Ha. Yeah. I remember that. Here I am, Del! Dang Calvinists are everywhere.Del wrote: ↑Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:15 amThe proper term is "Mediatrix." (More on that later.)Jester wrote: ↑Wed Apr 11, 2018 6:38 amI was a little gobsmacked to learn that Mary is the mediator between Christ and Del. I don't know a lot on Catholic teachings but felt it was my place to be gobsmacked. I mean he did name the thread Mary Alone. Tuttle on the other hand has been here longer and I noticed he wasn't gobsmacked, best to sit back and read. I was not offended but rather stepped back with my lack of Catholic understanding.FredS wrote: ↑Tue Apr 10, 2018 1:08 pmBy moderate, you mean coco and JrEgg? Either they do enough of this crap in their day jobs that they don't want to mess with it here, or they think it's mostly useless. Somehow, Joshoowa can get down in the mud and still come out clean. I admire him for that and many other reasons.
I think you've misunderstood my intent. This is the perfect place for theological sparring. But let's not get offended by what others write. Jester, in particular, was gobsmacked about some of the things Del wrote and he thought Wos implied that God or the Angel was a sex offender. Jester has since backed out of the discussion (I think) but it was he who I was trying to covertly mention as being offended.
Introducing your neighbor to Jesus Christ and inviting him to church has eternal benefits. Arguing about Mary? Mmmm, prolly not.
Christ is the only mediator between God and Man, as we all know.
To be fair and honest.... the old-timers remember the day when Del was equally gobsmacked to discover that living, breathing believers in Calvinism were still out walking around. I thought that theology was extinct.
I, for one, am extremely glad that for the theological conversations that I've had over the years with the living, breathing, staunch Roman Catholics and Orthodox that have graced CPS. My biggest surprise was that they Catholics could actually articulate their faith. I live in a nominally Catholic town and that was something I just wasn't used to. Catholics-in-name-only are everywhere. The Catholics on CPS are a breath of fresh air compared to the lukewarm ones that I'm surrounded with. Kudos to you guys for actually trying to live out your faith consistently. I can see that we have a lot in common on some things.
As long as there is no malevolence in the discussion, no intentional ignorance, and no feigned offenses, ya'll can be as wrong as you want on some points and I'm fine with that. As one of my favorite Catholic armchair theologians says, "unclench". This is CPS.