Well, I had not previously considered conversion prior to visiting the main site, www.catholic.com. After having read some of the very interesting and informative articles there, I am willing to think about conversion.
Before I can really do so, however, I still have a number of questions regarding Catholicism and objections to Catholicism. For example, what I believe to be a serious set of objections to Catholicism is the set of objections brought forth by Sir Isaac Newton, one of history’s premier intellectuals. I tend to laugh at many Protestant objections to Catholicism (some of their distortions of history make a superb comedy show ), but I don’t see the arguments of Newton as a laughing matter at all.
I have posted a question regarding one of the main objections Newton brought up to these very forums in hope of getting some Catholic perspectives and, as of this writing, there have been four responses (in only a few hours!). If you wish to see this thread, it is located at:
At least two responders state their belief that Newton’s arguments against Catholicism are historically flawed, and I will be reviewing their responses to Newton’s anti-Catholic arguments. I’m also hoping to post some of his other objections to Catholicism to this forum in order to have his arguments evaluated from a Catholic perspective, especially since there are many highly knowledgeable and informed Catholics here who can (and already have) provided some useful answers! Once I have received solid, well-informed Catholic perspectives on the Newtonian objections, I will have more information to use in considering both Catholicism and what I consider to be among the only truly serious objections to Catholicism, the objections of Isaac Newton.
Although some object that Newton was a physicist and not a theologian, it is well-known that he devoted at least as much of his immense intellectual energy toward both history and theology as he did toward physics. I therefore consider him to be a serious theologian indeed. The best Isaac Newton website I have found is:
A good web site containing one of Newton’s most crucial theological works, “Observations (1733)” (on which my aforementioned post is based), is
P.S. As you must have guessed, I am also a very big Isaac Newton fan! Newton was not infalliable (as relativity and quantum mechanics have shown that his vision of physics certainly contained flaws, although it was still a brilliant and highly useful vision), but he was certainly brilliant!