“It is . . . dechristianization . . . with the man defined strictly without God and without transcendence. Religion is experienced as a feeling, but not worshiping God as creator and savior. In this great picture, these factors are not good for the transmission of the lived Christian faith, and for this reason it is necessary not to lose our energies in internal struggles, in conflict with each other, with the so-called progressivists seeking revenge by hunting all so-called conservatives. Cardinal Muller
It’s a fascinating discussion. Cardinal Muller talks as if there is room for compromise between conservatives and the “so-called progressives.”
How would compromise work?
Abortion? The baby is dead or alive–there is no in between place.
Gay marriage? A valid union or an invalid union–no wiggle room there either.
More to the point–“worshiping God as creator and savior”? If we are to commit ourselves to true worship, we affirm the transcendence of humanity. We affirm that people are more than we see through human experience. There is more beyond this world. And we are accountable to our “creator and savior.” Continue Reading…