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  •  I must not have read this right. (3+ / 0-)
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    Tonkowich, then a member of a schismatic evangelical Presbyterian sect -- who ran covert and not so covert campaigns to foment division and discord in the mainline churches which he characterized at the time as marked by "division, polarization, and discord" -- has now become a Catholic. What's more, he now says that the best way for Protestant Churches to solve their problems is to also become Catholic
    Are you quite sure?

    I know former Presbyterians who've said "I may be an Atheist, but I'm a protestant atheist."

    I know liberal Presbyterians who reacted to Benny XIV with John Knox quotes about the catholic church being the whore of babylon.

    But you're telling me that an Evangelical Fundamentalist SCHISMATIC Presbyterian has joined what evangelical fundamentalist schismatic Presbyterians believe to be the church of Satan and the Antichrist.

    I need more coffee. I can't even imagine the mental acrobatics this guy had to do to justify this situation.

    Of course, those mental acrobatics get a lot easier with dollar signs. How many zeroes were at the end of this guy's check?

    An Fhirinn an aghaidh an t'Saoghail. (The truth against the world.) Is treasa tuath na tighearna. (The common people are mightier than the lords.)

    by OllieGarkey on Mon Jun 03, 2013 at 08:31:24 AM PDT

    •  yep, I'm sure (1+ / 0-)
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      OllieGarkey

      You can follow the linkies above, but Tonkowich went to Gordon Conwell Seminary, served as a pastor in the Presbyterian Church in America, (the breakaway sect whose well known members include the late televangelist D. James Kennedy, and such pols as Todd Akin), and he wrote a series of essays in 2012 for a Catholic website discussing his conversion and giving advice to others who might be considering it.

      •  I know! And I trusted you. (1+ / 0-)
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        Frederick Clarkson

        I was trying to express my incredulity towards Tonkwich, rather than towards your post. I didn't do that well.

        I shouldn't comment until my third coffee. I'm generally not coherent until then.

        I'm familiar with D. James Kennedy and Coral Ridge Presbyterian. I went to Fort Lauderdale High School and personally clashed on numerous occasions with his followers, and I turned down a full ride scholarship to his prep school, Westminster Academy, because even as an 11-year old he and his school creeped me out.

        I went to a poorly done Montessori school instead (They did standard education, and then had nap time) and was bored, but much happier, and my mind wasn't filled with nonsense. A lot of my friends are still recovering from their experiences at his little indoctrination house.

        An Fhirinn an aghaidh an t'Saoghail. (The truth against the world.) Is treasa tuath na tighearna. (The common people are mightier than the lords.)

        by OllieGarkey on Mon Jun 03, 2013 at 11:31:25 AM PDT

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