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Offline Ladislaus

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Re: Interview with Matthew, the Moderator
« Reply #30 on: September 05, 2018, 10:58:29 AM »
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  • I have been around the block a few times; I know this is the kind of discussion that can completely derail a thread. Not gonna happen.

    Well, yeah, the mere mention of some hot button issues can derail any thead into 100 pages, and you touched upon several of these:  sedevacantism, Feeneyism, geocentrism, flat earthism, moon landing, the Missal version, Low Mass vs. High Mass, Bible version, Resistance vs. SSPX, butter vs. margarine, your favorite drink, being a cat person.  I can spin off the official butter vs. margarine thread now if you'd like to nip that one in the bud.

    So this thread is loaded.   :laugh1:  You'll need to stay on top of it.

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    Re: Interview with Matthew, the Moderator
    « Reply #31 on: September 05, 2018, 11:28:11 AM »
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  • Yes, Ladislaus but don't forget during an interview many subjects should be touched upon, and those reading here need to respect his honest answers whether or not they agree with them or not, considering the theme of the thread as "getting to know Matthew, the moderator/owner" better.  

    At least that is the way I looked at it.

    My favorite awakening was the "beard."


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    Re: Interview with Matthew, the Moderator
    « Reply #32 on: September 05, 2018, 11:54:29 AM »
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  • My favorite awakening was the "beard."

    Well, yes, I did find something else that I share in common with Matthew, despite our differences ... we have a nearly identical hairline.  Though I did just turn 50 a couple months ago, so there.

    Offline Ladislaus

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    Re: Interview with Matthew, the Moderator
    « Reply #33 on: September 05, 2018, 11:57:23 AM »
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  • I can handle machinery (chainsaw, weedwhacker, tractor, riding mower), use various tools (axe, shovel, lopper, saw, hoe), pour concrete, light a fire (with no liquid accelerant), and other down-to-earth activities but I can also bake, cook, write a sonnet, mend clothing, or sing all kinds of music. I know how to make an old sink or toilet look as good as new.

    Reads very much like a "singles" ad for any eligible ladies in Texas (where these skills are most important for a man).   :laugh1:   Don't forget that you're also adept at dispatching venomous snakes (a must for Texas).   Mrs. Matthew had better be on the lookout.

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    Re: Interview with Matthew, the Moderator
    « Reply #34 on: September 05, 2018, 12:10:42 PM »
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  • Reads very much like a "singles" ad for any eligible ladies in Texas (where these skills are most important for a man).   :laugh1:   Don't forget that you're also adept at dispatching venomous snakes (a must for Texas).   Mrs. Matthew had better be on the lookout.

    I guess it's too bad for all the ladies then...I'm taken.  8)

    I didn't mean to sound like a singles' ad, but my interview would be seriously deficient if I didn't touch on this key part of my life philosophy: always learning, being as well-rounded (polymath/ Renaissance man) as possible.

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    https://www.artofmanliness.com/articles/100-skills-every-man-should-know/
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    Re: Interview with Matthew, the Moderator
    « Reply #35 on: September 05, 2018, 12:57:02 PM »
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  • I didn't mean to sound like a singles' ad ...

    I know.  I was just having some fun with you.

    We do have a lot in common.

    I'm a bit older, 50.

    former STAS seminarian

    6 kids (2 boys and 4 girls) -- most Trads look down on me for having too few, but I was 32 and my wife 29 when we got married

    Computer Programmer by trade

    I DID get a college degree, but was basically self-taught in programming (as my degrees are in Greek and Latin ... so no bearing on my current profession)

    I agree with your overall philosophy of how you run the board, even if I don't see eye to eye on all the individual issues.

    I think that margarine was invented by the devil (butter all the way).

    ... but I greatly dislike cats (much prefer dogs).  Only thing I like about cats is that, in Buddhism, the cat was said to be the only animal to refuse to bow down to Buddha.  So I'll give it credit for that at least.

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    Re: Interview with Matthew, the Moderator
    « Reply #36 on: September 05, 2018, 01:00:00 PM »
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  • Tell me a bit about yourself personally.

    My life philosophy is "renaissance man" or polymath, and I apply this to my career as well. By that I mean I wear dozens of different hats. I can handle machinery (chainsaw, weedwhacker, tractor, riding mower), use various tools (axe, shovel, lopper, saw, hoe), pour concrete, light a fire (with no liquid accelerant), and other down-to-earth activities but I can also bake, cook, write a sonnet, mend clothing, or sing all kinds of music. I know how to make an old sink or toilet look as good as new. I'm a "jack of all trades, master of few".
    A most interesting glimpse into he who watches over this sight. :)
    Your picture reminds me a bit of St. Benedict, even though his beard is longer. ;D
    A man of varied talents which means you can likely whistle Dixie as you clean your muzzleloader. :cowboy:

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    Re: Interview with Matthew, the Moderator
    « Reply #37 on: September 05, 2018, 01:11:47 PM »
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  • I know.  I was just having some fun with you.

    We do have a lot in common.

    I'm a bit older, 50.

    former STAS seminarian

    6 kids (2 boys and 4 girls) -- most Trads look down on me for having too few, but I was 32 and my wife 29 when we got married

    Computer Programmer by trade

    I DID get a college degree, but was basically self-taught in programming (as my degrees are in Greek and Latin ... so no bearing on my current profession)

    I agree with your overall philosophy of how you run the board, even if I don't see eye to eye on all the individual issues.

    I think that margarine was invented by the devil (butter all the way).

