Protestants Object To Removal Of Statues For Once

August 21, 2017 by  
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Protestants from around the country for once Thursday finally expressed sadness and dismay over the removal of statues from several locations in the wake of the Charlottesville riots.
“It’s sad to see the history and culture being ripped apart with the removal of our beautiful statues and monuments,” pastor of The Tsunami Church in Greensboro, North Carolina Ted Roberts said this morning as he defaced a statue of St. Junipero Serra. “These men were bad, I admit that, but it’s part of our heritage. No statue that is part of our collective heritage deserves to be torn down. Man, that sounds weird to say.”
Going on to call the removal of any statue a foolish move, shivering as he used the word “any,” Roberts said, “You can’t change history, but you can learn from it.”
“We, as a God-fearing people, ought to be more respectful of the past and the present. We must respect even those we disagree with because they, like us, were a part of making this country what it is today, even if those people were racists or–Catholic. Were the confederates Protestants like myself, yes, but God forgives, and we’re confident that most, if not all, of these men were saved by the Blood of the Lamb. We have faith and rejoice in that. And though we cannot be so confident that a person like Junipero Serra who served the poor and brought the good word of the Gospels to non-Christians was actually saved by the Blood of the Lamb, because of the fact that he worshiped Mary, we should not tear down his statues. Deface, yes, but not torn down.”

  • christopherschaefer

    They FINALLY understand what the iconoclasm controversy was REALLY all about: sacred images profess that Jesus took on ‘material matter’, i.e. he was ‘fully human’. Likewise we now can appreciate that racist, barbaric, slave-owning Confederates, despite their inhumane behavior and beliefs, were ‘fully human’.

    • aelfheld

      Only humans are capable of inhumane behaviour.

      • samton909

        What about that chimp that tore the face off of that lady?

        • aelfheld

          inhumane [in-hyoo-meyn or, often, -yoo-] 1. not humane; lacking humanity, kindness, compassion, etc.

        • William of Orange

          That was a lady? I thought it was a story about Michael Jackson and Bubbles.

  • William of Orange

    Frankly, I’m tired of protestants telling us what they think the ‘truth’ is. I once had a conversation with an evangelical who tried to tell me what to believe as a Catholic. He said, “your supposed to believe in the literal presence of Christ in the Eucharist, and that’s why I should receive communion at your Church.”

    So, I told this guy, “Look, it’s fine if you don’t believe in transubstantiation, we can still worship together, you believe what you want, I believe what I want”. What’s wrong with that? This guy didn’t get it. He was going on that it would be a mortal sin for him to receive the body, blood, soul and divinity of the Lord.

    See that’s the problem with protestants, they think they can just make stuff up as they go and then impose their ideas on everyone else.

    It gets worse. This guy told me that if I wasn’t in a state of grace, even I shouldn’t take communion. Can you believe that?

    I told the guy, you need to join the Catholic church and learn what we REALLY believe.

    • James Conrad

      Forgive me, but it sounds like he knows your faith better than you do.

      • William of Orange

        You know this whole site is satire right?

        • VeilOfTiers

          Maybe James was using veiled satire in his comment…?

        • johnhenry

          James should read Swift’s A Modest Proposal and then try commenting here again, but then again, VeilofTears (below) may have a point.

    • samton909

      But then he would be a convert, and as we all know, converts are incapable of understanding Catholicism for at least a hundred years after their conversion.

  • FatherWagner

    Do you think my statue of Bea Arthur is going to survive all of this?

    • William of Orange

      Glory, Bea to the Father.

  • scooter

    I laughed out load when I read this article’s headline. The irony was supremely evident and funny to me, a Protestant! I suppose that the children will go on squabbling about this or that point of doctrine, but can we at least unite to enjoy some wonderful ecumenical humor?

    • samton909

      yes

  • Thomas Zabiega

    Yes, the irony of this Protestant country–honor imperfect humans with their faces or figures on mountains (Mt. Rushmore, Stone Mountain), but don’t you dare put a Jesus statue or the corpus of Jesus on the cross. I suggest we replace the torn down statues with ones of Jesus and Mary: then you can bet the KKK will join hands with Antifa against the Catholics–the true enemies of everyone on the far right and the far left.

  • UnreconstructedRebel

    Speaking here as a Reformed Christian and son of the Old South, here’s a suggestion: Why don’t you RC’s simply dress your religious statues in Confederate uniform, affix a plaque with some quote from Father Abram Ryan, and then you’d change the iconoclastic paradigm?

    • johnhenry

      This is a Catholic website. Please do not use big words like Confederate, plaque and iconoclastic, let alone paradigm.

      • samton909

        For a long time I thought a paradigm was when you had twenty cents.

        • William of Orange

          Exactly. Change for a quarter, paradigm and a nickel.

    • parishioner ordinaire

      Would it be ok if we just dressed Mary in a hoop skirt and pin curls?

  • David

    Catholics Do Not Worship Mary. Nether did Saint Junipero Serra. Get your facts strait.