In all the years that I have been on here I have probably made a handful of disparaging comments about Martin Luther.
Did I regret it, did I repent to God, did I go to confession?
For some things and how far I took them sure for other things no because I didn’t see any sin in them.
One commenter on here compared Luther and the Reformation to the butterfly effect.
In the past I’ve compared to Luther and the Reformation to the Angelic fall in the fall of the tower of Babylon.
Today I would probably compare Martin Luther and the Reformation to pouring water on a Mogwai.
They’re all good analogies maybe some more more critical than others but I think the point is that Martin Luther started something that was very bad and continues to this day which is chaos.
You came on here and talking about rules and telling others they are there going to be excommunicated and maybe the reformed have rules but Protestantism really doesn’t have any rules it’s sort of make it up as you go.
If somebody doesn’t like something that their pastor does they just start their own church I mean that’s why there is something close to 38,000 to 40,000 different Christian denominations and growing.
There is just sort of this vague notion of what Christianity is in Protestantism everybody has this concept but if you were to ask Protestants on an individual to individual basis nobody has the same idea nobody agrees on what Christianity is and everybody has their own definition.
If a Baptist meets Episcopalian they agree they’re both Christian but the hypocrisy is that they don’t have the same belief they don’t hold to the same doctrines they don’t have the same scriptural interpretation and worship styles but yet they view each other as equals.
You mentioned our spiritual leaders but some of our leaders have taken ecumenism to insane proportions even to the degree of indifferentism.
My Philosophy is leave ecumenism to the clergy I practice ecumenism by loving my neighbor and basically avoiding getting involved with other people’s false religions.
I’m not going to go to anybody’s prayer service, I’m not going to go to their church, I’m not going to do a Bible study with them, but I will treat them as a human being and I will love them as my neighbor.
I evangelize to them by my life to the best of my ability and occasionally sharing some things of my faith but not doing so in a forceful manner and by being a good representation of Catholicism.