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    Quote Originally Posted by Rushing Jaws View Post
    Protestantism will survive, even if the vast majority of Protestants cease to be Protestant. People have been consigning it to the grave for at least 200 years. But it always manages to survive. Even if the US and Europe come to be plunged into darkest night, Protestantism can thrive elsewhere. If I were a Protestant, I would have no fears whatever for its survival. God is Faithful, even if Protestants lack faith in Him. As for feasible hopes, God is not restricted by those - the Cross shows that. The 'defeat' of the Cross was how God brought about victory over sin, death, hell and the devil.
    I see your point. Maybe what is plunging into darkness is white Euro-centric Protestantism. God will always have worshippers even if the numbers are small. In the end, we all have to look to God for our salvation and hope.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Meh Gerbil View Post
    What is a Catholic who doesn't submit to the authority of the pope?
    What is a Catholic who doesn't hold to the sacraments?
    What is a Catholic who doesn't believe that confession to a priest is necessary for forgiveness?

    It seems to me that the author is willing to throw essential/defining elements of Catholicism under the bus to extend an invitation to Protestants to be a part of what they already are, which is Protestants.
    Protestantism is the Misc. section of Christianity anyway, it's the least likely to unify to anything simply because there'll always be some whackjob who gets butthurt about something and starts a church in his garage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darth Executor View Post
    Protestantism is the Misc. section of Christianity anyway, it's the least likely to unify to anything simply because there'll always be some whackjob who gets butthurt about something and starts a church in his garage.
    This is true.

    That said, I don't know how unified Catholics really are in practice.
    The Catholicism practiced in Central America is probably quite a bit different than that practiced in the Middle East.
    Actually YOU put Trump in the White House. He wouldn't have gotten 1% of the vote if it wasn't for the widespread spiritual and cultural devastation caused by progressive policies. There's no "this country" left with your immigration policies, your "allies" are worthless and even more suicidal than you are and democracy is a sick joke that I hope nobody ever thinks about repeating when the current order collapses. - Darth_Executor striking a conciliatory note in Civics 101

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