posted on Apr, 7 2013 @ 03:02 PM
I'm not a Catholic nor do I consider myself a Christian. When I was a child, there were very few protestants in town, my mom considered herself one
and so I, never having gone to any other church except for funerals, was told by my classmates that I was going to hell because I wasn't a part of
"The one true church.", never did I believe them, for even a child is known by it's actions and words. There was a period during school where all
of my classmates were going to catechism and I wanted to go too, but I was rejected, by the adults, which I got over quickly, knowing that I didn't
want to be where I'm not welcome.
When I was a kid I went to kids church one day a week, didn't really learn much at all, guess I wasn't too interested or the teacher made it seem
like a fairy tale, but I remember that I kept on asking Jesus to save me, and the teacher told me not to keep asking, to just ask once and be
satisfied that God heard me, well, last year we had a preacher come and say a few words, in that message he told us not to give up, reminding us of
the parable of the unjust judge. And I remembered my teacher, and what she said, and she was of all things nodding in agreement with the guy. I
didn't listen to her, I knew if I had an emptiness in me, that if I was without peace inside, then I needed something, and that she couldn't give it
I have never liked listening to "Hail marys" on the radio or in person, any time, it gives me the creeps.
Personally, I don't believe that she should be venorated and I definitely don't believe that she nor any other "saint" should be prayed to. Jesus
taught us how to pray, it starts with "Our Father.."
Also I believe that I should share this bit of scripture to help others understand a bit of why I find Mary to be a mere human, saying nothing of
necromancy, of course.
Luke 11:27-28 As Jesus was saying these things, a woman in the crowd called out, "Blessed is the mother who gave you birth and nursed you." Jesus
replied, "But even more blessed are all who hear the word of God and put it into practice."
When I think of the Christian church I tend to be reminded that the bible says not to sit in the seat of mockers or stand in the way of sinners.