Tuesday, June 10, 2008

I Got Tagged

I've been tagged by The Crescat. It's supposed to be my top 5 musicians and their top 5 compositions. I think I'm gonna follow her though and bail out a little quicker, in fact I'm re-writing the rules. Here are the 5 groups of which I have the most songs on my IPOD (and in order of most to least) :

The Inspirations
Chuckwagon Gang
Lonesome River Band
Lynyrd Skynyrd
Allman Brothers Band

I hereby tag...Kim and George.

7 comments:

Kim said...

Oooooo, now you're acting like a Protestant! tsk tsk

Entropy said...

Do you have any thoughts on this:

http://www.youtube.com/
watch?v=Qc8lODfpxFo

Tim A. Troutman said...

Entropy, that video is dangerous not because of how much error there is but because of how much truth there is in it. But it is largely a caricature attack on the Novus Ordo. In fact, he barely speaks of the Novus Ordo at all in reality - he speaks continuously of abuses of the Novus Ordo.

Now, I like the Novus Ordo less and less. I think it has failed at everything it was ever intended to do, but that doesn't make it invalid. I am not a canon lawyer nor am I educated enough to respond to the claims that the institution of the Novus Ordo contradicted authoritative bulls from a previous pope. That is the weightiest comment made in the video but I have my suspicions that Pope Paul VI may have had a canon lawyer or two around when he instituted it.

In short, I have to trust the living voice of the Church on this one. I myself would be prone to schism but those in schism over this are trusting in their own temporary wisdom rather than obeying the eternal voice of the Church. The boat may get rocked and even pushed off course during a storm, but only a fool would jump ship to try and re-find the course without the ship. How much more is this true when we have a divine promise that the ship will always return to the correct course and she will eventually reach the destination! In fact, there is no reaching the destination without her.

Pope Benedict is leading us back to the correct path. What the devils can do in a matter of years takes decades of undoing. The reason is that people are willing to cooperate with the devils while reluctant to cooperate with the Holy Spirit. He has to drag us kicking and screaming every where we go whereas Satan just needs to ask a few questions "Did God really say you will surely die?" "Do you really need to constantly genuflect at mass?" "Is Christ really present in the Eucharist?" And of course the questions continue even after such incredible damage has been done: "Did God really say that only men can be ordained?" Etc... etc...

So I say, stay the course and trust in Mother Church and in her groom, Jesus Christ.

Carolina Cannonball said...

did you see skynyrd when they were here with Bocephus?

Tim A. Troutman said...

I saw them with Damn Yankees and Peter Frampton.

I love Skynyrd!

Kim said...

I finally did the meme, Timothy! I forgot all about Peter Frampton. Oh well. It was fun. I twisted your version a bit more. Hope you don't mind. :)

Kim said...

Oops, here's the link.