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do you believe in the catholic faith-and if not why?

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stanley9

Youngsville, LA

#1 Nov 17, 2010
there is a lot of talk about the faith--some have left the church because of all that stuff about

pedofiles and things--anyone has complete faith in this church?
boatlander

Lafayette, LA

#2 Nov 18, 2010
Yep stanley. I do have complete faith in my church. I stand in my church, and I don't let the earthly things get in the way of me seeing God.
to all the faithful Catholics out there, I suggest we boycott this thread, do not post to it, and it will fall to the bottom of the list. Stanley obviously doesn't like the catholic church. And he doesn't have anything new to bring into the discussion.
What you say

Lafayette, LA

#3 Nov 18, 2010
boatlander wrote:
Yep stanley. I do have complete faith in my church. I stand in my church, and I don't let the earthly things get in the way of me seeing God.
to all the faithful Catholics out there, I suggest we boycott this thread, do not post to it, and it will fall to the bottom of the list. Stanley obviously doesn't like the catholic church. And he doesn't have anything new to bring into the discussion.
Did you go to confession after you doubled your price after the hurricane? That is a sin in they eyes of God. You sound like you change things, so it is in your favor
Facts

Lafayette, LA

#4 Nov 18, 2010
boatlander wrote:
Yep stanley. I do have complete faith in my church. I stand in my church, and I don't let the earthly things get in the way of me seeing God.
to all the faithful Catholics out there, I suggest we boycott this thread, do not post to it, and it will fall to the bottom of the list. Stanley obviously doesn't like the catholic church. And he doesn't have anything new to bring into the discussion.
My faith is not in a church, it is in Jesus Christ. Jesus is the one that rose from the dead to wash us clean. A church is nothing more than a vehicle to come together to praise god and give him thanks. There is no such thing as catholic faith, it is the catholic religion. Religion and faith are 2 different things. I hope your name is written in the book of life.
reality

Patterson, LA

#5 Nov 18, 2010
The Church is just a big business that preys on people's fears.
Former Catholic

Abbeville, LA

#6 Nov 18, 2010
Facts wrote:
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My faith is not in a church, it is in Jesus Christ. Jesus is the one that rose from the dead to wash us clean. A church is nothing more than a vehicle to come together to praise god and give him thanks. There is no such thing as catholic faith, it is the catholic religion. Religion and faith are 2 different things. I hope your name is written in the book of life.
Glad to be away from that religion. Too many molestations by the priests. Priests should be allowed to marry because sex is a normal part of human beings after they reach puberty. Women should be allowed to be priests. The church role on divorce is stupid at best. I can pray at my home or wherever I want but not there. It is dying a slow death.
Research girl

Abbeville, LA

#7 Nov 18, 2010
stanley9 wrote:
there is a lot of talk about the faith--some have left the church because of all that stuff about
pedofiles and things--anyone has complete faith in this church?
After I have my say with no plan to argue with any of you, I’ll be out of here. If you are Catholic or not, and you believe it or not, you research it. I had some of the same doubts praying over it, so I set out to research the subject. I have witnessed some people who give up on the Catholic Church or any religion. That is giving up on God, but that is downhill to nowhere when God does not ever give upon you. If any of you research the Catholic Church, you will find that the Catholic Church is the only Church that can actually trace its beginning directly to Jesus Christ, the Son of God on Earth. Because of the direct link to Jesus, the Catholic Church is the true and only Church that in effect was started and handed down by Christ and his 12 Apostles, and continues by the Pope, Cardinals, Arch Bishops, Bishops, and Priests. The fact is that if you are Catholic, you have the one true religion so don’t change because you will find all other religions in normal life may have the same or even worst problems.

Pedophiles are undercover criminals hiding out in a lot more Churches then you publicly know of until they get caught by the law. Do not blame nor leave the Catholic Church for such criminals any more than you would quit the Catholic Church because of a pedophile rape, child molester, or a murderer that was committed by your next door neighbor who is not a priest nor any type of pastor of another religion.

In my research, I found out that most other religions were started by people like Brigham Young who wanted to marry more than one Mormon wife. Then there was King James who wanted to divorce wives, so he even had the King James Version Bible published. One Church here was started by a man who wanted to have a Bible study group. He later got out of it, and it changed hands several times to other denominations of which none can trace any of their roots to Jesus Christ like the Catholic Church.

