In this case the word of early Christian doctors is proof positive of their ideology, but on other things like purgatory, the words and teachings of the early Christians is heretical to them. They find a way to make every belief held in Catholicism heretical. And for some reason its easier to spam the thread than actually read and refute the article. I thought Newman put it into terms that even the most non-theological could understand.
posted on 08/06/2002 10:38:18 AM PDT
Agreed. Some begin in opposition and then search for any information that confirms their opposition. The websites he lifts from are redolent in their ahistorical perspective but they oppose the Catholic Church so that is sufficient. </P. Cardinal Newman is an intellectual giant, but, what does that matter when opposed by a tendentious website that doesn't even seek to understand an arguement before atempting to destroy it?
They find a way to make every belief held in Catholicism heretical.
I think our objections are when the RC church invents things, which it seems like they do fairly often. Both our church and the protestants want to see it either in Holy Scripture or as the tradition of the very early church,ie the ecumenical councils.
posted on 08/06/2002 12:05:31 PM PDT
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