You know--one of those things we might not have to give full assent to in order to be in full communion, and just sorta muddle along giving the best response we can according to our modern conscience.
I'm thinking Matthew 16:18-19--for starters.
Just like the various Credos saying nothing about sex and marriage, they also don't talk about a pope. Can't be that essential.
Not when conscience is king.
Why not? Once you've opened up that can of serpents, your defenses quickly boil down to varieties of special pleading.
Don't worry about it--go and get your wafer.
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