In my research, I also ran across this several times. It makes me laugh to hear those who change religion due to having little or none in the first place, then become fanatic professing to be “Born again Christians” When they leave the Catholic Church which was the true religion, such converts have no idea that the word Christian means to be like Christ. The calender time is presently the year 2010 after the death of Jesus Christ, so the converts must not realize or know that the beginning of Christianity means it was started by Jesus Christ. The Catholic Church is thus the only valid Church of Jesus Christ and has nothing to do with having to resort to claim to be a “Born again Christian.” I apologize for being a bit long to exlain, so may God bless each of you.
Preacher

Lenoir City, TN

#8 Nov 20, 2010
I don't know where you did your research, but I bet it was with catholic material. I study all religious material if it agrees with me or not. If you would do some serious study, you would find the catholic is not the only true church.
Try reading the scriptures and see if your religion measures up to what you believe.

Woodsman_1

Since: Jul 10

Ventress

#9 Nov 20, 2010
Preacher wrote:
I don't know where you did your research, but I bet it was with catholic material. I study all religious material if it agrees with me or not. If you would do some serious study, you would find the catholic is not the only true church.
Try reading the scriptures and see if your religion measures up to what you believe.
There is no true church, preacher.
Religion is in your heart. You either have it or you don't.

What slays me is all of the TV preachers who preach for profit.
And I mean for PROFIT!!!!!
Got no use for em my friend!

I'll wager you a bet.

Five per cent does not make it into "world of need".
I'm not defending Cathlolisism.

I was "born" s catholic. So to speak.

I make peace with god, myself!
Linkinpark

Lafayette, LA

#10 Nov 20, 2010
Woodsman_1 wrote:
<quoted text>There is no true church, preacher.
Religion is in your heart. You either have it or you don't.
What slays me is all of the TV preachers who preach for profit.
And I mean for PROFIT!!!!!
Got no use for em my friend!
I'll wager you a bet.
Five per cent does not make it into "world of need".
I'm not defending Cathlolisism.
I was "born" s catholic. So to speak.
I make peace with god, myself!
Exactly, religion has to be in your heart. The statues are only plaster, the building is only bricks and mortar, the bible is only paper. we have to see beyond the technicalities.
Research girl

Abbeville, LA

#11 Nov 20, 2010
Preacher wrote:
I don't know where you did your research, but I bet it was with catholic material. I study all religious material if it agrees with me or not. If you would do some serious study, you would find the catholic is not the only true church.
Try reading the scriptures and see if your religion measures up to what you believe.
Mr. so-call yourself Preacher, the Catholic Church and Religion is the only Church and Religion that can trace its beginnings directly to Jesus Christ and his 12 Apostles from which the Catholic Bible and New Testament is based upon. For your information, Pope Benedict was quoted on national television saying that all other Religions are not true Religions because none can trace their beginning directly to Jesus Christ and his 12 Apostles. The first Church calling itself the Church of Christ for example is said to have been started by Joseph Campbell in 1835 due to the Campbellites disagreeing with the Catholic Church of England. The Church of Christ is thus not a true religion because it started long after the death of Jesus Christ, and as a denomination cannot trace its beginnings directly to Jesus Christ because it was not started by Jesus Christ. Weak persons of little faith do not understand that the Statues in the Catholic Church represent the real physical person Jesus Christ, his mother, and the death of Christ statues of the stations of his death on the Cross. So it is mostly persons of weak or little faith who go around falsely claiming that Catholics worship statues. The true fact is that Catholics do not worship statues; they have faith in their heads and hearts about the real physical person, the one and only true God, Jesus Christ. Hopefully the real Jesus Christ is in your hearts and heads, and that he blesses you for it.
confuzed

