On the road in central Maine today, I came upon the following church sign: To overcome the world is to believe that Jesus is the son of God. To believe that Jesus is the son of God is to overcome the world. I realized
Transcendence sounds great when you haven’t built a life yet, and you’ve got nothing to lose. Nowadays, transcendence sounds more like surrender than anything else.
If Catholic theology truly accepts blurry optical illusions of saints as proof of divine spirits, then doesn’t Catholic theology need to be revised every time someone sees a pattern that resembles something real? Doesn’t every optical illusion then make it necessary for the Catholic Church to recognize a new great spiritual being, and explain it?