Thursday, January 10, 2013
FEEL GOOD RELIGION: THE BIBLE LEADS ME TO WANT TO DO THIS!
What "spirit of Vatican II" Catholics fear most about the reform of the reform in continuity is authentic authority and the liturgy that supports it. They much more prefer their bogus form of authority and the liturgy that supports that. We could say as St. John's Letters that we read during the Christmas/Epiphany weekday readings for Mass that in them lies the heart of the anti-Christ. It is also anti-Church, anti-pope. It is a new form of gnosticism and as ugly as the original condemned heresy of the Church. You can see it at work in the Episcopal Church and it is certainly at work in many post-Catholics in the Church today:
SAME SEX MARRIAGE CEREMONIES WILL TAKE PLACE AT WASHINGTON, DC'S NATIONAL CATHEDRAL, (PROTESTANT EPISCOPAL CHURCH OF AMERICA).
Longtime same-sex marriage advocate the Very Rev. Gary Hall took over as the Washington Cathedral's dean in October (Protestant Episcopal Church of America).
He said, "I read the Bible as seriously as fundamentalists do," Hall told the AP. "And my reading of the Bible leads me to want to do this because I think it's being faithful to the kind of community that Jesus would have us be."
My final comments: At least in the Catholic Church, infallibility is only accorded to one man alone, and that is the pope and even then he must act in continuity with the authentic faith of the Church and her tradition of Scripture, Tradition and Natural Law.
Protestants on the other hand, have had a creeping infallibility accorded to almost every believer, thus if you believe it and it makes you feel good, it must be true. And thus you can have an Episcopal dean say within his Protestant tradition of creeping infallibility of every person, "And my reading of the Bible leads me to want to do this because I think it's being faithful to the kind of community that Jesus would have us be."
Case closed, infallibility triumphs. Ecumenism is dealt a deadly blow. God must not want ecumenism.