- Jul 20, 2019
Incorrect. Because they are part of a tradition which is much closely connected to the early Church than Protestantism ever was or ever will be (well, unless it absorbed itself back into the Catholic...aka "universal"...Church).I only responded to your point about Catholicism having the upper hand because it predates "protestantism".
Again, not one of those things you'll ever appreciate as a Protestant. The way Protestantism treats the Bible as a fetish is indeed different from Catholicism and other earlier forms of Christianity.So they have religious OCD following a religion that is not consistent with a book they supposedly worship.
I do think the Catholic way of ritual worship will always be lightyears more superior to Protestant forms of worship, hands-down without question or any doubt. Catholics (like Orthodox) inherited from the early church. They however continued to build upon it as a living tradition, not a stagnant one.They're not conspiracy theories though. They're correlations between symbology and practice where they overlap. What's your interpretation considering you claimed earlier that "Catholics have the upper hand, they've been around longer and have closer ties to Paul himself than you Protestants ever will have. Afterall your anti-spiritual dogmatic religiosity is as far away from the historical Jesus you could possibly get."?
If you have no objections, then why bring it up with all the photos?If I was 100% correct, nothing I believe or claimed would be effected. It makes no difference to me. You'd be the one better suited to pose that question to.
Clearly, because that is a statement about it's spiritual and social function, not the political reasons for the movement's origins.Apologies, I must have read you wrong then.
Not really, afterall even in this thread the whole "not Biblical, it's evil" argument is being wedged. "bookclub" Christianity is more common than you realize but then perhaps you're applying different connotations to that phrase.Maybe "bookclub" Christianity was what you were exposed to of Christianity growing up. But it doesn't make it the objective truth.