Sunday, 14 February 2016
New Virginian Catholics
"...New Virginia's Catholics included a sprinkling of zealots displeased with the changes in the Church after Vatican II." (p. 430)
That answers one set of questions asked earlier. See here. However, I am not sure why it is mentioned at this point in the text. The reference has been merely to a Franciscan mission and its converts in Antelope Valley (see image).
Theologians might ponder whether the Jesus of one Earth saves souls on another Earth? There must be many Jesuses as well as alternative versions of Christianity or of other religions that have performed the same role on different Earths, like, e.g., an alternative Mithraism that admitted women and historicized the story of Mithras sacrificing the bull. (These changes would make Mithraism more acceptable as a universal religion in the Roman Empire, just as Christianity preserved Jewish monotheism but without the divisive Jewish dietary laws.)
I did not intend to make this post just about alternative religions but have wound up saying slightly more than expected and it has got quite late so let's sign off until maybe some time after a night's sleep. Onward.