What was never so from the beginning?You know Dust Storm,I really thought you had more together on history.The priests,monks and clergy of the first 3 centuries argued just as much badk than as they do now.Nestorious for instance is looked upon as a heretic,and right away discredited as a deceiver,yet the Catholic Church of that time period saw fit to make him a bishop,and he had quite a following.<quoted text>
Oh, I though wars and rumors of war was Protestants killing each other over faith issues not land or other. Oh well..Actually I think Protestants have sufficiently divided, weakened and confused Christianity to the point of uncerstainty for so many they have walked away. There is no authority other than your personal opinion. Quarreling as Paul said turns people away. Muslims and atheists love it! You can make it up as you go along in Protestantism. Nothing is certain, noone can know any truth lest their opinion make it so. Chaous and anarchy. It was never so from the beginning.
It was Catholics debating and standing up to Catholics that Reformers began their movements,all former C a t h o l i c s.And for the most part those same individuals thought themselves as remaining Catholic,but no longer subject to the Papacy,which was quite corrupt in those days.
Hitler by the way used both Catholic and Lutheran sympathizers to further his madness,they were Germans ripe for his lead to HELL.Sorry but you picked the wrong person to argue over Hitler's followers.Itt is quite obvious that the two largest denominations in Germany:Catholicism and Lutheranism supported Hitler in those first years,yes they maybe later stood up against him,hid Jews and so on,but they followed after him just like the rest of the Germans.Nationalism is a strong force,and very much an evil one when allowed to cloud people's judgment when faced with S I N,control and power.
Your protection of Roman Catholicism is understandable,but tragically biased and naive at times,because all your sources are Catholics who come lately in protecting their interests and their church. History speaks enough of what happened,the truth is hard to swallow,for everyone,but when we face it and realize it was to expose sin and darkness,we are best to learn,and be compassionate toward each other.The greatest thing the RCC could do for its people and the people of the world is to just be a church ,one of many,one that would represent the message of Christ the best they can,and get off their high horse to think they are Numero Uno,when in fact they are just one of the siblings all under the same Father.But no Dust Storm your church institution wants both politically and religiously to be Number One and to control the whole body of Christ!