August 31, 2010
The West Is Done In
You don't need to understand the German dubbing, I'll explain all you need to know. This is a "professional dancer and choreographer" from India. But what makes this REALLY interesting is the fact that he is a Jesuit. No lie. His full name is Dr. Saju George Moolamthuruthil SJ. In the Bildungs- und Exerzitienhaus (a house for education and spiritual exercises) "Maria zur Sonne" of the Würzburg diocese, he held, in cooperation with the Catholic mission project Missio, a four-day clinic dubbed "Stretching the body -- stretching the soul". The first dance in this film is supposed to allegorize the Crucification of Christ. No lie. The attendees interviewed, one of them a Catholic priest, are over the moon about it. No need to say that it is no lie.
Pater Geurge SJ has given 200 odd (pun intended) performances in India and worldwide, adopting both, as he puts it, Hindu and Christian themes in his performance. He states that his art involves prayer and adoration, self-awareness and divine realisation, aesthetic delight (you bet) and cosmic integration, social service, the promotion of inter-religious peace and harmony, ecumenism as well as other dimensions. And I'd bet a couple of other politically correct themes as well.
Here he does it around the altar of the Schottenkirche in Vienna:
Not this obscene, heretic priest is the problem, but those who are embracing perversion in their futile search for "spirituality".
After it didn't manage to make the people practise what it teaches, the contemporary church decided to teach what they practise.
Nicolás Gómez Dávila translated by me from the German.
Hat tip: CCC!