The word hyperbole means ‘exaggerated statement or claims not meant to be taken literally.’
Also commonly used today where the word ‘bullshit’ may offend.
In the link below, Fr.Mike tells us that Jesus sometimes spoke in hyperboles and I believe he is wholly misleading in claiming that.
Jesus spoke often in parables but never in hyperboles. Fr.Mike here says Jesus in explaining the dangers of sin used hyperboles; ‘chop off arm’, ‘pluck out eye’, he puts this as his argument for hyperboles and goes on to say this is why it’s OK to ignore Him when He said; ‘call no man father’, claiming that is hyperbole.
I believe this; in warning us of the dangers of sin Jesus never, ever exaggerated. He warned us quite emphatically so we might more easily understand that sin is the only thing that can kill us.
He spoke of sin and of eternity and not of passing moments.
I say this, when Jesus said ‘call no man father’, He did not speak hyperbole, he spoke directly and plainly.
Maybe Fr.Mike needs more time, I think so.
If he continues on this route it won’t be long before he will be telling us soon that hell isn’t real, it’s just hyperbole, an exaggeration, eternal flames? I wonder what he’ll come up with?
I wonder now if he’s on good terms with the head of the jesuits? The guy who just a few months back stated that the devil was just a symbol . . .
I suggested a solution for him, one I know is reliable.