The point being that Catholics generally follow the teachings of the Church, whereas Protestants emphasize following the words of the Bible above all, which has given rise to lots of different beliefs based on what passages people focus on and how they interpret them. This includes the modern phenomenon of Young Earth Creationists and the aforementioned snake handlers.
The assumption that Sitchin's motive is to make money is not based on bigotry but rather generosity--his arguments are obviously wrong (and every single expert on the ancient languages in question agrees on that point) so he must either be incredibly stupid or deliberately disseminating misinformation to make money. Thus we generously call him a charlatan rather than an idiot.
I thought that the only difference in principal between Catholics and Protestants was the issue of allegiance to the church. I don't think either are exempt from agreeing that the Bible in it's entirety is the word of God.
Also snake handlers and snake charmers are also slur words for oriental people of the Indian subcontinent, though it has grown rather old fashion.
And once again every single expert on ancient language will not agree on everything. His arguments are not all obviously wrong and neither he is a charlatan hiding behind a degree etc. Considering his motives to be moneymaking is in my eyes Bigotry. He believes what he writes,that is not the signs of a charlatan who intentionally fools people with information that he himself acknowledges to be false for profit. And you can consider the fact that all of us know very little of everything that there is to know about anything so you can consider that we are all incredibly stupid.
Though i would also like to know your opinion of people who considered pilt down man as the missing link for quite some time before it was accepted to be a Hoax. The majority of mainstream was in agreement that pilt down man was definitely the missing link for quite some time and any opinion to the contrary was considered stupid and just wrong.
Edited by Harsh86_Patel, 25 March 2013 - 09:04 AM.