Saturday, June 28, 2014

95 Theses XV: The Return Of The Heresy

71. Let him be anathema and accursed who denies the apostolic character of the indulgences. My comment: He does realize, that like the rest of us, his anathema means 2 things: Jack and Squat? In other news, too bad he didn't feel the same way about Holy Orders. 

72. On the other hand, let him be blessed who is on his guard against the wantonness and license of the pardon-merchant's words. My comment: Vigilance is never a bad thing.

73. In the same way, the pope rightly excommunicates those who make any plans to the detriment of the trade in indulgences. My comment: Honestly, Marty, pick a position and go with it!

74. It is much more in keeping with his views to excommunicate those who use the pretext of indulgences to plot anything to the detriment of holy love and truth. My comment: I agree that it is just and prudent of the pope to excommunicate those who set themselves against holy love and truth under the pretext of something else.

75. It is foolish to think that papal indulgences have so much power that they can absolve a man even if he has done the impossible and violated the mother of God. My comment: Indulgences do not forgive sins. 

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