“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

United States

#82 Apr 10, 2013
Sublime1 wrote:
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You felt the congregation might, but then when it comes to you, you rationalize that it's perfectly okay for you to go to a Catholic Church, violate their rules and take communion, even though they don't want you to. huh? What's up wit dat?
How the fk does the congregation know I ain't Catholic?!!

Logic fail!

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me!

#83 Apr 10, 2013
'cause you smell like a Lutheran.
edogxxx wrote:
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How the fk does the congregation know I ain't Catholic?!!
Logic fail!

“What's it to ya?”

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#84 Apr 10, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
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What the hell are babbeling about?! None of this was ever a part of my argument.
Liar.

edogxxx wrote:
<quoted text>I took communion, too. Maybe it was wrong, but I've been baptized, I take communion at "my" church, and it's not like it's a different God (I can see your point if I took communion at a mosque or at a Buddha temple-- THEN there's a difference) but I don't really see anything wrong with taking communion of a common Savior, even though they're technically a different "religion."


edogxxx wrote:
<quoted text>Muhammad is not my Jesus and the Buddha savior is... well, whoever it is, but it's probably not my Jesus either. BIG DIFFERENCE.

As I said.*I* never mentioned Jesus. I said that the "big three" religions share the same god to which you replied some BS about Jesus and Mohammed (human beings).

Since: Aug 08

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#85 Apr 10, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
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How the fk does the congregation know I ain't Catholic?!!
Logic fail!
You think the whole congregation is watching what Angela is doing?

Toj

“Equality”

Since: Jul 12

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#86 Apr 10, 2013
ChicagolandChica wrote:
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I didn't contradict myself. There is a big difference between broadcasting and not hiding.
For the sake of argument, let's say I had a nosejob. Broadcasting would be telling everyone "I'm gonna be out for a few weeks because of my nosejob", making a point to discuss it loudly and openly, making sure everyone knew how fabulous my new nose was.
Not hiding it would be answering questions honestly - why my nose looked different or if the topic of plastic surgery came up, volunteering some information.
I don't go around telling people I'm bi with no context. But if it comes up in conversation, if I know them well enough that it's relevant, if I have a reason to - I don't hide it.
I get it. But I wasn't around yesterday. I haven't read three more pages so I don't know what's ahead.

It's about not being invisible. No one wants that. That would be lonely. People want to be accepted for who they are -- even knowing not everyone will accept it.

I'm straight but I don't announce it. There are times things come up in conversation with friends and family and not necessarily about sex, but about attraction, friendships, behaviors, etc.

The parent thing -- it would have to be totally how the parent is/was/will be.

Toj

“Equality”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#87 Apr 10, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
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How the fk does the congregation know I ain't Catholic?!!
Logic fail!
Many Catholic churches are run by the most horrible gossips. I'm not talking about the priests, either (although sometimes they can be). There's usually an insidious group of people who run everything including the bake sales, volunteer work, media coverage and make sure the town knows who's in or who's out.

“bELieve”

Since: Jun 09

Location hidden

#88 Apr 10, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
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How the fk does the congregation know I ain't Catholic?!!
Logic fail!
It's not about the congregation knowing or not knowing. It is about you knowing and respecting their sacraments. During events where there are likely to be a large number of visitors to our church, like when the kids make their First Communion, the priest announces that only Catholics receive Communion in the church because it is one of the seven sacraments, but visitors are welcome to come up in the line and ask for a blessing (which does not stand out to the rest of the congregation - it looks much like you are receiving communion, but you don't eat anything).

I wish I had come to this thread yesterday...

Toj

“Equality”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#89 Apr 10, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
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when I've gone to Catholic funerals or weddings, I have seen Protestants -- people who go to church every week -- NOT do the kneeling that the Catholics do. The prayers done while kneeling are Catholic liturgy, not more generic prayers that cover most/all Christian faiths/people.
When I was young, I remember being jealous of the people who didn't have to kneel. That was especially the case back in the Latin mass days when you knelt for most of the service and didn't even know what the heck they were saying.

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

United States

#90 Apr 10, 2013
Sublime1 wrote:
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You think the whole congregation is watching what Angela is doing?
I never said they were! What the hell are you trying to argue with me about??

