That’s only one of several provocative questions raised, presumably by an Evangelical Protestant, on this new 3-minute video clip. If nothing else, it illustrates the kind of dense — don’t bother me with the facts! — kind of mentality we “Catholic Apologists” (and you know who you are, Steve Ray, Scott Hahn, Tim Staples, Jim Burnham, Mark Shea, John Salza, Father Mitch Pacwa, and the rest of you) have to deal with, from time to time. I won’t bother to try rebutting these claims. It’s enough to see them leveled with a presumably straight face in public and to know the sad truth, exemplified in this video, of our Lord’s words in Matthew 13:15.
Catholic apologists don’t represent “real” Catholicism.The Catholic Church and the Orthodox Churches are the “same” and “believe the same things.”The Catholic Church has oral traditions that came before the Bible and are authoritative.I like the part where he claims that “We [Protestants] have no canon other than the Bible itself . . . No one has produced any transcript or recording of any definitive ‘oral tradition.'” [NB: That is particularly interesting because the canon of Scripture is itself a Tradition and is not explicitly mentioned by Scripture.][Catholic apologists’] hate-filled rhetoric comes at a time when Evangelicals are most willing to discuss issues.”“Catholic apologist = hate-filled liar. That’s just the sad fact.”