Father James Martin, S.J., Feeds the Trolls

Father James Martin, S.J., Feeds the Trolls December 19, 2014

Hysterical and absolutely accurate: Father James Martin’s reconstruction of email discussions about his writing, What’s THAT supposed to mean? For example:

Me:   I love Jesus.

Father Martin, with all due respect, I don’t mean to be critical, particularly to a priest, but I am compelled to point out that in your most recent post, you didn’t say “Jesus Christ.”  As you know, Christ, from the Greek word Christos, meaning the Anointed One (years ago, all Jesuits understood Greek, but perhaps no longer), is the nomenclature that Holy Mother Church uses to signify Our Lord’s divinity. Father, do you somehow not believe in the divinity of Our Blessed Lord?  I am terrified to conclude that you are also denying the Resurrection here.  Father, I will fervently pray that you are not dwelling in error, as I have feared for you since I read this post and reread the definition of “heresy” in a theology reference book that I always keep handy.  I pray every evening for gravely misled people like you, Father, and I must say this: my conscience obliges me to correct your errors. Do you fear for your soul?

He offers other examples, even funnier, from other types of respondent. Though satirical, every one of them could be real.


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