This thread has nothing to do with Protestants. Why not discuss the topic, which is leaving aside bitterness and fear and attacks on others and being confident and positive.
We Catholics do that, even though every time a Catholic thread appears here, so-called “Protestants” swarm to the attack and exhibit all these ugly traits.
While the pope has circumvented the most negative perceptions about his institutions, conservatives have struggled to do the same. It begins with the tenor of rhetoric. Conservatives can make a powerful argument about how free marketsrather than an expanding welfare stateare the key to stronger communities, the way to escape from poverty and the key to improving income mobility, or they can call everyone a bunch of moochers. They can argue that traditional families are a public good and the foundation to our success, or they can obsess about sodomy laws. You can talk about strengthening our legal immigration system or weave a colorful tale about the cantaloupe-sized ankles of drug-running illegal Mexican immigrants. You can stress the morality of protecting nascent human life, or you can wander into pseudo-medical terrain about rape to rationalize your position.The notion of selling the good while ignoring the evil is ineffective and gives the upper hand to the evil, especially when the author uses liberal stereotypes of conservatives. If you look in the Bible, it is evident that the message of God has always been unpopular with sinful society at large, but that does not mean that the message must be soft-pedaled (remember Isaiah 30:10s injunction against speaking smooth things). Many prophets died to deliver that message, and of course the Messiah suffered the worst of all for its sake. God will indeed step in at some point, as He always has.
Stuff it, I corrected a post with a simple American fact, now you bring in some kind of tribal thing, you need to look to yourself, not me, your post was uncalled for.
Agree, except that I’ve also seen some pretty nasty comments aimed at Protestants by Catholics.
And it has everything to do with imposing the Pope on all conservatives. To Protestants, Catholicism is a very different religion, and the Pope is just another human being.
Hence, not only is the title of this article very disconcerting to Protestants, it is clearly not one of the daily Catholic posts that all Protestants already know to steer clear of.
so-called Protestants swarm to the attack and exhibit all these ugly traits.
I can already see the veiled attack and ugliness in your very own statement.