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Call no man father.

De Maria's picture

Hello all,

On another topic, the Esteemed Julabee Jones is castigating Catholics roundly for calling priests, father.

She bases that opinion on Jesus' injunction, "call no man father". Now I don't see any qualifications there. Jesus didn't say, don't call priests father. He said
And call no man your father upon the earth.... Matthew 23:9

Yet, I've met no one, Protestant or Catholic, who doesn't call their dad, father. Except a few disrespectful children.

So I was wondering, what do you call your father? A question, by the way, which the sweet Julabee, has yet to answer.


De Maria

Noshic's picture

I've rechecked. I've not

I've rechecked. I've not written any message to anyone else on this thread.
And I've consistently said that one must look at the spirit in which these words were said. So you must be dreaming.

I'm amazed that you think 'it's besides the point' that no apostle ever asked to be addressed as 'Father' or Holy', or demanded any ceremonial honours for themselves. Nor is there any scriptural evidence of people addressing them as such .

Picking out a few verses of your choice out of context, while missing the whole spirit of the Gospel. Classic case of missing the wood for the tree.