Cult of the Printing Press

I have a theory that Protestantism is a cult that developed around the printing press. Peasants got over excited at the prospect of reading and interpreting literature themselves, and it developed into a cult of reading. It also explains why traditional Protestantism is on the decline in this digital age where books aren't that important, and more experiential forms of Protestantism like Pentecostalism is growing.

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  1. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    That explains why nords behave as SOVLess machines....

  2. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    I hate plebs so fricking much. Why can't they just know their place? oh, that's right. because they're literally plebs.

    Total Peasant Death

    TPD

  3. 3 months ago
    Dirk

    Counterpoints, traditional and experiential aren't mutually exclusive, and traditional/confessional protestantism experienced a kind of renaissance with the advent of the open internet

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      >see comment.
      >name of the poster is Dirk.
      >into the trash it goes.

      many such cases.

      PS: you're literally a Black person.

  4. 3 months ago
    Ο Σολιταίρ

    >Peasants got over excited at the prospect of reading and interpreting literature themselves, and it developed into a cult of reading. It also explains why traditional Protestantism is on the decline in this digital age where books aren't that important, and more experiential forms of Protestantism like Pentecostalism is growing.

    how can you say this shit without feeling evil?
    that said; all you've pointed out is that literacy = a decreasing degree of cathodoxy

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      >evil
      How is pointing out heresy bad?
      I'm trying to lead people to the apostolic church.

      • 3 months ago
        Dirk

        Which is?
        How do you know?

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          Orthodoxy
          I know because its basically Catholicism without the odd stuff like Pope worship

          • 3 months ago
            Dirk

            "Orthodoxy" isn't an ekklesia

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      >how can you say this shit without feeling evil?
      Do you feel evil when you tell Catholics to stop worshipping idols? That's how I feel.

  5. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Cool, compile the data, make your case, then get it published.
    Oh wait you can't because its fricking stupid.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Miller, Donald E; Sargeant, Kimon H; Flory, Richard, eds. (9 September 2013). Spirit and Power: The Growth and Global Impact of Pentecostalism. Oxford University Press Scholarship. doi:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199920570.001.0001. ISBN 978-0-19-934563-2. Pentecostalism is the fastest-growing religious movement in the world

  6. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    >as literacy increases, catholicism declines
    are you sure this is the argument you want to make

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      It is.
      Same as with women being allowed to vote, worse the state of the nation

  7. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    no, protestantism developed because much of the roman catholic church became the body of the antichrist

  8. 3 months ago
    Radiochan

    No, there were proto Protestant movements before the printing press, most notably the Hussites and, as it is considered now, the group around John Wyclif.

  9. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    God is a disgusting moronic peasant and he never should have been allowed to create anything. God is the most disgusting and unworthy consciousness imaginable that could have emerged from the void to manifest the forms, literally anyone could have done better. God thinks he should be allowed to create moronic disgusting homosexual troony worlds just because he can, he's basically a peasant who found a printing press and immediately started churning out the most insipid worthless stories imaginable. Literally any consciousness would have been better than the one we got. God absolutely doesn't deserve to have power over material creation, he is too stupid, disgusting and evil. He literally has to separate pieces of his consciousness and use them to generate ideas for him because all of his own ideas are trash, then he mocks and abuses the people who generate ideas and calls them worthless and takes credit for their ideas because he is a completely evil moronic sadist

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