>But then they say, Make and image of Christ and of his Mother who gave birth to God, and let that suffice. What an absurdity! You confess clearly that you are an enemy of the saints! For if you make an image of Christ, but in no wise of the saints, it is clear that you do not prohibit the image, but rather the honor due to the saints
Oh no how dare I honor God and recognize all glory belongs to him rather than honoring men.
>, some-thing that no one has ever dared to do or undertake with such brazenness.
That is provably false at best and a flat out lie at worst depending on when this was written and the writers knowledge.
>You are not waging a war against images, but against the saints.
First of all that doesn't logically follow, especially since most Christians who are against idols are against idols of God as well. Secondly worship of idols/icons (same word in the original greek) and the worship of men are both bad, and there is a very long tradition of pious Christians fighting both.
>is is said that "God stands in the company of gods, in the midst he dis-criminates between the gods,"
Wow. Not only are you a pagan you also saying we are as gods. Hi lucifer.
>I venerate the image of Christ, as God incarnate; of the mistress of all, the Mother of God
So which is it, do you merely "venerate" God or do you worship Mary.
>"we are not under the law, but under grace"
>unironically saying one or all of the ten commandments no longer apply
Go have a gay orgy then because you are no longer under the law.
>Peter, the supreme chief of the apostles,
Orthobros remain unslighted by this travesty it seems.
>we do not mourn for the saints, but we celebrate their death.
32 Then, when Mary had come to where Jesus was, and saw Him, she fell down at His feet, saying to Him, “Lord, if You had been here, my brother would not have died.”
33 Therefore, when Jesus saw her weep (and also the Judeans who came with her weep), He groaned in the spirit and was troubled in Himself,
34 and said, “Where have you laid him?” They said to Him, “Lord, come and see.”
35 Jesus wept.
How very Christian to celebrate death, when even our Lord wept for a man he would soon revive.
>"For the honor given to the image passes to the archetype,"
Of course that's how it works, why else would God explicitly commanded people not to make images of Him.
Also this is pretty much flat out admitting your idolatry. You are "honoring" images to honor what they represent, which is what half the cases of idolatry where.
>and anyone who touched a corpse was reckoned unclean, even Moses himself. Now the memorials of the saints are celebrated.
Yes, you've made quite a lot of oral traditions over praising parts of corpses, I can't believe catholics are proud of this.
>Either, therefore, give up the festal memorials of the saints, which are contrary to the old law, or accept the images
Don't worry, we did. :) I pray that you too stop rejecting the word of God.