Friday, December 12, 2008

Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Today,  I thought I would thrill my Protestant readers with a Martin Luther quote:

"There are almost as many sects and beliefs as there are heads; this one will not admit Baptism; that one rejects the Sacrament of the altar; another places another world between the present one and the day of judgment; some teach that Jesus Christ is not God. There is not an individual, however clownish he may be, who does not claim to be inspired by the Holy Ghost, and who does not put forth as prophecies his ravings and dreams." "An Meine Kritiker" (by Johannes Jorgensen, p. 181)

Yep, Luther, you pretty much summed up why personal interpretation outside of true Church authority is ludicrous :)

4 comments:

mattwatson said...

Why do they call it "feast days"? Is there food? :)

Maggie said...

Oh Martin Luther. If you didn't set off some terrible fracturing in the Body of Christ.... you might actually be funny.

I wonder what he would think of the 26,000 Protestant denoms. in existence today?

The Catholic Journeyman said...

Matt - Feast Days are Holy Days celebrating sacred mysteries from our History, the Apostles, Saints in differing dignity levels.

It is a call to rest from the worklife and enjoy a special service, which in ancient times the most enjoyable services had food, the more food the more special the service.

...just in case your question was sincere.

-Dave

mattwatson said...

Thanks.