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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Nuns With Guns -- The Church Militant

Yesterday I had lunch with an old friend -- a professor of religious studies who is currently working on a study of the breakdown of Protestant-Catholic amity in early nineteenth-century America, something about which I have written in the past. During our discussion the terms "confrontational practice" and "the Church militant" came up and I immediately thought of this picture. When I got home I made a point of looking it up and here it is. You just don't get any more confrontation or militant than this.