Friday, September 27, 2013

... commenting on Bates and Lynch, UFOs and St Patrick

Video commented on, A:
orlibonurb : Gary Bates: The UFO - Evolution Connection
No two UFO sightings ever looked the same?

One possible exception: I saw three falling stars on two occasions back in the late nineties in the Sysslebäck area of Sweden; I did not think it was a normal comet, and I wasn't thinking of UFOs either. I immediately thought of Matthew 24 "the stars will fall from heaven" ... "oh, these are the first three? Do they represent those three people I know, need I pray for them?" And I got onto the Rosary when back home. But the two occasions looked alike.
"Do I have a world view?"

Yes, you even have a grammar. There is no language without a grammar, but in your mother tongue's case, unless you are bilingual, you don't think of it.

And same with minds and world views.

And Churches and ritual for the matter (Pentecostals have as much ritual as we Catholics, it is just different ritual).
"The same distant starlight" ...

Close is to space as present is to time. Starlight from 13 point 5 billion light years away are as much assumptions about the present far away, as an earth 4.5 billion years old is an assumption about the close by far into the past.

A Geocentric knows (usually) a way around the distant starlight problem (which will not usually bog him down into UFO belief): "parallax" is nothing of the sort, but a star really moved by a real angel ... which tells not how far away.
"Don't say his name, he's the Messiah" ...

[Gary Bates quoting a French Raelian whom he met in Australia]

I am very glad I am not Rael, and that I believe in the one who was born in Bethlehem by the Blessed Virgin Mary, died on Calvary or Golgotha (depending on Latin or Semitic naming) by Crucifixion under Pontius Pilate and rose again from the Dead and from the Grave the Third day according to Old Testament prophecy which He then explained in detail the next forty days.

I am not glad there are people who believe in other ones, but won't say their names.

You see, when people believing in false Messiah's will not name them - the real one was named many times over, not just rabbi and rabbuni but "Jesus" and "held to be son of Joseph who was son of ..." and "Jesus from Nazareth", and so on and so forth ... there are names that can be smudged by a suspicion of being among those candidates in that sham Messiah business.

Video commented on, B:
MrPhilosopherPaul : Saint Patrick History after the Ancient Narrations
Beurla back then did not yet mean English.

Beurla has for basic meaning "gloss" and if to the Irish Latin was a gloss, to St Patrick it was Irish Gaelic that was a gloss.

English very certainly did not exist back then.

It is theoretically possible he could have known English by a miracle before it was ever spoken, but any text referring to him as knowing "beurla, latin ..." should be taken as "gloss language: latin" rather than "english and latin".
Barbarian - born outside the Roman Empire.

More like - speaking sth other than Greek or Latin or Macedonian. Originally speaking sth other than Greek, but later Macedonian was elevated to status of a Thessalic dialect (and then vanished before Koiné), and Latin was elevated to status of an Aeolic dialect.

Speaking other languages than those meant being a Barbarian, unless you learned them as a student rather than as a child.
Royal chariot - reminds me of St Philip (your uncle's patron I presume) who went up in the chariot of an Ethiopian Eunuch and servant of Ethiopia's Queen.

Later we get a Calvinist in Savoy asking St Francis of Sales "how come you drive in such a princely chariot, did any of the apostles do so?" and he answered "you are right to call it princely, I borrowed it, and St Philip did".
Video commented on, C:
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Dia dhuit agas Muire agas Paidraic!

[Should be: Dia agus Muíre dhuit agus Paidraic ...]

Keating left out the fact that some of the earlier lives did record - some of his sources thus - namely that some of the people baptised by the saint were technically fairies - i e had been living in fairy mounds, in sídhes.

One of the other saints - soon after St Patrick and I think it was St Columkille - did not leave that out.

I wonder about your uncle, shall we invoke him or pray for his soul? Memory eternal either way!

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