Wednesday, December 14, 2011

VIDEO: Homosexual Co-Opting of Catholic History

As a history graduate I could not agree with him more.

Look folks, the "queer positive" ideology began to exist within living memory. It did not exist before that. Homosexuality was not accepted. People did not think of themselves as "gay". They did not have an agenda to normalize homosexual relations. They were not trying to counter gender norms. Up until the twentieth century, practically nobody did that.

And when I say "nobody", I don't just mean no one among Catholics. I mean NOBODY. Not even atheists.

So this idea that there were gay saints, gay statesmen, gay anybody is bunk, unless the evidence specifically and explicitly points to it.

Because people did not think in those terms.

I have no problem with people discovering the truth of actual homosexuals.

I have a problem with lefitst historians who come to a conclusion based on poorly argued inferences. I saw quite a bit of that when I was a history student. The more politically correct the historian, the greater his inability to imagine alternative explanations for the evidence at hand.This was especially true when it came to Catholic history. Here's a tip: if you're going to study the history of Catholics or Catholicism, learn the faith and learn it well. That would seem like a no-brainer, but you'd be surprised at how many historians-- reputable historians-- fumbled on basic Catholic doctrine.

The boring truth, for good or for ill, is that people in the past tend to think the way we would expect them to, in tune with their century or decade. Any inference that an individual did not think in harmony with his age would need extraordinary proof, not just an inference. Otherwise it's just reading into the texts what you hope to find within them.