Differences Between Catholicism and Protestantism

Epistemology:

Protestant

Knowledge comes directly from Scripture pursuant to the doctrine of Private Judgment.


Catholic

Knowledge comes from the chain of being pursuant to the doctrine of the Celestial and Angelic hierarchies.

 

Metaphysics:


Protestant

Reality is physical and good per se as physical and is as it generally appears from our senses.

Catholic

Physical Reality is a malicious illusion in which our souls are trapped, but through the ascetic disciplines of the church we may be liberated from it.

 

Ethics:

Protestant

Sin is any want of conformity or transgression of the law of Elohim.

Catholic

Sin is attachment to the physical reality.

 

Politics:

Protestant

Since physical reality is good, the caste/distinctions in physical reality should be acknowledged and established in law.

Catholic

Since physical reality is a malicious imposition upon the pure soul the caste/distinctions in physical reality should not be acknowledged and established in law, but society should establish equality among its citizens as at the level of soul we are all the same divine spark.

The Local Honeys – Cigarette Trees

I went to see this group last night at a local Bluegrass Theater. They were incredible! Here in this song my tribeswomen tell the story of our people and their exploitation by Yankee Capitalism and the way the Yankees have pillaged the Appalachian Mountains and exploited the bodies of our people and cast them aside like a used coke can after they were finished profiting from our lands and our broken bodies.