1. Protestants are the proponents of mass confusion and mass hysteria in our world today. Because of their sola scriptura heresy, they’ve advocated numerous ways to interpret the Bible that which has ultimately led to little or no progress within Protestantism. Since all Protestants feel they adhere to the “only possible” interpretation of the Bible, whenever a Protestant disagrees with another Protestant or even a Catholic or even an Eastern Orthodox Christian or a Jew or a Muslim, the Protestant practically beats you over the head with it (at least the more liberal Protestants don’t do this to you, they just try to denounce mysticism).
2. Because of this, Protestants are the main reason I’ve wanted to kill myself recently. Why? My dad always says how “The world is really much more complicated!” No way! I never knew that. Which is why I am fully 100% aware of the fact that the world is very complicated (this is from a guy who tries to denounce metaphysics and mysticism as being completely fruitless referencing back to some sort of turtle who just turns around and says, “God exists!” and then slams the atheists for being assholes so…I ask, who thinks the world isn’t complicated? Noting that my dad also likes to slam Muslims and Catholics for “interpretive reasons” without any knowledge of the two whatsoever). Because the world is complicated, I’ve viewed the world and the material things in this world as relatively fruitless. If I had my computer taken away, I would miss my blog viewers but that doesn’t mean I couldn’t write. Books are always available. And because the only things in a complicated life are a race to build up material knowledge, I’ve always wondered if it’s worth living. And Protestants are to blame for having done this going back to their creating confusion and mass hysteria.
3. Protestants believe other sola scriptura Protestants are heretical. Because of this, Protestants will attempt to paint a world in which Christians, specifically other Protestants of their own kind who agree with them, are the only “true” scholars. So Protestants will quickly hail N.T. Wright as the scripture scholar who “proves” the Trinity beyond a shadow of “doubt” from the “Bible alone” heresy but when a Jehovah’s Witness throws out Colossians 1:15, Revelation 3:14, and Proverbs 8:22 to make a scriptural case for Jesus as a created being, they end up getting shunned by the Protestants as some sort of “cult”. Having come into Catholicism from an Arian background, I actually have much more sympathy for Christadelphians, Jehovah’s Witnesses, and Arian Catholics than I do other Protestants. It’s all stupid when you remember that the fundamentalist Westboro Baptist Church can make a more effective sola scriptura case for the hatred of God than their counterpart Protestants can make against it.
4. That last one leads to number 4. Most Protestants seem to be in unanimous agreement on this one. Apophatic theology is un-Biblical! Damn right, Protestants. But because of this, they are forced to embrace a god that is simultaneously loving and wrathful toward his own creation. This creates even more mass hysteria. When I was attending my Evangelical non-denominational church I would go up to the youth pastor every now and again and ask as to whether or not I was truly saved. This was because I read a bunch of stuff in the Bible saying I need to obey. “Have you prayed the sinner’s prayer?” “Yes.” “Then you’re going to Heaven!” Again, this is largely because I had no clue what apophatic theology was or even as to how it was derived at from a metaphysical study on God.
5. Because of this, Protestants are the reasons I eventually denounced the Trinity. Protestants were so hesitant to label Catholics as Christians (even my dad has difficulties embracing Catholics as Christians), and I never was informed as to why that I eventually decided that it must be because Catholics are the product of a pagan, anti-Christ religion and so most of their beliefs as well. As such, I was surprised that more and more Protestants weren’t outraged by the Catholic Church. When the pastor at my Evangelical Covenant Church found out I rejected the Trinity, he made the sweeping claim that it was the only reason that Catholics, Eastern Orthodox, and Protestants, stayed in unity with each other! Amazing! However, why then did the Eastern Orthodox view Catholics and Protestants as heretical and Catholics viewed Protestants as heretical if the one thing that was most important to us was the Trinity.
6. Protestant reasons for rejecting Mariological ideas of Catholic and Eastern Orthodox faiths are unmerited. I owe it to my anti-Trinitarianism for helping me embrace the Mariological ideas of the Catholic Church first and foremost. Why? Because as I started a Biblical case against the Deity of the Messiah, I realized that Protestant assertions that Catholics were committing idolatry when they prayed to Mary, when they argued against her position as Theotokos and Ever-Virgin, when they asserted Catholics shouldn’t worship (proskuneo) Mary were completely unfounded. I knew at this point that if I was ever convinced that Jesus was God in a Trinity then I would actually have to become a Catholic. Plus, it was theosis that convinced me ultimately that he had to be God which meant either Eastern Orthodox or Catholic. Right now, the only reason I can see why Protestants would reject Mariological ideas right now is that they think the dormition of Mary and the assumption of Mary are radically different and that when they are explained, these are only “attempts” to reconcile the two beliefs together. As an Eastern Catholic Catechumen, I believe in the dormition of Mary. Which means Roman Catholics also accept the dormition of Mary or at least should.
7. Protestant arguments against the Catholic Church are intellectually dishonest. I’ve come across numerous Protestants insisting that they’d rather be Eastern Orthodox than Catholic if they were in an apostolic Church. Having thought of it a bit, I’m rather astounded at this claim because it seems their number one reason for favouring Eastern Orthodoxy over Catholicism is that they want the Catholic Church to only be the Roman Rite (without Jesuits, Capuchins, Benedictines, Franciscans, and Dominicans) and as such, they perceive the Roman Catholic Church as incapable of multi-cultural accomadationalism. The opposite I have discovered is true. Whereas the Catholics are multi-cultural making room for Eastern Rite Catholic Churches as part of the communion, the Eastern Orthodox Church is so xenophobic that when Leo Tolstoy legitimately challenged the authority of the Russian Orthodox Church, he was excommunicated from it! The Protestant effort to limit the Catholic Church to strictly the Roman Church has disordered all of their efforts at ever being considered honest in any respect of the word whatsoever. Fortunately, my Jewish professor from Czechoslovakia knows full well of the Eastern Rite Catholics going so forth as to when (I think he may have misread a bit) he read that I said “Eastern Orthodox Catholic” he corrected this assumption by saying “I don’t think there are any Eastern Orthodox Catholics but there are Catholics, Western Rite and Eastern Rite”.
8. Protestants have no clue what Catholics mean when they condemn sola fide. Most Protestants will assert they definitely don’t mean by sola fide that only by believing can one make it to Heaven. Rather, they appear to follow Kierkegaard in defining faith as an action or a state of mind. This is quite well-approved by the Catholic Church. But Protestants never even fact-checked and so they turn their discussions with Catholics into a full-throttle set of false accusation after false accusation.
9. Protestants don’t condemn Calvinism. They can’t. Calvinists are completely legitimate Christians because they forge their faith from the Bible (so do Jehovah’s Witnesses but they get labeled a “cult”!).
10. Protestants are just plain dumb. I haven’t met all that many Protestants that have any clue as to what they are talking about either philosophically or theologically speaking. I have never met a Protestant who has read and engaged with several sources of authors he doesn’t agree with and has successfully engaged relevant material. I have never met a Protestant who isn’t trying to turn the Catholic Church into a Protestant tool. I have never met a Protestant who actually acknowledges that the Catechism is the number one relevant source to clarify Catholic teachings. In fact, some Protestants are under the impression that Catholics embrace their version of penal substitutionary atonement (more on this in the future) or that they reject theosis as heretical (embraced by Catholic Church in CCC, 460).
I guess one could say I escaped to the Catholic Church from out of Babylon considering that all Protestants do is “babble on” about how great all non-Catholics are and how much Catholics suck. It’s exceptionally immature Protestants and this is why I abandoned you.