It’s always fun to watch dueling religious fanatics. In this corner, impressively featured in a new University of Manchester book, HaH and his followers preach death to apostates, the removal of female genitalia, the right of husbands to beat their wives, and of course the necessity of replacing godless states with caliphates. In this corner, Edmund Waldstein and his followers also preach death to the godless liberal state and the necessity of replacing it with a … cathophate and if people don’t like that idea there’s always burning at the stake. “Rather than enter the fray to persuade citizens, they instead wish to put their citizens under the control of a Catholic administrative state that degrades free association of citizens into the solemn submission of subjects to their spiritual and temporal superiors.”

Because the Church is not a “human power” but a supernatural one, it is permitted to use coercion. And Catholic doctrine on the duty of societies toward Catholicism, as formulated by Pius IX, Leo XIII, and others, is that they must recognize it as the one true religion.

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[The dominant theologian of integralism] is a monarchist who argues that the Church has the right to punish baptized heretics (Protestants), including by burning them at the stake... “[We must] recognize the truth of the revealed religion not only as individuals but also corporately, as societies.

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It is an internet aesthetic of mostly young men alienated from the public life and consumed with the libido dominandi.

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Er let’s see which was that last one? Right, the integralists… And they may be young, but they have a Big Daddy – Harvard’s Adrian Vermeule.

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So… you go, girls! Put on your Sunday or Friday best and (pant pant) submit…

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3 Responses to “Haitham al Haddad, meet America’s Catholic Integralists.”

  1. University Diaries » Pathetic. Says:

    […] Rarely. As in never. Babe, you don’t know what godly submission is, do you? (See this post for details.) Remember what haredi means. It means tremble. These are the people who above all, as […]

  2. theprofessor Says:

    My guess is that just about anyone is 1000000x more likely to die at the hands, I mean, stingers, of the fearsome murder hornets than being burned at the stake by Catholic integralists. BTW, you know that 99.99% of actual Catholics have no idea who these people are?

  3. Margaret Soltan Says:

    tp: Oh, I know the integralists are a joke and a nothing. That doesn’t mean that – like more respectable types (Patrick Deneen, Adrian Vermeule, and co.) – they and lots of other people who think the world is shit without their particular god calling the shots shouldn’t be called out. Fuck these asshats and their nickle and dime denunciations of modernity, liberalism, secularity, and liberty. Fuck them and the poncy Pater they rode in on.

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