Mouth agape, I re-read the thread with the knowledge that it was not a hoax/sarcasm but rather a real tirade that was saying Catholicism is the only Christianity, and all other Christian faiths are not only less but even condemn their followers to eternal damnation. That was the second stage ...shock.
Then the third stage kicked in - remembrance. I grew up Catholic as a child, and by Catholic I mean proper old school African Catholicism where the mass was even said in Latin (African catholics are mostly the 'modern variety,' where there is even dancing in the churces, but there are still vestiges of the old school version. Think indulgences, think scapular, think penance, think cilice, think the Pieta and the 15 prayers of St Bridget).
I remembered why I moved away from all of that ...the realization that when Christ was warning about Pharisees and Saducees, men who go around acting pious but instead are like white-washed tombs with the bones of dead men inside, when Christ warned about people following the traditions of men rather than the truth of God ...that all those warnings reminded me of what I was seeing, and I could not longer be part of it.
I have not seen such people in a long time, as many Catholics I meet are what I would call 'Sunday Christians' ...I have even seem some go to church wearing the same clothes they were wearing when they were out drinking and partying at the club the night before. This is the first time I am seeing the old school Catholics, and the beliefs you hear are very well established among the old school set ...around the world. Unfortunately for them it is a rapidly decreasing group.
It was interesting though reading this thread. It also gives a feel of how the Inquisition must have been.