Michael Voris On How Protestantism Leads To Atheism.

1. Protestantism is the exaltation of the individual

2. Consequently, Protestantism makes of the individual the one who decides about what is Truth.

3. As a result, sooner or later Protestant communities start to separate themselves from traditional theological truths; the first dramatic example was contraception.

4. This had to  happen at some point, because when personal opinion becomes the final authority of scripture interpretatio the temptation to interpret Christianity as it is convenient is unavoidable; of course, after

6. a convenient rationalisation, with this or that scripture passage taken as excuse, or convenient passepartout like “love”, “tolerance” and “inclusiveness” used to re-write each and every rule. This in the end leas to

7. a completely self-centred system of ethics which, in the end, is nothing else than atheism.

Voris explains in just a few minutes the slippery slope leading from bibliolatry to error to atheism.

Enjoy the video.

Mundabor

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Posted on July 1, 2012, in Catholicism and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.

  1. This is quite an inaccurate thesis. It assumes that atheism is defined by moral relativity, which is of course wrong. Atheism is defined by not believing in God.
    It then assumes that Protestantism is defined by moral relativity, which of course is wrong. Protestantism is defined by a belief in a specific God.

    No where in the Bible does it say SSM is an abomination (it instead speaks of marriage with the assumption that it is between a man and a woman). I, of course, am happy to be given chapter and verse if you disagree.

    When it comes to abortion, the Bible doesn’t seem to value foetal life or even the life of a child up to 1 month old (Exodus 21:22-13, Leviticus 27:6, Numbers 3: 15-16, Number 31: 15-17, Hosea 9: 14&16, 2 Samuel 12:14, Numbers 5: 21-28). So abortion would seem perfectly consistent with God’s morals.

    On top of this, as a food for thought question, do you believe that morality is defined by the will of God? Or do you assume some other way of defining morality that God gets right?

    • Allalt,
      you have come to a Catholic blog. Catholics do not throw Bible verses at each others, they have a system of values and rules created in many centuries of God-assisted development, of which Scripture is a part. None of the Catholic truths is denied by scriptures, but you won’t find in scriptures the basis for all Catholic truths.

      If you think, though, the Church does not say SSM is an abomination, I suggest you look around this blog and you will find a mountain of sources (I will not make the work for you). As for the Bible in itself, for example the gospel of Matthew is clear enough on this point, in the very words of Jesus. Try Matthew 11:23-24. Again, for Catholics what counts is the right interpretation of truth: if you leave protestant to do the job, they might tell you Jesus said the inhabitants of Sodom would be punished because they didn’t use knife and fork properly, or the like. We don’t do this kind of delusion, we know Sodom is singled out because there men lived together with other men.

      The rest of your bible observation are irrelevant as you are on a Catholic blog.

      As to what defines atheism, you are trying to walk around a point that has very well made, and saying “atheist is defined by not believing in God” does not change a iota in that.

      As to your last and rather complex question, try here:
      http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/10559a.htm

      Mundabor

    • I came to a Catholic blog because I found it offensive (to protestants, not to atheists) to be telling people that they’re morally wrong.
      As an atheist I don’t mind so much, the video artificially raises the number of “atheists”. But it’s not fair to protestants.

      [edited by the moderator].

    • The first period really says it all about the complete senselessness of our times, and I have therefore published it.

      The rest was comparable nonsense, unfortunately not worth my time.

      A time which I ask you not to waste anymore.

      Best wishes to you; though the prognosis isn’t very good.

      Mundabor

  2. Protestantism in general is fatal to the virtue of faith because faith consists in submitting and private interpretation consists in judging. In faith by hearing, the last word rests with the teacher; in private judgment it rests with the reader.

  3. Bd. John Henry Newman said that rejection of the Catholic faith inevitably leads to atheism, for precisely the same reasons that Michael states.
    Christine

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