Heresy

Painfully to the point list!

Monday Evening

The Seven Stages Of Heresy , by Pat Archbold, has been making the rounds. Here they are in their entirety:

Stage 1

Immoral practice is clearly condemned and anathematized. The eternal salvation of souls is at stake. Some people still do it, but they are understood to be sinners and sometimes socially ostracized.

Stage 2

Immoral practice is still clearly condemned but nobody really talks about it. More people do it, but not considered ideal.

Stage 3

Immoral practice is formally condemned, but such condemnation is rarely taught. Many more people do it, it is just the way life is sometimes.

Stage 4

Immoral practice is still formally condemned, but most clergy look the other way and some even encourage it. Most people do it, what is the big deal?

Stage 5

Immoral practice is still formally condemned, but we must find a way to act pastorally toward all those…

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