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Tuesday, February 27, 2018

A random idea

What would you ask Jesus? I was thinking about this the other day. Actually, I was thinking about what I would ask Aristotle if I could. What is the single most pressing question to which I would like to know the answer? And then I wondered what other people would do... and I realized that while there weren't very many people with questions for Aristotle, there were probably an awful lot who would have questions for Jesus. And that made me think about what a singularly fascinating book that might make.

Anyhow, if you're interested, send me no more than 500 words about the one single question that you would ask Jesus Christ if you had the chance. All I want to know is your age, your sex, and your religion or lack thereof. Please also explicitly grant me permission to include your question in the book in your email.

Attachments should be .rtf, .docx, or .odt. Single-spaced, no tabs, no formatting, and no more than 500 words. If I get at least 100 questions and they prove to be sufficiently varied and interesting, I'll edit them and put them together. I'll also contact a few well-known individuals and ask them to contribute a question.

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103 Comments:

Blogger Looking Glass February 27, 2018 1:03 PM  

Email title you want?

Blogger pyrrhus February 27, 2018 1:07 PM  

Great idea, I will do it.

Blogger pyrrhus February 27, 2018 1:11 PM  

I would also like to ask some questions of Plato, if you decide to do a book on that...

Blogger Nate Winchester February 27, 2018 1:11 PM  

There is only one question for Jesus: what do you want me to do, sir?

Blogger Killua February 27, 2018 1:20 PM  

What a great idea. Lets see if I come up with something interesting.

Blogger Zaklog the Great February 27, 2018 1:30 PM  

Although I will elaborate upon this in the email, my question is obvious: How can I best be a father for my sons? Not just for today, but with their whole lives in mind?

Blogger thordaddy February 27, 2018 1:38 PM  

Are you a racist?

Blogger Timmy3 February 27, 2018 1:43 PM  

This question is always used against the Right. There’s nothing you can’t already get from the Bible.

Blogger Aeoli February 27, 2018 1:51 PM  

What's the deal with airline food?

Blogger LES February 27, 2018 1:54 PM  

Slightly off topic.

Many years ago I had a vivid dream where I talked directly with God through my portable radio.

As I was aware that I was talking with God I had questions I wanted to ask. I asked God, “Why is there
suffering in the world, especially innocent children?”

Immediately I was made to understand that God cared far more deeply than I could comprehend.

As I was forming the next question in my mind I was made aware that my real questions were lacking
the unspoken predicate “If God exists then why?”

God exists. My questions can wait.

Blogger Dave February 27, 2018 1:58 PM  

Damn Vox, another project. My question is how do you manage on <4 hours of sleep per day?

Blogger Aeoli February 27, 2018 2:03 PM  

Many years ago I had a vivid dream where I talked directly with God through my portable radio.

I had one of these too- got a call on the phone, but I talked too much and it seemed like he was disappointed by that. Still pretty cool though.

Blogger Marty February 27, 2018 2:04 PM  

When are you coming back?

Blogger Looking Glass February 27, 2018 2:12 PM  

@13 Marty

He's already answered that one. He's got no clue!

Blogger darrenl February 27, 2018 2:13 PM  

Who am I?

Blogger SamuraiJack February 27, 2018 2:18 PM  

Interesting idea Vox, ill send mine over soon

Blogger Dire Badger February 27, 2018 2:21 PM  

Simply being able to ask Jesus a question would more than answer anything I could possibly ask him.

Blogger Dire Badger February 27, 2018 2:26 PM  

Looking Glass wrote:@13 Marty

He's already answered that one. He's got no clue!


Bullshit. He knows exactly when he's coming back... He's simply not telling YOU, so you don't 'look busy' when he gets here.

Blogger Dire Badger February 27, 2018 2:28 PM  

You are supposed to live every single day as if today is the Day Christ returns, or today is the day that you die and your soul is judged.

Blogger Aeoli February 27, 2018 2:33 PM  

Bullshit. He knows exactly when he's coming back... He's simply not telling YOU, so you don't 'look busy' when he gets here.

