And some of us would perhaps argue that we still are (small “c”), today - but you know what I mean.
Anyone else feel like we just can’t move past this historical event and focus a bit closer on where we are now? I have trouble seeing the Catholic church without my Lutheran lens’ filtering the information, though.
Do converts ever stop this filtering? I suppose it would especially depend on whether you are a “cradle” Lutheran, Anglican, etc. Do you think it would be a good thing for the Catholic church to even try to absorb a huge influx of people with really different religious worldviews?
Those of us who are of a different religious nativity have a different dialect once you move very far from Christ. When we hear “purgatory” we think “a place” not “a process.”