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April 13, 2012


Hmmm… Who Does THIS Sound Like?

If you said, “People I disagree with on the Internet, but not mecongratulations - you have learned well:

Me: You’re misunderstanding me.  Of course I believe in the divinity of Christ. And the Resurrection.

Father, forgive me for pointing this out, but I couldn’t help noticing in your last comment that you said you believed in the divinity of Christ. What about his humanity?  As you surely know (or at least I hope Jesuits are still taught this, as I was in Catholic school) several ecumenical councils spoke definitively about his humanity (e.g., Ephesus, in 431 A.D.).  I trust that you understand what that means, Father.  This means that Jesus was a flesh-and-blood human being (Catechism of the Catholic Church No. 464).  I feel obliged to ask: Do you believe him to be divine but not human?  That is a heresy, as you know, Father, and I greatly fear for our church if priests are permitted spread such serious theological errors.  It is, I would like to humbly remind you, the heresy of Docetism, (Nicea, 325 A.D., Catechism No. 465) where Jesus was not seen as a human being, but God simply “playacting” (as my dear theology professor used to tell our class) at being human.  Surely you’re not suggesting that, are you, Father?  Are you a Docetist?  (Or, worse, a Monophysite?) Please send me your email address and I will forward you all the references to the councils so that you may read them, study them, and pray over them.  I will do you the favor of awaiting an answer before I begin any formal canonical action against you. 


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I read this thru a link on The Corner this morning and thought, “This should be posted on Stand-Firm”. I won’t say exactly why…  smile

[1] Posted by Tamsf on 4-13-2012 at 02:32 PM · [top]

[2] Posted by Undergroundpewster on 4-16-2012 at 10:04 AM · [top]

Very successful parody. But since it is in “America,” I am not sure if it is just or a VERY clever way of turning aside any doctrinal criticism whatsoever. I mean, isn’t this something liberals always accuse the (small o) orthodox of? (They would accuse the large o Othodox of it too, if they knew them.)
Susan Peterson

[3] Posted by eulogos on 4-17-2012 at 08:46 PM · [top]

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