As far as attempts at making this a matter of theological principle are concerned, though, I especially don't buy the "can't represent the bridegroom" thing, and I think you're right to say it's a form of Donatism (hadn't thought to put it that way, but makes sense). It's not like someone with ssa can't understand the meaning of nuptiality. We're talking an affective disorder, not an intellectual one (though it may have some intellectual consequences). Besides, does someone with heterosexual lusts really live nuptiality (yet)?This kind of clear thinking is one of the reasons why his is ONE of my favorite blogs.
Tuesday, December 10, 2002
And furthermore....Kevin Miller adds in an e-mail:
Posted by Robert Gotcher at Tuesday, December 10, 2002