Truth Unites... and Divides said...
Q: Does the Magisterium pick and choose among all the writings of the Early Church Fathers to come up with its doctrine? To be more precise, does the Magisterium pick one aspect of what an ECF wrote while rejecting other parts of what that very same ECF wrote that happens to contradict what the Magisterium has declared as Church dogma?
Yes or no?
If so, then why all this blabbering about citing Lampe and not accepting Lampe's other conclusions? After all, if the Magisterium cites an ECF on one issue, but doesn't accept that ECF's other conclusion on other matters, isn't John Bugay merely doing what the Magisterium has done way before John Bugay was ever born?
Hypocrisy. Pot. Kettle. Black. Special pleading. Etc. Are just some of the words that come to mind when reading the criticisms lobbied at Bugay and others by their Catholic detractors.
5:38 PM, September 10, 2010