Lancaster of Wessex wrote:Drakeland wrote:I'm Roman Catholic, I would stay Roman Catholic. It makes sense to me, and I'm not part of a huge group of people who are "different from each-other" but are actually almost identical in beliefs and practices. Also, Angelicanism was just created because King Henry VIII was angry that the Catholic Church didn't want him to divorce and that he had to stop killing his wives.
The bold is questionable at best - there is a great deal of division in the RC Church, with some wanting to abolish priestly abstinence, be more liberal in their approach to birth control, and so on and so forth.
Anglicanism may have ultimately been born out of Henry VIII's reforms, but it was not until later that it truly became its own Church with truly differing beliefs - Henry VIII remained a Roman Catholic the rest of his life, believe it or not (as far as I know).
I was refering to protestants in general, which Angelicanism is part of. Yes some protestant groups are widely different from the rest, but others are essentially the same until you start really looking hard for a reason. I know that there are divisions inside the RCC but you'll find that with just about any large group.
Yes, I know that it has grown to a better thing now, but frankly I feel that is one of the most petty (pettiest?) reasons to create a religion. They are a pretty cool group now, If the Brits are with it it can't be that bad, but I prefer Catholicism.