Patterson, LA

#12 Nov 21, 2010
Research girl wrote:
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Mr. so-call yourself Preacher, the Catholic Church and Religion is the only Church and Religion that can trace its beginnings directly to Jesus Christ and his 12 Apostles from which the Catholic Bible and New Testament is based upon. For your information, Pope Benedict was quoted on national television saying that all other Religions are not true Religions because none can trace their beginning directly to Jesus Christ and his 12 Apostles. The first Church calling itself the Church of Christ for example is said to have been started by Joseph Campbell in 1835 due to the Campbellites disagreeing with the Catholic Church of England. The Church of Christ is thus not a true religion because it started long after the death of Jesus Christ, and as a denomination cannot trace its beginnings directly to Jesus Christ because it was not started by Jesus Christ. Weak persons of little faith do not understand that the Statues in the Catholic Church represent the real physical person Jesus Christ, his mother, and the death of Christ statues of the stations of his death on the Cross. So it is mostly persons of weak or little faith who go around falsely claiming that Catholics worship statues. The true fact is that Catholics do not worship statues; they have faith in their heads and hearts about the real physical person, the one and only true God, Jesus Christ. Hopefully the real Jesus Christ is in your hearts and heads, and that he blesses you for it.
You're not making any sense. First you mention Jesus' mother, then you're claiming that Jesus is the one and only true God. Since the one and only true God supposedly made everything, that would indicate that He also made his own mother. Doesn't the Catholic religion purport that Jesus was instead the SON of God,...even though his mother was a married woman? Please do some more research and get back to us on that one.
deerslayer

United States

#13 Nov 21, 2010
I just want to know I adam and eve had a navel. Could you research that for me. I'm thinking they didn't have belly buttons. Maybe you could give me the answer.
Catholic here

United States

#14 Nov 21, 2010
I was born Catholic and have followed my faith my whole life. But even in my teens, thirty years ago, I understood that there was a difference between religion and spirituality. I go to church regularly, but my real spirituality and connection with our lord lies in the way I live my life- I pray formally, but I meditate also, truly speaking to God. I try to be kind to everyone and follow a path of righteousness. I absolutely refuse to judge others on their religion, because I feel that every group has its good points and bad points. It's what you carry in your head and heart that is your spirituality. Religion is simply the "organized platform" to share spirituality. Your true faith carries you beyond the walls, formalities, and rituals. I'm not just a Catholic- I'm a Christian, a sister to all Baptists, Methodists, Protestants, Episcopalians, etc. The only group I don't stand next to are atheists. Other than that, there is no reason to argue. Everybody is entitled to their own beliefs without fear of judgment from others. Everyone needs to just live their lives spiritually, following the path of goodness and righteousness, as Jesus Christ taught us. Enough said! Now, ya'll have a blessed Sunday and a peaceful, joyous Thanksgiving!
Catholic here

United States

#15 Nov 21, 2010
Research girl wrote:
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After I have my say with no plan to argue with any of you, I’ll be out of here. If you are Catholic or not, and you believe it or not, you research it. I had some of the same doubts praying over it, so I set out to research the subject. I have witnessed some people who give up on the Catholic Church or any religion. That is giving up on God, but that is downhill to nowhere when God does not ever give upon you. If any of you research the Catholic Church, you will find that the Catholic Church is the only Church that can actually trace its beginning directly to Jesus Christ, the Son of God on Earth. Because of the direct link to Jesus, the Catholic Church is the true and only Church that in effect was started and handed down by Christ and his 12 Apostles, and continues by the Pope, Cardinals, Arch Bishops, Bishops, and Priests. The fact is that if you are Catholic, you have the one true religion so don’t change because you will find all other religions in normal life may have the same or even worst problems.
Pedophiles are undercover criminals hiding out in a lot more Churches then you publicly know of until they get caught by the law. Do not blame nor leave the Catholic Church for such criminals any more than you would quit the Catholic Church because of a pedophile rape, child molester, or a murderer that was committed by your next door neighbor who is not a priest nor any type of pastor of another religion.
In my research, I found out that most other religions were started by people like Brigham Young who wanted to marry more than one Mormon wife. Then there was King James who wanted to divorce wives, so he even had the King James Version Bible published. One Church here was started by a man who wanted to have a Bible study group. He later got out of it, and it changed hands several times to other denominations of which none can trace any of their roots to Jesus Christ like the Catholic Church.
In my research, I also ran across this several times. It makes me laugh to hear those who change religion due to having little or none in the first place, then become fanatic professing to be “Born again Christians” When they leave the Catholic Church which was the true religion, such converts have no idea that the word Christian means to be like Christ. The calender time is presently the year 2010 after the death of Jesus Christ, so the converts must not realize or know that the beginning of Christianity means it was started by Jesus Christ. The Catholic Church is thus the only valid Church of Jesus Christ and has nothing to do with having to resort to claim to be a “Born again Christian.” I apologize for being a bit long to exlain, so may God bless each of you.
Actually, it's been historically and scientifically proven that the Jesus Christ was linked to the Hebrews (Jewish). You might
want to broaden your research. Even Catholics should open their minds to multiple perspectives.
Catholic here

