Moral Conscience & Erroneous Judgements-The Catechism of the Catholic Church Speaks... My apology for inadvertently leaving this important bit if info out. Ed.]
I have had a few anonymous comments on this blog, which doesn't really bother me; I'm not writing to get comments. I have enabled open commenting, mainly so your voices can be heard without having to knock down my blog-door. I've had anonymous commenter's voicing their supportive or adverse opinions on a particular post (which are usually published, with the rare exception), as well as anonymous commenter's leaving obnoxious spam (which never gets published). I've had anonymous commenter's actually sign their names (Thank you, Karl!) which, to me, simply means they speak from experience of some type and/or are prepared to be a devil's advocate in a discussion (which assumes at least some objective truth as its basis) and therefore have no fear of being known publicly.
Please review my commenting policy at the end of every post - before you read the below comment - and understand why I removed this comment. You might also be asking yourself: Then why re-post it here? Why let it see the light of day?
Why? Simply to point out the last statement of Mr./Ms Anonymous:
"...I dare you to invite me to debate the issue." (emphasis mine)
Well, Mr./Ms Anonymous...how can I debate you when I do not even know who the hell you are?
Oh well...it doesn't matter anyway. You have already lost due to your weakness, insecurity and cowardice being made readily apparent upon your throwing down the gauntlet - and then immediately retreating behind the cloak of anonymity when you pushed the "send" button!
I do not and will never debate emotions (and the comment in question is pure emotion). Nor, I might surmise, will any other blogger - or Catholic for that matter - for doing so would serve no useful purpose, and will always - always! - remain an exercise in futility.
In your Charity, and especially during the Penitential season now upon us, please remember Mr./Ms Anonymous in your prayers and Lenten sacrifices. Pray that this Soul - who screams for assistance - might be granted the Graces and the enlightenment that is needed to bring them to the One True Faith. Or back to it, as the case may be.
The original comment is below and as it was written, save for my paragraph indentations to make it easier to read:
"Catholicism is counterfeit Christianity and you are completely deceived, believing in "another jesus and another gospel" per 2 Cor 11:4, which will never save you. For example, Boniface VIII proclaimed (circa 1300) that it was, "altogether necessary for salvation that every human creature be subject to the Roman Pontiff".
Face it: THAT IS A LIE. You can jump up and down, stand on your head in Macy's window and scream to the moon until you're blue in the face trying to convince us, but it will never be true. Salvation is believing in the merits of Christ alone, period, end of story.
Indeed, Catholicism is a viperous theology that has bitten its members for far too long. Only the anti-venom of Scripture can cure her ills. But she refuses to take the antidote. We are flabbergasted that the laity refuse to wake up out of their spiritual coma and prefer to be lulled to sleep by all of the RCC's unbiblical doctrines! Let's take another example. The RCC has abrogated the original command to partake of BOTH bread and wine, and instead teach Jesus would be pleased we take either one!
WHAT?! NO WAY.
They even teach that the Savior never even OBLIGATED us to consume both elements. Listen to the madness of the Council of Trent: "This holy synod, taught by the Holy Spirit...declares that lay people...are not obliged by any divine command to receive the sacrament of the Eucharist under both kinds, and that it can in no way be doubted without injury to faith that Communion under either kind is sufficient to them for salvation. For although Christ the Lord at his last supper instituted this sacrament with the form of bread and wine...nevertheless that institution and tradition do not aim at this, that all believers in Christ are bound by the commandment of the Lord to receive both kinds. Neither is it rightly concluded [from the Last Supper or] from the discourse in John 6...that Communion under both kinds is commanded by the Lord” (“Concerning Communion Under Both Kinds”, ch 1).
To be sure, these are not the words of those under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, but rather of MAD SCIENTISTS on the verge of an explosion in the laboratory. They have completely reversed and thrown under the bus our marching orders to partake of BOTH bread and wine, so it is inconceivable they have been divinely commissioned by Jesus Christ to break his own commandments! The Lord said the Scriptures cannot be broken (John 10:35), but the Council of Trent has indeed done just that! No reasons whatsoever, no matter how pious they may sound, can justify mutilating the Lord’s Supper down to the choice of either bread OR wine. Jesus did not give us that option! Consequently, since the magisterium is obviously of the devil, the belief that the Messiah was speaking LITERALLY in John 6 and the Last Supper (as it regards eating his flesh) cannot possibly be true. Instead, all the biblical evidence proves he was speaking metaphorically in those places, and oh....should you deny it, I dare you to invite me to debate the issue."
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