Incorrect.

"However, no one knows the day or hour when these things will happen, not even the angels in heaven or the Son himself. Only the Father knows."

Blogger Dire Badger February 27, 2018 2:40 PM  

God- Man, I cannot believe these creatures. I just can't make them happy! I mean, they are my best work, But they persist on screwing up. Adam screws up cause he's unhappy, so I make Eve and SHE screws up by demanding to know EVERYTHING, I clean up the place around the flood, and now the Jews are going nuts! Is perfection too much to ask?
Christ- Look Pop, I know you are impatient with stupidity, so why don't you let me go down and straighten up a little... You made them imperfect, you know it, and it drives you nuts. How about I just go ahead and take over for a while, and play receptionist so you don't have to deal with every nutball prophet that starts his own religion.
God- Tell you what. I will cut a deal with you. You go down, do your things, and I will let you see the WORST mankind has to offer... It will suck, it will hurt, but if, after that, you still want the job of being a merciful intermediary, it's yours. I have the rest of the Universe to Polish off... watch out, though... that rebel is still on the loose, and he will do his best to play you.
Jesus- Deal.

Blogger Dire Badger February 27, 2018 2:42 PM  

Aeoli wrote:Bullshit. He knows exactly when he's coming back... He's simply not telling YOU, so you don't 'look busy' when he gets here.

Incorrect.

"However, no one knows the day or hour when these things will happen, not even the angels in heaven or the Son himself. Only the Father knows."


Well, that kind of puts paid to the whole 'trinity' thing, doesn't it? Right there in Matt.

Blogger DBSFF February 27, 2018 2:47 PM  

It'd also be interesting if you got a few intelligent people (theologians, intellectuals, etc.) to provide their (short) perspectives of what answers to the questions might look like. You could also do a debate on the most stimulating questions.

Blogger James Dixon February 27, 2018 2:47 PM  

> What would you ask Jesus?

Honestly, while I have questions about the afterlife, the answers are probably beyond my comprehension. As Aeoli points out, he doesn't actually know when he'll be returning, so there's no use asking him that. And everything else he pretty much answered already.

Blogger James Dixon February 27, 2018 2:48 PM  

> Well, that kind of puts paid to the whole 'trinity' thing, doesn't it? Right there in Matt.

Not really. It does mean it's more complicated than many suppose though. There's a reason things like the Trinity are referred to as mysteries.

Blogger phunktor February 27, 2018 3:00 PM  

"How are we to reconcile the tangible Word of the physical universe, its haunting clues, its mysterious semi-comprehensibility, with the Word of the Bible?"

Blogger Almodavar February 27, 2018 3:01 PM  

Job had the big question...and even he had to bow his head and accept he wouldn't get an answer.

Blogger Peaceful Poster February 27, 2018 3:05 PM  

@4 Nate W - There is only one question for Jesus: what do you want me to do, sir?

+1

Blogger James Dixon February 27, 2018 3:07 PM  

> "How are we to reconcile the tangible Word of the physical universe, its haunting clues, its mysterious semi-comprehensibility, with the Word of the Bible?"

"I gave you a brain, didn't I?"

Blogger stevev February 27, 2018 3:10 PM  

I can't get past you allow us 500 words. Not characters. Words.
Hope my 500 or less words don't get lost among all the other, more erudite, Ilk responses. Thanks for this.

Blogger SciVo February 27, 2018 3:13 PM  

Well my question wasn't that long, so I had plenty of room to add some relevant Bible quotes for reference and it was still under 500 words (according to Word). Interesting project!

Blogger Rick February 27, 2018 3:19 PM  

The cave paintings. Was that you?
Can you describe the mechanism for Grace?
What advice should I give my son that i have forgotten?
Is there a counterpart to DNA on the spiritual plane?
Why is a person so attached to their homeland?
Are there multiverses?
Was there a Cambrian “explosion”?
Is time travel possible in the physical sense, backward and forward?
Is there intelligent physical life elsewhere in the universe?
In the beginning, did the universe expand everywhere all at once or from one point?
Is Q pulling my leg?
Are there angels and if so is one assigned to me?

