Cynic: A person who smells flowers and looks for the coffin
posted by Red Maria at 6:27 PM
I'm not certain that raising questions about membership of Opus Dei can really be counted as sectarianism, even if in the Scottish context it might feed into it. Certainly in Ireland or here in Germany I'd definitely make an issue of it - it is, after all, a right-wing secret society that operates on a similar basis to the Freemasons - indeed with a much more murky political background in fascist Spain.
Nonsense. You'll find Opus Dei in your local Catholic directory, as you'll also find all other catholic organisations, orders etc. If you drop them an e-mail or give them a phone call I'm sure you'd get any questions answered. OK I don't suppose they will give you access to their bank accounts and so on, but then you wont send me all your pound notes in jiffy bag will you..??
As a former Catholic I'm well aware of the controversial nature of Opus Dei without giving any credence to the bullshit in novels like the Da Vinci Code - and I think it is indisputable that members of Opus Dei have played important roles in right-wing dictatorships over the decades since it was founded, including those of Franco's Spain and Pinochet's Chile. I've come across absolutely no evidence that Opus Dei members have ever served in a government that could be described as progressive.Former members give evidence I find persuasive that we are talking about a secretive grouping. I personally think that membership of groups such as Opus Dei, the Freemasons, the Orange Order, the Broederbond and other similar societies regardless of their religious or non-religious background should be included in any register of members interests along with directorships, consultancies and other relevant information about things that might influence a politicians voting behaviour on legislative matters so that the voters can make an informed decision about whether they want to be represented by this person or not.
Progressive, what do you mean by that..??That they kill babies in the womb, therefore you have a lower carbon foot print when it comes to the incinerator. Bet other progressives like Adolph wish they lived to see this hour.
No, no, no, Crouchback, you've got it wrong. Einde O'Callaghan is a Marxist, not a deep Green population controller. When he speaks of "progressive" politics, he probably means Social Democracy to anything leftwards.
Marxist....thats even worse.Come on Einde, One Hundred million victims to socialism, and counting. Where would we be if society wasn't riddled with fellow travellers, Marxism is a dead philosophy, like so many others. They comes and they goes. Christianity ( Catholic that is ) goes on, and on ,and on. Because it's true.
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