A Battle-Cry

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Look! It’s Theology! And one of those Irritating Yo-yos.. er, Fidget-spinners.

WAS SHE A NICE NUN? I suppose if you think Whoopi Goldberg’s “Sister Act” is accurate history, or a great life-lesson.

drmaryThe nun-professor (RIP in 2013) was probably a post-war vocation, and then when the Vatican II Asteroid hit and asploded all the things, she joined the revolution. Heaven on earth! Telling all the bad people how to think! The reputation & power of the older idea of a consecrated nun, whilst undermining all the things! Women clergy now!

We talked in her office one day at the theo-illogical school where she taught. She seemed astonished to meet someone who actually still believed all the things in the Creed– without smirking, mental reservations, or intellectual finger-crossing– as if I were a centaur or leprechaun or some other such legendary beast. A hard case.

She trotted out the ultimate weapon– Latin! You know, cuz in TV shows like ‘Supernatural‘, or the Buffy The Vampire Slayer series, Latin works wonders against evil things. Plus, I was Anglican, and had only a passing familiarity with Latin.

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Oddly enough, opposing the forces of ultimate evil with felt banners, puppet-shows, happy-clappy guitar songs, singing ‘Kumbayah’, and 1960’s churchy cultural Marxism was not  found to be so effective. Who knew?

“It’s a ‘symbolum‘, a symbol, a meaningful affirmation of our unity,” she said nicely. Indeed, The ApostlesCreed is sometimes entitled Symbol of the Apostles, is an early statement of Christian belief, likely` from Rome.

Younger me piped up. Incorrigible young twerp.

“Well, it’s that, too, but it’s also unity based on common truths, revealed by God in the Scriptures and the life of the Church by the Holy Spirit, isn’t it?”

“You need to go and read about symbolism, and not to over-emphasize ideas”, she said not quite so nicely. After all, too much of that olden-times theology taken seriously, and you might stop fighting for the revolution. ‘Heavenly minded, no earthly use’ and all that.

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I don’t recall how the rest of it went, except I was puzzled, slightly mystified by the power of Latin and the ‘Symbolum” thing. You know, how the Revolution undermines and then wrecks actual beliefs, like that hidden rust eating away quietly until the floor of your car is suddenly gone, replaced by… nothing.

Symbolum!

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Come the Roman Legion, their symbols over them of Legion and Rome and Eagles and battle-honours; and within each living breast, the symbol or vow of their military promises to serve, not to run, The Senate And People Of Rome (SPQR) and all that.

You see that coming, from 200 BC until AD 400-ish, and you’d better surrender, run, prepare for a fight to the death.

Early Christian philosopher Justin Martyr (c. AD 150) wrote to Emperor Antoninus Pius:

“….And so it was said by the prophet, The breath before our face is the Lord Christ. And the power of this form is shown by your own symbols on what are called vexilla [banners] and trophies, with which all your state possessions are made, using these as the insignia of your power and government, even though you do so unwittingly. And with this form you consecrate the images of your emperors when they die, and you name them gods by inscriptions….”

[ Apologia, Chapter 55. Symbols of the cross ]

These were not advertising symbols, like McDonald’s or Nintendo; nor ’empty symbolism’ like a now viciously secular university still preserving the dusty chapel built by the faith of the founders. Or something we ‘affirm’ but not too specifically. It was life and death: for Legion, and your brother beside you, and for Rome.

So the nun might have been nice (she did smile a lot), but she was not being entirely honest about the ‘symbolic’ nature of the realities affirmed by Christian Creeds of the Church. This glowing supernatural true Symbol– like flags or banners of an army, a nation, a clan– represent outwardly the inward promises and abiding truths taught in the Bible– and of God’s promises to us.

Finally?

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Every morning I walk the dog, and pray. For me, I say the Apostle’s Creed each morning as marching with the Lord’s Army– of angels, archangels, martyrs, saints, as the promise and rallying cry of a better country, as a spine-stiffening and soul encouraging reminder of the Real, revealed by God in His only-begotten Son, Jesus Christ, our conquering Captain, who has led the forces of darkness captive in a triumph by his dying & rising again. It’s a battle cry, not an advertising jingle, or empty statement.

