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If you were the last Christian left, would you still believe you are the one who got it right? In other words, The strength of your belief has nothing to do with how many people agree with you. (besides, God would still be there even if all of mankind was not, right?) Next: Count up all religions that have ever been, even religions of one. There are more than just a few, there have been thousands. Now if only one of you is right, and the rest are wrong, what makes you so confident you have the right choice? Considering that there are millions of believers out there who truly believe that you have it wrong and they are correct. If you look simply at the numbers of different religions, then the odds that any given one is 'true' are incredibly small.
1/5/2010 12:54:50 AM
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Hi there - i listen to your sermons every week - thanks a lot for this one, which makes some worthy points

however, when you say "one of us must be wrong" - you could just as well say that "both of us may be wrong"

1/5/2010 6:08:23 PM
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Cheryl B.
I would urge those who object to Fr. Barron's views in this homily to listen to homily 156 from 2004 for a more complete understanding of what he's presenting. Also, I think what Fr. Barron means when he says, " must be wrong," is that even though both belief systems MAY be wrong, the two presented are so divergent that if one is correct, the other by necessity must not be. Please listed to homily 156 from 2004.
1/6/2010 9:50:01 PM
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michaek kush
do you have the sermon,inwritting
1/12/2010 4:51:07 PM
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1/13/2010 9:17:06 AM
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The entirety and fullness of Truth is found only in the Catholic Church which is the one, holy, catholic, and apostolic Church of Christ.

See "DOMINUS IESUS"*****ents/rc_con_cfaith_doc_20000806_dominus-iesus_en.html

"Therefore, in connection with the unicity and universality of the salvific mediation of Jesus Christ, the unicity of the Church founded by him must be firmly believed as a truth of Catholic faith. Just as there is one Christ, so there exists a single body of Christ, a single Bride of Christ: “a single Catholic and apostolic Church”.51 Furthermore, the promises of the Lord that he would not abandon his Church (cf. Mt 16:18; 28:20) and that he would guide her by his Spirit (cf. Jn 16:13) mean, according to Catholic faith, that the unicity and the unity of the Church — like everything that belongs to the Church's integrity — will never be lacking."
1/13/2010 11:57:41 AM
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I think Chris has a good insight and perhaps would enjoy deconstructing the idea of subjective truth and Moral Relativism.
1/13/2010 11:44:58 PM
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allan garry
It seems to me that after reading the afore mentioned previous sermons, that the more central question is how does ones belief system impact ones eternity. Both from a minimum and maximum perspective.I have heard fr. barron say that even an athesist might be found in heaven, while others would say this is an immposibility.Who is right on this score I would love to hear that addressed.
peace be with you,Allan
1/14/2010 8:56:12 AM
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