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Robert Schullerís Granddaughter Publishes Kinky Book
The Christian Diarist ^ | March 19, 2013 | JP

Posted on 03/19/2013 11:40:11 AM PDT by CHRISTIAN DIARIST

Angie Schuller Wyatt has issues. The granddaughter of Robert Schuller, the retired televangelist, the former pastor of the Crystal Cathedral, doesn’t like religion, doesn’t like socially conservative men and doesn’t much like her family.

She says so in her new, provocatively titled book, “God and Boobs: Balancing Faith and Sexuality,” which, she complains, the small-minded Christian publishing community “refused to publish.”

That’s because, the authoress asserts, hers “is the book about God that religious people don’t want you to read.”

And why so?

Well, says she, “Some argue it’s anti-God because of a cover that displays a woman’s bare back and the word boobs.” But her soft-core book cover is not the problem, she says. It’s the “religious opposition to a woman’s sexuality.”

That opposition comes primarily from men, says Wyatt. That includes the “prominent religious men” she knows, some of whom she asked to endorse her book, and none of whom were willing to do so.

It also includes her grandfather, father and brother, whom she disses as the “holy trinity in my family.” Though Wyatt counts herself “heir to this masculine dynasty,” she declares, “I’m of another fabric.”

And not just because she’s not named Robert, like her grandpa, dad and bro. But, she says, stating the obvious, “I also have boobs.”

A certified “spiritual director” (whatever that is), Wyatt says her “passion for serving God was met by a desire to be a sexy, strong and self-aware woman” (whatever that means).

She wants to “have faith and femininity.” To “feel sensual without shame.” To “break free from religious constraints.”

Reading between the lines, it seems to me that the author of “God and Boobs” thinks it perfectly acceptable in the eyes of God for a woman of faith to express her femininity by dressing like a pole dancer.

Like the scantily clad model on her book cover who, in an interview with Wyatt (which doesn’t appear in the book), professes to be a Christ follower in real life.

Wyatt also suggests there is nothing shameful in a woman’s sensuality. And I agree with her provided that those sensual feelings are not manifested in sexual promiscuity by unmarried women or adultery by married women.

And when Wyatt complains of religious constraints, it appears to me she is repudiating the Scripture advising that “women adorn themselves in modest apparel … which is proper for women professing Godliness, with good works.”

Women who break free, as the authoress urges, do so by selling their bodies (and their souls) to the ruler of this fallen world. We know them by their unGodly works – strippers, massage parlor girls, escorts, street walkers, porn actresses and, yes, even nearly nude models on book covers.

These women may think themselves “free.” But they really are in spiritual bondage.


TOPICS: Current Events; General Discusssion; Moral Issues; Religion & Culture
KEYWORDS: angieschullerwyatt; feminism; godandboob; marriagecounselor; religion; sexpositiveagenda; sexuality; ybpdln
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I hope young women are not misled by Wyatt, the false prophetess.
1 posted on 03/19/2013 11:40:11 AM PDT by CHRISTIAN DIARIST
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST

A Christian publisher wouldn’t pubish “God and Boobs!”

Why, imagine THAT!
...the audacity of those repressed old fuddyduddy fundamentalists!

the government should force them to publish sex books, damnit!


2 posted on 03/19/2013 11:45:39 AM PDT by faithhopecharity (()
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST

Misguided soul.


3 posted on 03/19/2013 11:46:05 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST
 But, she says, stating the obvious, “I also have boobs.”

 

TTIWWOP.

4 posted on 03/19/2013 11:46:52 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Responsibility2nd
Ask and you shall receive:


5 posted on 03/19/2013 11:48:43 AM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST

She can always go “hooking for Jesus” as those in the Children of God sex cult did.

Doesn’t mean that you are following biblical principles.


6 posted on 03/19/2013 11:49:03 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST

Maybe she wants on the show PREACHERS’ DAUGHTERS. And, no, I haven’t watched it.


7 posted on 03/19/2013 11:49:22 AM PDT by Terry Mross (This country will fail to exist in my lifetime. And I'm gettin' up there in age.)
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST

That was a really generic disapproval. I get that the article wants Christians to dislike her ... but I don’t quite get why. I’d be interested to hear more specific complaints.

What does she mean by “religious opposition to a woman’s sexuality”? Does she actually advocate dressing like a hooker in public? Is she advocating sin? What ‘constraints’ is she complaining about? What did she say against ‘religion’ and ‘socially conservative men’?

SnakeDoc


8 posted on 03/19/2013 11:49:29 AM PDT by SnakeDoctor ("I've shot people I like more for less." -- Raylan Givens)
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To: nascarnation; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows; Lazamataz
Jazz boobs!