Male, 52, Catholic/Orthodox Christian

Blogger Stilicho February 27, 2018 3:23 PM  

God created the heavens and the Earth... why?

Blogger Cetera February 27, 2018 3:26 PM  

I have so many questions, and I can't even begin to remember them all. After reading a number of similar near-death-experience stories where folks have gone through personal judgement and every moment of their life is replayed, and the ramifications of their choices throughout the world and time is laid out for them, I decided the only thing to do was create spiritual sticky notes.

Now, any time I have a question I want to remember to ask and find out about, I simply stop and say it out loud. "Jesus, please remind me to ask you about X." When we go over my life, we'll hit that, and it should segue nicely into an explanation.

I'll put together an email, but I can't promise I won't sneak in more than one in my 500 words.

Blogger Mike K February 27, 2018 3:30 PM  

Easy one:

What can I do better?

Blogger Lovekraft February 27, 2018 3:34 PM  

Of all your messages you taught us, would it be fair to assume that your central one was in how man must learn through you the essential need to transform.

You came from God but were flesh. You were provoked to act out like any animal would, yet remained calm. You were murdered, yet came back three days later. I'm sure there's more examples.

So, could this mean that your message is that I am to learn how to put my own desires and interests aside for a greater purpose when my interests are deemed selfish?

Is this how I would best live your example?

Blogger Daniel February 27, 2018 3:37 PM  

Vox, what's your question for Aristotle?

Blogger JAU February 27, 2018 3:40 PM  

FFS, just finish Sea of Skulls!

Blogger Mark Cook February 27, 2018 4:00 PM  

Can I have 10 more questions?

Blogger Solaire Of Astora February 27, 2018 4:08 PM  

What is going on that 1/3 of the angels who knew you and the Father would willingly commit rebellion? Do they think they can win? If so, why?

It's hard to believe in the one dimensional representation of Satan wanting to damn people out of spite. It's the most arresting mystery in the entire Christian story really.

Blogger CarpeOro February 27, 2018 4:10 PM  

I would have to go with Nate W on this. Asking when is rather pointless to be honest. We will only join him through the grace his son has given us. Knowing how long you have left won't change that. It is the honesty of your heart wanting to do what is his will that will please him more. Sincerity does operate on a punch clock - this job is salary but the rewards are worth it.

Blogger Wynn Lloyd February 27, 2018 4:11 PM  

Do any or all of the different heavenly bodies serve some kind of purpose, or did God "randomly generate" the different galaxies, planets, comets, stats, etc. outside our solar system.
Hopefully it will be in email form shortly.

Blogger Rick February 27, 2018 4:39 PM  

A few more for yucks:

Will there be a Twin Peaks sequel in 2042?
Will my 401k become an 802k when the GE (no offence) pulls out of NAFTA?
We have to write VD’s books for him now?
Does Thomas Wictor drink 1% milk because he thinks he’s fat?
Is the Large Hadron Collider a total pointless waste of time and money?

Haha just kidding about that last one!

Blogger Jim Oostdyk February 27, 2018 4:48 PM  

Is the Shroud of Turin a selfie?

Blogger haus frau February 27, 2018 5:08 PM  

Why were we created to begin with? I mean, it's not like God needs us so why create us knowing we will sin and need sacrificial atonement? Isn't God whole to begin with?
I have no doubt many of you have good answers but that's one that would be good to hear Jesus expound upon.
female
37
Baptist.

Blogger David Power February 27, 2018 5:08 PM  

Ask for His blessing and then let him be. He has work to do.

Blogger NeoNietzsche: February 27, 2018 5:24 PM  

@46 "Ask for His blessing and then let him be. He has work to do."

What? He doesn't get to take some some down time to drink a beer and chat with friends?

Blogger Rick T February 27, 2018 5:31 PM  

Are we alone in the Universe? If we are alone, are we the first sentient species, the last, or the only for all time?

