These folks spread many many false rumors about our faith. Frankly, i don't attempt to convert any of them because they are staunchly anti Catholic and not going to care anyway. But I do attempt to rebut what they are saying for the simple fact that somewhere, someone is teeter tottering on their faith; they google a couple things and end up on this forum. Do I want them to see a rant about anti Catholic propaganda that could potentially snow ball into a handful of people leaving the Church.
All these Protestant sects started out as 'store front' Churches with a dozen ideologues. Now they number into the thousands.
If they are preaching truth- which SOMETIMES they are. I am content with that. If its purely a falsehood against my faith, I want to stop it.
2. I come on here because theology keeps me on my toes and I have much to learn about it. The topic is so vast and never ending. Catholicism alone is vast. I'd rather do this than watch American Idol.
At least we have something in common (I'd rather do this than watch American Idol).
It would be very profitable if you would call attention to the truth that the Protestants are teaching. It would make the discussion more pleasant.
As to being 'staunchly Protestant', what's the difference in that and being 'staunchly Catholic'? Don't you toss out the bones when you eat your Thanksgiving turkey? Why choke on those things that we KNOW are not right?
There won't be different floors for us in heaven, and God promotes unity and love of the brethren, so we need to get our selves in order before it's too late.