Spinoff on Holy Days
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(01-11-2010, 01:27 AM)SoCalLocal Wrote: I agree that legalism does creep in. That's been a problem with religion since Biblical days, it's nothing new. Jesus wasn't able to eradicate it, how are we to?
God knows our weaknesses therefore, the structure and rules. Jesus did not intend to eradicate it; the legalism was just a negative reaction to the gifts given to us.

Quote:What's the Hollywood image of Catholics, well, Hollywood until 20 years ago? Rosary Beads, Fish on Friday, Ashes on the forehead, nuns and priests in habits, always fasting for something. We're all familiar with the stereotypes. So how come they don't match the reality at all?
Well, Hollywood does that because it is recognisable. http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Ma...IsCatholic

Quote:We've lost our identity.
No, you are in the middle. All those groups you mentioned have problems. Sikh boys are cutting their hair. Baptists are become "liberal", some are becoming more fundamentalist in reaction, etc. It all changes; the stereotypes don't, as you noticed, giving the impression to outsiders that they do not change.

Quote:We need to return to real - not this token stuff with snacks that don't equal a full meal - fasting , abstinence every Friday, and Holy Days of Obligation on the Holy Day of Obligation. No moves. No dispensations. Make some demands and people will take pride in meeting the challenge. Sure, they'll crab at work that they can't go somewhere tonight because they have to go to Mass, or they can't eat that because it's Friday. But then there's a certain amount of self-satisfaction from acting Catholic. And that will make one a better Catholic. The whole point of the discipline of fasting and abstinence is that if you can overcome this small weakness, you can overcome others.

It is also about doing it in private, and not bragging.
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Spinoff on Holy Days - by SoCalLocal - 01-11-2010, 01:27 AM
Re: Spinoff on Holy Days - by Louis_Martin - 01-11-2010, 01:38 AM
Re: Spinoff on Holy Days - by SCG - 01-11-2010, 01:52 AM
Re: Spinoff on Holy Days - by RalphKramden - 01-11-2010, 08:48 AM
Re: Spinoff on Holy Days - by Historian - 01-11-2010, 09:45 AM
Re: Spinoff on Holy Days - by glgas - 01-11-2010, 09:48 AM
Re: Spinoff on Holy Days - by SearchingCatholic - 01-11-2010, 10:26 AM
Re: Spinoff on Holy Days - by Historian - 01-11-2010, 11:25 AM
Re: Spinoff on Holy Days - by Historian - 01-11-2010, 11:40 AM
Re: Spinoff on Holy Days - by timoose - 01-11-2010, 11:46 AM
Re: Spinoff on Holy Days - by SCG - 01-11-2010, 12:31 PM
Re: Spinoff on Holy Days - by SCG - 01-11-2010, 12:39 PM
Re: Spinoff on Holy Days - by JayneK - 01-11-2010, 02:21 PM
Re: Spinoff on Holy Days - by timoose - 01-11-2010, 04:05 PM
Re: Spinoff on Holy Days - by JayneK - 01-11-2010, 04:27 PM
Re: Spinoff on Holy Days - by timoose - 01-11-2010, 04:40 PM
Re: Spinoff on Holy Days - by Historian - 01-11-2010, 06:09 PM
Re: Spinoff on Holy Days - by Baskerville - 01-11-2010, 10:25 PM
Re: Spinoff on Holy Days - by JayneK - 01-11-2010, 11:02 PM
Re: Spinoff on Holy Days - by Satori - 01-11-2010, 11:19 PM
Re: Spinoff on Holy Days - by JacafamalaRedux - 01-12-2010, 05:55 AM
Re: Spinoff on Holy Days - by RalphKramden - 01-12-2010, 08:33 AM



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