A form of christianity seperate from Catholicism and Orthadox Christians. Started by German monk Matrin Luther, who when feeling unsatisfied with the catholic rapings of scripture, nailed his 95 theses on the door of a church in Wittenburg, Germany. This infuriated the Catholics and their Pope. Who in turn sought to have him excomunicated and sentenced to death. But he escpaed them and went in to hiding, where he translated the bible from it's only language of the time: Latin in to his native German. He caused Germany to break free of the corrput Roman Catholics and opened the doors to make christianity more personal. Today many branches of Protestants are in existance. A good rule of thumb is: if they ain't catholic, then they're a protestant.
The Protestants aren't Catholic, Thank God.
Protestantism stemmed from the Reformation. Protestantism at its most basic is the belief in justification by faith alone, the priesthood of all believers, and the supremecy of the bible. There are countless protestant denominations and none of them can agree on anything beyond that. Some Baptists dislike being labeled Protestants and insist that they are christians while some Anglicans define themselves as Anglo-Catholics. Most Protestants are very decent people and are interested in serving God in the best way possible. Unfortunatly, protestantism has been tainted throughout the years by racism, elitism, anti-semetism, and worst of all, violent anti-catholicism.
Protestatism and Catholicism should get along since they are both worshipping the same God.
The most disappointing of all religions. Unlike the other crazy made up religions, protestantism is so close to getting it right. They're are a single Pope away from reaching their full potential. But instead of stepping up and making a commitment to one, holy , apostolic Church, they're stuck on this notion of "independence" of unmediated faith in Christ.
The Catholics get it, Protestants. You've had your 490 year "protest"-let's move on. Martin Luther was probably right to translate the Bible into German, but let's stop living in the past. Whenever you are ready the Church's doors are always open. We'll let you back into eternal salvation, and all you have to do is say a Hail Mary, feel a little guilty, and deliver us your massive army of lockstep values voters.
Man, Protestantism sure is shitty.
"Yes, I know how he died, and why he died, but I would SO much prefer to focus on his teachings rather than the passion itself." --anonymous protestant
A bastardized form of so-called "Christianity."
Lutherans, Methodists and Baptists all practice a form of Protestantism.