Skip to comments.Dancing Our Prayers Away?
Posted on 06/12/2003 6:57:13 AM PDT by NYer
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Not this week. But then Christ presesnted himself as the final sacrifice, not the final waltz.
All authority for christian worship comes from the the NT. The word 'dance' is found nowhere in the NT.
Pithy and direct.
Perhaps,a little "attaboy" might do the trick. We could send a little note to the bishops saying something like "I am happy to see the big catholic tent finally opening it's arms to Naziism,for so long I have felt that the admiration and adulation of all things Marxist and Bolshevic evidenced by so many of you in the USCCB,was so terribly unfair to the Nazis."
" Now finally you are recognizing some of the underpinnings that were foundational to the National Socialist Party.Bring on the dancers and lets inextricably admix the idaologies of Marx and Hitler,however,I am a little concerned about anti-semitism. Was not that considered a natural outgrowth of Naziism?"
"On the other hand,it is a wonderful tribute to your new found enthusiasm for inclusivity,equal oppurtunity and cultural diversity. You guys are just so darn smart."
(This is a little sarcasm.)
I ignore nothing from the OT. It was written for our understanding.
Romans 15:4 For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.
But I only look to the NT for authority in worship.
What other parts of the old law do you keep? Dietary restrictions? Stoning of someone who works on the sabbath? Selling your children into bondage?
But that was just for fun. :)
There are days I'd entertain an offer.
Look. I posted the Salvation Army timbrel as a bit of a tongue in cheek post. I don't dance in worship OR in prayer. Okay?
But you cannot provide for me a Biblical source that expressly forbids dance in worship. Can you?
You mistake the silence of the scriptures as authorizing. When that which is authorized is mentioned, all others do not need to be mentioned.
No more than you mistake their silence as prohibiting.
Scripture is clear that Christ was the final sacrifice. Scripture is clear that all foods are clean.
Okay, what am I missing here? The GIRM specifically forbids it. What's left to discuss?
I wish I was closer to Dallas. These guys need a serious freeping, IN PERSON.
To authorize is to give permission for. If it's not authorized, we don't have permission and do so without authority from God. Possibly to our eternal peril.
We understand this concept in everyday life. When the President gave the order to start the attack on Iraq, would the Generals have been authorized to attack Canada (not that it might not be a good idea, mind you)? Would they have been justified by saying to the President "You didn't say not to"?
Please site chapter and verse for your permission to post on FreeRepublic.
Can't do it? May God have mercy on your immortal soul.
Thank you, Colleen for your support. I have emailed Mark Shea and asked him to address this topic on his blog. In my email, I have given him liks to the TCR news story, the Notitiae issued by the USCCB, a copy of my letter to the diocese demonstrating that liturgical dance rendered the mass illicit, after which they conceded, and an invitation to lurk in this forum to meet the next pope.
I am more than happy to share my 2nd letter to the diocese with anyone who wishes to use it as a basis for addressing their bishop. Just let me know.
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