By Diogenes ( articles ) | Mar 30, 2005
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There's a priest in Canberra, Australia, who doesn't believe that Jesus rose from the dead.
So how do Church leaders respond?
- One prelate says that he is "always a little nervous when expert theologians speak about these things," but concludes that most ordinary Catholics "wouldn't be fussed" by a litte thing like denial of the Resurrection.
- Another prelate disagrees, arguing that "if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile."
Now, class, which of those statements was made by the president of the Australian bishops' conference, and which was made by St. Paul?
For extra credit, which of the following men refused to draw a salary from the Church:
- St. Paul, who thought he would be "the most miserable of men" if the Resurrection had not occurred?
- The anonymous priest who believes that he is employed by an institution based on an elaborate fraud?
- Or the archbishop who sounds so relieved that most Catholics won't "wouldn't be fussed" by these minor squabbles.
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