Tuesday, May 05, 2015

"Madlibbing with Modernism ..."

Elliot Bougis, "Madlibbing with Modernism ..." (FideCogitActio, April 25, 2015):
“Many __________ of the present day are little concerned about [the marks of the true Church]; the question of deciding between true and false in religion never occurs to them. They hold that all churches are equally true, since all taken collectively constitute the Church Catholic with which a man may be united by a good life even though he belong to no particular church organization. It is a matter of supreme indifference whether a person belong to one church or another; in fact, it seems to matter little whether he belong to any church. Moreover, they hold that every man enjoys full liberty to worship God according to the dictates of his own conscience. Hence every man is free to select the church that suits his fancy or convenience…. God, it seems, has no voice in the matter; He must be content to receive such worship as man sees fit to render Him. It is evident that marks for recognizing the true Church have no place in such a system.”
Now, for $800 bollars, fill in the blank!

A. adolescents

B. Protestants

C. Catholics

D. bishops

BONUS QUESTION: When was this passage penned?
Any takers? I haven't heard that anyone has claimed the $800, which is probably rhetorical anyway. But you can email Mr. Bougis at fidescogitactio@ gmail . com

[Hat tip to JM]

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