Why were the Catholics Banned?

Discussion in 'Other Christian Denominations' started by Tazman, Jan 24, 2006.

  1. Tazman

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    Again, it's too bad most of the intelligent Catholic posters have been banned and are no longer able to defend themselves here. [/QUOTE]


    I don't understand. [​IMG] I've just recently started back posting myself so I have been out of the loop. Can some one PLEASE clear this up for me?


    Grace and Peace
     
  2. D28guy

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    I'm not exactly sure but I have heard of a "purging" that took place a while back.(couple years or so. Maybe 3)

    I remember a post where someone said that some Catholic priests were coming on here and proclaiming that only Catholics where saved.

    Someone recently came on defending Catholicsm...and wanting to answer questions about the RCC...but apparently there were problems with lying on the application, decietful motivations, applying under different usernames, etc.

    I'm not really sure. Just posting some things I've heard.

    Personally, I just wish they would let Catholics post. I mean...what are they scared of?

    WE have the TRUTH on our side, regarding the truth of the Gospel, and God will bless the truth against the idolatrous errors of Catholicism.

    Why back off from that?

    I'm sure other posters can share more.

    God bless,

    Mike
     
  3. mioque

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    "I remember a post where someone said that some Catholic priests were coming on here and proclaiming that only Catholics where saved."
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    That as far as I know never happened, although some posters on the no-catholic side have claimed that only Catholics being saved is the official RC dogma.

    What I have been able to piece together is that one person converted to Baptist Christianity to Roman Catholicism on this board partly because of the influence by some RC boardmembers.
    Now I have sincere doubts about any member around here changing his heartfelt opinions about anything because of posts by other members.
    So my private theory is that it was either staged or that stuff happening ofboard was far more important to the whole switch than anything typed by the resident Roman Catholic intelectuals.
     
  4. Bible-boy

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    As best as I can remember what happened we had a new (or young) Christian convert to Catholicism. That poster came on the BB and joined in with several other Catholic posters in openly proselytizing. At that time all professing Catholics who were involved in the proselytizing were repeatedly warned not to do so. They ignored the warnings and were banned. Then the Webmaster determined that he would no long accept new Catholic registrations for the BB; yet, the older Catholic BB members were allowed to stay (the ones that were not part of the proselytizing). However, it should be kept in mind that this a Baptist message board and it was not established to serve as a springboard for presenting Roman Catholic doctrine and associated proselytizing. So don't do it or you'll be shown the door as well.

    Recently a Catholic attempted to register and his first application was rejected by a BB Administrator. Then he re-registered, leaving his church affiliation blank, and he was approved by the Webmaster. Then he updated his profile to Catholic once his membership had been established (as best as we can tell based on his membership approval date and the date that changes were made to his profile). This was considered to mean that he had misrepresented himself on his application. He was banned. He then attempted to re-register numerous times using different names etc. Each time he was caught and banned.

    I hope this clear up your questions.

    Yours in Christ,

    Bible-Boy,
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  5. Tazman

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    Anyone who post there belief on this board (Other Denominations) has the capacity to convert others to their understanding. Why purge Catholics only?

    C'mon now, was that necessary? I am not Catholic, however, I do agree with many teachings they have. They also gain much of my respect, because they, in my opinion, offered more biblical knowledge regarding faith and salvation than most baptist/evangelicals on this board.

    Ones faith is proven genuine when tested by others who don't believe as they do. Oh well, the sad part if you eliminate all the opposer of your faith, then you will end up in a circle of people that believe what you do without question. The possibility of "itching" ears will then become a reality.

    In Christ

    Stefon.
     
  6. Doubting Thomas

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    I agree.

    How true.
     
  7. Melanie

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    I joined the BB quite some time ago when I started going to a Baptist church after being involved in Buddhism. I was born and raised a Catholic.

    In time I reverted to the faith of my youth and updated my affiliation on the Board. As a Non-Baptist member I see myself as a GUEST. I never post or even read the areas deemed Baptist member only any more. I am not learned in canon law and belong to a very traditional segment of the RCC. Whilst some threads are defamatory of RCCs I am cautious in posting because I am NOT learned in apologetics and secondly I do not wish to be seeming to proclaim my faith in an offensive manner on a Baptist Board.

    I love coming here as there are some very fine folks and it gives me a great insight on how a segment of ordinary Americans (mostly) tick. Interestingly I thought, I have DEFENDED the BB on a popular Catholic Forum in recent times.

