While we’re talking about bios… well, while I’m talking about bios,
I am an Extremist, Papist, Ultra-Conservative Roman Catholic and Proud.
Traditional Roman Catholic
**Interests:**The Traditional Latin Mass, Fighting the Ecumenical Movement, Debate
**Occupation:**A reminder to the world that scary Fire and Brimstone Catholics still exist.
What’s that all about?
Extremism is a term used to describe the actions or ideologies of individuals or groups outside the perceived political center of a society; or otherwise claimed to violate common standards of ethics and reciprocity. It is usually considered by those to whom it is applied to be a pejorative term. It is typically used in reference to political and social ideologies seen as irrational, counterproductive, unjustifiable, or otherwise unacceptable to a civil society. The term connotes the illegitimacy of certain ideas or methods.
The terms “extremism” or “extremist” are almost always exonymic—i.e. applied by others rather than by a group labeling itself. Rather than labeling themselves “extremist”, those labeled as such tend to see the need for militant ideas or actions in a particular situation [like “Fighting the Ecumenical movement”]. For example, there is no political party that calls itself “right-wing extremist” or “left-wing extremist”, and there is no sect of any religion that calls itself “Extremism.”
(From Wikipedia - emphasis added.)
So, because you proudly apply the label “extremist” to yourself, you can add, to your list, another term - “non-exonymic.”
Seriously, is praying the Rosary part of being a “scary fire and brimstone Catholic”? Generation after generation of faithful Catholics, down through the ages, have regarded the Rosary as a prayer of love, an expression of mercy and redemption.
Interesting isn’t it, that there are no mysteries dedicated to Christ preaching about hell (and he did plenty of that.) Interesting that the mysteries are grouped under “Joyful,” “Glorious” and “Luminous” (but you mightnot feel comfortable with praying that last one, at least not as John Paul II gave them to us, hmm?) - quite obviously not about fire and brimstone - and “Sorrowful”: hellish, in some aspects, but not about fire and brimstone; rather all about the great love and mercy of God *saving us *from fire and brimstone.
If you really wanted to remind us that scary fire and brimstone Catholics still exist, you should start a thread titled “You’re going to burn in hell if you don’t stop that.”
And you should talk about the Rosary less - it reminds us of Mary, and of Christ, not of fire and brimstone.