Friday, August 18, 2006

Breaking news: A Lost Article of Aquinas' Summa Found

In breaking satire, roving reporter Tim at The Lapped Catholic found a missing text from Thomas Aquinas' Summa Theologiae earlier today.

Is God made of soap?

We proceed thus to the Ninth Article:

Objection 1: It would seem that God is made of soap. For whatever is highest in a genus must be predicated of God. But the highest in the genus of cleanliness, which the Philosopher says is next to godliness, is soap.

Objection 2: Moreover, Scripture says, "Wash me, and I shall be clean indeed." But it belongs to soap to wash.

See here for the rest.

--I.C. (Thanks Tim!)


St. Jimbob of the Apokalypse said...

Well it would stand to reason that:

Soap cleans stains,

The Blood of Jesus is required to cleanse the stain of sin,

Jesus, as a person in the Divine Trinity, is God,

Therefore, God is Soap.

Athanasius contra mundo said...

Its so absurd that it almost sounds plausible.

The Ironic Catholic said...

Thomas' methodology makes lots of thigns sound good....