To: Patrick Madrid
Unconvincing. These men were just as fallible as we are today. There are many others who would disagree with them, then and now. You have nothing but fallible human beings carrying on a "tradition"...a tradition that is not universally agreed to.
Unconvincing. That's just your fallible human opinion. there are many others who would disagree with you. Sorry, you score no points with that "argument."
These men were just as fallible as we are today.
Hmmmm ... I must make a decision! Shall I follow a self-admittedly fallible set of beliefs termed Protestantism, or a self-admittedly infallible set of beliefs termed Catholicism?
If I follow Protestantism, I'm likely to be wrong. Therefore, it shouldn't matter to stay a Catholic, since even though Protestants think me wrong, they think themselves wrong too. At worst, we are all wrong together, just on different things, and God will forgive us of the blessed muddle. At best though, we Catholics are right, and Protestants are in for a tough surprise at the judgement.
So no matter who is right, there is no harm in being a Catholic, but if Catholics are right, being a Protestant would be deadly.
I am sorry, but though I disagree with the RC's on many points, there is just too much written evidence, both in the writings of the early Church Fathers, and in writings that were not added to the Canon of Scripture, but were approved for teaching and historical purposes, that state that Mary remained a virgin until her death.
Read the "Gospel of Thomas"....one source.
posted on 07/10/2003 8:04:43 AM PDT
("One cannot have God as his father who does not have Holy church as his mother"...St Cyril)
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