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Why do Catholics confuse their belief with Christianity?
Christians follow Jesus Christ that makes them Christians, right?

But Catholics follow "Saints & Virgins" that make them catholic, right?

Can someone please enlighten me without insults?

Mexkimo, Yahoo Crazys 40 Comments [11/13/2008 6:39:10 PM]
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Fdragon

Catholics follow Jesus as well, they just have different belifes.

11/13/2008 6:40:34 PM

Hazor

Wrong. They don't follow saints and a virgin, they believe in Jesus too. Hence the crucifix. The saints, Mary, the clerical hierarchy, and so forth, are just different beliefs. Like the differences between a Methodist and a Baptist, just bigger.

11/13/2008 6:42:29 PM



If you belive in the sky wizard then the Catholic can claim to be the oldest. all of the others are 'mdern' off shoots.

11/13/2008 6:44:25 PM

Zadic

They put additional significance in other religious figures, but put the same amount of significance in Jesus as you do. Why is that so hard to understand?

That said, I appreciate that this was a simple set of questions that genuinely seemed to be an attempt to educate one's self. I can very easily see this person as someone who has just remained ignorant on the subject up until now and is only going off what he heard from others. He may have a history of fundie behavior that I am unaware of, but by itself this doesn't come across as fundie to me (he just appears to be a semi-average individual who has been ignorant of anything Catholic).

11/13/2008 6:52:49 PM

GreenEyedLilo

Oh, wait'll Mexkimo encounters a real history book and not one tailored for fundie home-schoolers...

11/13/2008 6:55:44 PM

Antichrist

If it wasn't for Catholics, Christianity would of died out 1000 years ago.


Damn those Catholics.

11/13/2008 6:56:41 PM

aaa

Sigh...

11/13/2008 6:58:21 PM

GigaGuess

So...Catholics are evil because they venerate Mary as well, as opposed to discarding her as the vessel for Jesus to come into this world and nothing more. Yes, how evil of them...

11/13/2008 6:59:35 PM

Anon

Christianity isn't evil in and of itself, just the fundies.

11/13/2008 7:00:08 PM

Snarky McWhiterson

"Can someone please enlighten me without insults?"

No, you ignorant bitch.

11/13/2008 7:05:28 PM

Shadoboy

They beleive Jesus is superior than saints and virgins. Simple as that.

11/13/2008 7:25:27 PM



Catholics acknowledge Jesus Christ as their savior therefore they are just as Christian as any other Christian church.

11/13/2008 7:32:12 PM

Beeblebrox

Why do Catholics confuse their belief with Christianity?

It might have something to do with the fact that, from 33 A.C.E. until 1483 A.C.E., the Catholic Church comprised the entirety of the Christian world.

11/13/2008 7:33:28 PM

Doctor Whom

Can someone please enlighten me without insults?

You're not making that easy to do.

11/13/2008 7:34:23 PM



Yes, Jesus never enters into the Catholic faith. All those many crucifixes they have happen to be any one of the other hundreds of people that were crucified, and people just assumed it was Jesus. Silly people.

11/13/2008 7:45:39 PM

Asuka

I'll field this one, my maternal grandparents are Catholic, as is my ex.

...Catholics don't follow saints and virgins. They believe in Jesus. They're Christians who believe asking dead people to intercede for them with God somehow makes their prayers more effective. That's it. The only confused one is you.

Also... not fundie, just ignorant.

11/13/2008 8:04:40 PM

Allegory for Jesus

"Can someone please enlighten me without insults?"

Apparently not.

11/13/2008 8:07:35 PM

John

Praying to God for someone else is called "intercession". Asking someone to pray to God for you is called "invocation". Different sects of Christianity have different opinions with regard to the intercession and invocation of those already dead. Some, such as Baptists, reject that the dead can or do pray for us at all, and so reject both intercession and invocation. Catholics, Orthodox and mainstream Protestants generally accept intercession. But most Protestants reject invocation. Catholics accept both.

Scripture neither clearly supports nor rejects invocation, although each sect will point to their own interpretation to try to "prove" they're right and other sects are wrong.

11/13/2008 8:07:43 PM

a mind far far away

Catholics were the first christians. They worship the man-god jesus just like you. They are just more ritualistic about it. There's no difference, catholics, protestants, orthodox, they're all idiots. Can we enlighten you without insults? The true question should be can you even be enlightened? I'm leaning toward no.

11/13/2008 8:12:27 PM

Grigadil

Well, the Roman bishops took over very early.

The Catholic emblem is dead Jesus Christ on a stick. If that doesn't involve worship of Christ, then nothing does.

11/13/2008 8:15:32 PM

Old Viking

In the old days Catholics were the ones who understood some Latin. Today we have fundies who can barely understand English.

11/13/2008 8:16:08 PM

Fera

Catholics are Christians whether you believe it or not.

11/13/2008 8:52:55 PM

Berny

@Grigadil

As someone who went through the Catholic grinding mill that is Catholic school, I laughed out loud at "dead Jesus Christ on a stick".
I will confirm that Catholics are indeed Christians, as anyone who has had to sit through endless hours of sermonizing by assorted priests and nuns can attest. There are even evangelicals within the Catholic church.

11/13/2008 9:15:54 PM

Pyroclasm

Catholicism is just another branch of Christianity. The original branch, in fact, seeing as how the Catholics codified the bible.

11/13/2008 10:31:34 PM

Argle Bargle

Mexkimo responds

It is your intellectual opinion that I am after. Not evil ignited feelings. I don’t mean to insult you. But if my question is shaking the very foundation of your faith and make your feelings fall apart, perhaps you have built on sinking sand. Where is your CHRIST like example when your foundation in not on the ROCK.

To illustrate your erroneous judgment against me; I was baptized catholic as a child. I did my first communion in a Catholic Church and probably have been to more Catholic churches and masses more than most of you who claim there are no “saints and virgins” sculptures and pictures in them.

By having all this “intermediates” between God and men. Doesn’t that mean that John 14: 6 is being ignored and there for “NOT FOLLOWING CHRIST”

By the way I read a “CATHOLIC BIBLE” so I will ask you once again not to involve your feelings. Please keep this intellectual and help me make some “SENSE”


Nothing to see here folks, just another protestant fundie trolling Yahoo Answers.

11/13/2008 10:39:25 PM

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