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Originally kickstarted by Henry VIII who was originally catholic and wanted to divorce his wife (Catherine of Aragon) but the annullment was not allowed by the pope (who was being held prisoner by Charles V of the Holy Roman Empire at the time). After falling for Anne Boleyn king Henry excommunicated himself from the catholic church and a parliamnet act was passed known as the 'act of succession' which put Henry as the head of the church of england, which is to this day officially protestant (although this has alternated between catholisism and protestantism over the centuries and has sparked many feuds between the two religions. Perhaps most notably the gunpowder plot on the houses of parliament and of course the colonisation and 'thourough' by Sir Thomas Wentworth of Northern Ireland which still has massive political repocusions.)
Protesant;
Protestants make up 4% of the world's religions
by Brummie Stu March 19, 2006
 
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I am not a Christian myself, but I see that some of you are mistaking Protestants for being highnosed killjoys or whatever (maybe some of them are, but...). The truth is, being a protestant does not mean you're being a goodie-little-two-shoes. The difference between Catholics and Protestants is that Protestants aren't as 'faithful'. For example, they reject Papal authority. They also have priestesses and allow priests to marriage.

Basically the whole Protestant concept is that all you need to do is believe in and be faithful to god. It is then that your sins will be forgiven. Back in the 16th century, the Church sold indulgences, claiming that if you bought them, god will forgive you. Luther didn't think this was right. He thought that the Church was manipulating the people so that they could raise money for the St. Peter's Cathedral in Rome! And so he protested against the church authorities, claiming that you didn't need these indulgences. Nor did you have to attend regular masses, do pilgrimage or worship holy relics. "In a way everyone is their own temple." was his quote.
Luther's argument caused an uproar in society. The people were already sick of paying the church taxes, so they too revolted. The Reformation followed, although originally, Martin Luther never intended a revolution...

As I have learned from Urban Dictionary, the conflict between Catholics and Protestants still goes on to this very day. I hope this has opened some of your eyes and that in near future there will finally be peace between Catholics and Protestants.

If you don't think I am right about this, just google Martin Luther or next time, pay attention in history.

PS: I do understand that there are some Protestants that do wrong against Jews/Gays or anyone who is different. I find this extremely disturbing; it is not right. But then there are also catholic people like that. You find them everywhere, ...trust me.
Protestant: You Christians suck I hate you! Kill all the gays blablabla

TRUE Protestant: I believe in god, I rawk ;D
by wootz April 29, 2006
 
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Member of the religion that broke off from the catholic church many years ago. Basically vandalized the Bible adding and deleting writings as they please. Despise the Catholic Church and it's teachings of saints. Have been known to think they are better than anybody who isn't like them or a member of their church. beleive the catholics are going to hell along with the jews, orthodox, african americans, and homosexuals. They have criticized the Virgin Mary. They try to humiliate the Catholics as much as possible but usually end up getting hated by everyone even more. Beleive saints cannot hear prayer even though the ORIGINAL BIBLE says they can. The Protestants deleted almost anything relating to prayer to saints in the bible. Not all Protestants are bad but many of them have been accused of this stuff.
"My wife is a protestant so she refuses to attend mass with me and refuses to let the kids come with."
by jackv of GE October 15, 2007
 
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Protestant heretic

1. 16th century religious adhereing bitches, also known as heretics, bible thumpers, fundementalists.

2. A split off of Catholicism, which disregards Catholic teaching that was used before the bible was compiled togethar at the Synod of Hippo in 393 AD. The Catholics realize you don't just throw out 200+ years of teaching taught by Christ and the Early Church fathers now that you have a book, so that is why their religion is much more sensible and intelligent.
Protestant Usually associated with the KKK and the Masons, known for hating Jews, Gays, Catholics, Orthodoxes, and anyone else who is not a member of their church.
by Jo Jo November 28, 2004
 
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Branch of Christianity. Protestants believe that Jesus is the head of the Church. They reject Papal authority and the percieved excesses of the Catholic church.
Protestants are also remarkably unpopular amongst a great deal of people due to the actions of a small number of them. But in the most part they are simply Christians who wish to worship without a central authority, without a buffer between man and God and without the ritualism of other branches of the faith.
Jack became a Protestant after attending a Church sermon.

