Christopher West Thanks and Responds to his critics
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(10-23-2009, 11:30 AM)Gerard Wrote: A lot of disordered desires find expression in an overcomplication of a straightforward teaching of the Church.   TOB uses a pseudo intellectualism to obsess about sex.   

No different than someone trying to entice themselves about any other sin.  It just sounds downright silly when you  apply Theology of the Body doublespeak to another aspect of life that can be used virtuously or as a vice.  "Look at all that money!  Oh Boy, I wish I had that money, I sure would like it, think of all the wonderful things I would do for the Lord if I had that money.  It's a blessing from the Lord, that money is.  Lord thank you for that millionaire flashing his bucks in front of me,  that sure does stop me from wanting all of that money." 

How come a half an hour of Bishop Sheen or a 20 minute sermon of an SSPX priest (Fr. Robinson comes to mind) can teach you more about a healthy and proper attitude about the marital act than a booklet and weekly lectures for a month of TOB? 

Have you read Theology of the Body?  I think it is a pretty amazing work.  I can't stand what Christopher West does with it, but his crap does not reflect the actual documents.  TOB itself is a deep and thorough understanding of the theology of the body which is entirely different than a 30 minute Bishop Sheen treating of the matter or a except from the Baltimore Catechism.  They aren't aiming for the same thing and both have their places.
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Re: Christopher West Thanks and Responds to his critics - by Walty - 10-24-2009, 06:29 PM
UO - by Historian - 10-29-2009, 01:49 AM
Re: UO - by Gerard - 10-29-2009, 10:51 AM



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