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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

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Marcel

The late Christopher Hitchens...what can I say...wonder why he didn't change his name if he didn't believe in Christ?

Greg

This is OUTSTANDING! Thanks, Carl!

Rob

It is a sad fact of our fallen nature that we want Christ to reflect us instead of wanting to reflect Christ. I've seen people advocate for the "hippy Christ," the "gay Christ," and the "free market Christ." Like Mr. Olson, I find myself wondering how much the Reformation is to blame for such things. After all, since the Reformation put such stock in the *sola Scriptura* approach (which allows for individual interpretation outside the bounds of the Magisterium), it seems like this would encourage not only a personal relationship with Christ, but a "personal Christ" as well.

LJ

I think you are right Rob.

Brad

“Behold the Heart which has so loved men that it has spared nothing, even to exhausting and consuming Itself, in order to testify Its love; and in return, I receive from the greater part only ingratitude, by their irreverence and sacrilege, and by the coldness and contempt they have for Me in this Sacrament of Love.”

marielle

Why don't you spread love instead of criticism, always afraid, of others opinions, pray and send love to them, instead of anger and hate, that is not what Jesus was teaching, love thy neighbour as yourself.

Let us pray for peace amongs each others, instead of always trying to justify this or that. The catholics must be right at all cost. Be good and love God and Jesus, try to be Jesus.

God bless you all.

Ed

Marielle, let me be straight about this, you just don't get it do you?
"Why don't you spread love instead of criticism"
Sometimes there is a need for criticism.
"always afraid, of others opinions"
Since..when? Who here said they were afraid? If something is wrong, does it not need to be confronted?
"pray and send love to them"
Send love? Well I'm not sure what you meant by that, but we Catholics have been praying for our opponentsince the beginning.
"instead of anger and hate"
Hate, no. Anger, yes. Anger is no sin, and sometimes it is just, like in the case out our Lord being remade to fit in with rank ideologies.
"that is not what Jesus was teaching"
nor was he teaching that he was a mere guru, or myth, or even 'just a guy'.
"love thy neighbour as yourself"
Who was implying anything to the contrary?
"The catholics must be right at all cost"
Sigh. The truth is the truth Marielle, whether you like it or not, and that is what we are called to follow, so yes, being "right" is important to us, at least in the sense of following the truth. A catholic may not always be "right", but the Church IS "right", it's teaching was passed down from Jesus himself.
"try to be Jesus"
Which one? ;)
See, that was the whole point of the article, the real Jesus.

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