Blogger Noah B The Savage Gardener February 27, 2018 5:35 PM  

Definitely some variant of @33

Blogger dvdivx February 27, 2018 5:37 PM  

After your resurrection what does it take to provoke your fathers wrath upon nations that are at war with him?

I don't think his resurrection covered nations just individual people. It would be nice to know if God can go old testament on the earth if it stands against him.

Blogger Jerry27 February 27, 2018 5:53 PM  

What would have happened to America's Pastor -- Billy Graham -- if he had answered the letter Senator McCarthy sent him.

Blogger Rick February 27, 2018 6:09 PM  

Incidentally, in defense of Mr Wictor, he had a great Twitter thread today setting straight the young loon Hogg. Had a great punch line in it. Perfect comedic timing for a twitter thread (somehow).

Blogger VFM #7634 February 27, 2018 6:41 PM  

On a light note, "why is it 'I shall separate the sheep from the goats' instead of 'I shall separate the dogs from the wolves'?"

Blogger Aeoli February 27, 2018 6:52 PM  

In all seriousness, I'd ask for an explanation of the whole free will thing. Will send to e-mail.

Blogger Lovekraft February 27, 2018 7:24 PM  

What happened to Big Gay Koran Burner?

Blogger Azimus February 27, 2018 7:52 PM  

Honestly I could come up with some questions but I'd really like to know what the Wrights' questions are. Because, are you ready:

If I only get one question, I want it to be... the WRIGHT question....

ba-doom-boom

Blogger Joseph Dooley February 27, 2018 7:59 PM  

Who are the enemies I'm supposed to love?

Blogger Matthew McDaniel February 27, 2018 7:59 PM  

-Are traps gay?
-are Slavs white?
- when will VD finish throne of bones?

Blogger Un February 27, 2018 8:06 PM  

Where is the Grail?

Blogger Bradley Matthews February 27, 2018 8:26 PM  

What he would do.

OpenID midnightsun300 February 27, 2018 8:28 PM  

What took you so long?

Blogger Crush Limbraw February 27, 2018 8:44 PM  

Don't know about the questions, but I think his answer will reflect what we know about Him from history: "I gave you a brain, my spirit, my grace and a book of instructions.
What are you- a potted plant?"

Blogger Zaklog the Great February 27, 2018 8:46 PM  

@58 Un

I think I would need at least three questions:
What is yer name?
What is yer quest?
What is yer favorite color?

Blogger JaimeInTexas February 27, 2018 8:52 PM  

@20 Well I

I take that as a way of simply saying that it is not for y'all to know.

OTOH, if we were to ask Jesus a question today, it will be asked to the ascended Jesus, not the pre-glorified person.

And, yes, Jesus would still not answer or give you living time enough to tell others.

Blogger SirHamster February 27, 2018 8:52 PM  

NeoNietzsche: wrote:@46 "Ask for His blessing and then let him be. He has work to do."

What? He doesn't get to take some some down time to drink a beer and chat with friends?



"No longer do I call you servants, for the servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all that I have heard from my Father I have made known to you."

Blogger Bobiojimbo February 27, 2018 8:55 PM  

Thanks.

Blogger SciVo February 27, 2018 9:16 PM  

I know that some on the West Coast might not even be home yet (between long hours and traffic), but I'm curious how the response has been so far.

And OT, but also curious about how the account-only commenting is working out from your perspective (site traffic, comment quality, workload, whatever).

Blogger Shell February 27, 2018 9:24 PM  

What was it like to come back from the dead? What were you doing for those three days?

Blogger David-2 February 27, 2018 10:15 PM  

In The Name Of The Rose Umberto Eco uses Aristotle's lost volume on Comedy as the MacGuffin. Well, it's more than a MacGuffin. But anyway, I'd be tempted to ask Aristotle if he'd mind copying it out again.

Blogger jSinSaTx February 27, 2018 11:10 PM  

Am I covered by grace... basically am I saved. Assurance of eternal salvation is my most pressing desire.