    I would be very sad if ALL non Baptists were banned or even just lil' ol' me. [​IMG]
     
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    Briony, your maturity, grace and humility speaks volumes louder than any Baptist or Catholic apologist or theologian. May God bless this sister of mine. Pax Christi. [​IMG]
     
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    Briony, You will always be welcome as far as I am concerned. It would be nice if all posters kept to the same ethical standards whether baptist or any other denomination. We are here to fellowship and learn, and not to be preached at.

    I served all my life as a baptist minister, but for personal reasons returned to the Anglican Church, so in that sense, I am catholic too, with the full knowledge of the Webmaster, and I have not been banned. So, I don't understand the reported ban of all catholics. There were specific reasons for the bans that took place and it was incidental that they happened to be catholics.

    Cheers,

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  10. Johnv

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    I fail to see why Catholics are banned as a category (assuming this is in fact what happens). There are Anglicans, Methodists, Presbyterians, etc, and they're premitted. So long as a person adheres to the rules, I see no reason to deny a Catholic. Yes, this is a Baptist Board, but there is no shortage of nonbaptists on this board, and a few who think they're the only "true" Baptists.

    But hey, it's not my board, so I have no say in teh matter.
     
  11. Bible-boy

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    All Catholics were not banned. Only those who violated the rules or misrepresented themselves on their application for membership etc.
     
  12. DHK

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    Quite true.
    Briony has been a member since Novemeber 2002, and there a quite a few others that still lurk around that I could post the names of. But that doesn't matter.
    First, the Catholics (in general) got themselves in trouble with the BB administration with aggressive proseletyzation tactics. Shortly after that the door to Catholics becoming members was upon approval of the Webmaster only. Please keep in mind that this board is a private board. To be a part of it is a privilege, not a right. Because of the deceit of many former Catholic posters using other names, and even denominations, the Webmaster closed the door completely to Catholics. It was his decision. It is his board. Please respect the decision of the Webmaster and don't complain and murmer about it as the Israelites did in the wilderness before the Lord sent down fire from heaven. [​IMG]
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  13. Bible-boy

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    Anyone who post there belief on this board (Other Denominations) has the capacity to convert others to their understanding. Why purge Catholics only?

    C'mon now, was that necessary? I am not Catholic, however, I do agree with many teachings they have.
    </font>[/QUOTE]That comment was not directed toward you personally. It was meant as a warning to anyone reading this thread who was considering using it to engage in Catholic proselytizing.
     
  14. Doubting Thomas

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    DHK,
    You and I may have disagreed about many things...but that was pretty funny. [​IMG]
     
  15. Melanie

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    "Because of the deceit of many former Catholic posters using other names, and even denominations,..."


    Regrettably, I know this to be true through external communiques. I was horrified to think some folks would and do lie about stuff but I agree I am a bit of an innocent, ie I do not approve of lying. [​IMG]
     
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    What have we created here--a mutual admiration society of the self righteous?

    If our motives are the aggrandizement of self, we are tinkling brass and sounding cymbols--i.e. just making a lot of racket and prittle prattle.

    Should we not be allowing the true and the pseudo equal time such that they may be examined by all?

    Our problems seem to be more of a clergy-laity sort--mostly based on the traditions of men and women. If the ground rules cannot be defined and followed, there is no debate. Everything is relative, everyone is right, there is no absolute. (not really)

    Please do not narrow the group to just one sect of Pharisees.

    Sola Scriptura,

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  17. Alexander

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    Why should Catholics be banned for any of the reasons stated here?

    Is someone afraid of free, open discussion? If so, why?

    If the BB moderators are so sure of the rightness of their theology, why should they fear discussion with anyone - whether Catholic, or Jewish, or Buddhist or atheist?

    Is their 'truth' so weak that it cannot withstand open, free discussion from any source?

    If your 'truth' is so fragile that it cannot deal with a different understanding, then I would say there is something wrong with it. Or is that the BB moderators are afraid of something else?

    Alexander
     
  18. Linda64

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    There is only ONE TRUTH--Jesus Christ!!

    Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. (John 14:6)

    Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth. (John 17:17)

    It's not OUR truth--we are speaking of God's truth. There are lots of forums on the internet where different religions can debate--this is a Baptist/Christian forum. This is not a board where everyone with an agenda can proselytize. The Administrators and Moderators are doing a great job--we can all enjoy this board when we observe the rules and guidelines set forth--otherwise, we would have a "free-for-all". [​IMG]
     
  19. Bro. Curtis

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    You are very new here. And it always makes me laugh when new people show up and tell us how we should operate our board.

    Catholics were allowed here, but most of them refused to follow the rules, so most of them are no longer welcome here.

    Start yer own board, and invite all the religions you want to. If you don't like how this one is run, don't post here.
     
  20. Linda64

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    Originally posted by Bro. Curtis:
    I agree with that Bro. Curtis!! [​IMG]
     

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