This is a new thread to continue a discusison that went off-topic in another thread.
The question I want to pose here is twofold:
Why isn’t everyone Catholic? Catholic dogma, after, is true, isn’t it?
Why are Catholics such pathetic evangelists? You’d think someone in posession of the truth would be at an advantage.
So to get things started, some points from the previous thread:
I’m sure you must be aware that Protestants will interpret these scriptures differently than Catholics. And it becomes a circular argument to say that Catholics are correct in their interpretation because the magisterium says so.
Yes, this is an example of a very solid argument that does not rely on faith but on historical facts that both Catholics and Protestants should be equally able to observe.
Well, ok, but Protestants claim that the Holy Spirit guids them in their un-Catholic interpretation.
Yes, this is a good response to the Protestant tradition of cutting out the Catholic dogma and trying to get to the pre-Catholic faith.
That’s way too cynical a view. Not that you are not correct in some instances but it is very uncharitable to presume bad faith on the part of those who believe differently.