Saturday, December 03, 2005

Pitney: 2, Right-Wing: 0

Professor in the classroom, professor in life - Jack Pitney calls out two of his own for 'Ungodly Mistakes'. Seems Pat Boone is trying to revive bad Tocqueville and Bill O'Reilly needs to go back to Sunday school.


JB said...

Huh, I always thought of Sunday School as an originally protestant thing, and as a protestant (until a few years ago) I always though the immaculate conception was referring to the virgin birth. So maybe he needs to get himself back to catholic school, but Sunday school might not be the best source of Catholic doctrine. ;-)

cd said...

Um, Sunday is a day of the week, not a religious term. Catholics get their religious education on any number of days of the week - sometimes Sunday, sometimes a weekday. We usually call it CCD.

But the Immaculate Conception, as far as I know, spans all Christian sects, Catholic and Protestant alike. And it does, in fact, refer to the fact that Mary was born free of original sin. Not Jesus's birth.

Merry Christmas.

JB said...

Merry Christmas to you too!

My only point was that protestants tend to call their "religious" education at church Sunday school. I guess if Catholics tend to call it CCD, that's pretty much all I was trying to say.

As to the immaculate conception, my impression is that protestants do not generally accept the idea of the immaculate conception.

I understand the theological concept being referred to when Catholics speak of the immaculate conception, but protestants I believe do not generally accept it. Virgin Birth yes, Immaculate Conception. And when they refer to the immaculate conception they are probably referring to the virgin birth.

We're agreed on the big stuff no doubt, but some of the other stuff there's disagreement. The whole sola scriptura thing.

Anonymous said...

Actually, Bill O'Reilly is Catholic too.

I always called it CCD as well (for the life of me, I can't remember what that stands for Catholic Catechism D...). But then there seemed to be an effort to change the name here in Sacramento, but I got the impression it wasn't just Sacramento. I think it was CFF (Catholic Faith Formation, which apparently after a little googling encompasses much more than traditional CCD).

My point is: is it still CCD, or am I just getting old (and sort of a lapsed Catholic) and don't know the new lingo.