Transubstitute II

In relation to “Transubstitute“, concerning views in relation to transubstantiation, Neil Remington Abramson commented as follows:

I don’t know why the bread and wine wouldn’t be symbolically (or even really) the body and blood of Christ. If you believe… As Gabriel Marcel might say, it is a mystery. If God is unfathomable, unknowable and all powerful, what are his limits and how would we know?

It is part of the scientific attitude of our society that everything must be known and reduced to banality. But then at least we know, and can’t be fooled, but then later new evidence surfaces to indicate maybe we were wrong all along.

But then, at least finally, we do know for sure, until the next new evidence proves that we maybe were still wrong after all. And science is about discovering new evidence. There is no end to it and the doubt that it produces.

Transubstantiation is a mystery. You don’t know and will never be sure – or maybe you will be sure, but will you be right? You don’t know for sure.

If you have faith, then you know and will not be consumed with doubt.

In addition, it is man – some men – who condemn others for life, with no hope of forgiveness and reconciliation.

God is not like that.


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One Response to Transubstitute II

  1. I also think the hardest one to forgive, if you value morality, is yourself. I suspect that’s why God sent his Son.

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