Saturday, August 01, 2009

insignificant details

Back in the 80s young Tom Cruise made an appalling movie called Legend. Tim Curry was a demon named Darkness who wanted to kill all the unicorns for some reason and marry the fairy princess. I can only remember two things about the movie; how incredbly cheap looking and corny it was and these lines that were like diamonds glittering in a mud hole:

Blix: "Its just a female lord, she has no power."
Darkness: "Only the power of creation!"

The power of creation, the power to be a mother. The devil hates that and hates womankind. On Lair of the Catholic Cavemen there is a powerful post about a nun, Sr. Simone, who doesn't wear a habit, doesn't teach, doesn't nurse, doesn't spend her days in contemplative prayer who thinks that people are opposing Obama's healthcare disaster in the making because of insignificant details. I don't know what order this nun belongs to but I hope it dies out soon.

Blogger, Vir Speluncae Catholicus has a unflincing photo of one of those "insignificant details," an aborted baby. I gasped at that photo and wondered how in the hell this happens. How does a "normal" person do abortions day in and day out? If I did an animal like that I'd be a sick freak and at the very least my neighbors would avoid me. If I did an adult like that I'd end up in prison. But subjecting a pre-born baby to such cruelty is legal and hip and all the cool kids smile scornfully at you if you object to it. And then I remembered, Hell of course. The devil hates babies almost as much as he hates woman. He whispers in our ears. He tells us that if we are to be free we must be tough, we must be cold, we must imitate the worst aspects of male behavior and we must deny, delay or destroy that power of creation thing. We must out Medea, Medea, we have ignore those insignificant little details.



5 comments:

Terry Nelson said...

I saw the insignificant detail as well.

Lola said...

That line reminds me of the LOTRs line,

Witch King: [taking Eowyn by the throat] You fool. No man can kill me. Die now.

Eowyn: I am no man. (And then she does him in!)

http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0000170/quotes


So out of curiosity I looked Sr. Simone up:
http://www.sistersofsocialservice.com/
found ref. at:
http://www.crossleft.org/node/1273

TheSeeker said...

Hey now, I love Legend!

Ugh, hippie-nuns freak me out. What a slap in the face to our Mother. And I was talking just yesterday to someone who had no idea what is going on in our government against our poor unborn. It makes me sick. And yet...I feel so helpless to change it.

Blessed Mother, pray for us!

THE HERESY HUNTER said...

You said: "If I did an animal like that I'd be a sick freak and at the very least my neighbors would avoid me. If I did an adult like that I'd end up in prison. But subjecting a pre-born baby to such cruelty is legal and hip and all the cool kids smile scornfully at you if you object to it."

Bingo! How on the mark you are! Excellent commentary.

hirnungah said...

If you can barely remember the movie how do you justify bashing it . There are two radically different edits in the collectors edition of ' Legend '. As in most cases , the european version is much better . There are also several different edits of the american version before they restored it for the collectors set .