When the cross, that restraining talisman, falls to pieces, then will break forth again the ferocity of the old combatants, the insane berserker rage whereof northern poets have said and sung. The talisman is rotten, and the day will come when it will pitifully crumble to dust. The old stone gods will then arise from the forgotten ruins and wipe from their eyes the dust of a thousand years, and at last Thor with his giant hammer will leap aloft and he will shatter the gothic cathedrals. When you hear the trampling of feet and the clashing of arms, ye neighbours children, ye French, be on your guard... Smile not at my counsel, at the counsel of a dreamer, who warns you against Kantians, Fichteans and philosophers of Nature.
– Heinrich Heine, Concerning the History of Religion and Philosophy in Germany
Let's see... Lent just commenced on February 17 (Ash Wednesday) – a period of self-sacrifice and greater concentration on the suffering of the Lord of History, and so Canada's Prairie Messenger (published out of Muenster, Saskatchewan by the Benedictine monks of St. Peter's Abbey) currently has this posted on its main page:
YEAR OF THE TIGER — Chinese New Year, which begins Feb. 14, is celebrated around the globe. In this Year of the Tiger, conservation groups hope the tiger year will be the turning point for conservation of the endangered cats. Degradation of the animal’s habitat and poaching of the tiger and its prey are blamed for its rapid disappearance. Experts estimate there are as few as 3,200 tigers left in the wild.Good to know that your priorities are set aright.
Elevate the created over the Creator.
Humanize animals and animalize humans.
Hey Prairie Messenger – thanks for the pagan-berserker, nature-worshipping crap !