I was using GoogleMail, and one of the banner ads was this:
To save you the read, they are a splinter group of disenfranchised Seventh Day Adventists who believe all the “great whore of babylon” seventh-day slander of the Catholic Church.
Can anything be done about these groups? Replace “Catholic Church” with “Jews”, and for sure the Anti-semetic groups would (and rightly so) try to have the site take down its offensive and slanderous statements.
Has anyone ever attempted contacting someone asking them to take down a web site? Constrained by charity as we are, is there anything that can be done? I imagine that even as uncharitable as the things they say about us Catholics, the biblical statement about taking our brothers (very much separated brethren, but brethren nonetheless) to court precludes legal action, but what can one do about this?
Such people as cannot even abide the Seventh Day Adventists, and can find nobody on this earth to join together and are thus, all alone with the Bible, and Ellen White (they accept everything she wrote but not the modern SDA organization), are perhaps to be pitied more than feared, but still, ought one to do anything? Engage in friendly dialogue?
I suppose prayer is called for. I always seem to follow these odd-ball protestant links. As a protestant convert, maybe I should undertake as a personal prayer mission, to pray for the restoration of these sad little theological castaways, to the solid Rock of the Catholic Church.
Yours in St. Francis and St. Clare,