Agreed. Duly noted and reported.
I’m really getting tired of this forum. It seems like rather than coming to exchange views and learn, we are constantly seeing combative non-Catholics trying to sow dissent and division. There is no attempt to learn, and when questions are explored, the real reasons (anti-Catholic bigotry) come roaring to the fore front.
For those who feel as I do, the Traditional and Orthodox forums are a wonderful place to hang out and learn. While there are disagreements there, it is more like adults discussing topics. Here, it’s more like children covering their ears and having a temper tantrum. I don’t have much patience anymore when people are shown the truth and choose not to listen.
One of the many things that I love about the Catholic Church is that when I hear a position or read the Catechism, if something comes up that sounds odd, or I don’t initially agree with it, I can research both the early Church Fathers and Doctors of the Church, and get very clear, lucid reasoning behind the decision or position. I have learned that in the last 2000 years, there have been dozens, if not hundreds, (or more) people who have devoted their lives to this research. I also found out (surprise, surprise), that most, if not all of them, were a WHOLE LOT smarter than me! This is a hobby for me, for them it was their life.
This not only helps to keep me humble about the amount of my knowledge, but it also gives me a whole lot of confidence and adds to my faith. When Christ talked about the Church prevailing, he certainly gave us very practical means for this by calling all of these people to study, learn, and teach us. I’m thankful for that!
Saul definitely thought he was doing the right thing by attacking the early Church. Saul had his conversion while persecuting the Church, and Jesus took it personally. All of you that are on the attack in this forum would do well to remember that.