By Catholic Apologist Dave Armstrong
"Rhology" is a pseudonym for Alan Maricle, who is from Norman, Oklahoma, and attends Trinity Baptist Church there. See evidences [one / two / three / four / five / six]
I rarely document what the anti-Catholics [i.e., those who deny that Catholicism is Christian] do anymore (I used to, quite a bit), but this was too bizarre to pass up. Rather than concentrating on the evil of abortion (he found out some Catholics dared to pray the Rosary at a death camp), this anonymous critic would rather condemn his brothers and sisters in Christ. Is it any wonder that the abortion holocaust continues unchecked, with this sort of division among Christians?:
[Title] And now, some slightly blasphemous prayers
. . . Leaving aside the question of whether the Rosary has any effect on abortion (other than making demons laugh uproariously), . . .
He links the words about the demons to this passage (his supposed prooftext):
Proverbs 28:9 (NASB) He who turns away his ear from listening to the law, Even his prayer is an abomination.
Scott Alt takes him to task:
Rhology proceeds in his next paragraph to speculate that the Rosary has no effect whatsoever on abortion, but that it does "mak[e] demons laugh uproariously." There’s no mention of whether demons laugh at abortion itself, or the continual re-election of Nancy Pelosi. Rhology is certain, however, that they are in stitches at the recitation of Luke 1:28 and Luke 1:42–43. . . .
Catholics and Reformed Protestants have serious differences, and they merit discussion and debate. But in the context of our shared outrage at the murder of the unborn: Rhology, let it go.
He won't. Bashing and lying about Catholics is clearly a greater priority for anti-Catholics who "reason" like Rhology than stopping the murder of preborn babies by the millions.
Elsewhere, he mocks the Rosary again: "So how many holy Rosaries does it take to get Joe Biden excommunicated?" To which I respond: "I guess, how many Protestant spontaneous prayers it takes to end legal abortion and stop the slaughter, after 55 million . . ."
If one thing is a supposed "difficulty," so is the other, far more. But that is threatening to actually be logical and fair-minded . . .
This is what Maricle / "Rhology" thinks of me, by the way:
In reality, you're a special case. You're a false teacher, and a borderline obsessive-compulsive, incorrigible, tenacious one at that. Biblically, a Christian is not to treat you like he treats the majority of lost people. Rather, you are a wolf in sheep's clothing, cooing "come back to the true church" to unwitting people, some of whom follow the sweet voice and are devoured by the enemy. You are to be opposed, and that means exposing your foolish reasoning and false Gospel and "answering a fool according to his folly". May God have mercy on you.
(8-21-09, on the Boors All website, originally in the comments under this post: now safely removed, of course; fortunately, I preserved it)
A Lutheran woman in the thread referred to above, Brigitte, who is no less critical of the Rosary, but who isn't anti-Catholic, stated:
I would not say that RC does not have the gospel, as they also preach Christ and allow people to come to confession and receive absolution.
Without missing a beat, maniacal Maricle promptly dissed her, too:
I seriously fear for your soul, Brigitte.
You see, even if a fellow Christian, a Lutheran (in the anti-Catholic's eyes) dares to disagree with the mantra of Catholics being utterly devoid of the gospel, then their soul is in distinct danger of hellfire, too, and maybe they were never "saved" to begin with (in this version of theology). Now poor feckless, ignorant Brigitte is placed in the same box that we lowly idolatrous, pagan, Pelagian, unregenerate papists are in.
[see also the corresponding Facebook post and discussion there]
Related Reading (very excellent posts by Scott Alt):
Rhology Strains at a Gnat (2-6-13)
Rhology Strains at a Gnat (2-6-13)
Geneva's Defenders Show True Colors (2-9-13)
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