Isa always gives us the best maps.
Bet you could look them up too...all by yourself.
I'm not smart enough to even think to look for most of those maps.
Would not take much to get you there. Besides sometimes he grabs things whether they actually make sense or not to the subject at hand...You'll note there's never any commentary or discussion.
There's often commentary and discussion, and arguement of the facts.
Sometimes, however, things are so obvious that no commentary or discussion is necessary (Though I do appreciate Fabio's expansion on the Portuguese part of your program, especially where the finances came from).
Just cut and paste. He counts on people's ignorance
no, just their common sense and the good sense the Lord gave them: unlike your preaching, no one needs a secret decoder ring to what I post.
...which is not the same as stupidity. Ignorance has one sure cure!!...Enlightenment...
that's what we are here for. Our job is made all the more onerous by those here to obfuscate with their own pontifications.
The real intent is to detract from anything remotely favorable to the HUGE Catholic Church...
Why would I detract from anything remotely favorable to my Church? "Enter ye in at the narrow gate:...."
As for the Vatican, it is huge":...for wide is the gate, and broad is the way that leadeth to destruction, and many there are who go in thereat."
As Fabio pointed out, were it not for Latin America, half converted at best
and fast converting to your Protestant kin, and the sword of the Crusaders, Teutonic Knights, Polish Kings, the Venetian, Habsburg, Swedish, Spanish, Portuguese and French Empires, the Vatican's flock would be comparable to the Catholic Church in Europe.
Btw, just came across this:
Such a division of Western Europe into regional Churches could avoid the monolithic temptations of a sole centre which led in history to the pride of the Roman See and its falling away from the Orthodox Faith. At the same time, however, the existence of regional Churches would also avoid the balkanised nationalism to be found in 'local' national Churches. Thus a 'Church of the Isles' could not fall victim to, say, English or Irish nationalism, for both nationalities, together with the Scottish and the Welsh, would be 'conjoined' in one 'confederal' regional Orthodox Church. This is why Metropolitan centres should not be in secular capitals but in historic Orthodox centres, spiritual capitals - York, Trier, Roskilde, Lyons, Santiago and Rome. This would avoid the danger implied in such terms as 'Russian Orthodox' (centred in the secular capital of Moscow) and 'Greek Orthodox' (centred in the secular capital of Athens), when what is really meant is 'The Church of Russia' and 'The Church of the Hellenes'.http://www.orthodoxengland.org.uk/oewesteu.htm