Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Therefore God exists and Christians go Bad

No, this is not a post about refuting atheism.  It is about a fundamentalist Protestant named Richard Bushey who invited me a few months ago to his Facebook group entitled, "Therefore God exists."

He also has a blog with the same title.  The group is supposed to be about theological discussions; however, I found it to be extremely hostile to Catholicism and academically ignorant.  Nevertheless, I tried to give the Catholic Church's view on particular ideas even if it rubbed these fundamentalists the wrong way.

Some of the people who posted are extremely uneducated and so stubborn as to persist with ideas that are contrary to history and Scripture.  I understand each denomination has its ideas on Scripture, but there comes a point where Scripture speaks for itself and there is no need to add to it.

It came to the point that Richard felt the need to attack me by calling me arrogant merely for countering his arguments that made no sense and distorted history.  He and others are under the false belief that Catholicism mysteriously appeared some time after the reformation and that no such Church existed in the 1st century.  Furthermore, the many attempts to deny the Catholic Church's role in the formation of the Bible was just laughable.  These are obviously an uneducated bunch.  All historians are in agreement that the one and only original Church that can be traced to Christ is the Catholic Church.  Moreover, it is known in the academic world how the Bible came to be due to Pope Damasus I.  This is a fact that can be found in any history book and history course in any school around the world.

Here is an exchange that took place a while ago:  http://www.sacerdotus.com/2013/02/anti-catholic-dialog.html 

The views that Bushey and others there share stems from the anti-Catholic rhetoric during the reformation.  When I tried to explain to them that their views are not reflective of history, they resorted to attacks against me and the Church.  I was eventually banned from the group.

It is obvious that Bushey and his friends do not have the intellectual confidence to engage Catholic views and resort to tactics similar to that of Rubicondior who only wants to be heard and ignores other ideas.  I was a threat to them because Protestantism cannot be defended via Scripture.  The idea of Scripture alone stems from Luther, not Scripture itself.    

Moreover, most of them do not accept Evolution.  This is absurd!  God is about truth and we all must accept the fact that Evolution is happening.  There is no disputing this biological fact.

It is sad to have these people misrepresent Christ and Scripture.  We must pray for Christian unity.

The Bible is not open to private interpretation.  When this happens, Christians go bad and new.  


6 comments:

  1. It's kind of a bummer that you're arguing with atheists AND with Christians. If you can't see that you share the most important things, despite your adherence to a particular denomination, with Christians and want to alienate yourself from them as well, that's unfortunate. I think it's your tactics that need work. The common denominator in all of your issues with these people online is : You. - Jenn from Therefore God Exists FB group

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    1. Not me, but He whom I represent.
      "You will be hated by everyone because of me, but the one who stands firm to the end will be saved." Matthew 10:22

      I can only present the truth nothing more. This will bring about many enemies.

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  2. Dude, you can't apply that verse to this circumstance; no one hates you.
    If you stand firm to the end, then it will be proven that you are our brother as it will be proven if we stand firm to the end. We desire nothing ill towards you. To reiterate what i said before, we care about you.

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  3. that comment was from Mateo by the way

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    1. Hate takes on many forms Mateo. Hatred towards Catholics is not something new. It comes from all directions. Protestantism developed as a result of hate against Rome.

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  4. You may love Sacerdotus as in Love your Neighbor, but hate Catholicism. I hope you do love of Sacerdotus. He is a Child of God. But hatred of Catholicism is hatred of Christ. No one with any form of hatred will enter heaven. And we want you Protestants to get there ASAP (Life is Short). Anti-Catholicism has caused a lot of messes in human history. I'm reminded of the state of Oregon. They passed a euthanasia bill in large measure because it was seen as a "Catholic" issue. That is, the Catholics opposed suicide, spoke against its legalization, and Protestants voted for it because the opposite of Catholic is always right, right? Now poor people with cancer find that they can't get medical care even though they are under the state's insurance plan. Why? The drugs necessary to keep them alive cost too much money, but the suicide drugs are fairly cheap. So they are offered those. Can you imagine being ill, poor and with no insurance, and the state offers you death? It has been found that when people find themselves sick and in pain and without insurance, they are more likely to chose suicide. But what a message to send a person -- your life is worthless because you are not healthy? And all because some people hated Catholicism? God bless you. Susan Fox www.christsfaithfulwitness.com

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