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Vivificat! - News, Opinions, Commentary, from a Personal Catholic Perspective ^ | 29 June 2007 | Teˇfilo

Posted on 06/29/2007 8:27:51 PM PDT by Teˇfilo

Folks, a second letter was published in The San Juan Star, this one on June 15th, attacking the Catholic Church by a self-assured know-it-all.

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Our tropical heat has been affecting Ms. Paula Benedict's reasoning powers, as they've affected those of Mimi Arjona's before. It is either that, or something in the water is triggering these explosions of utter silliness.

Anti-catholicism is in fashion in Puerto Rico, flying high upon the wings of a false intellectualism. Little letters like this one are so filled with inaccuracies--like this statement that the Council of Nicea falsified the Gospels which we find in other pseudoworkds like The Da Vinci Code, or in the quotes from so-called authorities like "D. Crosson" who is really John Dominic Crossan, former Servite priest and a member of the controversial Jesus Seminar, whose only great service to humanity has been to reform Christ in his own image and likeness--that we have to wonder if these ladies wasted their time going to school.

Folks, if you want to read a really good biblical work from a first-rate theologian, you must set aside that crackpot Crossan and read Jesus of Nazareth, by Joseph Ratzinger and see how a real professional of the Word deftly utilizes the tools provided by modern criticism to describe and not undermine the historical person of Jesus of Nazareth, who is one and the same with the Christ of faith.

It would be better for these girls to go back home to read and study before daring to teach things they have no business teaching.


TOPICS: Apologetics; Catholic; Theology
KEYWORDS: anticatholicism; bible; puertorico
Blunders. Typos. Mine. I apologize for all of them. I fix them on the blog as soon as I find them or are pointed out to me.
1 posted on 06/29/2007 8:27:52 PM PDT by Teˇfilo
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To: NYer; Salvation; Nihil Obstat; mileschristi; rrstar96; bornacatholic; cll

PING!


2 posted on 06/29/2007 8:29:02 PM PDT by Teˇfilo (Visit Vivificat! - http://www.vivificat.org - A Catholic Blog of News, Commentary and Opinion)
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To: Teˇfilo

Agreed that the Pope manages to counter nearly all the arguments advanced by the biblical scholars against the Christ of faith. Mainly he does it simply by dismissing most as what they say as personal opinion. In the last twenbty years I have read quite a bit of it, and while much of it is useful in deciphering the Scripture, I have found that they tend to have a herd mentality and to dismiss dissenters, even liberal dissenters like Bishop Robinson (the English bishop, not the queer American one ) for daring to suggest that much of it is based more on philosophy than fact.


3 posted on 06/29/2007 8:47:50 PM PDT by RobbyS ( CHIRHO)
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To: RobbyS

Hi Robby, you lost me a little bit. You say: “In the last twenbty years I have read quite a bit of it, and while much of it is useful in deciphering the Scripture, I have found that they tend to have a herd mentality and to dismiss dissenters, even liberal dissenters like Bishop Robinson (the English bishop, not the queer American one ) for daring to suggest that much of it is based more on philosophy than fact.”

Who is the “they” who “tend to have a herd mentality, and who also “dare to suggest that much of it is based more on philosophy than fact”? And in what is “much of it?” Much of what?

Please, pardon my being a dimwit, but I really want to understand what you are saying.

-Theo


4 posted on 06/29/2007 8:57:09 PM PDT by Teˇfilo (Visit Vivificat! - http://www.vivificat.org - A Catholic Blog of News, Commentary and Opinion)
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To: Teˇfilo

If only the Diocese of San Jose had a bishop like this one!

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-religion/1858508/posts


5 posted on 06/29/2007 9:08:25 PM PDT by Salvation (ćWith God all things are possible.ć)
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