No wonder that the most materialist society in world history to be exactly the protestant aberration.
Actually, the largest Christian denomination in America is Catholicism.
Belfrager and Howie agree that Catholicism and Protestantism are different. I disagree. To me the difference seems marginal. Anglican church is Catholicism without the Pope. Lutheranism is Catholicism without the Pope and extensive idolatry. That's the entire difference.
You can't search for a religion without understanding that religions expresses an option about the world at such different areas as economics, social, cultural, artistical, philosophical, etc. and not exclusively something separated from the real world because it only regards to the inner spiritual world.
In other words, the Pope is more important and influential than the President of America and Russia together...
To me Jesus' words easily make sense, whereas organised religion doesn't, except as a state-ish organisation with slightly more thorough ideology than mere political ideologies and theories. You seem to affirm the state-ish view
One busy restless soul saved and one sect less. That's a win-win, right?
Besides deep doctrinal and philosophical religious differences, totally irreconcilable, both are at the foundations of the actual clash of civilizations happening in the world.
Quote from: Belfrager on 2014-03-10, 10:02:48Besides deep doctrinal and philosophical religious differences, totally irreconcilable, both are at the foundations of the actual clash of civilizations happening in the world.Nice!Civilisational clashes caused by mere delusions, huh?
I leave Belfrager to follow the tradition he wants and am a supporter of freedonm oc hice even if a tradition I am now with.
You are on shaky ground as one poster whose first language in not English criticising the English of another poster whose first language is not English.
Quote from: tt92 on 2014-03-12, 22:53:05You are on shaky ground as one poster whose first language in not English criticising the English of another poster whose first language is not English.You're calling rjhowie's gibberish 'English'?
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