9 posted on 03/19/2013 11:50:07 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST

Well, says she, “Some argue it’s anti-God because of a cover that displays a woman’s bare back and the word boobs.” But her soft-core book cover is not the problem, she says. It’s the “religious opposition to a woman’s sexuality.”

She misses the obvious point that Christians do not have a religious opposition to a woman’s sexuality, but that we are opposed to images and themes which degrade the female body to the status of a sexual object. God-given beauty is to be cherished and protected, not publicly flaunted like something cheap. People like her miss the distinction between repressed puritanism and biblical modesty.


10 posted on 03/19/2013 11:51:13 AM PDT by Free and Armed (Playing leap frog with a unicorn and compromising with liberals--both have a similar end result)
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To: SnakeDoctor

Here’s her blog, you can read her unfiltered (don’t know if it is NSFW)

http://www.godandboobs.com/


11 posted on 03/19/2013 11:52:58 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: a fool in paradise

She has a bit more of a resume than I expected:

About Schuller Wyatt

Angie Schuller Wyatt is an author, pastor, therapist and licensed spiritual director. She has made over 300 television appearances delivering her message of faith and femininity to over 20 countries. Schuller Wyatt served as a pastor in one of the largest mega-churches in the US, Gateway Church in Southlake TX. Previously, Schuller Wyatt was the first woman employed as a Spiritual Director at Oral Roberts University. She holds a BA in Theology, MA in Family Therapy from ORU; and a certification in Spiritual Direction from SMU.


12 posted on 03/19/2013 11:53:10 AM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: SnakeDoctor

And here’s an excerpt from her book she blogged to the Huffington Hissyfit:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/angie-schuller-wyatt/how-i-broke-free-from-religion-and-embraced-my-sexuality_b_2839257.html


13 posted on 03/19/2013 11:54:04 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST
Rather than play down my femininity and finagle my way into the boys' club, I forged my own path in ministry. I wanted to build my career without nepotism

Then why continually broadcast whose family you come from?

14 posted on 03/19/2013 11:55:34 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST

should religious publishers be forced to published porn?


15 posted on 03/19/2013 11:55:55 AM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST
My initial impression is “if you grow up in a circus you're likely to end up a clown.” She definitely grew up in a circus.
16 posted on 03/19/2013 11:56:36 AM PDT by Pan_Yan (I love it when spell check selects every single word in my post.)
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST

The view (which is prevalent inside and outside Christian churches) has always amazed me.
Sex is a gift from God Almighty, it is good.
Marriage sexual activity is its own reward and it is good.


17 posted on 03/19/2013 11:57:25 AM PDT by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST

According to her blog, her daddy endorses her book. This may all be celebrity “scandal” merely to sell books.

“Angie has tackled a subject that few Christians are willing to talk about. It is a subject that is integral to our human existence yet is taboo in most Christian circles. She answers the question, ‘how do we balance faith and sexuality.’ She does it in a real and authentic manner. I am proud of the way she has addresses this sensitive subject head on.” -Rev. Dr. Robert A. Schuller

http://www.godandboobs.com/robert-schuller-endorses-god-and-boobs/


18 posted on 03/19/2013 11:57:44 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Pan_Yan

I heard one person say it that televangelists are the professional wrestlers of religion.


19 posted on 03/19/2013 11:58:51 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST
"God and boobs"

I'm pro.

20 posted on 03/19/2013 12:00:33 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Due Process 2013: "Burn the M*****-F***er Down!")
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To: a fool in paradise

Follow the money. From the Billy Grahams to the Schullers, its all about dropping $$s into the family bank. These religious hucksters range from the benign to the bizzare aka Rev. Jim Jones and Rev. Wright. The curse of the Reformation!


21 posted on 03/19/2013 12:04:16 PM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Uncle Miltie

“they get bitter, they cling to boobs and religion...” - Baraqa Hussein Ubanana


22 posted on 03/19/2013 12:05:56 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: a fool in paradise

That Huffington Post article was interesting (I’m not clicking the other one at work). I still don’t find cause to disapprove ... yet.

Her observations about women’s sexuality in Christianity aren’t completely off-base. This is an area where we could do better.

The article doesn’t talk much about her ‘sexuality’ specifically ... but does talk about a few other women. She talks about one who is apparently well-endowed, and uncomfortable because she thinks her body-type causes men to lust and sin against God.

She talked about a girl who was afraid of sex because she thought it was dirty.

