In July Pope Benedict XVI released a document stating that the Roman Catholic Church provides the only true path to salvation since it is the only true church. The document articulates the position that Protestant churches are nothing more than “ecclesial communities” and therefore do not have the “means of salvation.” In essence, Protestants are not Christians. Roman Catholicism is the one true Christianity (though Eastern Orthodoxy is looked upon as merely a flawed version of Catholicism in the document). In approving this document, the pope stated that he was correcting “erroneous interpretations of the Second Vatican Council” brought forth by liberals.
A series of thoughts led to a very natural question for me. If the pope professes that Protestant churches are not true churches, then what does he think about Protestant blogs? Are Protestant blogs not true blogs? How would the pope respond to such a question? Maybe he would say something like this.
It seems that the Protestant blogosphere is safe…for now.