1. I think you have read too much into the quote you appear to base this assertion on. I think his meaning was that some religious organisations are not Christian, and building a church does not change that.
It isn't only one quote though, it's his entire odd post history. "Neither Mormons nor protestants are the right faith
. [...] It makes me happy when they learn their faith is the work of demons and come to Jesus
." What am I supposed to make from this? Practicing Mormons (15 million), Protestants (800 million), and Catholics (roughly 1 billion) all unknowingly have their faith placed in demons, which according to him make them false Christians. There isn't another way to interpret this, mm. skeptic either has no idea what the words he's using mean (i.e. protestants) or he's saying that millions upon millions of people that identify as Christians are false Christians simply because they belong to a branch of Christianity he believes is lead by demons, despite the fact these Christians believe in and worship Christ...for whatever vague reasons he won't clarify. So what does that leave us with? Orthodox? Yet he hasn't even mentioned that branch of Christianity.
2. Again, I think you read too much into what he said. I take from the quotation that non-Christian organisations seek money only for their own selfish purposes, or try to tell you that your money can buy you into heaven. I do not think this can be taken to mean that all churches which have collections are non-Christian.
And I think you're giving him too much credit. Either that, or he's incredibly careless with what he types. But we're talking about a person that believes every god which has ever been proposed is real. Zeus, Ra, Marduk- all of them are demons. This belief of his about real
mythological gods is about as reasonable as associating a collection plate with a false religion.
3. This is one where I agree he takes a hard line on Catholicism. I personally believe much of the Catholic Church tradition is un-biblical, but I would not say that all catholics are non-Christians.
A hard line is putting it softly.
4. I completely agree with him. There is no inconsistency with him having this belief.
skeptic believes that Joseph Smith's story is a real account. He believes that Moroni is a real supernatural demon which spoke to Smith. mm, skeptic isn't skeptical about anything when it comes to supernatural claims. He drinks it all in, believes every single fabricated story he's read or has been told, and then attributes them all to the work of demons. It is an absolutely insane way to rationalize these accounts, stories, and myths. I don't mean to insult him when I say he's being insane, but he is. Insane: in a state of mind that prevents normal perception.
His belief is nothing short of insane when it comes to demons.
5. I have read other posts of his related to this, and I would probably express things a little differently. I have gotten the impression that ex-Christian members here belonged often to mainline denominations, some of which may not have taught the bible as faithfully and accurately as they could have. I get the impression that many ex-Christian members here were heavily into the traditions of worship but never had a heart-felt conviction taht they were sinners requiring the salvation of Jesus.
I'm not sure, mm. I personally felt as though I was a sinner and could only be redeemed through my savior. I can't speak for the others though.
All in all, I think Skeptic is reasonably consistent in what he believes and posts, allbeit sometimes his posting style can lead to misunderstanding.
mm, maybe you aren't very familiar with skeptic's post history? I think you're going to have a rough time defending someone with baseless assertions such as "They [scientists] have a cure for everything. They just won't release them because then doctors will make less money." He's either incredibly careless with what he types or he has some very ignorant beliefs. Why not both?