Friday, December 12, 2008

Guess who said this

Here's a little quote, just for fun. It might sound old but it's from 2001. Can anyone guess what brave or megalomaniac personage uttered these words? (No fair Googling!)

That girls should not be in universities flows from the nature of universities and from the nature of girls: true universities are for ideas, ideas are not for true girls, so true universities are not for true girls.

Update: thanks for the guesses! The Cellarer came close-- the quote is from a letter by the SSPX bishop Richard Williamson, who in other letters has opined that women really shouldn't wear pants and that the Sound of Music is by no means clean family entertainment: "all the elements of pornography are there, just waiting to break out."

I find stuff like this amusing, but at the same time I can't be too gleeful. This world seems to be short on men who will fearlessly teach what they believe to be the truth, no matter how they're ridiculed or ostracized for it. So it's a shame to see that courage so misdirected in Bishop Williamson's case. If indeed it is courage and not just extreme self-absorption that doesn't care what others think.

(I hasten to add, for anyone who doesn't know, that Bishop Williamson does not speak for the Catholic Church; in fact he's been excommunicated for decades. I need to pray for him...)

4 comments:

Athanasius contra mundum said...

Dan Quayle? He's got all sorts of other crazy quotes.

habemuspapa said...

Bill Gothard
Doug Phillips

The Cellarer said...

I had a couple of thoughts and one of them was right - not the individual but I correctly guessed a member of a certain organisation, it had their ring to it...will get round to that meme when I have a chance...

melsbelle said...

Aw, I was going to guess Barabbas Obama, the Kenyan-born twin brother of our president-elect. But then the question would be: which one is the evil twin?