June 14, 2010
Mike Potemra quotes Thomas Merton, Catholic himself, on the Protestant doctrine of sola fide (faith alone). Emphasis added.
Having fought so hard against idolatry, all too many Christians make a fetish of the Bible itself; preferring to venerate the text rather than read it. This would be bad enough in medieval times when access to the Word was restricted by class and and caste and the writ of human law. To make the same mistake now is to make a nonsense of Protestantism as an ideal. Better to have left things in the hands of the experts if we cannot be bothered to extend ourselves.
A little Greek and less Hebrew is all I am asking. It's not like it is THE WORD OF GOD or anything requiring an effort.
As to the rest, I am with Benedict XVI. A mustard seed is a key component of my Zombie Survival Kit.
Posted by Ghost of a flea at June 14, 2010 09:48 AM
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