Here is an interesting review of a new book published by Smithsonian Institute — which is neither Catholic nor Protestant, Muslim nor Jewish. I just ordered a rush copy of the book.
Enjoy this article as a preface to my upcoming response to the charge that all of us Catholic apologists are liars and deceivers who are naughty because we say the number of Protestant denominations is very high — and that the huge numbers of competing, sheep-stealing denominations is damaging the integrity of the Christian faith in the world today.
A certain antagonist, who remains unnamed, says Catholic apologists are naughty and ought to apologize for saying there are 33,000 denominations. He stated in a recent blog that statistics state the number of denominations are actually only about 9,000 which apparently is a an acceptable number to him.
Duhh, as if the staggering number of "only" 9,000 makes the scandalous escalation of fragmentation acceptable in God's eyes. So, it's OK to have "only" 9,000 competing, sheep-stealing, chaotic denominations who disagree on just about everything and disregard the expressed desire of Jesus the we be one, like He and the Father are one "perfected in unity."
Of course, now if we apologists use the number 9,000 all is well with the world and Christendom (and our Antagonist :-) If we reduce our number down a bit — say, down to 9,000 — it will all be OK in God's eyes. God will sleep better tonight knowing it is only 9,000.
How many more than "one body, one church" is too many? Ask Our Lord!
I just read this review in the National Catholic Register. It tells of a new book entitled In the Beginning: Bibles before the Year 1000. I just rushed an order for this new book. Enjoy the review.
I will be posting my latest response to his hysteria (or posturing) soon. But I'm still amazed at how obsessed this man has become with me. He won't talk to me over lunch but has not trouble talking at me over the internet. And, by the way, I'm still basking in my 15 minutes of fame which has been extended now to 15 days. Ain't I lucky? :-) More soon.