Try it, in Church, and in your devotions– say the Creed with deadly serious joy, and commitment, since we are all in a battle against evil, Satan and all his works, and the world seeking to replace God. Souls hang in the balance, including mine and yours.

Whatever happens to the West in the next generation, I beg God’s grace that I will not surrender, betray, or fail to serve in my time. Amen: may it be so. ~

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Shut Up, Bossy-Pantses

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~ ITEM: Father Writes EPIC Response To Kids’ Principal For Letter Condemning ‘Unexcused’ Absences

~ ITEM: Rydal Elementary welcomes our new principal, Rochelle Marbury

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~ ITEM: Sick Student Missed Classes. See The Shocking Thing This School Did To His Mom; Georgia mother arrested for son’s unexcused absences from school; In Texas, courts turn truancy cases into cash

~ ITEM: Uppity Peasants! Concord, NH Activists Hold Off a Bearcat – Complete, Low Res

~ ITEM: What The Elf Said: On a similar topic

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~ WHILE SOME AMERICANS are on guard against the police-state imposed from the top-down, the top is also slowly making things a little more bossy and tyrannical for the day-in day-out of parents and ordinary people everywhere. Hence, the story above.

It’s the endless grind: notes, phone-calls, rules & regulations, signed covenants, ever more forbidden activities at school, the political correctness, horrible sex-ed curricula– and why?

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Three main reasons why, IMHO:

(1) The progressives honestly believe that people are empty containers, and so the necessary social/ political/ moral revolution will come, in part, through capturing the minds of kids. Education becomes soaking in right-think.

And (2) What do you mean “Your Kids”? The state is mother, the state is all-powerful source of goodness, and you parents (especially the educated one with incorrect opinions or operating principles) are clearly not suited or officially accredited to meddle with the minds of children. That’s the public school’s job, you busy-bodies.

Thus, (3) Reading, ‘Riting, and ‘Rithmetic as experienced into the 70s and 80s is not the main work of Western schools– it’s become part baby-sitting, part social-work, part self-esteem building, and part moral and political formation on all the important topics, such as recycling, tolerance, the environment, tolerance, anti-bullying, tolerance, self-expression, tolerance, gay rights, tolerance, and tolerance. Except for intolerance, which includes anything not on the curriculum. This is partly why much of what passes now for first-year university has become remedial reading, writing, and arithmetic, for students who did not actually or accidentally get the basics.

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Sadly, it is progressive feminist women in the schools who are the majority of teachers and administrators. It is woman who are thus found aiding and abetting this endumbment of our school kids, and the caring-sharing-squishy of social conditioning girls to be girls, and boys to be.. broken defective girls in need of medication.

Fighting back is ever more important, as is paying attention to curriculum. Check what your kids or grandkids are learning– or not learning– in school, and making sure that your home has a love of reading, discussing, and thinking which may well be the majority of the worthwhile education such kids receive.

Leave Rochelle Aloooone!

“But she’s just observing the rules– it’s not her fault!” It is the fault of many people, including the one who imposes the petty bullying rules. Former principals and like-minded busy bodies on school boards and in educational politics and teacher’s unions have their finger prints all over such stuff.

Scumbuckety petty school bureaucraps need to be reminded (a) who they work for, and (b) that they are the king and/ or queen of zilch. If this is not nipped in the bud, then you only encourage them to lord it over others perhaps not in a position or mindset to push back.

Speak Up, Then

Why not let Rochelle S. Marbury know what you think? Contact Ms. Marbury at rochellemarbury@abington.k12.pa.us

Or, via:

Rydal Elementary School
1160 Huntingdon Pike
Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006
(215) 884-1308 East
(215) 884-0192 West

Thanks for your support.

Saith Teh Binksmeister

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