[quote:2noaaoxv]I dare say the phrase ‘Photian schism’ would pass you by unremarked also though, given the position of Photios as a saint in my Church, I think I could legitimately find that insulting.[/quote:2noaaoxv]
For the record…. I have not, and will not use that phrase…. in one of our first conversations at RF(if memory serves) we chatted about St. Photios. His feast day is one of the issues that still irks the Roman Catholic Church in relation to unity, ……but that’s a non-issue with me personally.
Oh, sorry, I can see how you might misunderstand what I wrote. I didn’t mean to imply that you used the term Photian schism yourself, just that it would probably not make much of an impact on you if you read it in another RC’s post. That’s the same as happened with Augustine’s Latin schism phrase. I would have written Great Schism myself but it didn’t exactly leap out at me as potentially offensive when I read it. It’s fine if you’ve exhausted the Ecumenical Councils topic and I’m glad that I needn’t give up on this forum completely (though with the exceptions of a couple of you – who probably know who I mean – I feel that it’s impossible to have much of a discussion here without it degenerating into vitriol. Is this the way it usually is on RC forums, because I’ve noticed that we seem to get along much better on neutral ground? Maybe it’s the ‘common enemy’ of the Protestants on those other forums that makes us overlook our differences to an extent?