At least in online forums (forae). I spend most of my time at the Protest Warrior site in what they call “The 36th Chamber” and it’s not so bad as far as they go. But they are typical of the vast majority of Protestants I come across–they either have no taste for the debate, so they shut down and maintain their anti-Catholic prejudice; or they’re just condescending and rude; or, it’s impossible for them to see how baseless their accusations against the Church are; or finally, they continue to lie because they know they’re right, and therefore any means to the end of beating papists is justified.
Protestants believe they can sin grave sins all day long, but they’ll still go to Heaven. Then, out the other side of their mouths, they try to convince Catholics they’re going to Hell. Oh, and they’ll deny that they believe they can sin gravely and get to Heaven.
Show them a verse explicitly contradicting one of their sacred (golden) cows like James 2:24 or 1 John 5:16, and they’ll give you this convoluted story about why that means something totally different. Then they’ll preach to you about how we need to get to the “plain meaning” of scripture.
When you disagree over the interpretation of a verse, and go back to the ECF for a little context, they react wildly against what they say “isn’t scripture.”
They refute things we don’t believe.
Ex-Catholics who didn’t know squat about the Church now know everything.
They talk about the peace and love of Christ, but are the MOST condescending people on the planet.
I’m done, at least for now. I guess I’ll just rant impotently on my blog or something. As it is, this stuff is poisoning me–I honestly don’t believe Protestants are Christians anymore. The devil’s greatest trick isn’t to get people to deny his existence, it’s making people think they’re Christian when they’re not.