Thursday, September 26, 2019

What does it Mean that Francis is only a Noun "Christian"?

Francis according to a CNN article thinks the meaning of the word "Christian" is only a noun. Moreover, the article says he "is 'allergic' to adjectives."

According to the first definition of the Oxford Dictionary of "Christian" as a noun, it means "a person who has received Christian baptism."

While the the dictionary says "Christian" as a adjective means "professing Christianity or its teachings."

It is understandable why Francis who teaches Communion for adulterers sees himself as a "Christian" noun that is having "received Christian baptism" while having problems with seeing himself as a "Christian" adjective that is "professing Christianity or is teachings."

Pray an Our Father now for the restoration of the Church.


3 comments:

CHARITY DEMANDS said...

Francis said it. Why not comment on the original text rather than CNN's reference?

Justina said...

Why not stick to the point? "Francis" did say it, as a stepping-stone towards his ultimate goal of defining as non-Christian anyone who holds beliefs that would have been categorized as Christian, from the days Our Lord walked the earth in the flesh up until the Protestant Deformation. While I agree with you about the advisability of avoiding all reference to coverage by CNN of anything, I don't mind it in this post. After all, a broken clock is right twice a day.

Aqua said...

@ charity demands:

I took your advice, slogged through the original speech to the employees of the Dicastery Of Communication -

http://m.vatican.va/content/francescomobile/en/speeches/2019/september/documents/papa-francesco_20190923_dicastero-comunicazione.html

Three main points:

1: Don’t proselytize (def - attempt to convert someone to be Catholic). “You must not. It is not Christian” to convert others.

2: Stop trying to be authentically Christian. “I am allergic to those words, ‘small but authentic’”.

3: Don’t be a noun Christian “I am of Christ”. Be rather an adjective Christian who does things.

There you have it. His speech. What an inspiration it is.