Anyone who has been on this board for any length of time and has followed many of the discussions that have ensued here with Roman Catholics would have noticed that they depend greatly on the writings of the "fathers" as proof of their doctrine and that the Roman Catholic Church is what Jesus and the apostles had in mind. It seems that for every quote that one can come up with to support Sola Scriptura, for example, one can be found to support Tradition. How much emphasis should be put on the writings of the pre and post Nicene fathers? Do they all contradict one another? Is there any one father that you can fully trust? If they contradict Scripture in any point can we trust any thing that they write? Or are their writings up for interpretation? I have even seen Protestants and Catholics argue over how to interpret what an individual Church Father meant. How do you feel about the fathers?