Re: Requiescant in pace

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Posted by Emily on April 03, 2005 at 03:44:13:

In Reply to: Requiescant in pace posted by HSG on April 02, 2005 at 20:22:31:

At first I wondered if this wasn't a bit off topic. But then I thought about it some more, and realized that regardless of one's religious tendencies (or lack thereof), there is something in the example of this man that does tie in with the topics that are discussed here.

By defending timeless ideals over modern principles, he helped liberate a large part of the world from the worst of the 20th century's alien ideologies. And he stood on principle and defied the modern world at a time when most people, even within his own faith, told him to compromise. I find that unwavering, principled stance very inspiring.

Plus-size models represent a very flesh-and-blood, *human* kind of beauty, in contrast to the "death aesthetic" represented by skeletal magazine models, and in that aesthetic of life/aesthetic of death opposition there may be a parallel with some of the principles he stood for.

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