Okay, I’ve got a guy at the Protest Warrior forum (Protestant Warrior, as I think of it), who just can’t let it go. He’s getting more sophisticated with his attacks, and now he’s going so far as to assert a vast non-Catholic Christian Church in Ireland complete with a vibrant monastic culture. Naturally, he offers no positive evidence. Rather, he chips away at the Catholicism of St. Patrick with a lot of conjecture and logic leaps.
Here’s one of his latest posts on the topic. Maybe I’m giving him too much credit, but I could use a little help right now.
You prove Patrick is catholic I have made the case that he wasnt…
In Doctrine and in church government that there is no link.
You have yet to provide any sort of writes stating there are.
You just blabber like a mad man…
Why does the Celtic Church matter?
The Celtic Church was founded by Patrick.
First, modern Roman Catholicism has beliefs that differ from those of the Celtic churches. Here are some Roman Catholic ideas which the Celtic churches did not share:
- Roman Catholicism preaches that we are guilty of the sin of Adam;
- the Pope can define doctrine;
- the ever Virgin Mary the Birthgiver of God was conceived without ancestral sin;
- that the Holy Spirit originated with the Father and the Son and not the Father alone;
- the infallibility of the Church abides in only one Bishop.
- Worship occurs on Saturday, not Sunday.
To escape from church corruption
Objective: Save, cultivate their own souls
Location: Isolated, remote
Occupation: Primarily ascetics
Lifestyle: prayer and silence
Theology in words
Christianity is a doctrine
Monasteries: Extend the church’s mission
Objective: Save their own and other’s souls
Location: Near roads and sea lanes
Occupation: Ascetics, teachers, scholars, artisans
Both males and females lead
Lifestyle: Worship, prayer, study, work
Theology in the arts, ritual, feasts, dance, songs
Christianity is a way of life
Now then you twit… I listed my sources for the conclusions.
You take it up with the sources.