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The West: preliminary musings

One could consider Saint Augustine, Saint Benedict, and Saint Gregory the Great as Fathers of the Western Civilization. They, their deeds, their thoughts built Europe -- Latin and Catholic -- and, on and beyond Europe, Christendom and its civilization, the Western Civilization.

Which of the following people, our contemporaries, would any of these great saints most likely recognize as a member of his civilization?

(a) A feminist Dutch lesbian urbanite;

(b) A devout Kentuckian Protestant minister;

(c) A devoutly Catholic Mexican farmer.


I believe I know the answer...