Saturday, April 08, 2006

Remember, you can't spell "saint" without "aint".

"As regards the individual nature, woman is defective and misbegotten, for the active power of the male seed tends to the production of a perfect likeness in the masculine sex; while the production of a woman comes from defect in the active power...." Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologica,Q92, art. 1, Reply Obj. 1

Yup, this is the kind of ignorant garbage I want to hold up as wisdom! Presumably, one of the three miracles that got him a sainthood was the report of some monks that claimed to see him levitating. I wonder why that doesn't happen so often anymore? Do you suppose that it was the 11th century canonical equivalent of a "gimmie" in golf?