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Oh my, a fight between Candida Moss and Bill O’Reilly to determine which one is more ignorant about Jesus Christ.  The entire video is cringe inducing to anyone who has read the Gospels.  My reaction while watching it was the same one of Henry Kissinger during the Iran-Iraq War:  It is a pity that they both can’t lose.  The difference of course is that O’Reilly is a TV talking head, one or two steps up from a barker at a freak show.  One expects him to be bone ignorant.  Ms. Moss, whose lack of academic prowess we have examined here and here as to her The Myth of Persecution, which twists the history of Roman persecutions of Christians for contemporary political ends, is a Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity in the theology department of Notre Dame.  That sad fact tells you all you need to know about the standards of scholarship, and sanity, now on display at that university.

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  1. I don’t watch unless he promises to bite off the head of a rooster.

    When I was (1972 BA) in school I spent more time drinking than thinking. However, I learned (more useless stuff) that a scholar is supposed to strive after the truth, not “mine” tomes for out-of-context factoids that advance an agenda, narrative or opinion.

    Jesus says that, in addition to obeying all the Commandments, we must sell your property and (personally) give the (not other people’s) money to the poor. He never mentions Caesar. Then we must take up our crosses and follow Him. The disciples were amazed and asked Jesus, “Who, then, can be saved?” To which Jesus answers, “This is impossible for man, but for God everything is possible.” (Matt. 19: 16-26; Mark 10:17-31; Luke 18:18-30).

    If I had a kid that attended ND, I’d ask for a refund.

  2. In a discussion between a flaming socialist, ,Notre Dame “theology professor” (redundant admittedly) and a sort of every-man Catholic like Bill O, I’m siding with the man of good faith who doesn’t make a mockery of the Church and use Christ for shameless political cover.

  3. The human mind cannot fully comprehend God. These two are just more obvious about it than others. Way more obvious.

  4. I watched that interview. If Candida really believes Jesus is a socialist, in that he was perfectly clear and not exaggerating the difficulty when he said “rich men” cannot get to heaven unless they sell all they have…

    she is basically saying that there is no heaven, since taken to its (theo?) logical conclusion, it is impossible to ever “sell enough”. There is no objective measure short of death to know when you have sold enough. She is basically saying that Jesus is not God; he was just yanking on everybody’s chain. She’s pretty proud of herself for being in on this joke on the rest of us.

  5. True blond story:

    One evening, I was leaving the Empire State Building by one of the 33rd Street exits.

    A blond (I was going to write “flummoxed, blond” but it is redundant) woman asked one of the security people, “How do I get out of here?”

    The first thing that popped into my alleged mind was, “The same way you got in here!”

  6. I can’t watch any of this anymore. It is a colossal turnoff and disturbing. These moronic commentators and professors that spew such nonsense can’t possibly attend mass with any regularity; they know nothing. It is sickening. I am so over this worldly garbage.

  7. These moronic commentators and professors that spew such nonsense can’t possibly attend mass with any regularity; they know nothing./#commentsJoanc57

    Alas, to “know nothing” is almost proof positive that one does attend mass regularly in this post-Vatican II age of content-free homilies.

  8. To see that Ms Moss has no understanding of the Christian message is understandable. To be annoyed with O’Reilly happens to me all the time, but your comments about O’Reilly reveal you as a Liberal bigot with questionable objectivity.

  9. @RPM64 Liberal bigots like Don are hard to find these days, wantonly posing as an orthodox Catholic defending conservative principles at every turn.

    Granted he’ll leave you scratching your head at his prudential judgment at times but that’s no reason to lump him in with Satan’s secularist henchman, liberals.

  10. “To be annoyed with O’Reilly happens to me all the time, but your comments about O’Reilly reveal you as a Liberal bigot with questionable objectivity. ”

    Thank you rpm. I relish new insults tossed my way, and I have never been called a liberal bigot before. Muchas Gracias!

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