Christians vs. Catholics
I love having religious debates with Christians. It just fuels me, as an atheist, even more. And being the logical thinker that I am, something always seems to baffle me.
We, the Christian and I, will be smack dab in the middle of a debate and I’ll throw out a reference to back up my claim. And occasionally that reference will encapsulate Catholicism only. And so starts the flame wars.
Why do Protestants claim Catholics aren’t Christian, or even part of Christianity?
I don’t get this one. I have tried and tried to rationalize with Protestants about this one. They can’t buy into it. Is is universally believed that Protestantism is the true faith and Catholicism is somehow obsolete?
I started digging, and here is what I found:
Wikipedia explains Christianity pretty thoroughly. They give us a diagram to explain the evolution of Christianity. I’m no historian, but it would appear that Catholicism is the original Christian faith. Hundreds of years later, Protestantism split from Catholicism.So, if it’s a black and white issue, why are the opinions so fragmented. Can someone shed some light here?