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Old 01-11-2012, 04:00 AM
 
Location: 30-40°N 90-100°W
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I know, you're a bit more adversarial than I. For the modern age I think I'm somewhat "rougher" on Protestantism than I think Catholics are maybe even supposed to be, but I'm not quite in the spirit of stricter pre-Vatican II Catholics.

As I'd understand it Sola Scriptura is deficient and erroneous. The Protestant form maybe even moreso as they took out books of the Bible as "deuterocanonical." But I don't know if that is the same as "evil." Now evil can imply "keeping from thriving" or "an agent that causes damage" so it could argued it's evil in so much as the Reformation was evil as the Reformation damaged Christian unity. However the idea that the original Protestant Reformers were in some sense evil, and like I said I'm harsh enough to say that can be consider, doesn't tell us much about today.

As I understand it Protestantism is now more "separated brethren" than "evil." Sure they're deficient and erroneous inheritors of heresy, belonging to denominations largely based in human interpretation without authority, but other than that they're not bad or anything.
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Old 01-11-2012, 02:41 PM
 
Location: Up above the world so high!
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Thanks, that is nice to know.

But, many give the impression that says "My religion is better than yours".

Lining up with scripture is difficult because the bible has too much allegory. Why not accept that some Christians do not interpret the bible in the same manner as fundamentalists?
Sadly, many are too busy being "right" to accept this fact
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Old 01-11-2012, 02:45 PM
 
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I know, you're a bit more adversarial than I. For the modern age I think I'm somewhat "rougher" on Protestantism than I think Catholics are maybe even supposed to be, but I'm not quite in the spirit of stricter pre-Vatican II Catholics.

As I'd understand it Sola Scriptura is deficient and erroneous. The Protestant form maybe even moreso as they took out books of the Bible as "deuterocanonical." But I don't know if that is the same as "evil." Now evil can imply "keeping from thriving" or "an agent that causes damage" so it could argued it's evil in so much as the Reformation was evil as the Reformation damaged Christian unity. However the idea that the original Protestant Reformers were in some sense evil, and like I said I'm harsh enough to say that can be consider, doesn't tell us much about today.

As I understand it Protestantism is now more "separated brethren" than "evil." Sure they're deficient and erroneous inheritors of heresy, belonging to denominations largely based in human interpretation without authority, but other than that they're not bad or anything.
You are correct. Protestants and the reformers are and were not evil. I believe their intentions are and were good and honorable. However, I am talking about Sola Scriptura. It must be an evil teaching since it has done so much damage and caused so much chaos and confusion and dare I say, even caused the loss of souls.
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Old 10-02-2014, 11:07 PM
 
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Then why does James tell us in the bible that true RELIGION is good??

Catholic religion is the fullness of truth.

God called me home to the catholic church 2 yrs ago. I grew up baptised.

Ironically I studied the king James bible and God through the holy ghost Drew me to Christ in the catholic faith
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Old 10-03-2014, 07:07 AM
 
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As someone who has occasionally hung out in the Religion forum and even participated before he learned his lesson, I can tell you right now that a back and forth over your church vs. his church and everyone throwing Bible verses at each other is going to go exactly nowhere but getting the thread locked somewhere around page 5 or 6.

Back to the original point: Who was the guy on EWTN? Got a link to his talk?
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Old 10-03-2014, 01:09 PM
 
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Why wait? This isn't appropriate for this forum, and since the end of world didn't happen, and seems always nigh... locked.
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