Dropping it would be damaging to the faithful. Some might be scandalized.
We can't drop it because its true.
Are there any catholics here that would be ok with removing the filioque? Just curious...I would be ok with it being changed to "through the Son" to more clearly express what we mean.
In simple and non-fight with Isa bickering language, why not just drop it?
I mean ,if unity stood in the balance, everything, including Papal infallibility had been resolved and the only thing standing in the way of the unity was simply dropping the filioque and you got to decide what to do:
Would you drop it?
Or keep it in spite of all other matters being resolved and keep the division?
So we can add anything to the Creed if it is "true" and then not drop it in virtue of that?
Like the amount of jolly ranchers I ate last year? (The answer is zero, BTW.)
Oh well Papist, I had higher hopes . . .
In the world I suggested, in the thought experiment, you think the unity brought forth over a single dispute would not outweigh the "scandal".
And really, it seems the RCs would delight perhaps in this sorta scandal given your recent ones.
As noted above, I ain't got no problem with the way you all explain it. I don't care if that is how it started.
In our adult education thing at the parish, a disgruntled RC tried bringing up the filioque as the work of Satan basically.
Be happy, that I defended you all to the last breath. Because it is true and charitable.
I think I scandalized nearly everyone else in the room for my comments about the EOs desire not to listen to what RCs TODAY say about the filioque.
Scandal ain't always bad. Truth and love.