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« Reply #15: June 08, 2009, 10:13:39 pm »

They don't even have to be fundies. My parents' denomination, Dutch Reformed, is pretty middle-of-the-road--but OMG, Catholics are the closest thing to damned.

I had a couple of (older) Catholic neighbors in San Antonio who were convinced all Protestants one step away from damnation.
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« Reply #16: June 09, 2009, 12:22:07 pm »

To people in the Religious Right, it IS a bad thing. They seem to be convinced that their God will turn his back on America if everyone here does not believe just like they do. The funny thing is that Newt is Catholic now and Catholics are "Pagan" to most Protestant fundies.

Hmm Id have to respectfully disagree on this. People sometimes think that Catholics worship Mary and Jesus they really don't and they do not see them as gods either.
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« Reply #17: June 09, 2009, 12:23:46 pm »

Hmm Id have to respectfully disagree on this. People sometimes think that Catholics worship Mary and Jesus they really don't and they do not see them as gods either.

I don't think anyone was claiming that Catholics are pagan, rather that in the eyes of many in the religious right they are thought of as pagan.
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« Reply #18: June 09, 2009, 01:44:17 pm »

Hmm Id have to respectfully disagree on this. People sometimes think that Catholics worship Mary and Jesus they really don't and they do not see them as gods either.

I hope they worship Jesus as [art of the trinity.
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« Reply #19: June 09, 2009, 05:15:44 pm »

I don't think anyone was claiming that Catholics are pagan, rather that in the eyes of many in the religious right they are thought of as pagan.

Exactly, in the eyes of many Protestant fundies, most people calling themselves "Christian" aen't as they believe differently that the "correct" way (that is, the way the fundie in question believes). In some extreme cases, they believe that only people attending their physical church are really Christian -- everyone else is deceived and going to hell.
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« Reply #20: June 09, 2009, 09:19:03 pm »

Exactly, in the eyes of many Protestant fundies, most people calling themselves "Christian" aen't as they believe differently that the "correct" way (that is, the way the fundie in question believes). In some extreme cases, they believe that only people attending their physical church are really Christian -- everyone else is deceived and going to hell.


A year ago, we watched a cable-access (that is to say, a locally-produced) religious TV show. A militant Protestant fundamentalist spent the better part of an hour 'proving' that the Catholic Church is the "Whore Of Babylon" and that the Pope is really Satan's high priest, blah de blah de blah. You get the picture.
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« Reply #21: June 09, 2009, 10:05:30 pm »


A year ago, we watched a cable-access (that is to say, a locally-produced) religious TV show. A militant Protestant fundamentalist spent the better part of an hour 'proving' that the Catholic Church is the "Whore Of Babylon" and that the Pope is really Satan's high priest, blah de blah de blah. You get the picture.

When we were still on Delphi, I used to make a nightly crawl through some of the fundie forums. I was amazed at the shit these people came up with. And it didn't matter if a Catholic posted in who knew their religion, history and hierarchical structure, the person was shouted down by the posters who "knew better."

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« Reply #22: June 09, 2009, 10:56:55 pm »

A year ago, we watched a cable-access (that is to say, a locally-produced) religious TV show. A militant Protestant fundamentalist spent the better part of an hour 'proving' that the Catholic Church is the "Whore Of Babylon" and that the Pope is really Satan's high priest, blah de blah de blah. You get the picture.

I've heard that nonsense so many times it isn't funny.
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« Reply #23: June 10, 2009, 12:12:15 am »

I've heard that nonsense so many times it isn't funny.
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« Reply #24: June 10, 2009, 11:15:03 am »

<nod> I found myself wishing we had a yawning emoticon.

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I always feels a little surreal when I give a Christian a history lesson on how the protestant religions started.  Most of them don't have a clue who Martin Luther is!  *headdesk*
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« Reply #25: June 10, 2009, 12:09:24 pm »

I always feels a little surreal when I give a Christian a history lesson on how the protestant religions started.  Most of them don't have a clue who Martin Luther is!  *headdesk*

This always makes me think of the email that goes around every so often with supposed actual essay responses to history exams. My absolute favorite is: "The Reformation began when Martin Luther nailed 95 theocrats to a church door."

I want to know, did he tile them with a nice overlap, so they fit neatly? Or did he just keep nailing one on top of the other, in which case they had to go out into the street and probably around at least two corners?

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« Reply #26: June 10, 2009, 12:40:53 pm »

This always makes me think of the email that goes around every so often with supposed actual essay responses to history exams. My absolute favorite is: "The Reformation began when Martin Luther nailed 95 theocrats to a church door."

I want to know, did he tile them with a nice overlap, so they fit neatly? Or did he just keep nailing one on top of the other, in which case they had to go out into the street and probably around at least two corners?

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