Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Okay, confirmation students...see how your memorization of the catechism can pay off?
Thanks to Chris Rosebrough for posting this at Extreme Theology, and for saying it all when he wrote, "Laugh or cry. This is sad on so many levels."
The thing is, if I was in this guy's shoes, and this was the only message I was sending out on YouTube, I would be sure to include something about the fact that not only do we not know God's Law perfectly, we don't keep it perfectly either! That's where the Gospel comes in. And that's what's missing in this presentation. He leaves you with the impression that it's simply all about knowing and keeping God's Commandments. And that's only going to lead you to either pride (and a false pride, at that) or despair.
Oh, and by the way, if you do decide to take up the challenge, I fully expect to see a $20,000 check in the plate after you win.