I don’t know about you, but I am a little tired of the suggestion (from churchmen who shall remain nameless, out of respect for those who are offended by gender-exclusive language) that people are too stooopid to understand the new translation which, God willing, we will be able to use before the Lord returns.
Let me put this to you this way:
Are you stooopid or something?
Okay, boys and girls, let’s have a test!
Let’s read the new and improved text of the Creed used at Mass.
Here we go! I will flag in RED the parts that might be tooo haaard. Skip them if you have to.
I believe in one God,
the Father almighty,
maker of heaven and earth,
of all things visible and invisible.
And in one Lord Jesus Christ,
the Only Begotten Son of God,
born of the Father before all ages.
God from God, Light from Light,
true God from true God,
begotten, not made,
consubstantial* with the Father;
through him all things were made.
For us men and for our salvation
he came down from heaven,
and by the Holy Spirit
was incarnate* of the Virgin Mary,
and became man.
For our sake
he was crucified under Pontius Pilate,
he suffered death and was buried,
and rose again on the third day
in accordance with the Scriptures.
He ascended into heaven and is seated
at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again in glory
to judge the living and the dead
and his kingdom will have no end.
[…] And in the Holy Spirit, the Lord,
the giver of life, who proceeds
from the Father and the Son,
who with the Father and the Son
is adored and glorified,
who has spoken through the prophets.
[…] And one, holy, catholic
and apostolic Church.
I confess one baptism
for the forgiveness of sins
and I look forward to the resurrection
of the dead
and the life of the world to come. Amen.
*WARNING: These are in fact haaard parts, generally considered by smart people… not necessary just liberal smart people (in other words, people smarter than you), to be mysteries. While they ought to be covered thoroughly in your First Holy Communion catechesis as well as from the pulpit at different times of the year, they do remain sort of haaard, even ineffable. This fact does NOT… NOT… put the following POLL in the category of "trick question".
Okay! I am sure that was haaard, but let’s see how you did!