[quote=PhilVaz]<< didn’t notice the date on the article and saw Dave talking about “changing his belief” on the web log >>
No problem, the 36000 number is inaccurate, and so is (technically) the 33000 number since Barrett is counting 242 “Roman Catholic denominations” in separate countries with his definition and total.
But what you can say is, according to Barrett’s encyclopedia, there is one Roman Catholic denomination in the U.S. compared with thousands of Protestant and independent churches in the U.S. That’s accurate. Ultimately the exact figure doesn’t matter, the situation is bad enough. :rolleyes:
But I’d like to know which sloppy Catholic apologist inflated the 33000 number to 36000. The 2001 edition only has 33000.
I’ll have to digest that article later, but if it makes a good case, thanks!
As far as the link goes, it’s in “The 36th Chamber” over at forum.protestwarrior.com. We get into all kinds of things–his latest was a “proof” that St. Patrick wasn’t Catholic. :rolleyes:
Anyway, I think with all the relativism in Protestantism, there are as many denominations as there are people.