July 11th, 2007
| | Oh man I read a book about Henry VIII, and three of his wives and I missed that whole church thing...the author sure didn't make it apparant that, THAT is when he established the church. And about your question, Im just really p*ssed about the whole "we're the only true salvation..." yeah Im sorry but the pope can kiss my ***
Originally Posted by Padre
Like wise, a few miles away, a Catholic King, Henry VIII, p*ssed off with the Pope at the time because the Pope would not approve of a divorce for Henry on the weak reasons that his wife wasn't producing a male child and heir to his throne, decided to start his own church called the Church of England (getting his divorce that way) and which has since evolved into the Anglican/Episcopal Communion - again Anglicans and Episcopalians are good people doing good work but nevertheless founded by a King who wanted to legally ditch his wife for a few others (6 in total).
Have I explained things clearly or are readers (1) more confused or (2) just as insulted by the Catholic Church's beliefs about where it came from and what it is and where Protestants came from and what they are not?
Is the "bridge" burned? Well my answer is that a bunch of European Catholics in the early 1500's gave the Church and her Pope the one finger salute and literally did some burning themselves - got some back in return from some fairly nasty Catholics, and we've (Christianity) been wounded and weakened and split ever since - not unlike what the USA would be if 11 of its states were still in rebellion and violently hostile.