Monday, October 24, 2005

Look who fell off the wagon

Just when you think the Roman Catholic Church has hitched their wagon to the gibbering fundamentalists, they inhale some common sense and fall off the wagon.

The Catholic News reminds us that Dei Verbum (aka Dogmatic Constitution on Divine Revelation) from the Second Vatican Council makes a deliberate distinction between intrepreting the Bible in the literal and spiritual senses.

Straight from the Vatican's copy:
But the task of authentically interpreting the word of God, whether written or handed on, (8) has been entrusted exclusively to the living teaching office of the Church, (9) whose authority is exercised in the name of Jesus Christ.

[Ed. note: The key part here is authentically interpreting the word of God. . . has been entrusted EXCLUSIVELY to the . . . Church.]

All you Baptists out there who have been giving us a hard time about the Bible - wow, did you bet on a bad pony.

Bishops in England, Wales & Scotland (Catholic bishops in Wales - really?) condemn fundamentalism for its "intransigent intolerance." Take that, you raving pentacostals!

And if you drooling glossolaliaics had thought about it for 5 seconds, you would have realized that you can't out-Bible the Catholics. We're the ones who assembled it, for chrissakes. Stop being a glossalgia and get with the program.

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