Subjectivity and Catholic Truth

The Catholic Church is the keeper of the truth and a sign of contradiction in a world that swings madly every which way but loose. But the Church is run by the same knuckleheaded species that inhabits the rest of the world. Therefore it should not be surprising if the institutional behavior of the Church sometimes fails to measure up to the profundity of its magisterial teachings. Pettiness, paranoia, rigidity, bickering, backbiting, snivelling, prissiness, stupidity, and pharisaism creep in through the cracks. Moreoever the truths that the Church promelgates must be received within the sphere of subjective experience, within the complex interplay of sin and love and virtue and logic and insanity that characterize the human experience. That is why everything must point back to Christ. In Christ the mess of human subjectivity is confronted by divine objective truth incarnate.


  1. Jonathan Webb says

    I think what you just said about the Church can be applied to mankind generally. We are magnificent creatures, yet, the moment when we behold our own magnificence (like Lucifer) we collapse on ourselves.

  2. Jonathan Webb says

    This is why He must increase and we must decrease. My life is no longer my own.

  3. Jonathan Webb says

    …and Christ doesn’t clean up the mess, he transcends it. As in “The Great Divorce” our fallenness becomes the size of an atom in an infinate universe of Joy. There are no pathways, only modes of being.Our life or His life.

  4. That’s INFINITE, dumb ass.

  5. Jonathan Webb says

    I am Tyler Durdin.

  6. No, dumb ass. I am Tyler Durdin

  7. Jonathan Potter says

    “God became man so that man might become God.”

  8. Jonathan Webb says

    Now I understand what that means.

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