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Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by civ_king, Apr 28, 2011.

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  1. Holycannoli

    Holycannoli Chieftain

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    What? Other demons? What I said was satan is working hard to break apart the church and while there's been some success it has not succumbed. The church divided into east and west, then the protestant reformation splintered christianity, and the most recent attacks are from within.

    The protestant reformation was not a good thing. Look at what we've wound up with: Evangelists asking for money on TV, people going around claiming the bible is the sole authority on everything christian, people going around with their own interpretations and claiming the same, people denying the Sacraments especially the Eucharist, and a general christian vs christian attitude.

    Oddly enough, it's not catholics who have an anti-protestant attitude, but protestants who have an anti-catholic attitude. I've heard a few people so far say they've grown up with anti-catholic parents, but I don't know one catholic who ever said they grew up with anti-protestant parents. It just doesn't happen. I guess when you're comfortable knowing you're part of true, original church you don't need to attack other churches huh ;)

    It is also my belief that christianity will be reunited under the Holy See in the future, when the truth is revealed before the apocalypse. All this protestantism while damaging is ultimately temporary.
     
  2. civ_king

    civ_king Deus Caritas Est

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    The problem was swines like Tetzel talking out of their arse.
    Are Church policy, not were. Indulgences are horribly misunderstood.
    There have been a total of four usages of ex cathedra throughout the history of the Church, not exactly common.
    No, the Church is the Bride of Christ, the Pope is Jesus's vicar on earth

    indulgences haven't been overturned

    That split had to do with misunderstandings on both sides
    The proper response is "Hey, I resemble that remark!"
     
  3. Cheezy the Wiz

    Cheezy the Wiz Socialist In A Hurry

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    Yes, but the gospels were not written by them.
     
  4. Ceoladir

    Ceoladir Come Fly With Me

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    Why are you a Catholic?
     
  5. NBAfan

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    Maybe not hand written.
    Let's take John for example. There are several places where the writer says he witnessed what he wrote. Now he seems to firmly believe that Jesus will judge everyone and that he is God. If it wasn't John, he'd be lying, so why would he risk offending the God he wrote about?

    Because I believe it to have the truth for salvation.
     
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  7. civ_king

    civ_king Deus Caritas Est

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    Maniacal the green Napoleon

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    I dunno, he looks quite devilish. I actually did the whole lean back away from the monitor eyes going wide reaction upon seeing his picture. Clearly demons are at work, quick, grab the salt.
     
  9. civ_king

    civ_king Deus Caritas Est

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    His life has been quite a rollercoaster
     
  10. Cheezy the Wiz

    Cheezy the Wiz Socialist In A Hurry

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    The author drew from at least three sources we know of: some writings that were probably by the actual Matthew, a source for all the canonical gospels known as "Q," and the Gospel of Mark, as the other gospels also do.
     
  11. NBAfan

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    So what are you saying?

    It's just an investigation. There is also nothing illegal involved.
    They really need to change the investigation protocol. Priests are the only profession that has your entire reputation ruined because they have to go public for an investigation. Do they should do it in private.
     
  12. Cheezy the Wiz

    Cheezy the Wiz Socialist In A Hurry

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    That the author of the Gospel of Matthew, like all the other gospels, was a non-eyewitness to the events he describes. We have no way of knowing that anyone ever said or did anything the gospels say. Hell, that's true for huge parts of the Bible; much of it was written tens, if not hundreds of years after the events supposedly occurred. Arguing about "he said, she said, which all means x" is useful only from a scholarly point of view concerning the book itself, it's completely useless for determining what God supposedly wants, intends, or means. Or, indeed, if there even is a God and what his nature might be.

    The Bible is best used as a rough moral outline, as a great tome of proverbs and sayings. It's pretty useless from the metaphysical standpoint.
     
  13. Eran of Arcadia

    Eran of Arcadia Stormin' Mormon Retired Moderator

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    What do you think "anti-protestant" means?
     
  14. Leoreth

    Leoreth 心の怪盗団 Moderator

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    I'm not against Protestants, but they're against me, that's why I'm against them :lol:
     
  15. classical_hero

    classical_hero In whom I trust

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    I hvave a few questions for you about the Matthew Passage you put in the Protestant question. I have to ask this, where are the gates of hell and where are the keys to the kingdom of heaven?
     
  16. civ_king

    civ_king Deus Caritas Est

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    Protestants believe far crazier things about Catholics than vice versa, eg the Jesuits founded Islam in a bid to make world world fall under Catholic dominion or [insert something Jack Chick said about Catholics]


    They aren't physical things, what kind of question is that?
     
  17. Arakhor

    Arakhor Dremora Courtier Moderator

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    That frothing-at-the-mouth fundamentalist cartoonist is Jack Chick, not Tom Chick. :)
     
  18. Leoreth

    Leoreth 心の怪盗団 Moderator

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    Strawmanning and perception bias much? :rolleyes:
     
  19. civ_king

    civ_king Deus Caritas Est

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    ARGHH! Why do I keep doing this :sad:
    I've met tons of people like that
     
  20. Arakhor

    Arakhor Dremora Courtier Moderator

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    To be fair, Leoreth, Jack Chick believes a hell of a lot of impossibly paranoid stuff and has spent many years writing and illustrating tracts to share his own biases.
     
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