United States

#16 Nov 21, 2010
I was born and raised Catholic, but even in my teens (thirty something years ago), I understood that there was a difference between religion and spirituality. Religion is the "organized system" of believers. Spirituality is what you believe in, what you have faith in, and how you live your life. It's what you carry in your heart. Going to church is an important part of following your faith, but it's not "The Most" important part. I prefer to think of myself as a Christian- someone who truly believes in the goodness of our Lord, Jesus Christ; someone who reads his word and meditates on it,using it to find my path in life; someone who tries to be giving and loving to others. There are many religions who follow a similar creed- Catholic, Baptist, Methodist, Protestant, Episcopalian, and such. The spirituality is similar. We all believe that Jesus Christ is our Lord. The differences lie in the formalities, symbols,ceremonies, and rituals of
the religion. Choosing a religion is simply choosing "How" you want to express that faith. I respect all religions,including
Church of Christ and Jewish faith. Why? Because I believe that Jesus himself loved and respected all people, and accepted all humanity. Even the atheists get some of my heart. I feel sorry for people that have no faith at all. How sad to think that they believe in nothing. Enough said!
Now ya'll have a blessed Sunday, and a joyous Happy Thanksgiving!
Catholic here

United States

#17 Nov 21, 2010
Sorry, everybody... When I looked, my post had not appeard, so I retyped it. Not sure what happened, now it showed up twice. I apologize...
Preacher

Lenoir City, TN

#18 Nov 21, 2010
Those who said there is no true church are correct. The Lord lives inside of you if you are His. In John Jesus told Nicodemus you can't see or enter the kingdom of heaven unless you are born again. There is a place inside of each human that is a place for the Holy Spirit to reside.That residence is the seal of God. If it's there when you die you will see Jesus face to face and be welcomed into heaven as a good and faithful servant.
Salvation is only received through faith. Religion makes you feel better about you sin but does nothing to remove it. The blood of Jesus takes away sin, nothing else. You may chose to worship at any church that brings you into a closer relationship with Jesus.
Notice the first response from the catholic girl was to attack. My God can defend His own self, He doesn't need me to defend Him. The Moslem's on the other hand believe they have to kill the people who don't believe as they do. I know what I believe and why, that's why I live as I do. A belief that doesn't produce actions isn't worth much.Just for your info, the anti-baptist existed before the catholic church was organized because they opposed infant baptism. The Word says you have to believe then be baptized. An infant can't believe anything. If you are secure in your beliefs congratulations stay secure but if you are so secure I don't think you would be so defensive.
Rudolph the reindeer

San Antonio, TX

#19 Nov 21, 2010
Ok Research girl aka Santa please come back to the North Pole. We have presents to make for chillren.

Also Research girl is getting his info from his brother in law who is a priest.
Hmmm

United States

#20 Nov 21, 2010
Research girl wrote:
<quoted text>
Mr. so-call yourself Preacher, the Catholic Church and Religion is the only Church and Religion that can trace its beginnings directly to Jesus Christ and his 12 Apostles from which the Catholic Bible and New Testament is based upon. For your information, Pope Benedict was quoted on national television saying that all other Religions are not true Religions because none can trace their beginning directly to Jesus Christ and his 12 Apostles. The first Church calling itself the Church of Christ for example is said to have been started by Joseph Campbell in 1835 due to the Campbellites disagreeing with the Catholic Church of England. The Church of Christ is thus not a true religion because it started long after the death of Jesus Christ, and as a denomination cannot trace its beginnings directly to Jesus Christ because it was not started by Jesus Christ. Weak persons of little faith do not understand that the Statues in the Catholic Church represent the real physical person Jesus Christ, his mother, and the death of Christ statues of the stations of his death on the Cross. So it is mostly persons of weak or little faith who go around falsely claiming that Catholics worship statues. The true fact is that Catholics do not worship statues; they have faith in their heads and hearts about the real physical person, the one and only true God, Jesus Christ. Hopefully the real Jesus Christ is in your hearts and heads, and that he blesses you for it.
I thought you weren't going to argue. Hmmm, get over yourself, you self-righteous hypocrite. You've been sniffing a little too much of that incense.

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