-jSinSaTx

Blogger The Stygian February 27, 2018 11:40 PM  

Does God remember what was before him or has he always been.

OpenID simplytimothy February 28, 2018 12:04 AM  

"Are you Q?"

He does use the foolish things of the world and He does have a sense of humor.

Blogger Just Mark February 28, 2018 12:39 AM  

I'll ask for my son. What are the solutions for the 7 millennial problems and why turbulence? He's most interested in the proof for the Riemann Conjecture.

OpenID Anonymous February 28, 2018 1:12 AM  

31
Male
Born-again Christian, no denomination (I reject Protestantism as I reject the Orthodox [they being the most ludicrous of all] or the Catholics; I follow the Bible, the Church Fathers and certain great Christian thinkers, mainly Kierkegaard, John Henry Newman, Gómez Dávila.)

I echo @4. What is a Christian to do in our modern world? (Especially awful and, I think, misunderstood, is the parable of the talents -- some even take it so far that anyone who is poor or does not play an instrument is destined for hell.)

My own questions (and please koanic, just leave me alone, I don't like you [no offence]):

Since Matthew 26:24 is true, non-existence is preferable to hell (obviously); but if the parable of the talents is true as well, and I don't know my "calling" or what my "talent" is (or even _what_ a talent is [Luther translated it centner]), and am cast into the lake of fire, how is this fair, given that one cannot choose not to be born?

Second question: why do you care about us in the first place, Lord? Given how insignificant we are. I'm basically echoing what the great Spanish Catholic thinker Nicolás Gómez Dávila wrote:

What is difficult is not to believe in God, but to believe that we matter to Him.

The importance it attributes to man is the enigma of Christianity.

These would be two questions I or anyone else will most likely never be able to answer satisfyingly.

Blogger Resident Moron™ February 28, 2018 1:49 AM  

How do you set the clock on your VHS recorder?

Blogger LES February 28, 2018 2:04 AM  

@68 1 John 5:13 "I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life."

Blogger Harambe February 28, 2018 2:26 AM  

I have a couple ideas, but I don't know how to turn that into 500 words.

OpenID Anonymous February 28, 2018 2:35 AM  

31
Male
Born-again Christian, no denomination

I echo @4. What is a Christian to do in our disgusting modern world? (Especially awful is the parable of the talents in this regard.)

My own questions:

1st: Since Matthew 26:24 is true, non-existence is preferable to hell (obviously); but if the parable of the talents is true as well, and I don't know my "calling" or what my "talent" is (or even _what_ a talent is [Luther translated it centner]), and am cast into the lake of fire, how is this fair, given that one cannot choose not to be born? How can hell be fair anyway, given that one cannot object to being born (logically impossible)?

2nd question: why do you care about us in the first place, Lord? Given how insignificant we are. I'm basically echoing what the great Spanish Catholic thinker Nicolás Gómez Dávila wrote:

What is difficult is not to believe in God, but to believe that we matter to Him.

The importance it attributes to man is the enigma of Christianity.

These would be two questions I or anyone else will never be able to answer satisfyingly.

Blogger Eric I. Gatera. February 28, 2018 2:48 AM  

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Blogger Eric I. Gatera. February 28, 2018 3:05 AM  

Question to Jesus: Do you agree with Priesthood celibacy?
If not, why did you create a precedent for it by not being married and by inspiring St. Paul to remain celibate and encourage other in the service of the Kingdom to do the same?

If yes, aren't you concern that unmarried priests have ended up committing a lot of sexual scandals which make it harder for folks to join the Church? What do you propose as remedy?

Male, 36. Catholic Christian.

Blogger SciVo February 28, 2018 4:09 AM  

Harambe wrote:I have a couple ideas, but I don't know how to turn that into 500 words.

That's just an upper bound, you don't actually have to write that much, but I understand. It felt like a waste to not use as much space as permitted, so I researched up a handful of relevant Bible quotes that I honestly think really made it better. Seriously, I felt the Spirit move for some of them while proofreading.

If your problem is that you don't know how to cut a question down that short, I don't know how to help you. Pretend you're talking to SD zero?

