It should be obvious that I am neither a believer in the "Branch Theory" or the "Left and Right Lung Theory". Perhaps it is my Lutheran background that causes me to hate the RC organization (not its people) with such a vengeance. Or perhaps it is seeing with my own eyes how that organization has soiled the name "Christian" in the eyes of the people of other faiths. If this causes me to be moderated, so be it. As Luther once said when on trial by the Antichrist, "Here I stand, I can do none other. God help me!". It has always saddened me that Luther did not turn to the "Church of the East" that he wrote of so respectfully in his writings. Thankfully the Church of the East was there for me, and it is that Church's "theology" that I confess.
Warms my heart to know that there are no Orthodox sinners, because that is the only conclusion I can draw from your comparison.
Then you fail the reading comprehension exam.
How many murders must I commit before I am a murderer? How many times must I steal before I am a thief? How many times must I lie before I am a liar?
Without repentence, 1.
Because there are more cases of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church does not make her moral theology better or worse.
How would sexual abuse make it better?
As for worse, depends on what role her moral theology played in the cases. IMHO in the actual abuse, not much more than the ordinary. In the cover up, a great deal.
It simply means there are MORE Catholics and more Catholic institutions, and so statistically there are more cases of abuse to be found than there are in Orthodoxy because there are more people and more institutional opportunities.
You have some stats to back that up?
Also my Baptism as a Catholic resulted in an ontological change in me as a person.
You think your baptism by the Vatican does so. We're not so sure.
When you HATE my Church,
Does refusal to embrace the errors of Ultramontanism and Branch Theory=hate?
you HATE my faith,
Does noting the differences=hate?
and you HATE my sacraments,
and you HATE me.
Are all Orthodox as free with their moral relativism as you are?
Haven't a clue what you are saying here. Do you?
Also my Baptism as a Catholic resulted in an ontological change in me as a person. When you HATE my Church, you HATE my faith, and you HATE my sacraments, and you HATE me.
L'eglise c'est moi!
That is not at all what I said.
I said that there is precious little difference between hating the sin and hating the sinner...
Our Lord's Brother taught us otherwise: Jude 23 "And others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire; hating even the garment spotted by the flesh."
and so there is even less difference when it comes to membership in the Body.
especially if it is gangrenous.
If you hate the body it is impossible to exempt the members.
Just the gangrenous ones. And even then...
To claim to do so is simply mad...as in detached from reality.
Like tried to suck good air out of a healthy lung into a diseased one.