[quote=RyanL]I have heard it explained like this…
If said person arrived in heaven and God said to them, "You were right, and the Catholics were wrong. My justice is sure, but my mercy is infinite. What would you have me do with them?"
The non-anti-Catholic would reply, “Yes, Lord, even now at this late hour, if there is any way for them to be spared, let it be done.”
The Anti-Catholic’s response would be different.
What a wonderful way to explain it!
In response to the OP, you must remember that it is very difficult to determine a person’s tone when reading a post on the internet. I believe that if one is asking a legitimate question about a doctrine of the Catholic Church it can be done in a respectful manner. However, if one asks a question that begins by asking us why we are not based in the Bible, when historically it is obvious that there would not be a bound book known as the Bible if the Holy Scripture had first not been gathered together and legitimized by what is known as the Catholic Church it could be construed as an anti-Catholic position…or, it could be construed as posted by someone who has been raised to believe traditional, Protestant anti-Catholic beliefs.
As an example - recently a Baptist friend of mine said to me, "I did like that John Paul II. Whenever he would say something I would say, “yes, that’s Biblical”.
I replied, “Well, of course it was Biblical. Catholics gave the Bible to the world”.
He was insulted. And yet, he could not understand why his original statement could be construed as anti-Catholic…