    ... but I greatly dislike cats (much prefer dogs).  Only thing I like about cats is that, in Buddhism, the cat was said to be the only animal to refuse to bow down to Buddha.  So I'll give it credit for that at least.
    This ole bear is 51, so respect your elders! :P (cough cough hack wheeze) I feel ancient. ???
    Like cats, dogs, bears, wolves. Have a cat that owns me. Paraphrasing CS Lewis "A Cat and her bear"
    BA in English, History, Philosophy
    MDiv equivalent
    M.Th. with doctoral level thesis (no big whoop really. just an academia nut)
    Single but tried out my vocation in many places.
    Otherwise a country loving , mountain hugging, gun packing Alberta Secessionist  of a Templar Knight disposition ;) :cowboy:


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    Re: Interview with Matthew, the Moderator
    « Reply #38 on: September 05, 2018, 01:27:48 PM »
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  • 6 kids (2 boys and 4 girls) -- most Trads look down on me for having too few, but I was 32 and my wife 29 when we got married
    I know, and I am extremely critical of such poor excuses for Trads. Some Trads need to learn how to MYOB (Mind Your Own Business).

    Being open to life, avoiding birth control and NFP, and having 9+ children are NOT synonymous.

    In fact, being open to life and having as many children as physically possible are also not synonymous. The Duggars are an example of the latter. Mrs. Duggar didn't do much breastfeeding, since that negatively affects a woman's fertility. Some women are completely infertile while they full-time breastfeed. And yet, breastfeeding is natural, designed by God, and therefore what's best for the baby. I would even say that breastfeeding your baby is God's will in most cases.

    Anyhow, these Pharisaical Trads also need to learn basic manners and what is socially acceptable behavior: because, frankly, some atheists and pagans have them beat.
    The phrase "socially retarded" comes to mind.

    Some Trads embrace the Trad package because it means being contrarian, so they can rub it in the world's face. They actually enjoy being a sign of contradiction to the Modern World. That can be a good starting point for spiritual growth, but it can also be a starting point for narcissism and pride. Hint: when you compare the size of your family to others, as though it's a contest, you're not on the right path.
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    Re: Interview with Matthew, the Moderator
    « Reply #39 on: September 05, 2018, 03:47:38 PM »
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    Do you work from home?
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    « Reply #40 on: September 05, 2018, 03:53:51 PM »
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  • I know, and I am extremely critical of such poor excuses for Trads. Some Trads need to learn how to MYOB (Mind Your Own Business).

    Being open to life, avoiding birth control and NFP, and having 9+ children are NOT synonymous.

    In fact, being open to life and having as many children as physically possible are also not synonymous. The Duggars are an example of the latter. Mrs. Duggar didn't do much breastfeeding, since that negatively affects a woman's fertility. Some women are completely infertile while they full-time breastfeed. And yet, breastfeeding is natural, designed by God, and therefore what's best for the baby. I would even say that breastfeeding your baby is God's will in most cases.

    Yeah, it's funny that I routinely get derided by people in the world for having 6, but then looked down on by Traditional Catholics for having 6.  There's one woman at our local chapel here who pops a child out every 9 months.  Having gotten married practically the day she turned 18, she's on pace to have 25-30.  She too doesn't breastfeed (IMO on purpose) because it's like some contest she has going on with her sister (who's trying to do the same thing).  I'm just waiting for her to get induced at 7 months going forward.  And, yes, breastfeeding does tend to space children out about 2 years apart.


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    Re: Interview with Matthew, the Moderator
    « Reply #41 on: September 05, 2018, 03:56:56 PM »
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  • Since cats have been mentioned, I mistyped Cathinfo, leaving out a character (not having actually hit that key when reaching for it) ... and ended up here --

    https://catinfo.org/

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    Re: Interview with Matthew, the Moderator
    « Reply #42 on: September 05, 2018, 04:44:53 PM »
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  • Since cats have been mentioned, I mistyped Cathinfo, leaving out a character (not having actually hit that key when reaching for it) ... and ended up here --

    https://catinfo.org/
    Is that called a con-cat-ination? :P

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    Re: Interview with Matthew, the Moderator
    « Reply #43 on: September 05, 2018, 04:48:21 PM »
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  • Yeah, it's funny that I routinely get derided by people in the world for having 6, but then looked down on by Traditional Catholics for having 6.  There's one woman at our local chapel here who pops a child out every 9 months.  Having gotten married practically the day she turned 18, she's on pace to have 25-30.  She too doesn't breastfeed (IMO on purpose) because it's like some contest she has going on with her sister (who's trying to do the same thing).  I'm just waiting for her to get induced at 7 months going forward.  And, yes, breastfeeding does tend to space children out about 2 years apart.
    I think if God meant for the average family to have double-digit children, then polygamy would still be a thing (that is, a permissible thing, like in Old Testament times). 
    Those children DO need to be raised as well. Educating children is a lot of work for 2 parents. Hooray for not artificially limiting family size, but do they have to go to the opposite extreme? They almost make a mockery of Traditional Catholics when they do that.
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    Re: Interview with Matthew, the Moderator
    « Reply #44 on: September 05, 2018, 04:50:44 PM »
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  • Yeah, it's funny that I routinely get derided by people in the world for having 6, but then looked down on by Traditional Catholics for having 6.  There's one woman at our local chapel here who pops a child out every 9 months.  Having gotten married practically the day she turned 18, she's on pace to have 25-30.  She too doesn't breastfeed (IMO on purpose) because it's like some contest she has going on with her sister (who's trying to do the same thing).  I'm just waiting for her to get induced at 7 months going forward.  And, yes, breastfeeding does tend to space children out about 2 years apart.
    Breast-feeding is actually crucial for a child's long term health and development, it's a shame that even many Trad mothers are skipping it. 

     

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