1 thought on “The Christian Humanist Podcast, Episode #222: First Clement

  1. Great episode, it got me thinking about the dichotomy of Protestant vs. Catholic. I guess in my opinion, there are few protestants who are truly “sola scriptura” and anti-authoritarian. Certainly appealing to the catechisms indicates a trust of tradition. And I can’t count how many times I’ve heard writers say in the debates over LGBTQ and Christianity that “this is something that has never been acceptable to the church for the last 2,000 years.” So, clearly protestants do appeal to church tradition. I really feel this difference between protestant and catholic is not wrong vs. right, but two groups of people over-emphasizing two different true and good facets of the Christian faith. On the one hand a monopolistic human authority that supercedes the authority of God is bad, and on the other an absolute individualism that believes each person is their own authority is bad. Probably the more problematic differences arise in issues such as the veneration of Mary.

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