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You need patience beyond belief to deal with some anti-catholics out there.
Online chatting and forums can deffinately have a strong affect on your emotions. Live debates seem to get more done if they done in a formal manner. Quick story for everyone.
I was only a Catholic for about a year (now 5 years) when I got myself into a debate with a Church of Christ member. Apparently this fellow was used to Catholics not having answers to his questions. That wasn’t the case with me. He evetually got frustrated because he wasn’t used to being on defense and directed me to his elder, and his elder eventually went to his pastor. Long story short, his pastor started to quote early chuch fathers (rare for Protestants to do) which eventually lead me searching for help. Come to find out that Tim Staples lives 5 miles away from me. So I gave him a call and it was set for him to come debate the pastor.
Me, Evelyn (my wife), Tim, and Valerie (Tim’s wife) showed up on a Saturday evening to find a room full of COC members waiting to cheer their warrior on. Keep in mind that this pastor was extremely bright and was really good and debating. He used to be a lawyer. Anyways, the debate lasted about 6 hours and boy was that fun. The crowd got so mad that at times I felt like we were gonna get jumped for being Catholic. Tim Staples was amazing. He knew exactly where the pastor was getting his info from and stumped him several times on verses and early church fathers. Wish you guys would of been there. At 12:30 am we eventually got kicked out. Towards the end we must of talked about most all popular topics Protestants.