Ellis, that was a great explanation! I think you describe yourself as an atheist; you must have come to that viewpoint via a thorough understanding of basic Christian ideas. Just to “nit-pick” before Rev does. smile The Reformation was not the “first of many huge schisms appeared in the Christian faith”. That dubious “honour” probably has to go to the departure of the Eastern Orthodox Churches, who fell out with the Catholic Church over the “filioque” clause in the Nicene Creed.
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