July 10, 2007

Yay! I'm defective!

At least according to Benny 16:

Pope Benedict XVI has reasserted the universal primacy of the Roman Catholic Church, approving a document released Tuesday that says Orthodox churches were defective and that other Christian denominations were not true churches.
Here we go again. Watch the idiots erupt in 3.... 2..... 1......

Posted by caltechgirl at July 10, 2007 08:27 AM | TrackBack

Heh... Everyone says that their religion is the one true faith... I am Catholic, but I've heard this stuff from the heads of other organizations as well.

Even Scientologists think their 'religion' is the only way to go...

Posted by: pam at July 10, 2007 10:05 AM

Hi CalTechGirl!

I would note a few things:

1. Merely on branding purposes, what else would the CEO of the RCC say? "Eh, join, don't join, all churches are pretty much the same, Ned."

2. The Nicene Creed says "one holy catholic and apostolic church;" thus, there is one church. We Christians have been haggling over the meaning of that ever since.

3. Actually, the RCC says it knows where the church definitely is, but it doesn't know where it's not.

4. Technically, the RCC says it's the Church (as well as the Eastern Orthodox, but I've never met any Eastern Orthodox and I think someone made them up), and the Protestant churches are "ecclesial bodies" made up of Christians who don't "have the fullness of the faith."

Does that help?

Posted by: IB Bill at July 10, 2007 12:58 PM