Having been exposed to the “Great” mainline ministers of the second half of the 20th Century , conservative and orthodox Protestants such as Bishop James Pike, Bishop Shelby Spong, Marcus Borg, Jesus Seminar members, ELCA, et al I wonder if some mainline Protestants still believe in God or have they become cultural Protestants to join with the spiritual bankrupt Catholics of Vatican II. The aforementioned ministers were the ones who dominated the headlines for so long that they gave the appearance of representing all mainline Protestantism even if this was a false impression. Many Catholics believe that absent the Fundamental types as Baptists, mainline Protestantism have evolved into a social club.
The Catholic Church is slowly excising its radical leftist elements so dominant after Vatican II. There is a widely held perception among Catholics, that mainline Protestants, starting with the Lambeth Conference of 1928 no longer ascribe to historical Christian doctrines. The mainline Protestantism of Spong , Berg, Pike, coupled with the ordination of Gays and women is the mainline Protestantism familiar to most Catholics so to state that Protestants are to the right of Catholicism is absurd.
posted on 04/29/2010 5:20:15 PM PDT
The mainline Protestantism of Spong , Berg, Pike, coupled with the ordination of Gays and women is the mainline Protestantism familiar to most Catholics so to state that Protestants are to the right of Catholicism is absurd.
I said that mainline Protestants are to the right of Catholics and they are.
They show that in every election at the voting booth. including in 2008 when they voted for McCain while Catholics voted for Obama.
posted on 04/29/2010 5:49:19 PM PDT
(Romney-"I longed in many respects to actually be in Vietnam and be representing our country there")
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