From dear Mr John Wright:
The invitation to join the “In Crowd” is always extended in terms that tell you that you are one of the chosen few, one of those capable of the “great moral and intellectual effort” needed to see things as they really are. It is the mating cry of Gnosticism….
Those of you who notice the leitmotif of the modern age, it consists of stupid and wicked people telling us that they are smarter and more virtuous than us. Now you know why. The unearned spiritual, mental, and moral claim of superiority is the passkey that lets you join the ‘In’ crowd.
from this post delivering a well-deserved thrashing to an anonymous racist illiterate crackpot
…written by her brother:
My Dad was a genius. He was very accomplished and highly educated with mutiple degrees. These included a BA from Brandeis in Psychology with a double major in Anthropology, a MA in Psychology from Columbia University, a PHD in Psychology from Stonybrook, and a MA in theology from St. Charles Borromeo. But he didn’t care about any of that. He only cared about his family and his faith. He always let me know that in his life, first came God, then my mother and my siblings, and that loving God meant loving your family. He adored his grandchildren, and looked up to his brother. That’s the type of person I want to be.
Pansy’s father’s wake is tonight. The Mass of Christian Burial is Friday morning.