Tuesday, 12 November 2013

MEDJUGORJE APPARITIONS BANNED : A Clever Diversion

 
MEDJUGORJE APPARITIONS BANNED: A Clever Diversion


..according to the fundamentals of contract law a Contract is defined as...


1) n. an agreement with specific terms between two or more persons or entities in which there is a promise to do something in return for a valuable benefit known as consideration

 

..as well there are certain elements which comprise a contract and these summarily are an offer, an acceptance of that offer which results in a meeting of the minds, a promise to perform, a valuable consideration(such as payment or a benefit), a time frame with which to perform the duties or commitments, terms and conditions, and performance...



..if one makes an analogy albeit crude calling Baptism a sort of spiritual contract whereby if one fulfills the promises one will reap the benefits..however this is not the sole reason for loving God yet it is a crude analogy for our purpose...


..indeed we can see similarities through baptism an offer of eternal life is made, the acceptance of that offer results in a union of spirit between God and a soul, there are certain promises such as eschewing evil and satan’s pomps,the payment of virtue is made to a soul who perseveres in truth and faith, terms and conditions would be to follow the commandments and the precepts of the Church and her decrees, the time frame is a lifetime, and performance coincides with a soul’s attempt at remaining as free from sin as possible through a regular examination of conscience...


...now concerning the recent decree by the Church to remand the faithful to desist from participating in any gathering where the credibility of any MEDJUGORJE apparitions be taken for granted we see we have a prior agreement and we have two parties at play...the Church has its duty to study and approve or disprove such apparitions ..indeed such a study has been made and it has been found that nothing supernatural can be ascertained..now the duty of the faithful in this contract must be duly noted and that is that no presumption...in latin praesumere (take for granted)...may be made concerning the credibility of any apparitions..indeed for an apparition to be credible it must have some sort of Authority backing it..in this case that Authority would come from the Church due to the nature of the contract of Baptism..

..here is the dubious commentary which veers from the truth with a clever diversion..


Clarification on Medjugorje Letter

Statement by Fr. Robert Faricy, S.J.

November 7, 2013


“These Medjugorje apparitions or supernatural revelations have not yet been formally approved by the Church. Therefore, clerics and the faithful are not permitted to participate in meetings or public celebrations during which the credibility of such apparitions would be taken for granted. But it is perfectly okay to believe in these apparitions and attend them in parishes. For example, a host church can say Ivan’s apparition will be at 5:40 p.m. To comply with the Most Reverend Gerhard Ludwig Mueller’s letter to the USCCB Conference, you simply add to the invitation or announcement of the apparition time, ‘These apparitions have not been approved formally by the Church.’ The parish, the clergy and the faithful would then be in compliance with the Apostolic Nunciature of the United States of America. PN 3980.


“The letter, informing all U.S. bishops, never states the cancellation of a Medjugorje visionary’s visit, such as Ivan’s schedule. It states Ivan is scheduled to appear at certain parishes around the country. Archbishop Carlo Marie Vigano continues, ‘It is anticipated, moreover, that Mr. Dragicevic will be receiving “apparitions” during these scheduled appearances.’It never states cancelling or banning Ivan’s visits. It stipulates only the requirement that the credibility of the apparitions not be taken for granted. Therefore, the simple statement suffices, “These apparitions are not formally approved by the Church.” Ivan, therefore, is free along with parishes, clerics and the faithful to have meetings, conferences and public celebrations as long as the above “not formally approved” statement is made so that the credibility of the apparitions not be taken for granted. The apparitions have not been proven or disproven. It is perfectly okay to believe in these apparitions, and to attend these events.

- Fr. Robert Faricy SJ
....indeed one is not even sure the attribution to the author of this letter(since it bears no signature) is genuine and so the faithful should be wary as to the credibility of such a letter in the first place....

.. notwithstanding , we have a clever deception or diversion at play in this commentary where it indicates meetings of the faithful may be made as long as a disclaimer is added to the program which states “the Church does not approve such apparitions”...indeed this is a clever diversion known in logic as an ignoratio elenchi or irrelevant conclusion...such logical fallacy diverts one from the point and effectively changes the subject matter and leads one to a conclusion which is similar but not the exact point one is required to prove...so we see by saying the Church does not approve we are broaching the duty of the Church ONLY...we have not called upon or examined the duty of the faithful of not to presume in public gatherings or not to participate in a gathering where the validity is deemed genuine..if the faithful are still presuming (taking for granted) in their mind that the apparitions are genuine then they are at variance in reasoning with the Church....if people wish to believe in private indeed they are free to do so...since any mind is free to think as it chooses...however this is imprudent since the CHurch has never validated such a claim...


...and so after reading the commentary and its positive affirmation that this disclaimer suffices one gets the false idea that the matter is adequately broached...

....in this contract we must also broach (call upon) the duty of the faithful and as such the faithful have a duty of not to presume publicly thus promoting confusion or take for granted any supernaturality or credibility...indeed an apparition is not credible if it is not stamped with the approbation of some Church authority who has jurisdiction on the matter..up until now the only authorities who have jurisdiction have maintained no supernaturality can be asserted..and so we see the faithful may not participate where a supposition in their mind occurs with the intention of validiating claims of a true vision of the Virgin Mary related to MEDJUGORJE...

....... so the above commentary only broaches the duty of the Church while subtly diverting attention from the duty of the faithful..if the faithful or the seers themselves maintain or presume any such supernaturality then the faithful and the prelates of the Church may not attend such a gathering...according to the decree of the Church.....no conclusive presumptions may be made in a public forum all such presumptions are indeed rebuttable (able to be challenged) since in the official mind of the Church no such parity of reasoned supernaturality has been made manifest.....  amen