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To: Iscool
Well more than half of all Catholics don't believe that your wine and bread turns into the flesh and blood of Jesus...I'd guess many of you guys are Catholics because you were born into it and many more are Catholics because of the sense of the religious surroundings, ie, the priests with the robes, the beautiful building, paintings, chants, etc...

So? Because some people don't believe something therefore it's not true? Because many are called, but few chosen, there is something wrong with the call or the chosen ones? Because there are bad Catholics, there are no good Catholics? What does the immature or even absent faith of some, even of many, have to do with anything? Clearly a great number of Americans do not believe the founding ideas of the Constitution or the Declaration. That's a reflection on them, not on the founding documents.

Besides, have you SEEN any of the buildings lately? The average modern catholic church is a monstrosity!

And, you know what. I don't believe it when Protestants ask, "How does Jesus get from your intestines to your soul???" If they really wanted to know, they could find out pretty easily. I mean the thinking is not exactly a no-brainer, but we don't hide it either. The question has been asked more than once in the past couple of millennia.

And, as to simple faith and all that, it is no where required to understand the thinking realted to Eucharistic doctrine. It is enough to believe, to take Jesus at His word.

You may recall He did NOT say, "This is a representation, a symbol, the virtual presence, a reminder, a sign of my body."

He is reported to have said, τουτο εστιν το σομα μου. Yes, I know he probably spoke Aramaic, but the Bible being inspired and our faith being simple and all, we're not going to try to reconstruct the Aramaic. We'll accept what is given, an that is, simply, This is my body.

And, simply, because He said: "τουτο ποιειτε εις την εμην αναμνησιν," we do it.

We are too simple to claim that NOT doing it is obedient to the Lord whose commands we trust. We are too simple to claim that when He says it "is" a thing, our scholars and thinkers can tell us it isn't really what He said it is, and He didn't say what the Bible says he said.

39 posted on 12/13/2009 12:56:59 PM PST by Mad Dawg (Oh Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee.)
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To: Mad Dawg
And, you know what. I don't believe it when Protestants ask, "How does Jesus get from your intestines to your soul???" If they really wanted to know, they could find out pretty easily. I mean the thinking is not exactly a no-brainer, but we don't hide it either. The question has been asked more than once in the past couple of millennia.

Been there, done that...You might get a jolt if you drink some Jolt, but I never got a thing out of eating the wafer...And it didn't appear that anyone around me did either....

But whatever didn't happen, it was over in 20 minutes...Guess I needed to get in the back of the line so I could get another fix...I'd hate to think I got a 20 minute fix of Jesus and had to wait til the next Mass to get me some more...

You guys have to keep coming back, keep coming back to get some more...And your kids and entire family have to keep coming back to your church because that's where Jesus is...

He is reported to have said, τουτο εστιν το σομα μου. Yes, I know he probably spoke Aramaic, but the Bible being inspired and our faith being simple and all, we're not going to try to reconstruct the Aramaic. We'll accept what is given, an that is, simply, This is my body.

And He is also the door...And, He is the Way...And He is the Rock...And He is bread...And He is meat...

Jesus didn't leave instructions on how you guys are supposed to turn bread and wine into His body and blood...Maybe that should have been a clue...

And, as to simple faith and all that, it is no where required to understand the thinking realted to Eucharistic doctrine. It is enough to believe, to take Jesus at His word.

HaH...Go on with your religion blindfolded, eh??? Apparently that's what they operated on for years until Marty Luther took the blindfold off...No thanks...God didn't preserve His words so we could blindly follow some religion...

40 posted on 12/13/2009 2:27:05 PM PST by Iscool (I don't understand all that I know...)
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To: Mad Dawg

44 posted on 12/13/2009 2:51:00 PM PST by Mrs. Don-o ("Behold, all generations will call me blessed." - Mary (Luke 1:48))
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