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Why is it that people still blame the PROTESTANT DENOMINATIONS; For actions made through out history by the CATHOLIC CHURCH?? adult content

THE CODE OF OUR LORD THE MOST SACRED EMPEROR JUSTINIAN. SECOND EDITION. BOOK 1. TITLE 1. CONCERNING THE MOST EXALTED TRINITY AND THE CATHOLIC FAITH AND PROVIDING THAT NO ONE SHALL DARE TO PUBLICLY OPPOSE THEM. 1. The Emperors Gratian, Valentinian, and Theodosius to the people of the City of Constantinople.

(1) We order all those who follow this law to assume the name of Catholic Christians, and considering others as demented and insane, We order that they shall bear the infamy of heresy; and when the Divine vengeance which they merit has been appeased, they shall afterwards be punished in accordance with Our resentment, which we have acquired from the judgment of Heaven.

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I ask this because never fail here on cafemom.. I hear about all the "HORROR'S COMMITTED BY THE CHURCH" But no one ever stops to think that these were committed as a MAJORITY.. NOT ALL BUT MOST.. BY THE CATHOLIC CHURCH...

Why aren't baptists, and protestant's removed from these accusations? We were not conducting these behaviors.. Actually most Protestants and their denominations were not even arround... Protestant's were held slave to the catholic for century's because The Catholic Church wouldn't allow people to have bibles in their own language to know what the truth really was...

 
2boys4momma

Asked by 2boys4momma at 8:44 AM on Jan. 18, 2011 in Religious Debate

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  • The catholics and protestants in Great Britain--Northern Ireland specifically--have been waging war and killing each other for decades. When Henry VIII ruled, he created the church of England and killed catholics as heretics. When his catholic daughter Mary took the throne she slaughtered protestants. In America we have WBC and every other christian church waging war on homosexuals for being as god made them. We have church members who shoot abortion-providing doctors and blow up clinics (one detonation killed a secretary who was working late). Sorry, but as far as christianity goes, NOBODY gets off scott free. Lack of action can be just as deadly as direct actions.
    witchqueen

    Answer by witchqueen at 12:28 PM on Jan. 18, 2011

  • The Catholic Church wouldn't allow people to have bibles in their own language to know what the truth really was...

    Until the invention of the printing press all Bibles were hand copied. Also before the printing press the majority of people could not even read their own language. As for those who could read there was a bible in the church that could be read at any time. Granted it was chained down only to keep it from being stolen as they were very valuable. The church knew this that is why the Churches are so adorned with the Scriptures, in paintings and stain glass. the church was the Bible. So it wasn't the slavery of the Church it was the slavery of being uneducated. Which you can blame on the elite class who didn't want the poor to able to read. That would mean that they would lose control over the masses they ruled over. None of us should be held accountable for the sins of our fathers.
    oldermomof5

    Answer by oldermomof5 at 8:57 AM on Jan. 18, 2011

  • You clearly have issues with Catholicism. My suggestion would to not become Catholic and get over it. ALL denominations have some unpreferable action in their past, YES even protestants and Baptists and Lutheran and Mormon and Catholic. You either recognize this and accept it as part of history that has been learned from, or go on an Anti- whatever denomination rant and make yourself look like an idiot. The choice is yours.

    KristiS11384

    Answer by KristiS11384 at 11:08 AM on Jan. 18, 2011

  • Ummm - you should research what was done to Catholics during Henry VIII's reign and after in England by Protestants. Oh, and how Quakers and others were treated by the Puritans who settled the US.

    And until Martin Luther and the formation of the Church of England, I'm betting all our ancestors were Catholic - if we're of European heritage.
    sweetpotato418

    Answer by sweetpotato418 at 9:04 AM on Jan. 18, 2011

  • & while we're at it maybe we should stop blaming all the actions of terrorists Muslims on ALL the Muslims...or does that not count?

    Love this one
    oldermomof5

    Answer by oldermomof5 at 11:25 AM on Jan. 18, 2011

  • so the Salem Witch Trials should only be blamed on Protestants, check. & the prosecution that sent Christians to America (Puritans, Quakers, etc) from England (which was Protestant at the time) should only be blamed on Protestants. & then theres slavery, forced Native movements, & civil rights denied to minorities & women done by America that was often justified by faith (which the majority were Protestant religions). my point is i could go on & on about ways the Protestant churches have harmed others. & by saying "no not us!" & then blaming things on others makes history lovers like me want to show you you're faiths not innocent all the more. NONE of us should be blamed for the horrors our ancestors did so long as we learned from them & dont follow suit.

    & while we're at it maybe we should stop blaming all the actions of terrorists Muslims on ALL the Muslims...or does that not count?
    okmanders

    Answer by okmanders at 11:20 AM on Jan. 18, 2011

  • I do however expect people to attempt rational and openminded thoughts..


    It's hard to have a rational discussion with someone who has 3 posts up on how EVIL the catholic church is and answered another question that strays from the subject just to make blatant accusations against the Catholic church. Really when all YOU are saying is "I hate catholics, catholics are evil they are bad blah blah blah" It's clear you aren't being openmindeed or rational so you shouldn't expect a mature conversation because you aren't providing one!
    KristiS11384

    Answer by KristiS11384 at 11:29 AM on Jan. 18, 2011

  • BTW I just reread the beginning of your post.

    THE CODE OF OUR LORD THE MOST SACRED EMPEROR JUSTINIAN. SECOND EDITION. BOOK 1. TITLE 1. CONCERNING THE MOST EXALTED TRINITY AND THE CATHOLIC FAITH AND PROVIDING THAT NO ONE SHALL DARE TO PUBLICLY OPPOSE THEM. 1. The Emperors Gratian, Valentinian, and Theodosius to the people of the City of Constantinople

    This was the Emperor, Not the Pope. So quit blaming the Church for the actions of others.

    Just we as need to blame Henry IIIV for the imprisonment of Catholics not the Anglican Church.
    oldermomof5

    Answer by oldermomof5 at 12:28 PM on Jan. 18, 2011

  • You have some serious issues with the Catholic Church and you are blinded by your hatred for it. I think that's very sad, and very un-Christian of you. You very much remind me of my uncle whom I do not speak to anymore. Let's hope you don't turn into a bitter old asshat like him.

    You clearly know nothing about history or what was done to Irish Catholics. Catholics didn't do that to themselves, a Protestant church did. Who was responsible for the Salem Witch trials? It wasn't the Catholic Church. Christians in general are responsible for a lot of horrible things, and you cannot blame only the Catholic Church (though I agree they do deserve a fair share of blame) So you really shouldn't place all the blame on the Catholic Church... unless of course you're a fruitloop who is ignorant about history.
    anime_mom619

    Answer by anime_mom619 at 2:04 PM on Jan. 18, 2011

  • First off the Bible came about from tradition. Without sacred tradition you can't even begin to understand the teachings that are in the Bible. You need to study the Church Fathers who are also your Fathers. The groups that you are citing were heretical as they taught against what Christ taught the Apostles. Such the Divinity of Christ. The Body soul and divinity of Christ is in the eucharist. etc. Paul warns about these teachings in his writings. He tells his followers to do as they have been taught by the Apostles, not just by what they have read. BTW catholic does mean universal so yes all Christians at one time were catholic.
    oldermomof5

    Answer by oldermomof5 at 9:25 AM on Jan. 18, 2011

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