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  •  You're not a theologian (0+ / 0-)

    The Church has a unique claim to truth not because of its human leaders, but because of Christ's blessing of its apostolic succession.  It's a silly idea, IMHO, but it in no entails any kind of notion that Catholics are less depraved or better than protestants.

    And any claim otherwise is misinformed.  Jindal's piece was crap, but only inasmuch as catholocism itself is crap.  

    •  Good luck (0+ / 0-)

      using that argument (that Catholicism is crap) in a political ad in Louisiana.  :).  The ad is the original issue here, after all.

    •  The argument presented... (0+ / 0-)

      ...was that the "best minds" of the Catholic Church were the only ones capable of rising above that "utter depravity" afflicting all humans.  That was what I was rebutting.

      Incidentally, I am not, in fact, a theologian.  I'm the son of a theology major and the brother of a religious studies major, the son of a minister (lapsed Catholic himself), the grand-nephew of a Jesuit priest, and a former religious studies student, all in addition to myself being ordained a minister).  But my status as a non-theologian does not in and of itself preclude me from making theological arguments any more than the Wright Brothers being bicycle repairmen precluded them from making huge advances in applied physics.  (Which, incidentally, was exactly my point all along.)

      The American people are competent. Why shouldn't the government be competent? The people tell the truth. Why should our government lie? -Jimmy Carter

      by JR on Tue Aug 21, 2007 at 08:00:46 PM PDT

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