Catholicism and Coolness (A bit tongue-in-cheek, but enjoy...)  

Posted by The Glo-ness

A few posts ago, Jude E. brought up a good question: Is it cool to be Catholic?? This is a subject very close to my heart, and I answer emphatically in the affirmative! YES-Catholicism is brimming over with Coolness! We are the source of all coolness!! Some reasons:

1) Beer-invented by monks.

2) Chocolate-invented by monks.

3) A more philosophical reason: Just as God is the source of all good things, and Coolness is a good thing, so God is the source of all Coolness (haaaaa-cue the theme music..) And since God Himself founded the Catholic religion, what religion is cooler? And thus, the adherants of said religion would be cooler than others.

So...Catholics wrote the book on cool!!!! Not convinced? Let's ask ourselves a few questions: Who is more rebellious (given our current culture), more dangerously living (martyrs ) more innovative (St. Thomas come to mind) more sure of themselves (good conscience= high self-esteem), more independent of peers (attachment to creatures? Say what?), more mysterious (the mystics, anyone?) and more "untouchable" (well, when God cooperates and gets us narrowly out of danger)??!! You just can't beat that! Seriously...there's just something about a Catholic saint that can't be faked. That "something" is participation in "the divine coolness", if you will.

Catholicism IS coolness!!! Anyone else is merely participating in our universal "coolness principles"!

And now, a visual image of ultimate Catholic coolness: (drum roll, please...)

"Enjoy your Modernism while you can-The Day of Reckoning fast approaches!"

This entry was posted on January 06, 2010 at Wednesday, January 06, 2010 . You can follow any responses to this entry through the comments feed .


glo, the pic didn't show up!!!

January 6, 2010 at 1:24 PM

Very clever 'The Glo-ness'. Its nice to see you on the blog again.

Spoken by a true Californian. DUDE, thats like sooo cool!

I thought the Nahuatl 'invented' chocolate.

Also, God is the source of ALL things, since existence is ontologically good, it follows that all things that exist are good. Evil is only a privation of some good--but that does not mean that what remains is not good.

Yes, unfortunately even the tree-hugging, tofu eating, granola munching dudes in Cali are good. They are not the 'best', but they are good.

January 6, 2010 at 4:26 PM

Good post!! By the way what was the picture supposed to be?

January 7, 2010 at 11:11 AM

Awesome post, Glo-ness; and very cool comment, Viking! :)

January 9, 2010 at 1:04 AM

Thanks for the followup Glo! I know it's not something we normally strive for in a religion, but I am tired of hearing from my fallen Catholic classmates how much they detest anything to do with our beautiful Faith.

Can you try reloading the picture? We're dying of curiosity!

January 9, 2010 at 2:38 PM

The picture is called "lefebvronator.jpg". I'm willing to bet it's some edited picture of the Archbishop.

If you have access to the "summafemalogica" blog you can access it at and tell the rest of the peanut gallery what it is. :)

January 9, 2010 at 6:49 PM

Another way we know Catholicism is so cool is that so many animes are rife with Christian symbols and references. In Japan, where the cultural elites have little to fear from a resurgent Christendom, they have only praises for our awesome but there unpopular religion.

I found the picture Glo-ness must have been talking about. Now, that is what we may call a rad trad.

January 11, 2010 at 5:12 AM

Thanks, guys! I re-posted the photo. Hopefully it'll come up now. Hope I don't scandalize anyone...

January 11, 2010 at 11:57 AM

Atobe! good to see you over here!

On the subject of the animes and Catholicism: my sister (Sister M. Lucia) wanted to write an essay on the parallels between the title character of Rurouni Kenshin and Our Lord. There's more than might meet the eye (I do love that anime, too...)

January 11, 2010 at 5:43 PM

Ah yes, it seems the only anime you ever write about is Rurouni Kenshin. Do tell me when you are finished with it.

January 11, 2010 at 6:41 PM

well, it's the only one we've seen (other than some Pokemon, I suppose.) I will see when we finish it, because now I'm back to school I haven't a ton of time to watch it; but I'll certainly tell you when I do! :)

January 11, 2010 at 10:36 PM

Speaking of Catholic Coolness, Agnes over here say's I'm overdue for another Trad Rap... I may or may not be inspired...

February 8, 2010 at 5:52 PM

@ Viking:

Nahuatl/Aztecs invented cocoa as a drink, it included also chili pepper, but I am not sure they had any sugar in it ... mixing it with sugar may have been invented by monks, same goes for making hard version.

October 9, 2010 at 5:28 AM

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