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Rose CallahanTara Isabella BurtonYou write about the “Remixed” in your book Strange Rites: New religions for a godless world. Who are they? We’re …
Zweihundert
satansanbeterin, seine braut... 🥵 🤔
Ultraviolet
Silly woman, people were doing all of this on back in the 70s. This is nothing new... "religion as a more individualised, more intuitional religion of the self". Essayist Tom Wolf famously called it "the me decade".

"people want to mix and match and play around with different traditions, belief systems, and practices...

...and the hippies did that too, inspired by the Beatles minor infatuatio…More
Silly woman, people were doing all of this on back in the 70s. This is nothing new... "religion as a more individualised, more intuitional religion of the self". Essayist Tom Wolf famously called it "the me decade".

"people want to mix and match and play around with different traditions, belief systems, and practices...

...and the hippies did that too, inspired by the Beatles minor infatuation with trancendental meditation and India. Last time it happened the media called it by the more accurate term : occult explosion". It was filled with lulz and fail, with idiots getting more than they bargained for and exactly what they deserved.

"cosmically good, in tune with the universe."

Oh yeah, this is the seventies alll over again, even down to the rhetoric

"where the prevailing religious identity, your Sunday morning in your pews, was not intense enough"

Somebody hasn't been to Latin Mass and it shows.

"the kind of personal relationship with God, paired with an anti-institutionalism: a distrust of authority, dogma, doctrine, of a top-down religious approach; again, something with a long American religious tradition.

Nah, that's been a thing only since the 60s.

The funny part is how frequently Catholics (and Christians in general) abandon God because Christianity supposedly has too much "authority, dogma, doctrine... a "top-down religious approach" and then they end up happily following some pagan religion that has even more!

They leave Father Novus Ordo's watered down parish of Saint Ecumenical the Compromiser because even that imposes too much on their freedom. In his place they install a "guru" from India with a thick accent who slowly and unceasingly regulates every aspect of their lives. Or some "high-priestess" in a wiccan cult who does much the same.

"Remixed religion very much a product of the modern internet: the idea that you can take an idea and add your own spin to it."

The hippies did that as well without the benefit of the internet. They picked up a book here, a pamphlet there, tried a little of this, a little of that, put their own spin on it and then one day looked around and realized they had nothing. In that gap pop-culture offered them drugs, promiscuity, great dance music, bad hair, and even worse fashion.

You call it a "Great Awakening" and say that it’s one that you believe will stick.

Americans have been having "Great Awakenings" since the 1730s and have been calling them that by name since the 1800s. Glad the author thought this all up on her own. :P

"the moment we feel ourselves asked to assent to something bigger, to create a community that isn’t determined by our desires and our affinities, but, rather, just being next to other humans who might not be like us, those things are more difficult, and we don’t have a cultural capacity for that in the same way."

...and yet that's been the basis of religion since its inception. Maybe mainstream, secularized American culture doesn't have a cultural capacity for it anymore, but there are plenty of other cultures within America that do. Catholic traditionalists, for example, are "rigid" about their faith and this is one of the main reasons for it. We DO assent to something bigger (God), we DO "create a community that isn’t determined by our desires and our affinities..." We like to call that community, The Catholic Church.

"I think the only way that the Church moves forward is to say, 'What we believe is weird, it’s pretty weird,'

...and why must Catholics apologize for our beliefs? You want weird? Go look at the Hindus. They're not making any concessions to weirdness. Isn't it always curious how we're the ones who have to apologize and make excuses for our beliefs. Christ sacrificed Himself to save humanity. That's weird? Nobody beats Hinduism for weirdness.

"Christianity has been at its best when it’s been a bit counter-cultural, a bit — if not a lot — able to combat the error in which it lives, and call to account the Roman Empire; call to account wealth and power."

Did you catch the anti-capitalist dog-whistle there? Hello Countercultural Hippy Jesus. She's still living in the seventies.
philosopher
@Ultraviolet Awesome commentary. You should post it on the Church Times article. The triggered response from Rose Callahan Tara and Isabella Burton would be priceless.
Ultraviolet
I'm flattered you of all GTV users find it worthy of an "awesome". I've learned, however, that in today's "Cancel Culture" awesome commentaries vanish almost as soon as they are posted. ;-) I've seen as much here on GTV. (and a big thanks to Ludovic Dummy for teaching me that.) :D
philosopher
@Ultraviolet Yes, and I also appreciate the web wisdom you passed along to me. I changed my GTV profile from a few years ago as online trolls are now out for trying to make those they disagree with unemployed. I thought GTV was an inside track of mostly orthodox Catholics- a, pardon my expression, safe space for like minded Catholics. Then, I started seeing some of its articles with our posts on …More
@Ultraviolet Yes, and I also appreciate the web wisdom you passed along to me. I changed my GTV profile from a few years ago as online trolls are now out for trying to make those they disagree with unemployed. I thought GTV was an inside track of mostly orthodox Catholics- a, pardon my expression, safe space for like minded Catholics. Then, I started seeing some of its articles with our posts on "Uncle Frank's" Canon 212 site. Nothing against Uncle Frank but it does expose one to a lot of anti-traditionalist and anti-Catholic vitriol.

As St. Thomas Aquinas noted Prudence is the key stone of all virtues. We especially need to actualize prudence in our current times.
Alex A
Not much COVID-19 going on there.
F M Shyanguya
The gods make their comeback, albeit briefly.
AlexBKaiser
This is the pic
philosopher
Nothing new here. Same old religious syncretism and New Age cult of the self. Shallow and insignificant.
F M Shyanguya
Demons and their forces involved. It is not insignificant.