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

United States

#91 Apr 10, 2013
Mimi Seattle wrote:
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Liar.
As I said.*I* never mentioned Jesus. I said that the "big three" religions share the same god to which you replied some BS about Jesus and Mohammed (human beings).
What the hell am I lying about?? This is YOUR argument, completely made up in YOUR head. And you're trying to call me an idiot for a STANCE I NEVER TOOK!!

FAIL!!

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

United States

#92 Apr 10, 2013
Jess in NJ wrote:
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It's not about the congregation knowing or not knowing. It is about you knowing and respecting their sacraments. During events where there are likely to be a large number of visitors to our church, like when the kids make their First Communion, the priest announces that only Catholics receive Communion in the church because it is one of the seven sacraments, but visitors are welcome to come up in the line and ask for a blessing (which does not stand out to the rest of the congregation - it looks much like you are receiving communion, but you don't eat anything).
I wish I had come to this thread yesterday...
I had no idea I was violating some sacred sacrament by taking communion. My church allows ANYONE who has been baptized to take part in communion.

Toj

“Equality”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#93 Apr 10, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
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I had no idea I was violating some sacred sacrament by taking communion. My church allows ANYONE who has been baptized to take part in communion.
Personally, I don't think it's a big deal b/c your intentions were good (for you ;)).

I looked up the official "Those who could receive communion":

"The Church sets out specific guidelines regarding how we should prepare ourselves to receive the Lordís body and blood in Communion. To receive Communion worthily, you must be in a state of grace, have made a good confession since your last mortal sin, believe in transubstantiation, observe the Eucharistic fast, and, finally, not be under an ecclesiastical censure such as excommunication."

Transubstantiation means believing the bread (the wafer) and wine IS the body of Christ.

Since: Aug 08

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#94 Apr 10, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
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I never said they were! What the hell are you trying to argue with me about??
The point being, if it's not disrespectful of you to receive communion when you should not be because no one knows you aren't catholic, it's not disrespectful of Angela to twittle her thumbs in church, because no one is paying attention to what she is doing anyway.

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

United States

#95 Apr 10, 2013
Toj wrote:
I looked up the official "Those who could receive communion":
"The Church sets out specific guidelines regarding how we should prepare ourselves to receive the Lordís body and blood in Communion. To receive Communion worthily, you must be in a state of grace, have made a good confession since your last mortal sin, believe in transubstantiation, observe the Eucharistic fast, and, finally, not be under an ecclesiastical censure such as excommunication."
Add "sexy" and that describes me to a tee!

Since: Jan 10

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#96 Apr 10, 2013
RACE wrote:
'cause you smell like a Lutheran.
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LIke strong coffee and stale doughnuts?

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

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#97 Apr 10, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
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I had no idea I was violating some sacred sacrament by taking communion. My church allows ANYONE who has been baptized to take part in communion.
My younger daughter went to a Catholic girl high school. She is not Catholic. they had mass regularly and offered Communion to the girls. She was in her last smseter when she found out that the school offered open Communion but other Catholic churches restricted it. She was really taken aback.

So everyone seems to play by their own rules.

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

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#98 Apr 10, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
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LIke strong coffee and stale doughnuts?
No, a hot covered dish aka casserole. Tuna perhaps?

“bELieve”

Since: Jun 09

Location hidden

#99 Apr 10, 2013
PEllen wrote:
<quoted text>My younger daughter went to a Catholic girl high school. She is not Catholic. they had mass regularly and offered Communion to the girls. She was in her last smseter when she found out that the school offered open Communion but other Catholic churches restricted it. She was really taken aback.

So everyone seems to play by their own rules.
That is really unusual. The Vatican has always been very clear about their position in communion and I'm surprised that a school would not explain why the sacraments are so important to Catholics. It is the main thing that separates the Catholic Church from other Christian denominations.

“FD&S is no way to be.”

Since: Feb 13

Cedar Grove, TN

#100 Apr 10, 2013
PEllen wrote:
<quoted text> No, a hot covered dish aka casserole. Tuna perhaps?
Dammit. Now I want some tuna casserole. With potato chips crunched up on top. Yum.

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#101 Apr 10, 2013
PEllen wrote:
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My younger daughter went to a Catholic girl high school. She is not Catholic. they had mass regularly and offered Communion to the girls. She was in her last smseter when she found out that the school offered open Communion but other Catholic churches restricted it. She was really taken aback.
So everyone seems to play by their own rules.
I have friends who are planning to send their nonCatholic kids to Catholic school. I'd certainly consider it myself.

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