29 May 2014

You Don't Shea!

Blogging is hard enough.  For me, coming up with headlines is even harder.

I read the perfect headline the other day over at the Remnant's blog about a recent escapade of my second-favorite neo-Catholic blogger, the very blustery Mark Shea.
You see, I was going to title this post, "Mark Shea loses all credibility", but as an attorney I could see that this was objectionable, as it assumed facts not in evidence. 
Then I was going to try "Mark Shea loses the last bitter shreds of any possible claim, stemming from any source, however misguided, to any possible credibility, even with those so gullible as to enjoy reading Simcha Fischer", but it seemed not very catchy.

So, instead, I give you the brilliant headline of the wonderfully entertaining and informative article by Remnant columnist Chris Jackson, and just ask that you read the post in full:


St. Corbinian's Bear said...

Modernists always leave an escape hatch so every statement can be read as perfectly orthodox. Shea is just thumbing to a well-worn page in the Modernist playbook.

The Bear says... well, the Bear cannot write what the Bear says in the privacy of his cave. The truth is, they're all Modernists, and we need to start calling a spade a spade. Modernism is a heresy. Let the chips fall where they may.

Unless we take this step, we risk being seen as complaining about "stuff traddies don't like," instead of being recognized as having locked ourselves in mortal combat behind enemy lines with the deadliest heresy of all time, one that makes Arianism look like Bingo.

thetimman said...

I agree completely. I am actually on the verge of publishing.

A Manifesto.

But the trick is not to sound all Kaczynski about it.

St. Corbinian's Bear said...

eh, what the heck. Go for it, Ted. Maybe we should collaborate.

Robert Drumm said...

Really? Now Tim, your humility is worthy, but the whole "Rex Mottram Catholicism" bit was in my mind some of the cleverest. Maybe those who don't know The remarkable Dr. Marshall as some of us do, and those who haven't read Brideshead, couldn't appreciate it quite so easily, but the smaller circle of admirers doesn't make it less clever. Don't sell yourself short.

thetimman said...

Thanks, Robert. Appreciate the kind words.

Rex Mottram, indeed.