This past week I've gotten caught up in a few Internet discussions, which usually means I'm not using my time as wisely as I possibly could.
The first is the typical "Roman Catholic hates Luther, cites Grisar and Denifle" but when scrutinized, has no idea what they're talking about. This was a Carm discussion (you may have to register to see it) which began here. I jumped in here. The discussion picks up again here, and my response is here, here and here. This last page is primarily our discussion. This is the usual tedium.
The second actually occurred on a blog I don't usually visit called, "Steadfast Lutherans." There was a recent post entitled, Sanctification: By Grace Alone. In the comment section, a man named Lloyd Cadle began almost immediately leaving pro-Roman Catholic comments, all the while not affirming his church affiliation. Mr. Cadle appeared to have an agenda that anyone reading the early church documents would become Roman Catholic or Orthodox. That is, the ECF's by an overwhelming consensus taught the same things Roman and Orthodox churches believe today. I challenged Mr, Cadle to apply his same standard to the modern Roman church. He appeared to be a zealous recent convert, because he avoided this question as much as possible, nor did he appear to have come across Newman's development hypothesis. There were two pages of comments (page 1) (page 2), until Lloyd last night said he had enough.