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Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Dr. D'Ambrosio on Tradition and Reform

Dr. D'Ambrosio makes an excellent case about what Christ thought about tradition per se, which is that he didn't condemn all human traditions. Last I checked, celebrating our birthdays was still tolerated, perhaps with the exception of the Iglesia ni Kristo or Jehovah's Witnesses. Traditions are inescapable human realities. Both Judaism and Christianity found their way across the centuries through oral and practiced traditions. The question is not whether they are human in origin, for much of those are benign and, in and of themselves, good and Godly. The question is whether they supplant the will of God. Dr. D'Ambrosio explains.

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