Secularity Often Reproduces Old Theological Quarrels in a Different Key

Secularity Often Reproduces Old Theological Quarrels in a Different Key September 8, 2014

The Spirit-led believer with the Precious Revelation of the Divinely inspired Word of the Anti-Vax website is sufficient unto himself to Know the Truth, and the Truth Shall Make Him Free. The human wisdom of people who have studied man-made “sciences” like “epidemiology”, “pediatrics” and “obstetrics” and “medicine” is the dry and lifeless wisdom of this world with its “facts” and “research” and “data”.

If this sounds rather exactly like Bible-only Fundamentalism vs. the Catholic intellectual tradition, that should trouble you–if you are a Catholic.

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  • Marthe Lépine

    Should there have been a link in this post, that has been either lost or forgotten? I find it hard to understand what you mean…

  • Are they also Indigo Moms with Star Children?

  • Benjamin2.0

    that should trouble you–if you are a Catholic.

    I’ve grown immune to the troubling aspects of affirming people in their correctness and correcting that same people’s incorrectness by continuous repetition and almost to the point of addiction (Yes! Almost. I’ll debate you if you say otherwise!). I’m starting to wonder if that’s precisely what it means to be Catholic. Embrace what is good and reject what is evil and all that. To affirm the goods of medicine is not to be an establishment secularist, nor is it to defend malpractice. Fine distinctions are the key.

    • ImTim

      I don’t understand your post. Could you restate?

      • Benjamin2.0

        To accept a particular truth is not to necessarily accept a truth with which it is commonly associated. Fine distinctions are the key to clarity of thought. They’re also a lynchpin to Catholic Tradition. I paraphrased St. John above, and I’ll throw in the example of St. Thomas Aquinas “baptizing” certain key concepts in Islamic thought. Perhaps I could include St. Irenaeus detailing the intricacies of contemporary Gnostic thought so as to condemn its particular errors.

        To affirm the goods of medicine is not to be an establishment secularist, nor is it to defend malpractice.

        • ImTim

          I’m with you. Thanks for the clarification.