Mintaka. You said (concerning my post here):
Just a word to the wise – actually, there are a fair number of Baptist hospitals down South or out West, many of which were originally charity or very low cost hospitals.
This is exactly WHY I also factored out today’s degree of profit-motive saying . . .
. . . . before profits were to be made off of this as today.
You cited the quote, but only emphasized part of what I was saying.
And there HAVE been some Baptist health facilities before a modern profit motive factor. And “very low cost” healthcare facilities today too. And I am not implying some of these Baptist health facilities are motivated by anything less than charity.
But in proportionality and duration, Baptist “saints” and Catholic Saints involved in health care are not comparable.
So when I see a statement like (from jjsmity) saying. . . .
Having saints and men as leaders with little focus on god and bible,
. . . . . I will adamantly defend the Catholic Saints from being besmirched. I will also point out there are seeable tangible differences in health care around the world with Catholics and Baptists, AND I will likewise point out the seeable tangible differences in DURATION of this type of life, as well as the continued extolling of this type of life (hagiography), to serve as role models for us.
Baptists just don’t possess this array and duration of such living testimony.
You could merely limit yourself to looking at the late Mother Teresa or Saint Father Damien of Molokai, or go way back long before St. Vincent de Paul from the 1500’s (or his “Daughters” who are nuns that to this day devote their whole lives to this to this very day) and just keep going back for 2000 years of this.
They can read Butler’s Lives of the Saints daily and see Saint after Saint after Saint having such love for humanity that they ignore self-gain, and profit (and some Baptists recently do too) for the love of God in this area.
We mustn’t minimize the love these great Saints had and have for God . . . . especially when it has been called into question as jjsmity has here. (I am not suggesting you want to "minimize this incidentally)
We owe it to our Patrimony who have been exemplars of virtue, to contrast and show this kind of anti-Catholic shenanigans for what it is—inappropriate and at times dishonest criticisms of the Catholic Saints.
There is no Baptist patrimony that is comparative to these great Saints.
There are no Baptist monasteries that I am aware of where people offer their whole lives in prayer for the good of others, and there is no history of Baptist education passing on the torch of civilized society (as the Irish Catholics have) through the “dark ages” as the Baptist tradition wasn’t invented yet.
There was no 3-Catholic-Monk years of the handing down of Sacred Scripture in the Baptist tradition in pre-printing press days, as again, the Baptist tradition hadn’t been invented yet.
Meanwhile throughout the ages, Catholic monks were devoting their whole lives to passing on Sacred Scripture to ungrateful Catholics (like me) and other Christians.