5. I'll see your "Images are idolatry!" and raise you an ecumenical council that says they're not. 4. There's an historic term for those who think they know better than mother Church assembled in ecumenical council: heretics. 3. "Councils may err," you say? Who says? Those alleged "prophets" over there? 2. John 20:23. Interesting verse, don't you think? Isn't it also interesting that John's picture of Jesus is a bit like Howard Dean? I mean this in a good way. Just says what he thinks, and lets the chips fall where they may. Jesus doesn't stop to qualify things. See John 6:51-58. 1. The only thing I don't despise about Boston right now--with apologies of course to its people--is James Taylor.