Sola Scriptura Sillyness


Okay, I don't want to start a s**t storm here or anything but I read this over at Karl's and had to say something.

This is not meant to be a jab at any of my Protestant readers, I love you and thanks for stopping by; it just kills me that in this sort of discussion none of the Eastern or Roman posters brought up one simple point.

There have been two great schisms in the Christian Church, one in 1054 between the Eastern and the Western Catholic Church, giving rise to what is now known as the Eastern Orthodox and Roman Catholic Church; and one in 1517 between the followers and supporters of then Father Martin Luther and the Roman Catholic Church.

What I would like to point out is that in the 500 or so years between the Great Schism and the Protestant Reformation there were only the two Churches, agreeing on the place of Holy Tradition and that "the meaning of Scripture is understood *through* and *in* the sacramental life of the ecclesia" as Karl puts it.

Now in the 500+ years since the Protestant Reformation there has risen 60,000+ unique Protestant denominations... 60,000.  How well has that doctrine served the Protestant community I wonder.

And please if you are going to comment on this be intelligent; I felt that Sola Scriptura was retarded when I was a Protestant Evangelical so don't play the "you're Orthodox" card.  It always seemed to me that Sola Scriptura was a very dangerous and destructive doctrine.  Period.

And yes Mr. Hibbity I realize what your opinion if this would be, this is just mine. :)