On the forum I recently mentioned, a link to an interview with Karen Armstrong (ex-nun writer) was given. I read this interview, and I find her thoughts to rather drag along and uninspire, but somehow she seems to be popular and enthralled with Islam).
I have a question about the following comment she made in teh itnerview excerpt about papal infallibility being a “recent invention”. I highly doubt this! Has anyone heard this assertion? And how would you respond?
LAMB: But–but what about the Roman Catholic Church that you used to believe, that you just threw away? You said…
Ms. ARMSTRONG: Oh, I don’t–I don’t believe in a–an–anybody telling other people what to believe. The–the–the–the whole idea of, say, an infallible papacy, for example. This is something created–ca–the infallibility of the pope was made obli–an obligatory belief for Catholics in 1870. It was about the same time that Protestants in the United States were in–evolving a belief
in the infallibility of Scripture, that people were seeking certainty in the changing world of modernity.