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Offline Ascetik

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Re: The Abandoned Coffee Saucer: Another Concession to the Revolution
« Reply #15 on: December 22, 2018, 03:09:41 PM »
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  • An inside joke from Discord that Mark and I are in.

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    Re: The Abandoned Coffee Saucer: Another Concession to the Revolution
    « Reply #16 on: December 22, 2018, 10:24:00 PM »
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  • I enjoyed this article very much and agree with the author. Details are very important. My favorite part was this:

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    The Catholic spirit, the counter-revolutionary spirit, seeks to elevate all things that are lawful from baseness to a state as close to heavenly as possible in this valley of tears; while the Satanic spirit, the revolutionary spirit, seeks to debase all things so that men become like animals and brutes. So in the same way we sanctify the marriage bed by adhering to the teachings of the Church, so too must we sanctify the dinner table by adhering to the good customs of Christian civilisation.

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    Re: The Abandoned Coffee Saucer: Another Concession to the Revolution
    « Reply #17 on: December 23, 2018, 04:06:14 PM »
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  • "Coffee is good for both the body and the soul."  - Padre Pio

    Anyone else ever see this quote?
    No, but I know it is helpful in constipation and it might keep you awake to "watch and pray".

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    Re: The Abandoned Coffee Saucer: Another Concession to the Revolution
    « Reply #18 on: December 24, 2018, 11:04:10 AM »
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  • No, but I know it is helpful in constipation and it might keep you awake to "watch and pray".
    It's really bad when you overdose on it and get caffeine jitters in cold weather. People like me who do not drink it too often are the easiest to be effected, especially when a high metabolism is involved. 
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    Re: The Abandoned Coffee Saucer: Another Concession to the Revolution
    « Reply #19 on: December 30, 2018, 09:24:30 PM »
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  • I think if you take the article completely 100% literally it sounds a little pompous and silly, but he still makes a very good point. The point is how by making us discard the little formalities and mannerisms, our dignity and manners can eventually be worn down and discarded entirely. Compare street pictures of London in 1913 vs 2013. You'll notice straight away that the people were far better dressed in 1913. Even young boys dressed better than 30 year old men today. Today people strut around in gym clothes(but in $100 versions, to sate their materialism). 

    I think this ties in closely with the author's point. People slowly relaxed their standards of dress, which people used to take very seriously, in favour of comfort. They replaced looking respectable with looking fashionable, and even looking fashionable is only for special occasions. People actually take pride in how slobby they are, I hear people on the internet joking constantly about how they throw off their pants the moment they get home and walk around in their underwear. The sheer lack of self-respect! We didn't go from all wearing suits to dressing like slobs overnight - it was a slow gradual relaxation of standards that led to this.

    We see a similar effect in people's own homes, but compounded by the fact that women in the workforce has meant much less time and energy put to cleaning. The coffee saucer then, is a metaphor for the little things that may not matter much, but which if abandoned can set us down a slippery slope. A coffee saucer or the lack thereof does not make one dignified or undignified, of course not. But the point is that if you let those little things slip, if you decide to be lazy in how you dress, if you decide to leave those dishes in the sink overnight, if you decide you can leave the walls another year unpainted and the lawn another few weeks uncut - that's how you start off on the long but certain slippery slope to becoming a lazy worldly slob like so many people have today.

    So no, a little coffee saucer isn't the most important thing in the world. It hardly matters at all. But its decline does represent a very important drop in standards among the general population.


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    Re: The Abandoned Coffee Saucer: Another Concession to the Revolution
    « Reply #20 on: January 08, 2019, 12:22:07 AM »
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  • I enjoyed this article very much and agree with the author. Details are very important. My favorite part was this:

    I also just subscribed to this blog  :)
    Thank you!

     

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