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"The Satanic Case for Catholicism"

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  • "The Satanic Case for Catholicism"

    This blog post was posted by somebody I knew back in high school and I was curious if anybody here had any thoughts on it. He argues that the Satanic practice of the Black Mass serves as powerful evidence for the Roman Catholic Church being the true church. (Much of his argument piggybacks on a previous post where he argues that the Eucharist must either be the real presence or idolatry, sort of like the C.S. Lewis's Trilemma). I don't find it to be an airtight case (i.e. I have not instantly converted to Catholicism ) as Catholics are not the only Christians targeted by Satanists but am nonetheless posting it here for discussion; his posts are always worth a read.

    http://catholicdefense.blogspot.com/...tholicism.html
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    Eh, IMO Satanists go after the Catholic Church because it's the largest and it has a readily identifiable ritual to pervert. I agree with the Real Presence in the Eucharist (at least within Orthodoxy), but I'm not in the least convinced that the only alternative is idolatry.
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      Obviously having been Catholic I think I've heard this argument before. However, I don't think its as "foolproof" as it seems. It would be better to make a case for the target of confirmation of the real presence in the Eucharist. Which I am in favor of. I think Satanists go after Catholicism because it is the largest body of Christianity and perhaps the oldest uniformly, it also shows the sheer ignorance and depravity if they have nothing better to do with their time.
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