Not only is this young son totally unacquainted with the Divine Liturgy, or Church history, or the Lutheran confessions, and most probably never heard Chesterton’s wonderful quip about the Church being where the “democracy of the dead” still have a say,” his commenters are worse.
They are the “democracy of the dumb!”
Worst of all – he is “out there” – advertising what he says as being indicative of the Confessional Lutheran Church, and the Church Catholic of all ages. He most certainly fails on both counts!
Were I diligently looking for “the problem” with Divine Worship in our present day and age, this posting would have to serve as Exhibit A.
He is unsure and uncertain in his own mind. That is, alone, a personal problem. When he shifts his problem onto the rest of us – he ends up not only shattering the 8th, but likewise, encouraging us to follow his prescription as if it were some new-found revelation, and those of us poor saps who advocate proper Divine Worship in the catholic, evangelical manner passed down (not made up by!) by our Lutheran forefathers AND the Church of all ages.
Take the issue in its barest form – Acts 2:42:
“42 And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, the breaking of bread and the prayers.“
Is there anything from the approved Synodical forms both we in weird collars and our flocks vowed to follow, that deviates from that of the Church of its earliest day? No. But now we have the “new and improved” liturgical geniuses who, no matter the degree, substitute what they “feel” for what is good, right and salutary, to do what he says we shouldn’t do – “dress up Jesus,” and then chastises us for dressing up Jesus.
Classic case of not knowing what one does not know he doesn’t know, and eminently ignorable.