Thursday, February 21, 2008

Too Much Time

Often when I am researching something online I happen across a website or article that just makes me wonder. I thought I would share this one.

Here is a clear example of someone with way too much time on their hands:

Was Mary like other women in her biological cycle?

That article comes out to 11 printed pages. Seriously, is this question keeping people up at night?

14 comments:

Pilgrimsarbour said...

Sorry about the Mel Brooks joke. I just thought the pic of Luther in the banner looked a lot like him. Kinda fell flat.

Pilgrimsarbour said...

Oh yeah, about the "cycle" thing: I suppose there could be a branch of theology, perhaps a subset of systematic theology called "uterology." What do you think?

James said...

A new Catholic apologetics website. Take a look. Catholicchampion.com

Lvka said...

Yes, of course she did (James 5:17). And it wasn't the only time she was unclean (Luke 2:22-24). (And what has a woman's period got to do with child labour !?). --> Come on, Carrie, help us out here!

BJ said...

Ivka,

What does James 5:15 have to do with this? It is about Elijah's faith. I don't see the connection with Mary's cleanness or lack thereof.

You Lukan reference makes good sense. What would the point of purification be, if Mary didn't need it?

In Christ,

BJ
Stupid Scholar

Carrie said...

there could be a branch of theology, perhaps a subset of systematic theology called "uterology." What do you think?

Sounds too much like Rhology.

Lvka said...

What would the point of purification be, if Mary didn't need it?

Submission to the Law, what else? (Matthew 3:15). And yes, even Elijah was a man like unto us, sharing in the same nature as we do. The same goes for Mary, and the same for any one, including the human nature of our Savior.

Lvka said...

And I said James 5:17, not 5:15.

Rhology said...

"Elias was a man subject to like passions as we are, and he prayed earnestly that it might not rain: and it rained not on the earth by the space of three years and six months."

Wow - I'm astonished to see Lvka/Lucian rip a verse out of context. Astonished, I say.

Lvka said...

Elijah was a man like unto us, and so was Mary. What's your problem? (They weren't Saints because they had special abilities, or belonged to a different race than ours, or because they shared a different nature). They were men as we are. There's nothing special about their humanity.

Rhology said...

It's not that we have a big theological conflict here, Lvka/Lucian, it's a methodological one. You seem content to grab any verse that you can somehow make mean sthg close to what you want to say, and so you just throw it out there. You have a history of doing it. I'd love to talk to your priest and/or catechism teacher some time to find out how they deal with the biblical text.
You had to learn whatever it is you do somewhere.

Lvka said...

If even this You find for some unknown reason weird, don't read our prayers, `cause they'll give You a heart-attack. Hmmm...come to think of it again: read them, read them! :D >:) [One Prot. down, some 0.6 billion more to go ... As Confucius once said: each distance, no matter how long, starts with just one little step]. Nya-ha-ha! I mean ... why even go through all this ordeal to increase our ranks, when we can decrease the numerical advantage of our competition? >:) I mean, did the English spend so much time converting the Amerindians, or did they just plain and simple exterminate them? [Same for the Inquisition]. Oh, man: thank You! I think I just had this incredible revelation ... :D

Seriously now: lex orandi, lex credendi. :-| (Whatever *THAT* means :p ).

Lvka said...

Did I just say not to read our prayers? No, wait, strike that: don't dare even as much as to come too close to them or approach them!

kmerian said...

Carrie, I am with you on this one. Some people do have too much time on their hands.