Blogger The Kurgan February 28, 2018 4:49 AM  

Upon much consideration I think I’m with Nate on this one. There isn’t really much I’d ask except something along the lines of “what can I do to make sure I get in?”

OpenID paulmurray February 28, 2018 10:30 AM  

"What kind of person desires the flattery of their inferiors?"

Blogger William Meisheid February 28, 2018 10:54 AM  

"There are many things I could have been,
Many things I could yet be,
But one thing lies beyond my keen,
Lord, what would you have of me?"

Blogger James February 28, 2018 11:05 AM  

Other than asking him for wisdom or to be there when the SHTF, not much. One question I do have, though, is did we (humans) exist before we were born? If so, then we may have chosen to be here. If not, then how much free will do we really have?

Blogger Al February 28, 2018 1:50 PM  

"Lord, what is thy will for me?"

Related and priceless by St. Alphonsus:

Uniformity with God's Will
https://www.amazon.com/Uniformity-Gods-Will-Liguori/dp/0895550199/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1519843760&sr=1-1&keywords=Uniformity+with+God%27s+Will

Blogger Bucephalus February 28, 2018 2:44 PM  

I would be speechless,more than likely scared, drop to a knee and bow. I mean you have The living God of the bible in front of you. His judgement is final, his wisdom infinite. I would just follow Him as a puppy follows its master.

Blogger Rick February 28, 2018 3:31 PM  

If you’re lucky you’ll only go blind for 3 days.

We know the proper question to ask is what would you have me do, Lord. But it doesn’t make for an interesting, thought provoking book. Plus (don’t take this the wrong way) but it’s kind of lazy. Offer suggestions to Christ. Like when my wife asks me what meals to make next week. If I say, whatever, it’s all good. It’s not helpful. What would you have me do also suggests a pre-determinded approach. I don’t think the cosmos works that way. In a sense, we are all co-creators in the outcome. Otherwise, free will means nothing. And free will everything. He doesn’t “know the hour” suggests this.
And I believe it is true that Jesus did not leave us in a hurry and leave out anything.

It’s a bit of a paradoxical question in that you can find the answers in his words which we already have. It is a cliche to suggest prayer for these answers. But for the serious seeker I recommend this short video which describes the 3 kinds of prayer. There are 3 kinds? Less than 3 minutes and packed like a diamond with perennial wisdom:

https://youtu.be/0s2H0ScJSMY

Blogger Kallmunz February 28, 2018 4:22 PM  

If you are not willing to pay the price, it would be better not to ask at all.

Blogger Unknown February 28, 2018 4:36 PM  

I have always wondered what Jesus's IQ was. My guess, it would be a perfect 100. Nothing of what Jesus preached required an intellect beyond the mean. Pure truth is evident to one who is of good will and blessed with a mission to tell it.

I am sure that he struggled with some cognitive tasks that were difficult for one of mean IQ. I'll bet he couldn't master Greek or Latin. In plying his trade, he may have had a little difficulty in laying out wooden stairs or other more complex woodworking projects. He suffered fatigue, bunions, sunstroke, thirst. He obviously noted the beauty of women. He laughed, cried, sometimes had a short temper. Loved his mother and step-father. Saw humour. Loved children. Had great pity for man. He was tempted. As a man he was just like us, as divine he had a quality that we cannot even imagine. He was gift to mankind.

Blogger Unknown February 28, 2018 4:37 PM  

Hey Vox. I can't leave messages with my name anymore. The only option I can post a message under is Unknown (Google). All the other options require me to have some url thingy.

Blogger Lovekraft February 28, 2018 5:32 PM  

@ Rick 84:

Nice video. A thoughtful man, for sure. Good to know there are still monks alive carrying on the Good Word.

Blogger Al February 28, 2018 6:50 PM  

Unknown, your comments on the IQ of Jesus are possibly the most idiotic, most benighted comments ever made. Jesus, as the Incarnate Logos, possessed an IQ of infinite proportions. With the blink of an eye he could have vaporized the universe.

