Why is it that so many people who claim not to believe in the authority of the Catholic Church cling to the writings that were produced by members of the Catholic Church, used in the liturgy of the Catholic Church, collected by the Catholic Church, and defined by the Catholic Church to be inspired and inerrant?
I have even deeper and much more complicated questions.
I do think there was and has been a type of prestige for having writings handed down over the generations in the Catholic church...the popular thing to do like professors in colleges etc. do...or scientists do today...much of their “fame” is not that they teach but what they write. In fact most believe what they write is far more important than what they teach. I think in the Catholic Church...for centuries....it has been the same type of mindset.
Also the Catholic Church is big on storing all these writings, as different authors build their writings on top of the others who preceded them. Like a major library of their theological thoughts mingled with history as they saw it and wanted to believe it as.
The Greeks did this as well...they enjoyed hanging out with one another and have intellectual intercourse of their thoughts and writings. We have many of their writings as well. Mohammad did that too only his was to create his very own personal religion using Jewish beliefs and tweaked it to suit his culture and what he wanted to instill in his followers...even to making his own book and claiming it Holy...and from the pagan god of that time. Many other faiths over the years have in a sense high-jacked the faith to meet their own idea of what that should be...and they still do it today. They all believe they are right too...or found the “missing” book or had it delivered to them...or some were “lost”. Then each tweaks it to suit them in order to distinguish it's real “truth” from all the others....and writes today their own writings only they are called books today.
For the same reasons I don't believe in the Izlamic religion, or the Mormon religion, or the Buddhist religion...
Why would your religion falsely claim to write the scriptures and then make mincemeat out of trying to understand and teach it??? And why would your religion claim to write the scriptures when the scriptures condemn your religion in so many places???
I’ve refrained from pinging Fr. Gruner. His folks in NY23 have managed to join the coalition which includes the SSPX chapel in Potsdam in support of local Methodist Doug Hoffman.
Talk about a fragile coalition that could disintegrate with one false move ...
So true.. deserves a huge BUMP!
Why not, you guys weren't using it. Shame to let the power of God's Word go to waste.