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    The second Commandment is to not take the Lord’s name in vain, but I was just reading the Catechism and it says this commandment also extends to saints.

    Does anyone know why exactly? Blasphemy of a saint is not quite nearly the same as blasphemy of Jesus.

    Any ideas?


    Theosis. 2 Peter 1:4

    Similar reasoning for the Church (Body and Bride of Christ) and sacred relics (conduits of God’s power and grace).


    Oh, I suppose. I didn’t take it to that level when I was thinking about it last night. Some of the teachings of the Church are not immediately apparent but require putting a few things together logically. <img decoding=” title=”Wink” />


    You just wanted a longer discussion. <img decoding=” title=”Very Happy” />


    Well, I primarily wanted an answer, but if a discussion arose out of it that would be cool.

    I was asking because I am writing a series of articles about the 10 Commandments and I stumbled upon that in the Catechism so I decided to ask about it here. <img decoding=” title=”Wink” />


    Greek or Augustinan reckoning?


    What do you mean by that?


    Those are the two systems for determining the numbering of the Ten Commandments. The Protestants and Orthodox adopted the Greek numbers while Catholics and German Lutherans use the Augustinian ones.


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