes, they assert, coercive government action is needed and yes, something old is being destroyed, but that’s simply an unfortunate step made necessary by the recalcitrance of those resisting the change. The reality of what happened in the… Read more »