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Thread #163109 Message #3888108
Posted By: Big Al Whittle
12-Nov-17 - 04:24 AM
Thread Name: BS: Henry VIII - The Mind of a Tyrant
Subject: RE: BS: Henry VIII - The Mind of a Tyrant
Well I don't really agree Joe.
The big thing Henry did for us, protestant wise was the English prayer book and the translated bible Once the translation was widely available, i think it was fairly obvious the Pope was about as infallible as I am with The Times Crossword.
Henry was, at least to my understanding, by nature a Catholic. He loved the judgemental nature of the cult, and arrogated that for him self. The trouble is of course fundamentally with Jesus himself. For a bloke who said Judge not lest ye be judged, he was pretty judgemental himself. Who hasn't felt themselves to be the the chaff the needs to be winnowed from the wheat, the salt that has lost its savour.
it feeds every thought process of clinical depression known to man or woman.
Cromwell was very much a protestant, and he was the only one smart enough to disentangle Henry from Rome. After Cromwell's fall. Henry tried to back pedal on protestant reforms, but he had no one smart enough to cross the t's and dot the i's philosophically or legally.