You missed the whole point of what I was saying. If you go back and read
my original post on the subject, you'll see (I hope) that I was turning
Bargyla's words back on her and inserting how fundamentalists in the
Southeast view the "heresies" of Catholicism. My point is that any
ritual can be viewed as "heathen" with the right viewpoint. I was NOT
dissing the Roman Catholic religion.
You took issue (or offense) by saying:
"Lastly, before we assert our perception of "strange" religious
practice, we had better assess our own ignorance. Catholics, for
example, do not "worship" dead saints nor icons...they worship the
triune God, the Creator. That they ask for prayerful intercession
from dead saints (residing in heaven nonetheless), or conclude
after considerable deliberation that grace can be transferred via
inanimate objects, is also an act of faith and should serve as an
initiator of discussion, not a barrier."
Take a deep breath, put your persecution complexes aside and read in
context. And know who you're talking to before calling them "ignorant."
I was educated from the fourth grade through high school in Roman
Catholic schools, even though I was raised in the Anglo Catholic church.
So, I'd bet a dollar to a doughnut that I know more about the Roman
church than you know about the Anglican church.
And what's this barrier stuff? I see what I wrote as more of a bridge
than a barrier.
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