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If Only Jesus Had More Time...

Wow. I'm linking this one up just because I've never seen anything like this argument before. And I can't believe I haven't seen it before. The argument goes that if Jesus had more time he would have...(insert favorite issue here like abortion, gay marriage, etc...)

I love it. It's so mind bogglingly stupid that it'll simply stun many opponents into silence. And after all, silence is what they really want anyway. Cranky Con found it in the Cincinatti Enquirer:

Rich Leonardi links to a letter in the Cincinnati Enquirer where a letter writer makes this brilliant argument for women’s ordination.
“Jesus chose the apostles, he chose men not women.” As a believer in Jesus Christ, I choose to believe that had he more time, Jesus would have eventually seen the light and taken full advantage of the brillance, endurance and patience of women, thus entrusting them as apostles (”Women of faith: no stifling debate“). I have faith he would ensure equality.
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7 comments:

Gail F said...

In Cincinnati, we find our minds pretty boggled by this argument... but it hasn't gotten us to shut up!

Sarah said...

The whole "If Jesus had more time" arguement shows a deep lack of trust and faith in the person who throws it in the Father Who sent Him. I mean the whole, "If only the Father had given Jesus more time on earth!" complex implies that the Father had it wrong in His plans for His Son and chose to bring salvation on the cross at the wrong time.

It also implies deep mistrust in the wisdom of Jesus. Jesus knew many months ahead very clearly what would happen to Him- he warned his disciples about His death on a cross several times long before it happened. If Jesus knew that far in advance how He would die, wouldn't it stand to reason He would have prepared all His followers for life after He had died and ascended? It's not to hard to see that Christ meant for his Apostles to be men since He knew the how and when of the end of His earthly ministry and therefore had ample time to prepare His Church in the way He wanted it to be.

Also the passage where Jesus gives Peter the keys to heaven comes to mind. (Paraphrasing) "You are Peter and upon this rock I will build MY church."

That's the problem with all these people wanting to change the Church to their liking- they lack the humility and obedience to fully follow Christ and His will for His Church.

I'm probably preaching to the choir here, but this kind of thing just drives me nuts!

Anonymous said...

This argument bolsters my contention that libs and dissidents don't follow Jesus. They use Jesus as a blank screen onto which they project their own already-held leftist/dissident values and opinions. The argument amounts to saying, "If Jesus had had more time, he'd have done things that I agree with." That's self-worship, not Christian discipleship. I see it all the time in California.

Anonymous said...

Wow. That is a *really* special argument...

jvdg said...

C.S. Lewis put this exact argument in the mouth of a fictional character in "The Great Divorce." Needless to say, Lewis points out the absurdity of it.

Jennifer said...

This argument is simply ridiculous and blatantly ignorant to the attributes of God. These folks are just sad.....I wish they would quit trying to figure God out (using their deeply darkened intellect) and instead learn who He is through Scripture and the infallible teachings of the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church. I am so grateful for the gift of Faith. Thank you Jesus!

Sarah said...

jvdg- I loved that book! CS Lewis is great at explaining human nature and faith in such clear allegory- he's one of my favorite authors:).


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