Re: Strange Anti-Catholic Arguments
I feel your pain, OP. The person you describe could very well be the same guy I "dialogued" with for over two months. He bought into the Constantine/Pope thing AND he told me that "ALL the early church fathers were in error". Seriously. He reads all the same anti-Catholic websites that your friend probably does.
While I pulled out source after source after source to back up my arguments, all he could come up with were those same anti-Catholic websites where I showed him that if you drill down on what they say, there's nothing to back it up.
Part of the problem now is, with the internet being what it is, these people can start a site and say whatever they want to.
Just keep asking him to provide you with evidence that Constantine was the first Pope. Encourage him to read the early church fathers.
Everything he says, tell him to PROVE IT!!!!!!!
I'm no expert, but I just had to post because it sounds like your experience is very similar to mine. If you have any questions, PM me. Maybe I can help with some info.