This are not how Christian women should think about sexuality. That they do is a failure of the Church to appropriately educate. Having big boobs is not a sin. Sex is not “dirty” ... there is just an appropriate time and place.

I don’t know if this chick is legit or not. She could be a heathen for all I know. If she is, and she has an audience among miseducated Christian women ... that’s partially on the Church for miseducating them in the first place, and driving them away. There’s no reason Christian women should think that way about sex.

SnakeDoc


23 posted on 03/19/2013 12:08:14 PM PDT by SnakeDoctor ("I've shot people I like more for less." -- Raylan Givens)
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To: Steelfish

I think that Graham at least brought challenge to the changing mores in the 1960s and 70s and offered his ear and advice to US presidents (even if not always his support). With Barack Obama in the White House (a man who has boasted of his “healthy skepticism of organized religion”), he saw no need to bring his message to not only deaf but hostile ears.


24 posted on 03/19/2013 12:08:40 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: SnakeDoctor
Google searching her blog for commentary on same sex marriage, lesbianism, abortion, etc found no matches. There is one article on a woman who was fired from a Christian employer for becoming pregnant while single even though she'd signed a social contract. The authorette said that social contracts don't do much good and that she lied on hers and violated it often.

Without being open with her views on the controversial sexual issues, it leaves me with skepticism. But for now, she sells books and gets attagirls from the liberal media.

25 posted on 03/19/2013 12:11:54 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST

“A certified “spiritual director” (whatever that is), Wyatt says her “passion for serving God was met by a desire to be a sexy, strong and self-aware woman” (whatever that means).

She wants to “have faith and femininity.” To “feel sensual without shame.” To “break free from religious constraints.””

As usual, it’s all about me, me, me, and what I want, not what God wants for me. That’s not serving God, it’s serving yourself.


26 posted on 03/19/2013 12:13:22 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: Steelfish

“The curse of the Reformation!”

Right, because before the Reformation, priests never pocketed money from the collection plate, or tried to pass church property down to their children. /sarc


27 posted on 03/19/2013 12:17:37 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: GeronL

if religious hospitals are required to perform abortions, then religious publishers should be required to publish porn

(it is probably already in the Dem party platform for 2016...)


28 posted on 03/19/2013 12:25:07 PM PDT by faithhopecharity (()
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To: Steelfish

I remember when Robert Senior was home sick and they advertised in the church people should drop off food at the church and they would have the LIMO DRIVER pick up the meals to take to him at the family estate..... BWWWWAAAAHHHH!!!!


29 posted on 03/19/2013 12:26:00 PM PDT by Average Al
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST

What Miss Wyatt doesn’t like is herself. Anyone this desperate for attention and uncomfortable about who they are clearly needs some kind of counseling. She strikes me as the kind of woman who would gladly have pulled her drawers down for a quarter when she was younger.


30 posted on 03/19/2013 12:27:07 PM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: Boogieman

Of course, there will always be sinners. But the curse of the Reformation is as what spawned tens of thousands of “Christian sects” where each one with a Bible on one hand and a gift of the gab with a touch of charisma were allowed to attract “low-intellect” pastors and hordes of Kool-Aid followers like David Koresh, Jim Jones, and now the latter day Joel Osteens, the Rev. Wrights and Bishop Jakes of this world, all in the name of building family-run enterprises.


31 posted on 03/19/2013 12:29:50 PM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
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To: faithhopecharity

I really wouldn’t doubt it!


32 posted on 03/19/2013 12:34:40 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Steelfish

My first impression of Obama was that he was very similar to the tent preachers at a revival.


33 posted on 03/19/2013 12:39:30 PM PDT by DooDahhhh
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To: Steelfish

“Of course, there will always be sinners. But the curse of the Reformation is as what spawned tens of thousands of “Christian sects” where each one with a Bible on one hand and a gift of the gab with a touch of charisma were allowed to attract “low-intellect” pastors and hordes of Kool-Aid followers like David Koresh, Jim Jones, and now the latter day Joel Osteens, the Rev. Wrights and Bishop Jakes of this world, all in the name of building family-run enterprises.”

Every catholic funeral I’ve been to, the priest talks about the newly deceased person is looking down on us from heaven. How the hell would he know? Many of these priests didn’t even know the deceased person. Comforting words definitely. But what message does that send everyone about how to get to heaven? So I wouldn’t be ranting about the superiority of the one true church. Just sayin.


34 posted on 03/19/2013 12:55:51 PM PDT by BJ1
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST

Maybe its not the curch that is the “small minded” one


35 posted on 03/19/2013 12:56:35 PM PDT by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

“Sharper than a serpent’s tooth.......”