There are tensions in Ireland between Catholic and Protestant groups.

Graham dislikes Protestants because he is an Athesist.
by Tyburn December 07, 2007
 
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A part of Christianity that separated from the Catholic church in the 1600's.It was founded by Martin Luther, but then different sects broke off. Henry VIII did not start the Episcopalian Church,he started the Anglican church of which the Episcopalian church is a part. As we all hopefully realize, people are not perfect, so you can't hate a religion because someone was mean to you and they happened to be protestant of Christian. Protestants try not to identify themselves a sect, and are trying to follow Christ. They thing that it is more important that you are a Christian and know Jesus than what denomination you happen to be part of. We do not hate Catholics, Jews, or Gays. We try to love all people, whether or not we agree with them. Protestants usually do not agree with the gay lifestyle, but that doesn't mean that we hate them. Basically, try not to judge someone or something, such as protestantism, before you know about it.
Protestantism is a denomination of the Christian Church.
by Clarifying things April 22, 2007
 
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A group of well meaning but sometimes arrogant Christians who believe that everyone but them is wrong. Trashed the Catholic Church's teachings, in the process insulting the Virgin Mother of God, denying the complexity of the Body Of Christ, that faith devoid of works is a dead thing, and that all Catholics are going to hell. Are usually from upper-middle class backgrounds and love everyone...as long as they walk, talk, sound, dress and act just like them. DO NOT represent Christianity as a whole, and are at times an embarassment to believers. Use creepy and sometimes criminal people to spread their message: Benny Hinn, John T Chick etc. 98% are good, decent loving people. All Protestants WILL go to Heaven as they accept The Lord Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior, but need to stop trashing 2000 years of Catholic teaching because they prefer Hillsong music to Gregorian. SOMETIMES delare all Catholics to be pedophiles, theives and heretics. This is a small number however. Deny that saints can hear prayer (despite it being a Biblical fact), a mistake coming from their over simplification of Christ's body. Mock other's practices and are quick to point out mistakes made by the Catholic church without stopping to think of their own. Are loved by God. Despised by many. Loved by Catholics who simply wish to live in faith peacefully. Can be spotted by incredibly dorky dress sense and listen to Hillsong music.
John- "Hello. I'm a Catholic. I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, God made flesh who died on Calvaries Cross, thus justifying me by His Most Holy Blood and making me righteous in the sight of God the Father by faith. He paid the full price of my sins on Calvaries Cross, and by His Most Holy Ressurection restored me to life eternal. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the communion of saints, the ressurection of the dead and life eternal. I've been transfered from the kingdom of darkness to the Kingdom of Light. I also ask that the Blessed Virgin Mary, ever connected to Jesus as part of His Body, a sacred, mystical connection between the two of them, pray to Jesus for me, that my prayers shall be heard..."

Jackie the Protestant- "Mary? Oh no! You need to know the truth!"

by PepsiCola September 11, 2006
 
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Any christian religion that is not Catholic. They decided to create their own religion whenever they disagree instead of fixing the problem. They often put their country before God. They will be the downfall to the U.S. Despite popular belief of protestants staying with abstinence, they are more likely to loose their virginity before marriage. Often republican, even though republican beliefs are often against the 10 commandments. While democrats want to help people, protestants are more concerned with helping themselves, and can be more selective than other religions. They are often known for hating Catholics, gays, Jews, Hispanics, and other races than their own.
Sister Catherine was asking all the Catholic school children in fourth grade what they want to be when they grow up.

Little Sheila said, "When I grow up, I want to be a prostitute!"

Sister Catherine's eyes grow wide and she barked, "What did you say?!"

"A prostitute!" Sheila exclaimed.

Sister Catherine breathed a sigh of relief and said "Whew! Thank God! I thought you said 'A Protestant'!"
by crossburnedinyardbyprotestants August 31, 2009