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I'll let you into a little secret...

I'll let you a little secret, Catholics are Christian.

One of the most infuriating things that I have found about America is the divisiveness of religious radio. A Pastor Raul was speaking today about what Christians might want to know about the religious beliefs of Jews, Muslims, Hindus, Mormons, Jehovah's Witness and Catholics.

I can completely understand Jews, Muslims and Hindus. They're major religions. You could meet them at any time and knowing what they believe could be useful.

I can understand Mormons. With Utah and Mitt Romney running for president, it's going to be useful to understand what they believe before you make any decisions.

Jehovah's Witness seem like an odd choice but what can I say, he chose to mention them.

I don't think I've been as furious at anything like his portrayal of Catholics as non-Christian in a long time. All major Western Christian religions (Episcopalian, Methodist, Baptist, etc.) either peeled off Catholicism directly or from a religion that peeled of Catholicism, so for him to say what he said makes no logical sense.

You might not like the structure of the Catholic church (you might regard it as too autocratic, but coming from a "hard line Christian" who believes slavish adherence to God's rules, that sounds retarded), but it believes that Christ is the Son of God, and that's the definition of being Christian.

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(Anonymous)
Aug. 8th, 2007 05:50 pm (UTC)
Little Secret....
Yes belief that Jesus is the Son of God is important but more crucial is living by his example - and that is no easy task! But not insurmountable...

Too remember that the Catholic Church teaches the Trinity - God, Jesus, and the Holy spirit are three in one. Yet Jesus and God both said he was THE SON of God... this adds confusion for a lot of folks including Catholics. Thats why it is important to know your beliefs and those of others not just to win "arguments" but to win hearts ;^)
jamiebowen0306
Aug. 11th, 2007 03:20 am (UTC)
Re: Little Secret....
I personally have never had any problems with the trinity. I see it like an orange (perhaps naively). The skin is different from the fruit inside, but is still part of the orange.
(Anonymous)
Dec. 6th, 2007 01:14 pm (UTC)
President Dwight Eisenhower was a JW
For those readers who do not believe that Supreme Allied Forces Commander and United States President Dwight Eisenhower was reared as a Jehovah's Witness, because JWs refuse to vote, serve in the military, do anything patriotic, etc, here is the single best webpage on the internet about Eisenhower and his JW youth:

http://jwbookstore.bravehost.com/books/eisenhower.html
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