From: David Buchanan (DBuchanan@ClassicalRadio.org)
Date: Mon Dec 09 2002 - 02:28:38 GMT
I would say that it is only when you are conformed to God that
you meet God in the Eucharist, ie, only when you are open to DQ that DQ can
flow through you. Which is circular reasoning, but not destructively so I
think. So in traditional terms, the Body of Christ in the Eucharist can only
be perceived mystically, ie by the eyes of faith.
Conformed to god before you meet god? This is slightly worse than circular.
Doesn't it really mean 'conformed the church and its rituals UNTIL you meet
god, without much help from us? Before the paragraph is over we can only
meet god by mystical perception? To my understanding mystical perception
includes seeing the Christ in yourself, not in your bread and wine. And are
the "eyes of faith" really an ie of mystical perception? I usually don't
mind theological terms, but in this makes little sense. Let's start slowly.
You're eating the flesh and drinking the blood of god, right? You're
absorbing the god, taking it inside yourself. Its a sacrificed feast that
allows the mystical union. Is it not possible to describe the rituals of the
church in such a way? It seems you're a bit boxed in. Maybe it would help to
try a non-partisan description of the Anglican sign-posts to DQ. I'd like to
see that too.
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