After presenting (in very brief form) an argument in defense of the Pope (a popular target of abuse over there) and in reply to a post there, I remarked:
I know, I know - you've heard all that before. Blah blah blah go Reginald and the Catholics. But we've heard your question before too. We can't help it if you don't like the answer. :-)And the response was just about what I expected.
More to the point, and as I said in conclusion:
We've heard your question (questions, in this case) before. We've heard your objections. We've answered them. We can't help it if you don't like the answers, but I doubt that's the real problem. I don't think it's possible for us to offer answers that you would accept.Life is too short to waste in quarreling. I'm not interested in debate club, and I'm surely not interested in mockery and dismissiveness. Nothing a Catholic says to the folks there will be adequate, short of declaring for Protestantism. Well, I've been there and done that, I bought the T-Shirt, the books, the theology, the secret decoder ring, the whole thing. And with God's help I'm not going back. So what do the "Beggars" gang and I have to say to each other on matters of religion? Not much. More's the pity. :-(
Isn't that right? Sure it is.