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Does this statement encapsulate someone who has lost their faith? August 26, 2010

Posted by Tantumblogo in Basics, General Catholic, sadness, scandals, silliness.
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From Catholic Culture (I’m busy ripping them off today), some women’s ordination supporter in Britain has these words to clarify her support for that heterodox (heretical?) view: “I think the Church has got to change or it will not survive.”

Does this statement encapsulate a complete lack of Faith? 

1) The Faith must change to suit me, for I am wiser than the Church (and hence, God)
2) The Church will not survive – so, essentially, the Church is just a social construct, a creation of man, and God hasn’t got anything to do with it.

Is it any wonder a person who thinks the Church is dumb as an ox and just a big happy clappy gathering would not adhere to any Truth of the Faith?

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1. Cori Hyland - August 27, 2010

The acronym E.G.O. (Easing God Out) comes to mind.

So, I pick #1.

tantamergo - August 27, 2010

EGO, quite. That’s generally most of it – some form of selfishness means to drive all sin. But the prideful aspect is most typical, especially in “I can do anything contemporary US culture.”


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