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Where have all the flowers gone?

23 February 2010

Further up and further in…:

Frederica Matthewes-Green once described the Emerging church movement’s picking and choosing of theological and liturgical resources from the Tradition of the Church as picking flowers and putting them in a vase. While they may be attractive at first, when cut off from the living Tradition which is their native context, they quickly die.



3 Comments leave one →
  1. 23 February 2010 1:20 am

    An excellent point. Picking and choosing = heresy.

  2. John permalink
    3 March 2010 5:52 am

    Yes but the said “righteous” lady also picks and chooses her religious trappings, as indeed do all of the right-thinking religionists that she associates with.

    Does she really think that Jesus would be welcome, or even recognized at the Vatican?

    Would Jesus have been welcome at the installation of the current pope—would he have been found any where near that grotesque celebration of worldly, even imperial power?

    All the world leaders were there–many with blood soaked hands. So too were the generals and the captains of industry and commerce.

    And yet Jesus was/is famous for throwing the money-lenders out of the temple, and riding into town unannounced on a donkey.

    I would suggest that the right-thinking religionists that this lady associates with represent, in very deadly form, the same forces, including the in power ecclesiastical establishment, that conspired to have Jesus executed 2000 years ago.

    What would Jesus have to say about the entirely worldly power seeking entity the “catholic magisterium”?

    A “magisterium” which pretends to have binding power and relevance on/to every human being on this planet, and which would, if it was given half the chance, take whatever steps it could to “convert” all human beings to the “one true ‘faith’ “.

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