I posted a quote from bishop Robert Barron that said
"“there are a lot of New Age people today who want spirituality without religion. And there are evangilical Christians who want Jesus. Without religion. The problem is both those views end up with an abstraction.”
A fellow catholic commented with
“New agers assuming they aren’t ex-Christians, have an excuse, Christians of any denomination don’t since they know full well what’s in the bible assuming they do read it, that Jesus instituted the bible etc there is definitely a shared (dis) value here”
My Baptist brother has now chimed in stating
“Jesus says it himself in Mark 7:6-8 that rituals and religion are a doctrine of man: “Rightly did Isaiah prophesy of you hypocrites, as it is written: ‘This people honors Me with their lips, but their heart is far away from Me. But in vain do they worship Me, teaching as doctrines the precepts of men.’ Neglecting the commandment of God, you hold to the tradition of men.” This was after the Pharisees and scribes asked Jesus why his disciples did not go through the ritualistic hand washing that the Pharisees’ traditions prescribed.”
What is Mark 7:6-8 really saying. What’s the context of this. Is he really saying that any ritual is tradition of men?