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Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Tip #9 of how not to witness to Catholic Christians

Blessed Motherhood: "Let me also give a historical example. The German Nazi Party was responsible for the Holocaust. However this does not mean that all Germans were evil by nature. We do hear of testimonies which contain accounts of Germans who risked their lives to save thousands of Jews from the clutches of the Nazi Party. A more recent example is the underground Christian church in Afghanistan. These Afghan Christians have little choice but to practice their faith in secret, professing themselves to be Muslims in order to escape death. There are probably some more examples that I can highlight, which would showcase the disparity between the teachings of an organization or system and the actual beliefs of its people. Hence, it would be reasonable to conclude that not all who outwardly profess to be members of the Roman Catholic Church would automatically adhere to its teachings."

Motherofmany aka Amy has a post up now with this analogy - Catholics are to the Catholic church as good Germans were to the Nazi Party.



nice huh?

Tip #9, of how not to witness to Catholic Christians - don't compare our church to the Nazis!

8 comments:

motherofmany said...

1. You obviously didn't read it closely- this is someone else's writing that I linked to.

2. What was the difference between the Hollucaust and the crusades?

Elena said...

this is someone else's writing that I linked to.

So?

Be prepared for a traffic spike Amy.

Kelly said...

2. What was the difference between the Hollucaust and the crusades?

Well, for starters, the Crusades were trying to regain the Holy Land after it had been captured by the Muslims.

Istanbul USED to be called Constantinople, you know.

People may not like the method used, but I think those people in southern Spain are happy that they're speaking Spanish instead of Arabic!

I think you've got us on the wrong side in the analogy on this one. Well, not your analogy, to be sure.

sue said...

Does everyone here know about Godwin's law?

Annie C said...

Just in case, I suggest we invoke Quirk's Exception

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Godwin%27s_Law

Elena said...

In my experience with online discussions, regardless of what is being discussed, the Hitler/Nazi analogy frequently pops up. It's an easy pot shot to set up and take and it's indicative of poor reasoning and a lack of critical thinking.

sue said...

yes, I agree, Elena. It's why I mentioned Godwin's law.

motherofmany said...

As I said, I did not write the article I posted, but in researching stuff today I came across a link that led me to this.

http://atheism.about.com/od/adolfhitlernazigermany/tp/NaziChristiansGermany.01.htm