September 05, 2007

AH-HA! Moment with The Recovering Dissident!

Thanks to decades of Biblical historical-critical review rendering the Bible untrustworthy;
Thanks to the perception that the Church's teachings shouldn't be followed because they are unpopular, difficult, and contrary to human nature;
No wonder so many want us to view the collective subconscious of the community as THE authority.

How is that going to work? Answer: It can't, because none of us have anything in common to begin with. Once each of us picks what we reject and accept based upon our own individual opinions, collectively we are nothing. We aren't on the same page. How can there be collective authority when we are all individual authorities?

However, if we all accept the same beliefs, in full, now we are getting somewhere as a community. Now, we have the shared conscious (I think I could even say shared conscience).

4 Comments:

Blogger Bobby said...

Cathy,

Biblical ignorance isn't just with Catholics; Protestants have the same problem today, and much of it can be traced to a liberal church movement which Howard Dean attributes to helping make Nancy Pelosi President and Robert Byrd Vice President of the United States.

The "Emergent" movement has created a type of "no right, no wrong, just feelings" movement, and these modern pastors believe songs without theology (re: secular sappy pop love songs) are to be sung to rock accompaniment, sermons are not to be about the Bible but instead are to be about people's emotions ("Your Best Life Now" or "Have the best sex ever" or anything off television, or pop culture), with Biblical truths and Gospel verities such as sin, hell, and the rest of that not even being taught.

Many of the modern Emergent teachers believe that the Bible is wrong but movies are relevant.

And this "drag queen" in Minnesota? Sheesh! When I'm thinking of a Drag Queen, I'm thinking Shirley "Cha Cha" Muldowney, the greatest Drag Queen in history from the past, or in the present, Angelle Sampey, Hillary Will, Melanie Troxel, or Ashley Force, Erica Enders, with Leah Pruett potentially joining the list of aspiring Drag Queens. When I think "drag queen" I think of women doing one thing . . .

September 06, 2007 9:46 AM  
Blogger Cathy_of_Alex said...

Bobby: You are absolutely correct that the Biblical criticism movement has effected all faiths. I believe it has had an enormous impact. I'm reading some books now that make the connection between the various philsophers/theologian ideas and the decline of belief. I may have a future blog post on it once I digest it all.

Drag Queen-ha-ha. Say, I heard Ashley Force was in the lead (maybe she won it by now) of the Hottest Sports Figure contest or some similar silliness. If women can compete in the NHRA, and IRL, why have they yet to really break into NASCAR? There's always talk of Danica Patrick crossing over like Montoya did. Why do they have to crossover? Why aren't there development programs to bring women up in the sport? It's not easy to make the transition from open-wheel or dragsters to stock cars. Montoya is turning out to be one of the rare exceptions, I think.

September 06, 2007 10:07 AM  
Blogger swissmiss said...

Dr. Ray Guarendi was just talking about this on Relevant Radio today. He must read your blog. He was making an analogy between psychologists/psychiatrists/etc., pretty much sizing up clients within the first five minutes and then any further revelations/disclosures by the client are seen through this "filter." He then talked about folks reading the bible and having their own cultural, philosophical, etc., filters that alter how two people will read the same bible passage differently. Easy to see why we have a variety of different denominations. Catholics are a slightly different breed of cat (still waiting for your pictures!) since we have the Church to interpret for us, some of us just choose to ignore Church teaching or have been told by those that should know better, that one should follow their own (often times poorly formed) conscience.

September 06, 2007 1:39 PM  
Blogger Cathy_of_Alex said...

swissmiss: I know, I still have to post my cat photos. I'm trying to find some good ones. Lots of 'em are blurry. They move too much!

If Dr. Guarandi actually read my blog I think I'd faint.

September 06, 2007 8:30 PM  

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