I just wanted to add a disclaimer, for all those who read my posts, that it’s not my intention to write an invective against the Catholic Church–although it may seem so. It’s just that right now I’m at a stage in my life (I’m 21) when I know that there are numerous churches, each claiming to be the one Church founded by Christ; but I do not yet know enough about all the history, theology, support of Church Fathers, etc. to come to any firm conclusions, confirmed by faith.
Oftentimes in my posts I’ll adopt the tone of a fundamentalist, an Orthodox, a Deist, and even a Traditional Catholic. For the most part I adopt these tones, not because I necessarily agree with the beliefs of these groups, but because I really want to discern what is of truth and what is most likely man-created. I feel that the best way to do this is by asking questions, even ones that challenge what has been given to us. St. Thomas Aquinas, one of my heroes, asks some pretty rough questions, too. Maybe I take after him . In any case, I apologize for any misconceptions.