Monday, August 04, 2008

Not this crap again

While we were on vacation, Rocky and I went to Mass at a church in Pennslyvania's Dutch country. I won't say the name because the priest and people were very nice. The problem was that the priest must have been ordained back in the 70's or early 80's becuase he spoke in that horrible sing song voice that the seminarians were taught to use back then.

It is the same tone and inflection a nursery school teacher would use or perhaps a therapist for the severely mentally handicapped. His homily was on "the miracle of sharing". The real miracle of the feeding of the five thousand was not that Jesus did anything supernatural but that He got the crowd to share. I sat in the pew and thought, ' For Pete's sake, not this crap again.'

7 comments:

Simplex Vir said...

OH Yes that crap again. I can promise no conversions in Dutch country based on that hippie jive.

We reduce a major miracle performed by Jesus to a figgin lesson on sharing what we have. To top it off as I recall the people in that neck of the woods are very friendly anyway and would give a stranger the last shirt they owned. Obviously this lightweight has been put out to pasture!

Sorry you had to sit through it.

Walter said...

og to the same "sharing" lesson during my RCIA. Sigh, the souls lost because of this hogwash liberal "theology".

Owen said...

Gosh I had to laugh at this but to make you feel better it was a painful laugh.

Let's all chip in and get that priest dude a copy of the Douay-Rhiems (heh heh heh)

Joe of St. Thérèse said...

I think Fr. Erik posted something on this :)

I've heard that story one too many times, thank goodness where I currently go to Mass none of that will happen.

Lola said...

I am always amazed at "explainations".

A joke I heard once was a man posed a query to a pastor about the parting of the Red Sea. Thinking he was going to enlighten the simple man. He started by explaining that at different times of the year parts of the Red Sea are very shallow, sometimes just a few inches of water. So, basically Moses led Israel at the right time of year. A natural rational explaination for a Biblical event.

The pastor got thoughtful and said, "Why that's amazing, God was able to drown Pharoh's army in a few inches of water!"

God Bless and I hope next vacation you don't have to deal with this nonsense.

Hans Georg Lundahl said...

Yeah, that is amazing!

Hans Georg Lundahl said...

"The problem was that the priest must have been ordained back in the 70's or early 80's becuase he spoke in that horrible sing song voice that the seminarians were taught to use back then."

If he had been Lutheran or Anglican, it might have driven out some of "his" flock to where Christ's is.