Regular readers of this blog know that, when it comes to cafeteria Catholics, I am proudly intolerant [The Fundamental Question.] . You either believe the teachings of the Church or you don't. You can't pick and choose which teachings you'll accept. It's all or nothing.
I have problems with the various Protestant denominations too, though I haven't spent much time writing about just how dangerous I believe Protestantism to be.
I received a link to the following video from RealCatholicTV. This video is not going to make the Protestants I know very happy. That doesn't alter the fact that this needs to be seen.
As Michael Voris says in the video, Martin Luther opened a "Pandora's box" five hundred years ago.
The most dangerous proposition of the Protestants is their insistence that we do not need an over-riding authority regarding Biblical teachings.....that we can, each one of us, interpret the scriptures in our own way.
That idea has lead to thousands of Protestant denominations - each one with it's own unique interpretation of God's word; it's also lead to the notion that we can pick and choose our own morality as well.
As Pope Benedict XVI has stated;
“We are moving towards a dictatorship of relativism, which does not recognize anything as definitive and has as its highest value one’s own ego and one’s own desires.”
Protestants may not be willing to recognize this, but the ideas of Martin Luther, Calvin and a host of others - up to and including the modern Protestant teachers [Jerry Falwell - Pat Robertson] - have contributed much to this dictatorship of relativism.