Thursday, March 25, 2010

A Fluke, A Message?
You make the call

Helmet tip to Heather via The Hermeneutic of Continuity.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's a cute picture, but can you say "photoshop"? The story over at Hermeneutic is compelling though. Still, the kid's head isn't even wet. The water flows away. If it isn't photoshopped, then yes, it may be miraculous.

8:43 AM  
Blogger JLS said...

Not sure why they are so fascinated with glass and kitchen vessels.

9:12 AM  
Blogger Joseph Reierson said...

@ Cliff:

I bet the reason that the water flows away from the child's head has to do with the velocity at which it is poured. Ever tried to pour coffee out of a mug slowly? Sometimes it'll even depend on shape of the mug/glass but no need to go into fluid mechanics here. I just don't think Photoshop had anything to do with the shape of the water.

Considering it an authentic picture, I find it very endearing and God bless all.

5:16 PM  
Blogger JLS said...

Ohhh ... the little Cross ... looks like there is a corpus on it.

Mechanics: If you begin to pour while moving the container forward, then the water will look like that ... except for the cross.

Maybe the cross is hanging from the man's neck and the water obscures it and makes it look like it is part of the water?

9:53 PM  
Blogger VSO said...

Baptism is supposed to be full submersion anyway.

10:00 PM  
Blogger JLS said...

So, VSO, if you are convinced that Baptism is only valid by full "submersion" (the word is emersion), then all you have to do is go to a swimming pool, go under, and have a friend pronounce the words, "I baptise you in the name of the Father, of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit". And you'll be all set. Look it up in the CCC.

11:14 PM  
Blogger JLS said...

In Acts of the Apostles, ch 16 verse 33 St Paul has been freed from jail by an earthquake. The jailer takes them into his house where St Paul baptizes him and his family ... not likely to have been immersion.

The Calvinists hold that baptismal water is symbolic for blood baptism ... This is likely where the Baptists derive their notion that only immersion qualifies as a valid baptism, since we are fully immersed in the Blood of Jesus.

And this Calvinist doctrine, which is false, leads to the conclusion that their baptism fulfills the nature of the Eucharist, ie the Blood of Christ, which they have no authority to bestow.

Such a Calvinist doctrine also points to the error that is called by them "predestination". This word is used in Catholicism, but carries a different meaning. In Calvinism it means that one is created either for Heaven or Hell and no matter what that person does in life, it will not change the course of the so called "predestination".

Stick with Catholicism, VSO, you'll get farther in the end.

11:31 PM  

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