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The teachings of the Catholic Church have remained clear and distinct and well-founded.  But the men of the Church, especially the clergy, have added legends around the truths.  These legends are referred to as false history or false science.  (It is tragic that today we are filled with more unscientific science than with true science.)   

Legends are not so bad; they are essentially parables.  They are stories told, not as true history but, as a symbol.  False history and false science are terrible evils.  Legends, in fact, add beauty and humor which are entertaining; they become harmful when they are taken for false history.   

And today, Christians tend to base their faith on legends, usually local legends, being ignorant of the Tradition of the Church.  A little legend mixed with the truth is not so bad; but a little legend with no admixture of truth or an excess of legend can be disastrous.  Most objections to the Catholic Church are objections towards the legends in the Church. 

Tragically, legends have been considered as truth and truth as legendary.   







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