Those are Fightin’ Words

by Steve Ray on August 21, 2006

UponThisRock sm.jpgSeveral years ago an anti-Catholic named William Webster wrote a sloppy critique of my book Upon this Rock: St. Peter and the Primacy of Rome in the Scriptures and Early Church. In response I wrote a 200 page rebuttal. Then we went back and forth a few more times and others joined in.

Webster eventually cried "Uncle" and dropped out because he was getting the worst of the debate and I was exposing his books–making it obvious how sloppy and disingenuous they were. 

What really happened was this — he was proved to be wrong, sloppy, and twisting the words of the Fathers the way many Fundamentalist Protestants twist the Scripture. These Fundamentalists just HAVE to get Scripture and the Fathers to fit their narrow Fundamentalist tradition–kind of like forcing a square peg into a round hole.

I just updated the debates between Webster and myself. I have made them easily accessible on PDF files. Now you can delve into a detailed and lenghthy debate about the Primacy of Peter and the See of Rome. This debate mainly centers around the Fathers of the Church and there is MUCH to be learned by following the debate carefully.

So, if you have a liking for such things, click here. For other defenses of my books and other works, click here. As Catholics we need to be able, willing and ready to stand up to "fightin' words" against Our Lord, his Church, Our Lady, and the Pope.

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