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Originally posted by FlyersFan
reply to post by VIKINGANT
You've got it backwards.
You should be asking those that did the accusing to convince you that their accusations are true.
Originally posted by iiinvision
I encourage you to weigh the evidence out for yourself and make your own choice, why allow someone to use words to convince you of what your religion should be?
Originally posted by Pappie54
reply to post by Hemisphere
You have no idea what you are talking about. Like so many you take high profile events and paint the group. Why do you think so many Catholics disagree with many policies of the church like birth control over 2/3rd. That is not an uninformed congregation. You think Catholics are stupid, sheep? No, that sounds like the evangelicals, not the Catholics I have known. Person to person in this country, you will find a much higher education level in the catholic church than most others.
1Brothers, I could not address you as spiritual but as worldly—mere infants in Christ. 2I gave you milk, not solid food, for you were not yet ready for it. Indeed, you are still not ready. 3You are still worldly. For since there is jealousy and quarreling among you, are you not worldly? Are you not acting like mere men? 4For when one says, "I follow Paul," and another, "I follow Apollos," are you not mere men?
5What, after all, is Apollos? And what is Paul? Only servants, through whom you came to believe—as the Lord has assigned to each his task. 6I planted the seed, Apollos watered it, but God made it grow. 7So neither he who plants nor he who waters is anything, but only God, who makes things grow. 8The man who plants and the man who waters have one purpose, and each will be rewarded according to his own labor. 9For we are God's fellow workers; you are God's field, God's building.
10By the grace God has given me, I laid a foundation as an expert builder, and someone else is building on it. But each one should be careful how he builds. 11For no one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ. 12If any man builds on this foundation using gold, silver, costly stones, wood, hay or straw, 13his work will be shown for what it is, because the Day will bring it to light. It will be revealed with fire, and the fire will test the quality of each man's work. 14If what he has built survives, he will receive his reward. 15If it is burned up, he will suffer loss; he himself will be saved, but only as one escaping through the flames.
Being a lover of freedom, when the revolution came in Germany, I looked to the universities to defend it, knowing that they had always boasted of their devotion to the cause of truth; but, no, the universities immediately were silenced. Then I looked to the great editors of the newspapers whose flaming editorials in days gone by had proclaimed their love of freedom; but they, like the universities, were silenced in a few short weeks...
Only the Church stood squarely across the path of Hitler's campaign for suppressing truth. I never had any special interest in the Church before, but now I feel a great affection and admiration because the Church alone has had the courage and persistence to stand for intellectual truth and moral freedom. I am forced thus to confess that what I once despised I now praise unreservedly.
Time Magazine, December 23, 1940 p. 38
Originally posted by munkey66
I have never been able to understand one thing about the Catholic faith.
Why do they pray to saints and the Virgin Mary when Jesus said not to worship anyone or anything but the Father in heaven ?
Do you agree with papal infallibility?
Are you familiar with Pope Michael I?
What is your stance on sedevacantism?
Where do you stand on Pope Pius X's condemnation of "modernism"?