Benedict: Take Joy in the Good of our Separated Brethren
(10-21-2012, 09:11 PM)Mithrandylan Wrote:
(10-21-2012, 08:57 PM)CollegeCatholic Wrote: If being a Catholic means being a naive little child who has no use for his brain and reasoning skills and is to ignore clearly scandalous writings and speeches by the Vicar of Christ in a time of Crisis and just assume "he means authentic Catholic teaching" while actually only muddling up the waters, well.... I don't know what to think then.

That doesn't jive with me having reason. 

Why bother thinking if all I have to do is assume his intentions are good?

The road to hell is paved with good intentions and the skulls of bishops.

And it really doesn't require a whole lot of thinking, either.  Consider the Pilgrimage of Grace.  English Peasants who didn't have the internet, didn't have hand missals, didn't have any of the resources we do went to war against their bishop and gave their lives when he changed the mass and protestantized the culture-- and there wasn't anything explicitly heretical in the mass of Cranmer, either.

Most were probably illiterate, too.
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