This is sort of an offshoot of another thread that I couldn’t reply to because it was just closed. I’m starting it partly because this topic has always been so interesting to me to discuss anyway, and partly because I just love when people try to put words in my mouth. :love:
[quote=exoflare]Summary of the overhyped CCC 841
You can truly say that nothing written in that passage is incorrect, but only because there’s nothing of any actual substance written there to begin with. It’s a lot of diplomatic sophistry
[quote=Armyvet007]Blessed John Paul the Great-
“The Catechism of the Catholic Church, which I approved June 25th last and the publication of which I today order by virtue of my Apostolic Authority, is a statement of the Church’s faith and of catholic doctrine, attested to or illumined by Sacred Scripture, the Apostolic Tradition, and the Church’s Magisterium. I declare it to be a sure norm for teaching the faith and thus a valid and legitimate instrument for ecclesial communion.”
Yeah, I seriously doubt he would have a meaningless passage included in the CCC or allow a “wink wink, we really don’t mean this” passage included either. But hey, maybe you know better. What other portions of the Catholic doctrine is really just a bunch of “fluff” meant to appease those within and without the faith that disagree with its teachings?
With all due respect I never claimed “they don’t really mean this” and in fact went out of my way to state that nothing in that passage is incorrect. In much the same way people like to do with this part of the Catechism, you’re reading stuff into what I said that isn’t even there. Also, this isn’t even a matter of doctrine, as someone else was already able to reply to you in the other thread. Next time you reply to something I write, please take the time to read it first.
Well with that out of the way, if anyone else wants to discuss this here’s your chance. It’s pretty interesting to me because I don’t think there’s any other part of the Cathechism that’s twisted so frequently to try and say something completely different than what’s actually written down. You can already see examples in the originating thread link above.