Monday, May 12, 2008

A response to: The Hypocrisy of Catholic Answers

Over at Beggars All: Reformation And Apologetics Carrie has written a post titled Over The Hypocrisy of Catholic Answers

But what she sees as hypocrysy is actually only in her mind.

She writes:
Note the hypocrisy of Catholic Answers when comparing the two “P.S.”s of the two campaigns. In the first campaign Protestants are brethren whose opinion is consulted, in the second they are “anti-Catholics” with “slick propaganda” that must be thwarted. I have seen this conflicting attitude many times so it is worth pointing out.

Now, did they say that? Here are the two "ps's":
The first:
"P.S. The Mormon religion is not what is styles itself to be. Even our Protestant brethren agree that Mormonism is non-Christian. And yet, Mormonism is flourishing in America."

"P.S. With your help, we can thwart the anti-Catholics and the homosexual activists at World Youth Day—and help make this event a glorious one for the Church and for the salvation of souls.”"

Now, Carrie plays the victim card by equating "Protestant" with "Anti-Catholic".

Notice that nowhere do these paragraphs make any assertion that Protestant=Anti-Catholic.

True most Anti-Catholics are Protestants, but relatively few Protestants are Anti-Catholics. There is nothing in these paragraphs that link the two.

This is a great example of a strawman argument. And of playing the victim. And it is interesting to note, that she takes a lesson from Robert Sungenis and disables comments so as to not be challenged on this.

Carrie, this post was not one of your better efforts. You are better than this.

1 comment:

The Catholic Journeyman said...

Sir - Ran into this a few months behind!

While I agree on your "victim" angle, and in perception Iread Carries Hypocrisy post as exeggerating the "bleed" of RC's and hairsplitting as well.

What Carrie nailed is the aged and still current uninformed Catholic reality as being the culprit. Karl Keating is squarely where we need him, and frankly isnt this why you and I blog what we blog? I think so.
Nice to meet you.