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    Andres Ortiz
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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?

    #3262

    Benedict
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    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).

    #3269

    Andres Ortiz
    Keymaster

    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 src=” title=”Wink” />

    #3273

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

    #3279

    Andres Ortiz
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    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 src=” title=”Wink” />

    #3281

    Benedict
    Member

    Greek or Augustinan reckoning?

    #3282

    Andres Ortiz
    Keymaster

    What do you mean by that?

    #3284

    Benedict
    Member

    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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    Andres Ortiz
    Keymaster

    Augustinian then, of course <img src=” title=”Smile” />

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