36 posted on 03/19/2013 1:06:02 PM PDT by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: Steelfish

“But the curse of the Reformation is as what spawned tens of thousands of “Christian sects”...”

Yeah, let me stop you right there and say there were plenty of Christian sects that split off before the Reformation. The only difference now is that the Catholics can’t get away with slaughtering heretics anymore. So, you can’t make them go away, I guess you are relegating to whining about them on an internet forum. Boo freakin’ hoo.


37 posted on 03/19/2013 2:07:59 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: BJ1

“How the hell would he know?”

Don’t you know? The Catholic church gets to decide who is in heaven and who isn’t, not Jesus. Well, according to them, anyway.


38 posted on 03/19/2013 2:09:35 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: Steelfish

As the saying goes, “he/she who lives in glass houses.”


39 posted on 03/19/2013 2:51:25 PM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Steelfish

” Follow the money. From the Billy Grahams to the Schullers,its all about dropping $$s into the family bank. “

Can you provide a link to information showing that Billy Graham is a huckster who lined his pockets?


40 posted on 03/19/2013 2:52:05 PM PDT by Pan_Yan (I love it when spell check selects every single word in my post.)
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To: Steelfish

Doesnt begin to compare with Catholic Church indulgences.


41 posted on 03/19/2013 5:05:11 PM PDT by Old Yeller
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST
Her sister was on an MTV series and Angie wasn't, so that may explain something.

I don't get the desire to put her down with insults, though.

If what she says makes you think up ways to call her a whore, isn't that sort of proving her point? Certainly it's not refuting it.

Ditto for the interdenominational salvoes.

If you really think she's taken the wrong path, shouldn't you be praying for her and leave out the attacks?

42 posted on 03/19/2013 5:19:38 PM PDT by x
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To: Pan_Yan

Family Trust? Who do you think controls the purse-strings?


43 posted on 03/20/2013 8:10:43 AM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Steelfish

So that’s a “no” on providing a link to back up the accusation?


44 posted on 03/20/2013 8:12:34 AM PDT by Pan_Yan (I love it when spell check selects every single word in my post.)
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To: Old Yeller

Oh C’mmon, indulgences date back to the early Church and the Acts of the Apostles. Sure, there were abuses that were a product of the culture then as there is now but monies went to construct Churches not the pockets and treasuries of personal family fortunes like the Schullers, Olsteens, and Grahams.


45 posted on 03/20/2013 3:33:56 PM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
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To: BJ1

This is plain silly and shallow. What do you say to a grieving family? that their loved one is in hell? Everyone knows God forgives the repentant sinner even while taking his last breath like the thief on the right. Funeral prayers are just that, the hope that the deceased repented and begged for forgiveness in the hour of his death. Salvation comes through belief in Christ and his teachings handed down by the apostles and their successors with the Mass being the perfect prayer.


46 posted on 03/20/2013 3:39:47 PM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Pan_Yan

http://www.therichest.org/celebnetworth/celeb/televangelists/billy-graham-net-worth/

I am sorry, but then again you asked for it.


47 posted on 03/20/2013 3:42:10 PM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST

When someone says a man or woman’s “sexuality” I hear “gay”.


48 posted on 03/20/2013 3:45:32 PM PDT by Fledermaus (I'm done with the GOP. Let them wither and die. We need to start over.)
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To: Steelfish

You implied Billy Graham was a huckster only interested in filling his bank account. As evidence you post a link showing that he’s rich. Are you sure you’re on the right website? To you rich = greedy charlatan? It doesn’t matter that the man has written dozens of best sellers? Or are Christians not allowed to be rich?


49 posted on 03/20/2013 4:39:11 PM PDT by Pan_Yan (I love it when spell check selects every single word in my post.)
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To: Pan_Yan

Getting rich off charitable organizations, and getting rich off selling books are two different things. Of course the line blurs when one is tied to the other. We have seen this with the Schullers and Osteens as well. It’s a standard marketing ploy very much like the “Get Well” info-commercials. You have someone speaking about diet and nutrition etc and then this is soon followed by a diet book. At bottom, these are all shallow preachers with “low-intellect” masses following them. You won’t find any Noble Laureates, renowned authors like GK Chesterton, sculptors, painters, artists, inventors, philosophers, scientists, great lawyers, doctors, theologians, saints, martyrs, and statesmen attach to their sophomoric teaching of scripture. If these “preachers’ deny the central truths of the Eucharist, the Catholic Mass, and the sacraments, all the rest is pure froth in a collection basket.


50 posted on 03/20/2013 5:52:50 PM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
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