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To: boatbums
"How about for a change you spell out a few of those "gross mischaracterizations and outright lies told about the church" that you accuse us of?"

I have a 10+ year posting history of doing just that. However, the logical fallacy with that type of challenge is that those very same poorly catechized former Catholics are not equipped by education or disposition to recognize or acknowledge a gross mischaracterization or outright lie and for me to insist the contrary would place me into the position of mind reading and accusing them of intentional lying. I don't want to go there.

God Bless you.

269 posted on 05/16/2012 7:12:26 PM PDT by Natural Law (Mary was the face that God chose for Himself.)
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To: Natural Law; metmom; daniel1212; CynicalBear
I have a 10+ year posting history of doing just that. However, the logical fallacy with that type of challenge is that those very same poorly catechized former Catholics are not equipped by education or disposition to recognize or acknowledge a gross mischaracterization or outright lie and for me to insist the contrary would place me into the position of mind reading and accusing them of intentional lying. I don't want to go there.

You have IN THIS THREAD accused people of gross mischaracterizations and outright lies about the doctrines of the Roman Catholic Church but when called out to specify what those are, you back off under the guise of not wanting to accuse anyone of lying. Yet that is exactly what you are doing when you chalk it all up to "they're just poorly catechized, poor things, and they just don't know any better" or that the criticism is based on hate or unforgiveness. Do you seriously think patronizing is the correct way to go? It's as transparent as glass that the "logical fallacy" is in presuming that education or disposition prevents the truth about the false teachings of the Catholic Church from being easily revealed and disputed BY Scripture.

What I have observed in your "10+ year posting history" - notwithstanding your recent tonal change - is a tacit, knee jerk rejection of any and all criticism of anything counter to the doctrines of the Roman Catholic Church no matter how well equipped or knowledgeable others are that present them. If the ruse is to now abstain from "putting your money where your mouth is" under the defense of not wanting to be seen as mind-reading or accusing someone of lying, then you have failed to successfully defend your own statements and may want to reconsider the next time you accuse others of such things. You started it, FRiend.

I pray for God's blessing of eyes opened to the truth of the Gospel.

270 posted on 05/16/2012 8:24:30 PM PDT by boatbums (God is ready to assume full responsibility for the life wholly yielded to Him.)
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