The statement that ALL protestants believed in perpetual virginity. Posting quotes from a few men and then claiming that all believed this shows the authors ignorance and agenda.
". Protestantism at it's core is anti-Catholicism. Now I don't mean anti- in the sense that we use it here, i.e., bigotry towards, although that usually is the case as well. I mean in terms of setting every belief against that of the Catholic Church"
You are right. Anti means against. We have anti-catholics and anti Protestants because of our beliefs.
"I gotta believe that there is some intentional setting of PRotestant belief against the Catholic Church. I refuse to believe that the Catholic Church has gotten everything wrong for the last 2000 years. "
No there are a lot of things we agree on. We part ways when you part from scripture. Placing tradition on a level with scripture is something we don't agree with. We have the words of Jesus to the Pharisees to back us on this.
They tried the same thing and it didn't work then just as it doesn't work now.
Jesus didn't care how holy their lineage was. They were not to put tradition on a level with scripture. Catholics would be smart to heed this warning.
And such is the nature of the canonization of the Scriptures: the New Testament was accepted by the Church through the work of the Holy Spirit within the Church. Indeed, the New Testament is Tradition, canonical, written, infallible Tradition, handed down to us from the Apostles.
Also- and here I have some difficulty- the Church establishes Holy Tradition through the general workings and writings of the Church. In Orthodox thought, the Liturgy in particular expresses Church dogma, and is an expression of Holy Tradition- the Holy Spirit at work within the Church as a whole in this instance. The Fathers- in consensus- are also establishers of Holy Tradition, the Holy Spirit working through them together: not on their own but in consensus.
That is- sort of- the nature of Tradition as Catholics and Orthodox understand it (though Catholics would add the Pope's authority, at which Orthodox would of course cringe).