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Offline Matthew

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A Real Problem vs. No Specific Problem
« on: September 03, 2018, 03:23:04 PM »
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  • Human nature is flawed, people can sin, etc. so no place, group, or organization is 100% good or free of sin and evil.

    However, some groups make bad choices (leadership, mission statement, position) which tends to attract an above-average amount of evil and corruption.

    For example: the most ideal Trad chapel could have a couple bad eggs, "because human nature" to use the modern parlance.

    But some chapels could have worldly people, heretics, and other problems *because of the organization that runs the chapel*, or because of the priest's leadership, etc.
    In such a case, it would be worthwhile to find a better chapel.

    But by confusing these two situations, all kinds of errors result: Especially giving up completely when you shouldn't.

    Just because there's a bad apple in every bunch doesn't mean you can't find a barrel with only 1 bad apple (instead of 10 or 20). Or a barrel with a bad apple by accident, rather than bad apples that pretty much HAD TO BE THERE based on an organization's charter, priorities, principles, or other fundamental reasons.
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    Offline Ladislaus

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    Re: A Real Problem vs. No Specific Problem
    « Reply #1 on: September 03, 2018, 03:45:18 PM »
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  • To borrow a term from the corporate world, there's often a certain "culture" at a chapel, where it's not a single aberrant individual but a whole way of thinking and behaving that sets in there.  Most often this tone is set from the top down, but not always.  So, for instance, you get the same vibe from going into just about any SSPV chapel or CMRI chapel or SSPX chapel.  There's something about the way their priests are formed that filters down to their chapels.  Sometimes, though, there are a few dominant families at the chapel that set a certain tone.  It takes great discernment to tell the difference.

    Offline Smedley Butler

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    Re: A Real Problem vs. No Specific Problem
    « Reply #2 on: September 04, 2018, 03:51:59 PM »
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  • Most cities don't have a choice where to attend a TLM.

    There's one or two or none.


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