March 26, 2017

April 13, 2012

Hmmm… Who Does THIS Sound Like?

If you said, “People I disagree with on the Internet, but not mecongratulations - you have learned well:

Me: You’re misunderstanding me.  Of course I believe in the divinity of Christ. And the Resurrection.

Father, forgive me for pointing this out, but I couldn’t help noticing in your last comment that you said you believed in the divinity of Christ. What about his humanity?  As you surely know (or at least I hope Jesuits are still taught this, as I was in Catholic school) several ecumenical councils spoke definitively about his humanity (e.g., Ephesus, in 431 A.D.).  I trust that you understand what that means, Father.  This means that Jesus was a flesh-and-blood human being (Catechism of the Catholic Church No. 464).  I feel obliged to ask: Do you believe him to be divine but not human?  That is a heresy, as you know, Father, and I greatly fear for our church if priests are permitted spread such serious theological errors.  It is, I would like to humbly remind you, the heresy of Docetism, (Nicea, 325 A.D., Catechism No. 465) where Jesus was not seen as a human being, but God simply “playacting” (as my dear theology professor used to tell our class) at being human.  Surely you’re not suggesting that, are you, Father?  Are you a Docetist?  (Or, worse, a Monophysite?) Please send me your email address and I will forward you all the references to the councils so that you may read them, study them, and pray over them.  I will do you the favor of awaiting an answer before I begin any formal canonical action against you. 

Share this story:

Recent Related Posts



I read this thru a link on The Corner this morning and thought, “This should be posted on Stand-Firm”. I won’t say exactly why…  smile

[1] Posted by Tamsf on 4-13-2012 at 02:32 PM · [top]

[2] Posted by Undergroundpewster on 4-16-2012 at 10:04 AM · [top]

Very successful parody. But since it is in “America,” I am not sure if it is just or a VERY clever way of turning aside any doctrinal criticism whatsoever. I mean, isn’t this something liberals always accuse the (small o) orthodox of? (They would accuse the large o Othodox of it too, if they knew them.)
Susan Peterson

[3] Posted by eulogos on 4-17-2012 at 08:46 PM · [top]

Registered members are welcome to leave comments. Log in here, or register here.

Comment Policy: We pride ourselves on having some of the most open, honest debate anywhere. However, we do have a few rules that we enforce strictly. They are: No over-the-top profanity, no racial or ethnic slurs, and no threats real or implied of physical violence. Please see this post for more explanation, and the posts here, here, and here for advice on becoming a valued commenter as opposed to an ex-commenter. Although we rarely do so, we reserve the right to remove or edit comments, as well as suspend users' accounts, solely at the discretion of site administrators. Since we try to err on the side of open debate, you may sometimes see comments which you believe strain the boundaries of our rules. Comments are the opinions of visitors, and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of Stand Firm site administrators or Gri5th Media, LLC.