Blogger Al February 28, 2018 6:54 PM  

A priceless Youtube channel:

Sensus Fidelium
https://www.youtube.com/user/onearmsteve4192/videos

Also see:

https://sentrad.org/

Blogger Al February 28, 2018 6:55 PM  

I almost forgot to mention this gold:

http://reginaprophetarum.org/

Blogger Rick February 28, 2018 7:03 PM  

Lovekraft — my pleaseure.

AI — that’s a little over the top, don’t you think?

Blogger Unknown February 28, 2018 8:54 PM  

>>With the blink of an eye he could have vaporized the universe.

What does that ability have to do with IQ?

Blogger John Wright February 28, 2018 9:00 PM  

I have a practical question I dearly wish some good friends of mine who say that they are Christian should ask:

Dear Lord, what must I do to escape the wrath to come?

Blogger SciVo March 01, 2018 3:27 AM  

It didn't occur to me to ask a practical question, because we're gonna slough off this mortal coil sooner or later, and either Jesus already told us what we need to be saved or this has all been a very cruel joke.

Blogger Dave, RN March 01, 2018 9:59 AM  

Jesus gives us all the answers we need in the Bible. Read it and you WILL have the answers.

Blogger Peter Gent March 01, 2018 10:03 AM  

Eric I. Gatera. wrote:Question to Jesus: Do you agree with Priesthood celibacy?

If not, why did you create a precedent for it by not being married and by inspiring St. Paul to remain celibate and encourage other in the service of the Kingdom to do the same?

If yes, aren't you concern that unmarried priests have ended up committing a lot of sexual scandals which make it harder for folks to join the Church? What do you propose as remedy?

Male, 36. Catholic Christian.

The answer is simple, he could not pass on his genetic info and create the obvious problems that offspring would bring, but the real reason is that he is betrothed to the whole of the Church, so he would not choose just one.

As to celibacy, both He and Paul dealt with that pretty straight up. You are only celibate for the purpose of the Kingdom and when specifically called to that by God. The mundane duties of average parish priest do not demand it and the church only abandoned it because of the problems of inheritance and because of the powerful clerical families that were developing.

They are seriously considering going back to married priests to alleviate the parish clergy shortage. They already have some. I have a friend who was a married Episcopal priest who has been a Catholic priest near the University of Maryland for over 15 years and his parish loves him and his wife, who runs the choir.

Blogger Peter Gent March 01, 2018 10:06 AM  

Eric I. Gatera. wrote:Question to Jesus: Do you agree with Priesthood celibacy?

If not, why did you create a precedent for it by not being married and by inspiring St. Paul to remain celibate and encourage other in the service of the Kingdom to do the same?

If yes, aren't you concern that unmarried priests have ended up committing a lot of sexual scandals which make it harder for folks to join the Church? What do you propose as remedy?

Male, 36. Catholic Christian.

The answer is simple, he could not pass on his genetic info and create the obvious problems that offspring would bring, but the real reason is that he is betrothed to the whole of the Church, so he would not choose just one.

As to celibacy, both He and Paul dealt with that pretty straight up. You are only celibate for the purpose of the Kingdom and when specifically called to that by God. The mundane duties of average parish priest do not demand it and the church only abandoned it because of the problems of inheritance and because of the powerful clerical families that were developing.

They are seriously considering going back to married priests to alleviate the parish clergy shortage. They already have some. I have a friend who was a married Episcopal priest who has been a Catholic priest near the University of Maryland for over 15 years and his parish loves him and his wife, who runs the choir.

Blogger Ingot9455 March 01, 2018 3:13 PM  

@88 @91 @95 The idea of Jesus having a 100 IQ doesn't fit with Luke's story of his discoursing with the Temple elders at the age of twelve.

Since by definition IQ is related to age, for him to show sufficient intellect at that age puts him way above 100. By definition.

That the point of Jesus being a man and subject to mortal sensations so as to know them, to suffer with us, that's a different point than the IQ point that we go around on on here.

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